Essex Eagles travel to Edgbaston today to take on Warwickshire in the Royal London One-Day Cup quarter-finals.
Warwickshire qualified from the North Group finishing in second place while The Eagles ended up progressing in third.
Although they finished lower in their respective group Chris Silverwood’s team achieved more points than their counterparts finishing with 10 rather than Warwickshire’s nine.
The last 10 games between these sides at Edgbaston have seen the team winning the toss go on to win the match (5 wins each).
The last seven games between the sides have been won by the side batting first.
Chris Silverwood’s side may change that on Wednesday as the four games they won in the group stage were by batting first and with 6 balls or below left.
David Masters was the standout Eagles bowler in the group stage and achieved the best economy rate of any bowler to bowl more than 10 overs finishing with a rate of 3.8.
Jeetan Patel of Warwickshire fell for three ducks from three innings in the group stages, facing just four balls.