Match Report | Warwickshire v Essex Eagles

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Warwickshire v Essex Eagles | Royal London One-Day Cup Quarter-Final | Edgbaston

Warwickshire team | 16. Sam Hain, 9. Jonathan Trott, 4. Ian Bell*, 32. Laurie Evans, 11. Tim Ambrose +, 19. Chris Woakes, 81. Rikki Clarke, 17. Ateeq Javid, 5. Jeetan Patel, 31. Chris Wright, 14. Josh Poysden.

Essex Eagles team | 10. Nick Browne, 77. Jesse Ryder, 21. Tom Westley, 25. Ravi Bopara*, 32. Jaik Mickleburgh, 27. Ryan ten Doeschate, 99. Ashar Zaidi, 7. James Foster +, 17. Graham Napier, 9. David Masters, 44. Jamie Porter.

Umpires | David Millns & Tim Robinson

Toss | Warwickshire won and elected to bat

Result | Warwickshire won by 70 runs

Match Review | Westley talks after the disappointing defeat in the Quarter-Finals

Match Report:

Essex Eagles suffered another Quarter Final defeat in a 50-over competition when Warwickshire progressed to the semi-final of the Royal London One-Day Cup with a 70 runs victory.

The Eagles batting fell apart after an excellent opening partnership had seemingly paved the way for a serious challenge in pursuit of victory and once again. It was their inability to cope with spin that proved significant in their downfall.

Warwickshire, who won the toss, reached 283 for 7 thanks to a century from Jonathan Trott assisted by half-centuries by Laurie Evans and Tim Ambrose but in replay, their opponents could only make 213 before being bowled out in 42.1 overs despite fifties from Tom Westley and Ryan ten Doeschate.

Westley and Nick Browne launched the Eagles reply in fine fashion putting on 75 in 13 overs before the left-hander having scored 39 advanced down the pitch and was stumped off-spinner Ateeq Javid.

That was the cue for a capitulation of alarming proportions with Jesse Ryder, Ravi Bopara, Jaik Mickleburgh and Ashar Zaidi all failing to reach double figures as the Eagles succumbed to 120 for 5 at the halfway stage.

Westley, who had played soundly, was finally dismissed for 61 having been pinned in the crease by leg-spinner Josh Poysden with the score on 134-6. Ryan ten Doeschate made a valiant but unsuccessful attempt to keep his side’s interest in the competition alive.

He and James Foster posted 33 before the wicket-keeper fell for 14, Graham Napier scored 17 in a stand worth 36 in five overs but he was then bowled by former Essex paceman Chris Wright after chopping the ball onto his stumps.

Ten Doeschate, who half-century arrived from 52 balls with 1 six and 5 fours was trapped leg before by Jeetan Patel shortly after the spinner had bowled David Masters for a duck and that was the end of Essex’s interest in one-day cricket for 2016.

Earlier, Trott had paved the way for the home side’s match-winning total with 101 from 124 balls with nine boundaries. Ambrose scored 60 from 74 balls but it was Evans who raided the tempo with 70 from 53 balls that came with the assistance of 3 sixes and 3 fours.

Napier was the most successful Eagles bower with 3 for 60 and ten Doeschate returned 2 for 46 whilst Jamie Porter and Zaidi both picked up a wicket.

Match Report (First Innings):

The Eagles will have top score 284 runs of they are to progress to the Royal London One-Day Cup semi-finals after Warwickshire posted 283 for 7 at Edgbaston

Jonathan Trott scored a 122-ball century while Laurie Evans and Tim Ambrose contributed half-centuries to give the home side a substantial total to defend.

Trott struck 9 boundaries in his 101 before he was lured forward by Ashar Zaidi and stumped by James Foster but by that stage, the home side were in a string position having reached 227 for 4.

Sam Hain and Trott opened the innings with a 41 runs stand in 8 overs before Hain, who had just struck the first 6 of the innings when facing Graham Napier was bowled by the all-rounder’s very next delivery.

In the next over, David Masters had Ian Bell caught for a duck by Foster from a ball that seamed away to leave Warwickshore 42 for 2 in the ninth over.

Trott though was joined by Tim Ambrose and the pair revived the home sides fortunes with a partnership worth 136 runs in 27 overs to regain the initiative for the hosts.

At the halfay stage, Warwickshire were 112 for 2.

Ambrose was eventually caught by Ravi Bopara at mid-wicket for 60 when facing Napier

With 10 overs remaining, the home side had reached 209 for 3 with a 300 final total looking a possibility but Trott was one of three wickets to fall in 14 balls. He departed in the 43rd over for 101 and was quickly followed by Chris Woakes (4), one of two wickets for Ryan ten Doeschate, and Rikki Clarke who went first ball when caught in the deep off to Napier.

Napier’s final over and the penultimate one of the innings yielded 19 runs including a reverse sweep for 4 and a scoop for 6 as Evans turned up the heat to ensure the Eagles would be set a challenging total.

Napier finished with 3 for 60 and ten Doeschate 2 for 46, the chief wicket-takers for the visitors.