Captain, Ryan ten Doeschate was full of praise for his bowling unit after 5-wicket hauls from Peter Siddle and Simon Harmer helped Essex to 32 run victory against Worcestershire at Blackfinch New Road.
After an instrumental knock of 71 from Dan Lawrence earlier in the day, the hosts required 215 runs for the win but it was Siddle, playing his final game for the Club, who got to work early on removing D’Oliveira, Fell and Clarke. Both he and Harmer worked in tandem throughout the day turning the screw on Worcestershire’s batsmen, who were falling at regular intervals to give Essex hope.
With Day Three drawing to a close, the pair broke up the dangerous 63-run partnership of Travis Head and Ed Barnard, with the latter out for 29 to Harmer. With Head sticking around, the bowlers got to work on the tail and it was Harmer who sent the team into raptures as the Australian, Head, was caught by ten Doeschate and the points were on their back to Chelmsford.
Essex now head back on the road for the beginning of the Royal London One-Day Cup competition. The team will be returning to Chelmsford on Friday 25 May in the first of 4 home matches, against Somerset. Tickets are on sale with discounts available in advance for just £15 Adults, £10 Students/Young Adults and £5 Juniors. >> Buy Tickets