Essex Eagles v Kent Spitfires – Royal London One Day Cup – Cloudfm County Ground, Chelmsford -Summary
Kent Spitfires 158 (47.5 overs)
Essex Eagles 159/1 (31.1 overs)
Kent Spitfires won the toss and elected to bat
Essex Eagles won by nine wickets
Essex Eagles returned to Royal London One Day Cup winning ways by brushing aside old adversaries Kent Spitfires by nine wickets at the Cloudfm County Ground, Chelmsford.
Ryan ten Doeschate took 2/7, while Shane Snater, Ben Allison and Simon Harmer also claimed a brace as the visitors were dismissed for 158 – Munsey top-scoring for the visitors’ with 39.
Despite losing Will Buttleman to a ball from Matt Milnes which clipped leg, Essex made short work of the chase.
Alastair Cook and Tom Westley easing the Eagles to victory. Cook scoring 77 off 90 balls, while Westley’s 69 from 77 – including a single off Stewart – sealed their third win in four.
Essex Eagles return to Royal London One Day Cup action on Tuesday, August 3 when they face Gloucestershire at the Bristol County Ground (11am).
Essex Eagles: WEL Buttleman, AN Cook, T Westley (Capt), MS Pepper, JS Rymell, RN ten Doeschate, AJA Wheater (WK), SR Harmer, ASS Nijjar, S Snater, BMJ Allison
Kent Spitfires: OG Robinson (Capt) (WK), TS Muyeye, HZ Finch, HG Munsey, DI Stevens, MK O’Riordan, G Stewart, ME Milnes, Hamidullah Qadri, JEG Logan, NN Gilchrist
Umpires: IJ Gould and JD Middlebrook
Scorers: AE Choat and P Parkinson
Match Referee: D Headley