Eagles take flight as Rymell’s century upsets Yorkshire

Essex Eagles v Yorkshire Vikings – Royal London One Day Cup – Cloudfm County Ground, Chelmsford – Summary

Essex Eagles 317/7 (50.0 overs)

Yorkshire Vikings 188 (38.4 overs)

Essex Eagles won the toss and elected to bat

Essex Eagles won by 129 runs

Inspired by a maiden senior century from Josh Rymell, Essex Eagles thrashed Yorkshire Vikings by 129-runs at Chelmsford to book a Royal London One Day Cup semi-final tie with Glamorgan.

20-year-old Rymell produced a mature and exciting inning’s reaching 121 off 130 balls – a knock which included fifteen 4s and a 6 during his 128-minutes in the middle – eventually falling to a delivery from George Hill.

Essex’s Josh Rymell is congratulated by Adam Wheater on his maiden senior century for the club as Yorkshire were sunk at Chelmsford (Kieran Galvin ActionFotoSport)

Hill took 3/51 for Yorkshire. However, the chase was always going to be a huge task. And so it proved. Skipper Tom Westley (3/33) and Jack Plom (3/34) led the way, while Simon Harmer and Aron Nijjar took two apiece as Essex confirmed a comfortable success. 

Matthew Revis offered some resistance, hitting 42 – all to no avail. Essex Eagles now head to Sophia Gardens, Cardiff for the last four tie on Monday, August 16 (11am).

Essex Eagles: JS Rymell, AN Cook, T Westley (Capt), FIN Khushi, PI Walter, RN ten Doeschate, AJA Wheater (WK), SR Harmer, ASS Nijjar, JH Plom, BMJ Allison

Yorkshire Vikings: WAR Fraine, HG Duke (WK), W Luxton, GS Ballance (Capt), GCH Hill, JA Tattersall, ML Revis, DM Bess, MJ Waite, MW Pillans, BO Coad

Umpires: M Burns and BV Taylor

Scorers: AE Choat and JT Potter

Match Referee: PM Such


Brian Jeeves

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