Eighth-wicket stand is priceless for Essex

Hampshire v Essex – Royal London One Day Cup – The Ageas Bowl – Team News

Hampshire 273 (49.1 overs)
Essex 275/7 (44.3 overs)
Essex won the toss and elected to bowl
Essex won by three wickets

Inspired by an unbeaten eighth-wicket partnership between Simon Harmer and Aron Nijjar, Essex successfully chased down 273 to record a three-wicket Royal London One day Cup victory over Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl.

Nick Gubbins hit 62 off 59 balls, while there were half-centuries for Joe Weatherley and wicketkeeper/batsman, Lewis McManus as Hampshire set a moderate target – Harmer taking 3/42, while Shane Santer (3/62) and Nijjar (2/48) were amongst the wickets for the visitors.

Harmer and Nijjar compiled 54 to see Essex home. earlier, Tom Westley scored 69 during a 95-minute stint in the middle – Scott Currie’s 3/58 in vain for Hampshire who was seen off with 38 balls to spare.

Essex returns to Royal London One Day Cup action on Sunday, July 25 when Middlesex visit the Cloudfm County Ground (2:30pm).

Hampshire: Felix Organ, Tom Prest, Nick Gubbins, Joe Weatherley, Ian Holland, Lewis McManus (WK), James Fuller, Kyle Abbott (Capt), Tom Scriven, Scott Currie, John Turner

Essex: Will Buttleman, Alastair Cook, Tom Westley (Capt), Michael Pepper, Paul Walter, Ryan ten Doeschate, Adam Wheater (WK), Simon Harmer, Aron Nijjar, Shane Snater, Jamie Porter

Officials: Ian Blackwell, Mark Newell, Peter Such


Brian Jeeves

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