Essex bowlers are handed a useful workout in Abu Dhabi 

Essex v Somerset – Abu Dhabi Cricket Stadium, Tolerance Oval – Two-Day Friendly – Day-One Report

Somerset 256/8 (90.0 overs)

Essex (Yet to bat)

Essex won the toss and elected to bowl

The Essex bowlers were provided with a decent workout on day one of their latest warm-up fixture with Somerset at the Abu Dhabi Cricket Stadium.

Essex used nine bowlers, with Jack Plom, Shane Snater and Aaron Beard each taking two wickets, while Sam Cook and Ben Allison also got in on the act.

Aaron Beard – Two wickets (Kieran Galvin ActionFotoSport)

Somerset scored 256/8 during their 90 overs at the crease. Abell finished unbeaten on 66, while Lammonby hit 56 and Smeed 36 – The latter pair victims of Plom during the third session of the day.

Essex squad: A Cook, Browne (Capt), Pepper, Critchley, Wheater (WK), Khushi, Rymell, Beard, Snater, Allison, S Cook


Brian Jeeves