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Essex Eagles v Sussex Sharks – Vitality Blast T20 South Group – Cloudfm County Ground, Chelmsford – Summary
Essex Eagles 136/9 (20.0 overs)
Sussex Sharks 137/6 (18.2 overs)
Sussex Sharks won the toss and elected to field
Sussex Sharks won by four wickets
A stylish 76 from Paul Walter couldn’t prevent an inexperienced Essex side slipping to a four-wicket Vitality Blast south group defeat to Sussex Sharks at the Cloudfm County Ground.
Walter’s knock included nine 4s and three 6s. However, with only Varun Chopra and Simon Harmer joining him in double-figure, Essex’s 136/9 always appeared vulnerable.
And so it proved. Philip Salt hit 42 and Calum MacLeod 40 as the visitors reached their target with ten balls to spare – Jack Plom
And Shane Snater each claiming two wickets for the home side who concluded a disappointing campaign in this particular form of the game with just two victories from their ten group matches.
Essex Eagles: Cameron Delport, Varun Chopra, Feroze Khushi, Michael Pepper (WK), Paul Walter, Simon Harmer (Capt), Robin Das, Aron Nijjar, Jack Plom, Shane Snater, Ben Allison
Sussex Sharks: Philip Salt (WK), Luke Wright (Capt), Delray Rawlins, Ravi Bopara, David Wiese, Calum MacLeod, George Garton, Ollie Robinson, Danny Briggs, Mitchell Claydon, Tymal Mills
Officials: Robert Bailey, Benjamin Debenham and Stephen Davis