Webster wings in for Essex

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Essex Cricket has announced the signing of Australian all-rounder Beau Webster for their Metro Bank One Day Cup campaign.

The Upminster overseas player has scored 567 runs for his club this season, including 172 against Belhus, while he has also impressed with the ball, taking eighteen wickets at 29.94.

The 29-year-old told www.essexcricket.org.uk: “It’s fantastic to sign for Essex and to get a chance in county cricket. I’ve played with a lot of English guys who have talked about how good it is, so it’ll be great to experience it for myself.

“Everyone at Upminster has been so friendly and welcoming, and I’ve really enjoyed being here this year, so to stay in the area and test myself at the next level will be brilliant.”

Meanwhile, Essex Head Coach Anthony McGrath added: “When we became aware that a player of Beau’s calibre might be available for the One Day Cup this year, we wanted to move to bring him on board.

“He is a tall, powerful player who can impact a match with bat and ball, and having spoken to him already, I know just how keen he is to get going and help win games of cricket for Essex.”

Brian Jeeves

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