The toss: Essex Eagles won the toss and chose to field first
The penultimate Royal London One-Day Cup match versus Gloucestershire didn’t have a chance to get going before heavy rainfall eventually called a halt to proceedings. With only 11 overs bowled in the match, there was the one wicket of Hamish Marshall who was dismissed for 4 after he was stumped by James Foster off the bowling of David Masters on the last ball of the first over. From there, the new Gloucestershire batsman, Chris Dent, came to the crease and hit a number of delightful shots including five boundaries (1 six and 4 fours) and ended on 33 runs off 30 balls. Gloucestershire departed the pitch on 55-1 with Michael Klinger on 17.
The match was a no result due to both teams not batting 10 overs each, thus each side receive 1 point.
After play, Essex Assistant Head Coach, Chris Silverwood said, “It was lined-up to be a cracking game, so it’s disappointing that it was washed out in the end but we can’t control the weather. We’ve got Derbyshire and Yorkshire to play next and we are looking forward to those games because we know that if we play to our potential, we can beat anybody.
“Yorkshire won tonight and so that makes it even more important for us to beat them at Scarborough. It’s always a tough place to go but we are looking forward to it.”
Ticket Refund Policy:
Supporters who purchased a ticket to the Royal London One-Day Cup match versus Gloucestershire can exchange their valid match ticket for a rain check voucher. This can be done by phone, through sending in your match ticket to the Club or visiting the Membership & Ticketing Office. The rain check voucher is valid for a future Royal London One-Day Cup group stage match in 2014 or 2015. Please note that the Membership & Ticekting Office will not be open on Saturday 9 August but supporter’s can exchange tickets from 10am on Monday (11 August).
For voucher redemption via post, please send your valid match ticket to: The Essex County Ground, New Writtle Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0PG