Tuesday 8 May 2007 

Cambridge UCCE v Essex News

Essex have named the following side to play Cambridge UCCE in a three-day match at Fenner’s, starting on Wednesday (May 9).

Mark Pettini (capt/wkt)

Varun Chopra

Ravinder Bopara

Tom Westley

Grant Flower

Tim Phillips

Ryan ten Doeschate

Graham Napier

James Middlebrook

Jahid Ahmed

Andrew McGarry

Grant Flower (hamstring) and Jahid Ahmed (back) are fit again so are available to play their opening first-class match of the season. Meanwhile, Graham Napier also plays his first first-class match of the season after featuring in two Friends Provident Trophy games.

Mark Pettini deputises for the rested Ronnie Irani and James Foster as Captain and wicketkeeper respectively.

18-year-old batsman Tom Westley makes his first-class debut after making his first senior appearance in last season’s one-day match against Sri Lanka at The Ford County Ground.

A full fitness bulletin from Physio Mark Thomas will appear on the ECCC website soon.

Play is scheduled to get underway at 11.00am at Fenner’s on each day.