Tuesday 15 May 2007 

Essex Name Squad For Leicestershire Clash

Essex have named a 12-man squad for their LV County Championship match against Leicestershire at Grace Road, starting on Wednesday.

Alastair Cook is away on international duty with the first Test between England and West Indies starting on Thursday at Lord’s.

Alex Tudor is still unavailable with an abdominal strain but the County’s injury list is beginning to clear up. Darren Thomas continues his rehabilitation from a shoulder injury in this week’s combined 2nd XI friendly between Essex/Kent and Durham at Billericay.

Essex squad to play Leicestershire, LV County Championship match at Grace Road, Leicester, Wednesday May 16 to Saturday May 19:

Mark Pettini, Varun Chopra, Ravinder Bopara, Ronnie Irani, James Foster, Ryan ten Doeschate, James Middlebrook, Tim Phillips, Graham Napier, Danish Kaneria, Andre Nel, Andrew McGarry

Milestones

After last week’s Cambridge UCCE match the following players are approaching milestones:

First-class (all cricket)

Mark Pettini - 1976 runs

Tim Phillips - 909 runs

James Middlebrook - 48 catches

First-class (Essex only)

Mark Pettini 1935 runs