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Essex v Glamorgan Royal London Cup - Cricket Betting and Match Prediction

Colin Ingram is key to Glamorgan win Essex v Glamorgan
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Essex need to win all three of their remaining South Group matches, starting with a win over Glamorgan tomorrow, if they are to progress in this year’s Royal London One-Day Cup campaign.

The Eagles suffered another defeat on Sunday, this time to Surrey by six-wickets, their third defeat in five matches. 

Essex Eagles squad

27 Ryan ten Doeschate (C)

25 Ravi Bopara

6 Varun Chopra

1 Matt Coles

16 Sam Cook

7 James Foster

11 Simon Harmer

28 Dan Lawrence

44 Jamie Porter

29 Shane Snater

13 Neil Wagner

21 Tom Westley

31 Adam Wheater

99 Ashar Zaidi

Essex

“It’s make or break time,” the Eagles Head Coach  Anthony McGrath commented “There’s no consistency about our game at the moment.

“We were short again with the bat against Surrey and they outplayed us. We needed a hundred from one of our batters but that didn’t happen and once Surrey got ahead of the run-rate, it was pretty easy for them on that wicket. You have to hold your hands up and say well played to them.

“I think that 10 points will probably be enough to get us a place in the next stage of the competition but to achieve that, we need maximum points from our last three games. So we need to start with a win against Glamorgan and take it from there.”

Glamorgan

Glamorgan have not made a good start in the One Day Cup, having losing their first 4 games, but Essex will not under-estimate them.

“Results haven’t gone their way but that counts for nothing,” he said. “They were the only team to beat us last year in the qualifying round of matches in this competition so that shows that they can be a huge threat. They do have some fine one-day players in their team and we‘ll need to be at the top of our game if we are to overcome them and get the win we desperately need.”

“I’ll consider all of our options before naming the starting eleven,” McGrath said. “We’ll see what the injury situation with some of our walking wounded.

“We are naturally disappointed with the way that the results have gone so far and we are fully aware that we need to step up and show our true abilities and qualities in the remaining three matches starting with Glamorgan on Wednesday.”

Match Prediction

Essex will need to keep Colin Ingram quiet, he is skippering Glamorgan in white ball cricket this year and has hit a century off the Essex bowlers in the last three matches that the teams have played, in the 50-over competition, with scores of 142, 107 and 130.

If Essex can do that, i think they can win this one.

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