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