Aaron Finch, Ben Foakes and Rikki Clarke led a Surrey run glut at a packed Kia Oval as the home side saw off Essex Eagles in impressive fashion to record their first Vitality Blast win of the South Group campaign at the third attempt.
Essex captain, and T20 elder statesman, Ryan ten Doeschate admits he has calmed down and put things in perspective after his out-of-character post-match outburst following the opening Vitality Blast defeat by Sussex under the lights at Chelmsford.
Shane Snater played against his cousin the other day. First cousin to be precise. His first five balls were treated with the respect befitting family: three dots and two singles; the sixth landed in the upper deck of the Tom Pearce Stand.
Essex head coach Anthony McGrath believes his side need to win all three of their remaining South Group matches in the Royal London One-Day Cup, starting against Glamorgan on Wednesday if they are to maintain their interest in this year’s competition.
Joe Clarke delivered a perfectly timed message to the England selectors before they choose the side for the opening Test against Pakistan with another superb century in the Specsavers County Championship Division One clash with Essex at Blackfinch New Road.
After an eventful day of 22 wickets, a first-baller for England captain Joe Root, a duck for former England captain Alastair Cook and five wickets for the promising Sam Cook, Yorkshire rose from the ignominy of 50 all out to lead Essex by 69 runs.