The final fixture of South Group will be played at County Ground, Chelmsford between Essex and Gloucestershire tomorrow evening. While Essex Eagles are out of the contention for the quarter-final spot, Gloucestershire will be fighting their way with Hampshire, Middlesex, Somerset and Sussex to finish off in the top three positions in the points table.
The top three spot holders from both the groups will advance into the quarterfinals which are slated to take place on May 10. Gloucestershire is placed fourth in the table with four wins in seven encounters and will be eyeing a win over already knocked out Essex Eagles to advance into the next round. They will be fighting for the second and third spot in the table along with four more sides – Hampshire, Middlesex, Somerset and Sussex.
Essex Eagles are placed bottom second in the South Group with just two wins in seven encounters. While they have nothing much to lose, Eagles will be hoping to finish their campaign on a high.
Gloucestershire- W, L, W, L, W
Essex – L, L, W, L, L
Essex vs Gloucestershire, South Group, England Domestic One-Day Cup 2019
Venue: County Ground, Chelmsford
Time & Date: May 07, 05:30 PM
Avg 1st inn score: 198
Avg 2nd inn score: 143
Highest Total: 247/10 (55.5 Ov) by IND vs AUS
Lowest Total: 116/10 (37.4 Ov) by BAN vs NZ
Highest Chased: 117/4 (33 Ov) by NZ vs BAN
Lowest Defended: 233/6 (50 Ov) by ZIM vs RSA
Essex squad to face Gloucestershire:
Simon Harmer(c), Aaron Beard, Ravi Bopara, Varun Chopra, Matt Coles, Sir Alastair Cook, Dan Lawrence, Rishi Patel, Jamie Porter, Paul Walter, Tom Westley, Robbie White.
Gloucestershire squad to face Essex:
Chris Dent (c), Hammond, Smith, D Payne, Gareth Roderick, Bracey, Benny Howell, G.Hankins, Chris Liddle, J.Taylor, Higgins, van Buuren, M.Taylor.
V Chopra – 265 runs in 4 innings || T Westley – 353 runs || R Ten Doeschate – 227 runs in 6 innings || D Lawrence – 260 runs in 7 innings
P Siddle – 12 wickets || R Bopara – 8 wickets || S Cook – 6 wickets
G Roderick – 297 runs in 7 innings || C Dent – 256 runs in 7 innings || J Bracey – 220 runs in 6 innings
B Howell – 12 wickets || C Liddle – 9 wickets || D Payne – 6 wickets