Saturday, 28 June 2008

Essex v Derbyshire

Hey, old Peakie called it right!

The 13 has been announced for the Essex game and it is as I suggested the other night, with Jake Needham and Wayne White also travelling.

So expect the side to line-up, barring late mishaps:

Rogers
Stubbings
Birch
Hinds
Clarke
Smith
Pipe
Wagg
Clare
Langeveldt
Doshi

Essex have a 12 man squad, namely:

Jason Gallian
Alastair Cook
Neil Dexter
Ravinder Bopara
Mark Pettini
James Foster
Ryan ten Doeschate
James Middlebrook
Alex Tudor
Danish Kaneria
Maurice Chambers
Chris Wright

Dexter is on loan from Kent and Chambers makes his Championship debut for this season. Their bowling doesn't look too scary, although the batting might be tough work for our attack. I'm confident in that part of the team though, if we can mount a score.

My prediction? Expect no last afternoon declaration from the home side setting us a target... once bitten, twice shy.

See you next week!

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