Essex name 13-player group for Kibworth trip

Having already played Lancashire at Sedbergh School in the group stage of this year’s One Day Cup, Essex will face another dose of outground cricket as they travel to Kibworth Cricket Club to take on Leicestershire Foxes.

The surroundings, ten miles south-east of Leicester city centre, will be unfamiliar not just for the Eagles, but for the hosts too, with this being the very first time the Leicestershire first XI have played a game in Kibworth.

Essex will hope they can be the ones to seize the initiative in the new conditions in order to secure their second victory in three One Day Cup matches.

Despite securing a nail-biting win over Middlesex on Friday thanks to the efforts of 18-year-old Charlie Allison, the Eagles were unable to make it back-to-back victories as Yorkshire left Chelmsford with the spoils on Sunday.

Head Coach Anthony McGrath has named a 13-man squad for the trip to Kibworth, with Michael Pepper, who has returned to London Spirit ahead of their game on Tuesday evening, omitted.

That is the only change from the 14-man group that was named to take on Yorkshire, with Jamie Porter still resting a groin niggle.