Echo News – Neil Wagner says he is determined to build on the ‘exceptional cricket’ of last year when Essex Eagles begin their Royal London One-Day Cup campaign against Middlesex today.

Summary

  • Neil Wagner says he is determined to build on the ‘exceptional cricket’ of last year when Essex Eagles begin their Royal London One-Day Cup campaign against Middlesex today.
  • “I’m really looking forward to spending time with the guys and looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead and trying to contribute in whichever way possible to help continue the success we enjoyed last year.”
  • “I think we played some exceptional cricket in the 50-over format last year and thoroughly deserved to win our place in the semi-final, but then we got on the wrong end of what was a really special game,” said Wagner, who took 14 wickets in seven matches last year in the Royal London Cup including two four-wicket hauls against Hampshire and Glamorgan.
  • The Eagles stormed through the group stages last year, winning seven of their eight matches and only lost their 100 per cent record when Glamorgan won a nail-biter by just one run.
  • “We showed that we are a good one-day side last year when we had an exceptional run through the group stage and were just one more win away from a finals appearance,” the Essex captain reflected.


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