Essex Eagles

Essex Eagles

Essex Eagles Cricket BettingOne of the strongest Twenty20 cricket records achieved was when all rounder, Graeme Napier smashed an unbeaten 152 off just 58 balls to become the highest run scorer so far in the Twenty20 Cup. His innings included 16 sixes, which is another record of the most sixes hit in one match. Essex have a very strong team, including England vice captain, Alistair Cook, England middle order batsman, Ravi Bopara and South African batsman, Hashim Amla. They are currently ranked at number 10 in the Twenty20 Cup Rankings

Twenty20 Cup Performances

Despitee Napier's astonishing performance in 2008, Essex were only able to get to the semi final stages of the 2008 competition, losing to Kent. It was their second appearance on finals day, but as yet they are yet to get any further. They failed to qualify from the Southern Group in 2009, finishing fourth of six with five wins and four defeats.

2009/10 Squad

The squad is made up from 25 players that is made up bt predominantly Englishmen with four players from overseas.


The Essex Eagles squad for 2010 is listed below and divided into relevant categories


the leading bowlers for the Eagles are:

All Rounders

Wicket keepers

Top Batsmen - 2009

The batting stats for the top five Essex Eagles are below.  Surprisingly it was England opener, Alistair Cook who topped the run scoring for Esses in 2009. He amassed a huge 337 runs from only eight innings and 234 balls faced, giving him fifth place in the top run scorers in the 2009 Twenty20 Cup.

Player Innings Runs Balls Average HS  S/R 6's
Alistair Cook     8 337 234   48.14 100  144.01  8
Mark Pettini    10 334 243   37.11    87  137.44  7
Grant Flower     9 157 126   22.42    61  124.60  1
Matt Walker     9 157 135   19.62    50  116.29  4
R T Doeschate     6 119   79   23.80    43  150.63  5

Top Bowlers - 2009

Below are the statistics on the Eagles top bowlers in the 2009 Twenty20 Cup. Those who will be making T20 Free Bets will find this information helpful as and when they place a bet in the Twenty20 Top Wicket taker Odds.

In 2009 the lead wicket taker was Danish Kaneria who took 11 wickets  See Twenty20 Top Bowler betting. His stats along with other leading wicket takers are listed below and they include best bowling performance, economy rates and averages.

Player Matches Innings Runs Wickets Best Average  Economy Mdns
Danish Kaneria   9   8 237  11 3-21   21.54  8.26  0
Grant Flower 10   7 139     9 3-25   15.44  6.95  0
Graham Napier   7   7 179     9 3-21   19.88  8.01  0
Chris Wright   8   7 197     7 4-24   28.14  7.77  0