Dom Bess claimed a 5-37 and Matthew Revis 4-54 – both career best List A hauls – to lead a brilliant Yorkshire fightback as they limited Essex to 221 all out inside 36 overs in today’s Metro Bank One-Day Cup clash at Chelmsford.
Having elected to bat, Essex raced out of the blocks to 103-1 after 10 overs, including 63 off 34 balls for opener Michael Pepper.
Pepper, released from Hundred duty with London Spirit to play, hit 58 runs in boundaries – 10 fours and three sixes. But the Eagles then lost all 10 wickets for 118 runs, leaving the Vikings chasing 222 to win.
Pepper and opening partner Robin Das, who made a run-a-ball 36, put Yorkshire under early pressure.
But, after Pepper – playing a shot a ball towards the end of his innings – skewed Bess to cover as the first wicket to fall, Essex lost a steady stream of wickets.
Revis continued his impressive start to this competition with the ball.
In the opening day defeat against Kent at Scarborough, he claimed a hat-trick. Since then, there have been two rained off No Results.
Revis struck twice in the 15th over, getting Eagles captain Tom Westley caught behind and Das caught and bowled – 125-3.
He later has Luc Benkenstein caught at mid-on off a miscued pull and Simon Harmer caught at mid-wicket, leaving the score at 181-5 in the 23rd over.
Bess then returned to take the last four wickets to fall amidst a collapse of seven wickets for 46 from 175-3.
He had Beau Webster caught behind, Jamal Richards caught and bowled and Will Buttleman and Aron Nijjar bowled.
Yorkshire are playing two spinners in this match, with off-spinner Jack Shutt also striking once.