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Eathan Bosch Joins Essex for County Championship on a Short Term Deal

The Fast Bowler Eathan Bosch has joined Essex on a short-term deal to play four County Championship 2024 matches and has arrived in Chelmsford for the franchise’s next fixture.

Eathan Bosch Joins Essex for County Championship

The 26-year-old Bowler Eathan Bosch has played 38 first-class matches since making his debut for Kwazulu-Natal in 2017 and has headed to Chelmsford with the club once again aiming for the County Championship.

He has picked 92 wickets in first-class matches with an economy rate of 3.04 with a return of 6/38. Essex is set to play their next match against Durham on Sunday and are currently two points behind table toppers Surrey in the points table.

While speaking about joining Essex, Bosch said, “I’m super excited to be here. It was a pretty easy deal to accept, and I’m looking forward to my time with the Eagles. It will be nice to play outside of South Africa, and to see what my skills can bring to the table.”

“It will definitely be a learning experience, but I’m looking forward to experiencing a bit more of the country, and especially Chelmsford!”

On the other hand, Essex head coach Anthony McGrath revealed that he was delighted about Eathan’s addition to the club and welcomed him to the team.

“There’s huge value in a well-stocked seam bowling cupboard, and with his experience of bowling in different conditions, he will add a new dimension to our attack.

“He will also be able to push everyone around him to new heights, which will be extremely beneficial as the Championship season heads towards its finale.”

Bosch is yet to make his senior international debut, but has played in U-19 competition in two Tests and two ODIs and played for Pretoria Capitals in the SA20 league in the 2023 and 2024 seasons.

His arrival at Chelmsford comes after fellow seamer Ben Allison was loaned to Worcestershire for two Championship fixtures, a repeat of the short-term move he made by the end of the 2023 season.

“This is an excellent opportunity for Ben to get game time while not compromising on the quality of cricket he will play,” McGrath said. “He is still developing as a cricketer, and the most important thing for him now is simply to be playing; as such, this is a great chance for him, and we’re looking forward to seeing how he gets on.” Essex will play their next fixture against Durham on June 23 at County Cricket Ground, Chelmsford.

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