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Showing news for Essex v Gloucestershire at Chelmsford, Apr 5-7, 2012
Essex v Gloucestershire, County Ground, 3rd day
Apr 7, 2012: Graham Napier claimed 5 for 58 as Gloucestershire's second innings subsided quickly on the third morning
Essex v Gloucestershire, Chelmsford, 2nd day
Apr 6, 2012: Essex look certain to open their Division Two campaign with victory against Gloucestershire after their bowlers dominated the second day's play at Chelmsford.
Essex v Gloucestershire, Chelmsford, 1st day
Apr 5, 2012:
Both batsmen seemingly have buckets of talent at their disposal and the backing of their captains, but soft dismissals relentlessly follow both around the Test arena
After the tragedy of Phillip Hughes' death, this match showed that cricket and life will continue to go on. This time Test cricket dug in and got through to tea.
Josh Hazlewood has been on Australian cricket's radar since he was a teenager. The player that made a Test debut at the Gabba was a much-improved version of the tearaway from 2010
The new stand-in captain has the makings of a long-term leader, given his ability to stay ahead of the game
The failed gamble of handing Karn Sharma a Test debut despite him having a moderate first-class record means India have to rethink who their spinner will be
Turning your back on a system that the whole cricketing world wants a discussion on, refusing to discuss it because it is not 100%, is not good enough
After a long time we have seen an Indian team and captain enjoy the challenge of trying to overcome stronger opposition in an overseas Test