Close of Play

  • Sat, 25 Apr - day 1 - West Indies 1st innings 24/1 (DM Richards 8*, 6.1 ov)
  • Sun, 26 Apr - day 2 - Essex 2nd innings 175/3 (AN Cook 74*, JS Foster 48*, 47 ov)
  • Mon, 27 Apr - day 3 - no play

Match Notes

  • Dyson and West Indies frustrated by rain

    With just nine days until the first Test against England, John Dyson, the West Indies coach, has rued his side's poor performance after their match against Essex was washed out due to rain. Essex closed the second day on 175 for 3, leading by 292, but not

  • Chanderpaul fights but West Indies crumble

    Essex bowled West Indians out for 146 and closed the second day of the tour match at Chelmsford 292 runs in front with seven second-innings wickets in hand.

  • West Indian bowlers vie for Test berth

    Alastair Cook made his return from a finger injury against the West Indians, at Chelmsford, but looked far from comfortable as he made 46 while Essex were bowled out for 263 on the opening day

Essex 3rd innings Partnerships

1st0JER GallianAN Cook
2nd31AN CookV Chopra
3rd67AN CookJC Mickleburgh
4th77JS FosterAN Cook