Close of Play

  • Fri, 02 May - day 1 - New Zealand 1st innings 348/9 (MJ Mason 23*, IE O'Brien 31*, 90 ov)
  • Sat, 03 May - day 2 - Essex 1st innings 251/9 (AP Palladino 26*, MA Chambers 4*, 86 ov)
  • Sun, 04 May - day 3 - Essex 2nd innings 45/1 (AN Cook 21*, 12.1 ov)
  • Mon, 05 May - day 4 - Essex 2nd innings 200 (70.1 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

  • Vettori confident of making first Test

    Daniel Vettori will head into the first Test at Lord's with only 11 overs in English conditions under his belt after injuring his finger against Essex

  • New Zealand seamers clinch warm-up win

    New Zealand were given a boost ahead of their match against England Lions this Thursday with a 92-run win over Essex at Chelmsford. Set 293 to win, Essex faltered to 200 all out, with Alastair Cook top-scoring with 57, while Iain O'Brien and Michael Mason

  • Essex v New Zealanders, Chelmsford

    Match home for the tour match between Essex and the New Zealanders at Chelmsford

  • New Zealand batsmen disappoint

    New Zealand's middle-order struggled against Essex on the third day at Chelmsford, though an unbeaten 53 from Kyle Mills lifted the tourists' to 195 to set the home side a challenging 293 with a day to spare

  • Injury scare for Vettori

    New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori was taken to hospital during the final session of the second day against Essex after injuring the forefinger on his left hand while backing-up in the field

Essex 4th innings Partnerships

1st45JER GallianAN Cook
2nd22AN CookT Westley
3rd19RS BoparaAN Cook
4th1ML PettiniAN Cook
5th13RN ten DoeschateAN Cook
6th0JS FosterRN ten Doeschate
7th59JD MiddlebrookRN ten Doeschate
8th10AJ TudorRN ten Doeschate
9th23AJ TudorAP Palladino
10th8AJ TudorMA Chambers