• BATSMEN
    R
    M
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    c Cook b Wright
    21
    45
    37
    4
    0
    56.75
    lbw b ten Doeschate
    55
    161
    120
    7
    0
    45.83
    c †Foster b Wright
    44
    140
    134
    5
    0
    32.83
    c †Foster b Masters
    18
    73
    55
    2
    0
    32.72
    b Wright
    17
    44
    33
    2
    0
    51.51
    c †Foster b Phillips
    7
    44
    39
    1
    0
    17.94
    lbw b ten Doeschate
    2
    25
    16
    0
    0
    12.50
    b ten Doeschate
    14
    35
    30
    0
    1
    46.66
    b Phillips
    0
    1
    2
    0
    0
    0.00
    b Phillips
    4
    18
    12
    1
    0
    33.33
    not out
    0
    2
    1
    0
    0
    0.00
    Extras
    16 (b 5, lb 5, nb 6)
    TOTAL
    198 all out (79.2 Overs, RR: 2.49)
    Fall of wickets: 1-33 (MJ Di Venuto, 11.2 ov), 2-124 (KJ Coetzer, 43.4 ov), 3-130 (WR Smith, 50.3 ov), 4-165 (ID Blackwell, 61.6 ov), 5-165 (DM Benkenstein, 62.4 ov), 6-174 (P Mustard, 69.3 ov), 7-178 (BA Stokes, 72.3 ov), 8-178 (CD Thorp, 72.5 ov), 9-198 (ME Claydon, 78.5 ov), 10-198 (LE Plunkett, 79.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    DD Masters2094812.4000
    CJC Wright1984232.2100
    GR Napier1843702.0501
    RN ten Doeschate17.235333.0502
    TJ Phillips50831.6000

Close of Play

  • Thu, 15 Apr - day 1 - Essex 1st innings 263/4 (JC Mickleburgh 103*, JS Foster 66*, 96 ov)
  • Fri, 16 Apr - day 2 - Durham 1st innings 83/1 (KJ Coetzer 34*, WR Smith 24*, 29 ov)
  • Sat, 17 Apr - day 3 - Durham 2nd innings 147/2 (MJ Di Venuto 75*, DM Benkenstein 62*, 43 ov)
  • Sun, 18 Apr - day 4 - Durham 2nd innings 352/7 (105 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

Durham 3rd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st0MJ Di VenutoKJ Coetzer
2nd4MJ Di VenutoWR Smith
3rd212MJ Di VenutoDM Benkenstein
4th9MJ Di VenutoID Blackwell
5th8ID BlackwellBA Stokes
6th82ID BlackwellP Mustard
7th2P MustardLE Plunkett
8th35P MustardCD Thorp
  • Rain helps Durham deny Essex

    Dual champions Durham needed plenty of backs-to-the-wall defiance, and some help from above, to eke out a draw against promoted Essex at the Riverside

  • Durham battle hard following on

    Defending champions Durham found themselves following on 286 behind and needing a backs-to-the-wall effort to avoid starting their campaign with defeat against Essex at the Riverside

  • Jaik Mickleburgh and James Foster post record stand

    Liam Plunkett inspired a Durham fightback at the Riverside - but by stumps on the second day a safe draw was surely still the limit of the dual champions' realistic ambitions against Essex

  • Jaik Mickleburgh holds up defending champions

    Durham's first day in pursuit of a third successive County Championship title did not go precisely to plan as Jaik Mickleburgh's courageous maiden first-class century built a commanding position for Essex at the Riverside