Close of Play

  • Sat, 29 May - day 1 - Essex 1st innings 61/2 (RS Bopara 13*, MJ Walker 2*, 17 ov)
  • Sun, 30 May - day 2 - Nottinghamshire 1st innings 33/2 (NJ Edwards 9*, MA Wagh 0*, 8 ov)
  • Mon, 31 May - day 3 - Essex 2nd innings 152/2 (RS Bopara 57*, MJ Walker 46*, 43 ov)
  • Tue, 01 Jun - day 4 - no play

Match Notes

  • Rain halts Nottinghamshire hopes

    Persistent rain rescued County Championship title challengersNottinghamshire from the possibility of a second straight defeat as their clashwith Essex was abandoned as a draw

  • Masters and Bopara edge Essex ahead

    A four-wicket haul from David Masters and Ravi Bopara's first half-century ofthe season put Essex in a strong position to force their first victory in theCounty Championship since the opening game of the season

  • Pettini & Masters lead Essex fightback

    Essex skipper Mark Pettini led from the front with a gutsy 96 as the County Championship strugglers compiled a useful first innings total of 329 against Nottinghamshire

  • Nottinghamshire frustrated by rain

    Title-chasing Nottinghamshire were frustrated by the weather in their attempts to overhaul County Championship leaders Yorkshire, with only 17 overs of play possible on day one against Essex at Trent Bridge

Essex 3rd innings Partnerships

1st36T WestleyJC Mickleburgh
2nd34RS BoparaJC Mickleburgh
3rd82MJ WalkerRS Bopara