Close of Play

  • Wed, 29 Apr - day 1 - Essex 1st innings 330/7 (JS Foster 95*, CJC Wright 0*, 96 ov)
  • Thu, 30 Apr - day 2 - Kent 2nd innings 54/1 (JC Tredwell 15*, GO Jones 14*, 21 ov)
  • Fri, 01 May - day 3 - Kent 2nd innings 391/5 (DI Stevens 74*, JB Hockley 33*, 117 ov)
  • Sat, 02 May - day 4 - Essex 2nd innings 155 (57.2 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

County Championship Division Two News

  • ten Doeschate blitz sends Essex up

    Ryan ten Doeschate produced a destructive 59-ball 108 and Mark Pettini played a captain's innings of 85 from 94 deliveries to put Essex back in the top flight for the first time since 2003

  • Nottinghamshire take second place

    Nottinghamshire took second place, and a handsome prize, after victory over Sussex on the final day of the Championship season

  • Northants left to watch and wait

    Northamptonshire completed a crushing win over Leicestershire to move into second place in Division Two, but now have to wait for the result at Derby

  • Last-ditch chase awaits Essex

    Northamptonshire's players will be utilising whatever methods they can to keep tabs on Essex's progress with their promotion fate out of their hands

  • Essex fightback could be too late

    It is looking increasingly unlikely that the successful promotion candidate will come from the County Ground despite Essex enjoying a strong revival

Essex 4th innings Partnerships

1st11AN CookV Chopra
2nd11V ChopraJC Mickleburgh
3rd12MJ WalkerJC Mickleburgh
4th0MJ WalkerML Pettini
5th40MJ WalkerJS Foster
6th5MJ WalkerRN ten Doeschate
7th0CJC WrightRN ten Doeschate
8th72DD MastersRN ten Doeschate
9th2Danish KaneriaRN ten Doeschate
10th2Danish KaneriaMA Chambers