- BATSMENRBM4s6sSRc Kemp b Tredwell441001228044.00run out (Parnell)55891369061.79c van Jaarsveld b Kemp8613917112161.87c Key b McLaren918262050.00c van Jaarsveld b Khan461331477034.58b Parnell12101430120.00c †Jones b Tredwell2831535090.32c McLaren b Khan54931737058.06c Kemp b Tredwell02-000.00c †Jones b Khan24791151030.37not out11100100.00Extras27 (b 5, lb 12, nb 10)TOTAL386 all out (115 Overs, RR: 3.35)Fall of wickets: 1-105 (JN Batty), 2-114 (MJ Brown), 3-137 (MA Butcher), 4-255 (MR Ramprakash), 5-271 (SJ Walters), 6-275 (U Afzaal), 7-329 (CJ Jordan), 8-329 (AJ Tudor), 9-385 (Murtaza Hussain), 10-386 (CP Schofield)
- BATSMENRBM4s6sSRrun out (sub [Evans])12319023813264.73run out (Murtaza Hussain)12319325515263.73c †Batty b Collins02-000.00lbw b Tudor11018523016059.45c †Batty b Collins03-000.00c Walters b Murtaza Hussain18326133022370.11c Walters b Murtaza Hussain60901056066.66not out43700133.33Extras17 (b 10, lb 4, nb 2, w 1)TOTAL620/7d (154.2 Overs, RR: 4.01)Fall of wickets: 1-247 (JL Denly), 2-252 (GO Jones), 3-265 (RWT Key), 4-269 (DI Stevens), 5-483 (M van Jaarsveld), 6-606 (JC Tredwell), 7-620 (JM Kemp)
- BATSMENRBM4s6sSRb McLaren481311435136.64c Key b Tredwell2543524058.13c Key b Tredwell5771071.42not out6013213211045.45not out2460574040.00Extras8 (b 1, lb 3, nb 4)TOTAL170/3 (62 Overs, RR: 2.74)Fall of wickets: 1-40 (MJ Brown), 2-48 (MR Ramprakash), 3-104 (JN Batty)
- Fri, 10 Jul - day 1 - Surrey 1st innings 342/8 (CP Schofield 34*, Murtaza Hussain 7*, 96 ov)
- Sat, 11 Jul - day 2 - Kent 1st innings 152/0 (JL Denly 79*, RWT Key 71*, 40 ov)
- Sun, 12 Jul - day 3 - Kent 1st innings 509/5 (JM Kemp 121*, JC Tredwell 16*, 133 ov)
- Mon, 13 Jul - day 4 - Surrey 2nd innings 170/3 (62 ov) - end of match
- Kent 1st innings
- JL Denly 100 in 193 mins off 158 balls, 12 fours and 2 sixes.
- RWT Key 100 in 193 mins off 154 balls, 13 fours and 2 sixes.
- M van Jaarsveld 100 in 182 mins off 157 balls, 15 fours.
- JM Kemp 100 in 192 mins off 157 balls, 15 fours.
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 took second place, and a handsome prize, after victory over Sussex on the final day of the Championship season
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
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
It is looking increasingly unlikely that the successful promotion candidate will come from the County Ground despite Essex enjoying a strong revival
|1st||40||MJ Brown||JN Batty|
|2nd||8||MR Ramprakash||JN Batty|
|3rd||56||MA Butcher||JN Batty|
|4th||66||U Afzaal||MA Butcher|