Close of Play

  • Wed, 05 Aug - day 1 - Gloucestershire 1st innings 13/1 (Kadeer Ali 9*, SP Kirby 0*, 7 ov)
  • Thu, 06 Aug - day 2 - Gloucestershire 1st innings 319/6 (JEC Franklin 92*, SJ Adshead 56*, 97 ov)
  • Fri, 07 Aug - day 3 - Essex 2nd innings 75/3 (T Westley 25*, ML Pettini 21*, 40 ov)
  • Sat, 08 Aug - day 4 - Gloucestershire 2nd innings 39/0 (10.2 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