Close of Play

  • Sat, 25 Jun - day 1 - Northamptonshire 1st innings 79/7 (WPUJC Vaas 12*, DS Lucas 8*, 43 ov)
  • Sun, 26 Jun - day 2 - Northamptonshire 2nd innings 37/1 (BHN Howgego 15*, Rob White 22*, 12 ov)
  • Mon, 27 Jun - day 3 - Northamptonshire 2nd innings 244 (84 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

  • Northants succumb to first defeat of campaign

    Northamptonshire suffered their first defeat of their Championship campaign as they went down by 171 runs to Essex in the Division Two match at Chelmsford

  • Wheater and Foster set up Essex

    Adam Wheater's maiden century for Essex and the 15th of James Foster's first-class career left leaders Northamptonshire facing a daunting victory target of 416

  • Bowlers run rampant at Chelmsford

    Seventeen wickets fell for 262 runs on the opening day of the County Championship Division Two game at Chelmsford, where Essex gained the upper hand against leaders Northamptonshire

Northants 4th innings Partnerships

1st0SD PetersBHN Howgego
2nd83RA WhiteBHN Howgego
3rd2AG WakelyBHN Howgego
4th53AJ HallAG Wakely
5th32AJ HallNJ O'Brien
6th16JD MiddlebrookNJ O'Brien
7th7WPUJC VaasJD Middlebrook
8th29JD MiddlebrookDS Lucas
9th3JD MiddlebrookLM Daggett
10th19JD MiddlebrookJA Brooks