• BATSMEN
    R
    M
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    c Mickleburgh b Masters
    5
    20
    18
    1
    0
    27.77
    c Westley b Masters
    115
    326
    236
    8
    4
    48.72
    c ten Doeschate b Masters
    2
    10
    7
    0
    0
    28.57
    c Harbhajan Singh b Masters
    21
    69
    62
    1
    0
    33.87
    lbw b Masters
    77
    213
    165
    9
    0
    46.66
    not out
    62
    141
    85
    3
    1
    72.94
    c Harbhajan Singh b Chambers
    5
    13
    10
    1
    0
    50.00
    c ten Doeschate b Harbhajan Singh
    4
    21
    16
    0
    0
    25.00
    c Harbhajan Singh b Masters
    4
    5
    7
    1
    0
    57.14
    lbw b Napier
    7
    25
    25
    1
    0
    28.00
    c Harbhajan Singh b Masters
    28
    62
    67
    4
    0
    41.79
    Extras
    29 (b 12, lb 10, nb 6, w 1)
    TOTAL
    359 all out (115.5 Overs, RR: 3.09)
    Fall of wickets: 1-6 (GP Smith, 4.4 ov), 2-8 (EJH Eckersley, 6.5 ov), 3-63 (RR Sarwan, 23.3 ov), 4-241 (MAG Boyce, 80.1 ov), 5-248 (MA Thornely, 82.4 ov), 6-263 (WA White, 85.2 ov), 7-280 (PG Dixey, 90.1 ov), 8-285 (CW Henderson, 91.3 ov), 9-303 (NL Buck, 97.6 ov), 10-359 (MJ Hoggard, 115.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    DD Masters26.5116072.2300
    GR Napier1563512.3300
    MA Chambers1756113.5803
    Harbhajan Singh3779612.5900
    RN ten Doeschate803103.8710
    T Westley1215404.5000

Close of Play

  • Wed, 1 Aug - day 1 - Essex 1st innings 161/0 (T Westley 75*, JC Mickleburgh 81*, 57 ov)
  • Thu, 2 Aug - day 2 - Leicestershire 1st innings 32/2 (MA Thornely 5*, RR Sarwan 7*, 14 ov)
  • Fri, 3 Aug - day 3 - Leicestershire 1st innings 336/9 (SJ Thakor 53*, MJ Hoggard 16*, 110 ov)
  • Sat, 4 Aug - day 4 - Leicestershire 1st innings 359 (115.5 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

Leics 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st6MA ThornelyGP Smith
2nd2MA ThornelyEJH Eckersley
3rd55RR SarwanMA Thornely
4th178MAG BoyceMA Thornely
5th7MA ThornelySJ Thakor
6th15WA WhiteSJ Thakor
7th17PG DixeySJ Thakor
8th5CW HendersonSJ Thakor
9th18NL BuckSJ Thakor
10th56MJ HoggardSJ Thakor
  • Thakor impresses in damp draw

    With rain again playing the decisive role, Essex and Leicestershire had to settle for a draw in their Division Two match at Chelmsford

  • Thornely's ton repays the faith

    Michael Thornely continued to repay Leicestershire's faith by scoring his second Championship century to lead his side to 336 for 9

  • Essex openers finally find form

    Essex strengthened their grip against Leicestershire at Chelmsford on day two. After centuries from Tom Westley and Jaik Mickleburgh lifted Essex to an imposing 434 for 3 declared, the visitors were reduced to 32 for 2 at the close.

  • Essex openers finally shine

    Tom Westley and Jaik Mickleburgh put together Essex's first opening century partnership of the season against Leicestershire at Chelmsford to finish on 161 without loss