Close of Play

  • Fri, 21 Jun - day 1 - Leicestershire 1st innings 268/7 (MA Thornely 37*, OH Freckingham 8*, 94 ov)
  • Sat, 22 Jun - day 2 - Essex 1st innings 196/6 (JS Foster 45*, GR Napier 4*, 70 ov)
  • Sun, 23 Jun - day 3 - Leicestershire 2nd innings 91/4 (SJ Thakor 10*, MAG Boyce 4*, 26 ov)
  • Mon, 24 Jun - day 4 - Essex 2nd innings 161/6 (36.2 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

Essex 4th innings Partnerships

1st8T WestleyJC Mickleburgh
2nd5T WestleyNLJ Browne
3rd21OA ShahT Westley
4th13ML PettiniT Westley
5th32ML PettiniRN ten Doeschate
6th66JS FosterRN ten Doeschate
7th16GR NapierRN ten Doeschate
  • Foster hundred turns tide for Essex

    James Foster struck his first century of the season to put Essex in control on a rain-affected third day at Grace Road.

  • Hoggard swings back to form

    Essex clawed their way out of another batting crisis against Leicestershire on the second day at Grace Road, just a week after they were bowled out for 20 by Lancashire.

  • Napier strikes give Essex edge

    Two late wickets gave Essex reason for cheer in their first Championship match since being bowled out for 20 by Lancashire a week ago