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

  • Foster hundred turns tide for Essex

    James Foster struck his first century of the season to put Essex in control ona 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

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