• BATSMEN
    R
    M
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    c †Murphy b Copeland
    8
    23
    21
    2
    0
    38.09
    b Crook
    31
    77
    67
    5
    0
    46.26
    lbw b Azharullah
    41
    88
    62
    9
    0
    66.12
    lbw b Crook
    12
    16
    11
    2
    0
    109.09
    c Duckett b Middlebrook
    103
    191
    144
    9
    1
    71.52
    c †Murphy b Copeland
    2
    4
    4
    0
    0
    50.00
    c Copeland b Middlebrook
    95
    218
    181
    11
    0
    52.48
    c sub (VVS Sohal) b Copeland
    45
    86
    66
    5
    0
    68.18
    not out
    37
    73
    76
    5
    0
    48.68
    b Middlebrook
    7
    21
    14
    1
    0
    50.00
    lbw b Azharullah
    0
    16
    10
    0
    0
    0.00
    Extras
    15 (b 8, lb 2, nb 4, w 1)
    TOTAL
    396 all out (109 Overs, RR: 3.63)
    Fall of wickets: 1-21 (JC Mickleburgh, 5.5 ov), 2-65 (G Gambhir, 20.4 ov), 3-87 (RS Bopara, 24.5 ov), 4-98 (GM Smith, 28.5 ov), 5-103 (BT Foakes, 29.4 ov), 6-283 (RN ten Doeschate, 74.3 ov), 7-333 (JS Foster, 88.3 ov), 8-357 (GR Napier, 99.3 ov), 9-379 (MS Panesar, 105.1 ov), 10-396 (RJW Topley, 108.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Azharullah18210225.6600
    TA Copeland3388132.4501
    SP Crook2018724.3511
    JD Middlebrook2437933.2900
    AJ Hall1032802.8000
    RI Keogh41902.2500

Close of Play

  • Tue, 20 Aug - day 1 - Northamptonshire 1st innings 343/5 (AJ Hall 15*, RI Keogh 3*, 97 ov)
  • Wed, 21 Aug - day 2 - Essex 1st innings 187/5 (RN ten Doeschate 47*, JS Foster 39*, 45 ov)
  • Thu, 22 Aug - day 3 - no play
  • Fri, 23 Aug - day 4 - Northamptonshire 2nd innings 54/0d (13.4 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

  • Ten Doeschate keeps Colchester content

    As with all festival cricket all over the country, the future of cricket at Castle Park is not guaranteed, so the loss of the third day's play in Colchester was a cruel blow in such a dry summer

  • Essex wait on how Panesar gels

    On Wednesday, Nigel Hilliard, the Essex chairman, said that the prospects of Monty Panesar remaining an Essex cricketer next year will be dependent on how well he fits into the dressing-room for the remainder of the season

  • Panesar faces lifestyle challenges

    Monty Panesar must rediscover his core values if he is to resurrect his Test career after his embarrassing early-morning escapade in Brighton

  • Crook, Copeland give Northants control

    Monty Panesar will not readily forget his debut for Essex. He was required to do so much bowling that he seemed to be on at both ends at once as Northamptonshire racked up 531