Close of Play

  • Sat, 13 Aug - day 1 - Essex 1st innings 291/4 (NLJ Browne 116*, RN ten Doeschate 15*, 96 ov)
  • Sun, 14 Aug - day 2 - Derbyshire 1st innings 116/6 (AJ Mellor 20*, MJJ Critchley 17*, 45 ov)
  • Mon, 15 Aug - day 3 - Derbyshire 2nd innings 213/5 (CF Parkinson 0*, CM MacDonell 3*, 73 ov)
  • Tue, 16 Aug - day 4 - Derbyshire 2nd innings 303 (95.2 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

  • Napier on course for perfect finish

    Graham Napier boosted his chances of bowing out of the game on a high with a four-wicket haul as Essex moved closer to promotion by crushing Derbyshire.

  • Godleman hundred holds up Essex

    Billy Godleman staged a one-man roadblock but Essex remain on course to boost their promotion chances after Derbyshire were forced to follow-on in the Division Two match at Derby

  • Patient Browne heaps more punishment on Derbyshire

    Something about playing against Derbyshire brings out the best in Nick Browne and the Essex opener punished his favourite opponents again on the opening day of their Specsavers County Championshi

  • Derbs implode after Browne double

    Nick Browne's unbeaten double-century provided the platform for Division Two leaders Essex to take complete control of the match against Derbyshire at Derby