Close of Play

  • Sun, 14 Jun - day 1 - Essex 1st innings 108/0 (NLJ Browne 47*, AN Cook 50*, 38 ov)
  • Mon, 15 Jun - day 2 - Essex 1st innings 449/8 (JS Foster 51*, ASS Nijjar 14*, 134 ov)
  • Tue, 16 Jun - day 3 - Derbyshire 2nd innings 294 (84 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

  • Napier highlights Essex desire for momentum

    A second Championship win for Essex, this one by an in innings, sees them get off the bottom of Division Two. Their 23 points achieved in three days work here takes them to sixth in the table, with nine left to play.

  • Cook provides a topping to a cheesecake day

    Like countless summer blockbusters, Chelmsford did not quite meet expectations, but there Alastair Cook and Ravi Bopara provided some good moments along the way as Essex's batting finally stirred

  • Cook steady after Porter gives Essex control

    Alastair Cook marked his first Championship appearance of the season with an unbeaten half-century as Essex took command against Derbyshire at Chelmsford.

Derbyshire 3rd innings Partnerships

1st0BA GodlemanBT Slater
2nd13BA GodlemanCF Hughes
3rd166WL MadsenCF Hughes
4th40WJ DurstonWL Madsen
5th42WL MadsenSL Elstone
6th12WL MadsenSJ Thakor
7th15WA WhiteSJ Thakor
8th0WA WhiteT Poynton
9th6AP PalladinoWA White
10th0AP PalladinoMHA Footitt