Result
Specsavers County Championship Division One at Chelmsford, Apr 20-22 2018
150 & 313
(82.2 ov, target 320)
144 & 288
Essex won by 31 runs
2:57
1y
• Alan Gardner at Chelmsford

Porter stars again to end Lancashire's brave chase

Alex Davies, Jordan Clark and Joe Mennie all threatened match-winning hands, but all fell to Porter as the defending champions held on by 31 runs

Match centre 
Scorecard summary
Essex150(50 overs)1st Innings
Peter Siddle33 (38)
Nick Browne23 (54)
Joe Mennie3/52(13)
Lancashire144(47.1 overs)1st Innings
Essex313(90.1 overs)2nd Innings
James Foster69 (125)
Simon Harmer49 (81)
Joe Mennie3/47(18)
Lancashire288(82.2 overs)2nd Innings
Alex Davies71 (85)
Jordan Clark59 (80)
Jamie Porter4/54(19.2)
82.2
w
Porter to Mennie, OUT
JM Mennie b Porter 56 (116m 91b 2x4 3x6) SR: 61.53
82.1
Porter to Mennie, no run
end of over 821 runs
Lancs: 288/9CRR: 3.51 
Matt Parkinson4 (29)
Joe Mennie56 (89)
Peter Siddle20-4-55-2
Jamie Porter19-4-54-3
81.6
Siddle to Parkinson, no run
81.5
Siddle to Parkinson, no run
81.4
Siddle to Parkinson, no run
81.3
1
Siddle to Mennie, 1 run
81.2
Siddle to Mennie, no run
81.1
Siddle to Mennie, no run
end of over 815 runs
Lancs: 287/9CRR: 3.54 
Matt Parkinson4 (26)
Joe Mennie55 (86)
Jamie Porter19-4-54-3
Simon Harmer29-5-109-1
80.6
Porter to Parkinson, no run
80.5
Porter to Parkinson, no run
80.4
1
Porter to Mennie, 1 run
80.3
Porter to Mennie, no run
80.2
4
Porter to Mennie, FOUR runs
80.1
Porter to Mennie, no run
end of over 801 runs
Lancs: 282/9CRR: 3.52 
Matt Parkinson4 (24)
Joe Mennie50 (82)
Simon Harmer29-5-109-1
Ravi Bopara8-0-36-0
79.6
Harmer to Parkinson, no run
79.5
Harmer to Parkinson, no run
79.4
Harmer to Parkinson, no run
79.3
1
Harmer to Mennie, 1 run
Match details
County Ground, Chelmsford
TossToss uncontested, Lancashire elected to first
SeriesSpecsavers County Championship Division One 2018
Season2018
Hours of play (local time)11am start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00
Match days20,21,22 April 2018 (4-day match)
Umpires
Neil Bainton
Rob Bailey
PointsEssex 19, Lancashire 3