Close of Play

  • Sat, 06 Jun - day 1 - Essex 1st innings 54/4 (DD Masters 5*, ML Pettini 0*, 21 ov)
  • Sun, 07 Jun - day 2 - Middlesex 2nd innings 60/0 (AJ Strauss 35*, NRD Compton 24*, 23 ov)
  • Mon, 08 Jun - day 3 - Essex 2nd innings 79/2 (AN Cook 43*, MJ Walker 16*, 32 ov)
  • Tue, 09 Jun - day 4 - Essex 2nd innings 159/4 (62.1 ov) - end of match

County Championship Division Two News

  • ten Doeschate blitz sends Essex up

    Ryan ten Doeschate produced a destructive 59-ball 108 and Mark Pettini played a captain's innings of 85 from 94 deliveries to put Essex back in the top flight for the first time since 2003

  • Nottinghamshire take second place

    Nottinghamshire took second place, and a handsome prize, after victory over Sussex on the final day of the Championship season

  • Northants left to watch and wait

    Northamptonshire completed a crushing win over Leicestershire to move into second place in Division Two, but now have to wait for the result at Derby

  • Last-ditch chase awaits Essex

    Northamptonshire's players will be utilising whatever methods they can to keep tabs on Essex's progress with their promotion fate out of their hands

  • Essex fightback could be too late

    It is looking increasingly unlikely that the successful promotion candidate will come from the County Ground despite Essex enjoying a strong revival

Essex 4th innings Partnerships

1st34JER GallianAN Cook
2nd6AN CookV Chopra
3rd50MJ WalkerAN Cook
4th55ML PettiniAN Cook
5th14JD MiddlebrookAN Cook