- BATSMENRBM4s6sSRc †Batty b Dernbach461512118030.46run out021000.00c Walters b Dernbach8614918816057.71c Walters b Schofield7510713411070.09not out20732942121262.91c †Batty b Linley53841238063.09not out10012317410381.30Extras26 (b 4, lb 15, nb 2, w 5)TOTAL593/5d (157.2 Overs, RR: 3.76)Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Matthew Boyce), 2-140 (Boeta Dippenaar), 3-153 (Greg Smith), 4-258 (HD Ackerman), 5-363 (Tom New)
- BATSMENRB4s6sSRb Harris05000.00c Ackerman b Henderson46889052.27b Buck27438039172.10c Ackerman b Henderson18836524151.50not out701088064.81not out14591023.72Extras16 (b 4, lb 7, nb 2, w 3)TOTAL608/4d (167 Overs, RR: 3.64)Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Jonathan Batty), 2-75 (Michael Brown), 3-479 (Mark Ramprakash), 4-563 (Stewart Walters)
- BATSMENRB4s6sSRnot out14371037.83not out8171047.05Extras1 (w 1)TOTAL23/0 (9 Overs, RR: 2.55)
Hours of play (local time)
- Fri, 31 Jul - day 1 - Leicestershire 1st innings 291/4 (JWA Taylor 52*, TJ New 16*, 96 ov)
- Sat, 01 Aug - day 2 - Leicestershire 1st innings 593/5d
- Sun, 02 Aug - day 3 - Surrey 1st innings 311/2 (MR Ramprakash 174*, SJ Walters 84*, 96 ov)
- Mon, 03 Aug - day 4 - Leicestershire 2nd innings 23/0 (9 ov) - end of match
- MR Ramprakash 200 in 400 mins off 309 balls, 30 fours and 1 six.
- SJ Walters 100 in 300 minutes off 240 balls, 12 fours and 1 six.
- Surrey 1st innings
- MR Ramprakash 100 in 217 mins off 166 balls, 16 fours.
- Leicestershire 1st innings
- JWA Taylor 100 in 270 mins off 224 balls, 10 fours.
- JWA Taylor 200 in 409 mins off 324 balls, 21 fours and 2 sixes.
- J du Toit 100 in 175 mins off 123 balls, 10 fours and 3 sixes.
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 took second place, and a handsome prize, after victory over Sussex on the final day of the Championship season
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
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
It is looking increasingly unlikely that the successful promotion candidate will come from the County Ground despite Essex enjoying a strong revival