• BATSMEN
    R
    B
    M
    4s
    6s
    SR
    b Bopara
    34
    57
    65
    7
    0
    59.64
    lbw b Topley
    146
    317
    412
    15
    0
    46.05
    lbw b Napier
    15
    20
    28
    2
    0
    75.00
    c †Foster b Napier
    0
    2
    1
    0
    0
    0.00
    c Phillips b Napier
    0
    10
    13
    0
    0
    0.00
    c Walker b Napier
    52
    81
    103
    7
    1
    64.19
    b Napier
    65
    116
    135
    8
    0
    56.03
    c Pettini b Bopara
    29
    46
    68
    5
    0
    63.04
    c Shah b Topley
    22
    22
    35
    2
    0
    100.00
    c †Foster b Masters
    6
    16
    17
    1
    0
    37.50
    not out
    0
    1
    2
    0
    0
    0.00
    Extras
    16 (b 5, lb 4, nb 6, w 1)
    TOTAL
    385 all out (114.1 Overs, RR: 3.37)
    Fall of wickets: 1-52 (Chris Rogers, 16.6 ov), 2-82 (Dan Housego, 24.4 ov), 3-82 (Dawid Malan, 24.6 ov), 4-90 (Neil Dexter, 28.4 ov), 5-193 (Jamie Dalrymple, 57.6 ov), 6-315 (John Simpson, 93.4 ov), 7-352 (Sam Robson, 106.3 ov), 8-362 (Anthony Ireland, 109.2 ov), 9-385 (Tim Murtagh, 113.5 ov), 10-385 (Gareth Berg, 114.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    DD Masters3177612.4500
    RJW Topley20.1110125.0010
    GR Napier2695652.1500
    RS Bopara2429223.8303
    TJ Phillips1004804.8000
    MJ Walker31301.0000
  • BATSMEN
    R
    B
    M
    4s
    6s
    SR
    b Murtagh
    23
    49
    66
    4
    0
    46.93
    c †Simpson b Murtagh
    13
    28
    39
    1
    0
    46.42
    c †Simpson b Collymore
    96
    172
    233
    14
    1
    55.81
    c Rogers b Berg
    1
    16
    22
    0
    0
    6.25
    lbw b Berg
    6
    36
    45
    1
    0
    16.66
    lbw b Murtagh
    39
    62
    79
    7
    0
    62.90
    lbw b Murtagh
    58
    103
    125
    6
    0
    56.31
    lbw b Collymore
    2
    6
    7
    0
    0
    33.33
    c †Simpson b Ireland
    28
    85
    100
    4
    0
    32.94
    c Malan b Murtagh
    4
    7
    8
    1
    0
    57.14
    not out
    2
    19
    29
    0
    0
    10.52
    Extras
    19 (b 4, lb 11, nb 4)
    TOTAL
    291 all out (96.5 Overs, RR: 3.0)
    Fall of wickets: 1-23 (Mark Pettini, 10.2 ov), 2-44 (Jaik Mickleburgh, 16.6 ov), 3-58 (Ravi Bopara, 22.4 ov), 4-85 (Matt Walker, 33.6 ov), 5-150 (Adam Wheater, 54.3 ov), 6-208 (Owais Shah, 67.3 ov), 7-214 (Graham Napier, 69.4 ov), 8-262 (James Foster, 86.1 ov), 9-266 (David Masters, 88.2 ov), 10-291 (Tim Phillips, 96.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    TJ Murtagh2658253.1500
    CD Collymore2685622.1501
    AJ Ireland18.555713.0200
    GK Berg1734822.8200
    NJ Dexter301705.6600
    JWM Dalrymple501302.6001
    DJ Malan10303.0000

Close of Play

  • Tue, 24 May - day 1 - Middlesex 1st innings 316/6 (SD Robson 136*, AJ Ireland 0*, 96 ov)
  • Wed, 25 May - day 2 - Essex 1st innings 235/7 (JS Foster 44*, TJ Phillips 1*, 75 ov)
  • Thu, 26 May - day 3 - Middlesex 2nd innings 39/1 (CJL Rogers 32*, AJ Ireland 0*, 10 ov)
  • Fri, 27 May - day 4 - Essex 2nd innings 196/7 (54.4 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

  • Wheater fifty aids Essex draw

    Adam Wheater's highest score for Essex helped them to a battling draw in their County Championship Division Two match against Middlesex at Chelmsford

  • Middlesex denied chance to build lead

    Only 31.5 overs were possible between stoppages for rain on the third day of Essex's County Championship match against Middlesex at Chelmsford

  • Shah makes early impression but Essex stumble

    Owais Shah failed by just four runs to mark his first-class debut for Essex with a century in the County Championship clash against Middlesex out at Chelmsford

  • Robson ton denies Essex control

    Opener Sam Robson celebrated his first County Championship outing of the season by batting throughout the day to score 136 as Middlesex reached 316 for 6 in their duel against Essex at Chelmsford

Essex 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st16ML PettiniJC Mickleburgh
2nd0OA ShahML Pettini
3rd5ML PettiniRS Bopara
4th7MJ WalkerRS Bopara
5th52MJ WalkerAJA Wheater
6th95JS FosterAJA Wheater
7th8GR NapierJS Foster
8th13TJ PhillipsJS Foster