Close of Play

  • Wed, 17 Aug - day 1 - Essex 1st innings 359/9 (RN ten Doeschate 120*, TR Craddock 4*, 85 ov)
  • Thu, 18 Aug - day 2 - Gloucestershire 1st innings 176/6 (RG Coughtrie 8*, JMR Taylor 15*, 45 ov)
  • Fri, 19 Aug - day 3 - Essex 2nd innings 243/4 (JC Mickleburgh 68*, JS Foster 18*, 61 ov)
  • Sat, 20 Aug - day 4 - Gloucestershire 2nd innings 231/5 (60.4 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

  • Taylor helps Gloucestershire to avoid defeat

    Chris Taylor and Will Gidman, plus a big helping hand from the weather, enabledGloucestershire to earn a draw against Essex in their County Championshipclash at Colchester

  • Mickleburgh and Masters put Essex in command

    David Masters claimed his sixth five-wicket haul of the season in an innings as Essex moved into a commanding position on day three of their County Championship Division Two clash against Gloucestershire at Colchester

  • Masters puts Essex on top

    David Masters carried his Championship haul of wickets to 71 for the season asEssex gained the upper hand against Gloucestershire on the second day of theCounty Championship match at Colchester's Castle Park

  • Wheater and ten Doeschate give Essex advantage

    Essex's Adam Wheater seized his chance to impress watching England selector James Whittaker as he destroyed Gloucestershire's attack on the first day of their Division Two match at Colchester

Gloucs 4th innings Partnerships

1st4CDJ DentRG Coughtrie
2nd31KS WilliamsonCDJ Dent
3rd13CG TaylorCDJ Dent
4th30CG TaylorAPR Gidman
5th20CG TaylorHJH Marshall
6th133CG TaylorWRS Gidman