Day 4

635dIvo Tennant at Castle Park

Bopara sees outgrounds as spin solution

Spin bowling in England might be perceived to be in decline but Ravi Bopara suggested that outgrounds could hold part of the answer as he countered the turn found by Danny Briggs and Liam Dawson

Day 3

635dRyan Bailey at Castle Park

Essex miss a crucial chance

An unproductive start to the season has left Essex playing catch-up with little margin for error and they missed a golden opportunity to put Hampshire under significant pressure at Colchester

Day 2

Day 1

635dRyan Bailey at Castle Park

Topley facing another back injury

Reece Topley, the Essex left-arm pace bowler, faces another debilitating period on the sidelines after he suffered a recurrence of the lower back injury that beset his winter away with the England Performance Programme

Essex 4th innings Partnerships

1st21T WestleyNLJ Browne
2nd0RS BoparaT Westley
3rd4RS BoparaJD Ryder
4th4JS FosterRS Bopara
5th26RS BoparaRN ten Doeschate
6th21RS BoparaGM Smith
7th4TJ PhillipsRS Bopara
8th28GR NapierRS Bopara
9th28RS BoparaSI Mahmood