Result
LV= County Championship Division Two at Colchester, Jul 13-16 2014
246 & 171
(32.3 ov, target 133)
285 & 136/8
Essex won by 2 wickets
1y
• Ivo 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

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Scorecard summary
Hampshire246(71 overs)1st Innings
Essex285(102.1 overs)1st Innings
Ravi Bopara*79 (254)
Jesse Ryder69 (119)
Hampshire171(47.1 overs)2nd Innings
Greg Smith4/46(12.1)
Jesse Ryder3/31(17)
Essex136/8(32.3 overs)2nd Innings
Danny Briggs4/61(16)
Liam Dawson4/58(14.3)
32.3
4
Dawson to Mahmood, FOUR runs
32.2
4
Dawson to Mahmood, FOUR runs
32.1
Dawson to Mahmood, no run
end of over 328 runs
Essex: 128/8CRR: 4 
Ravi Bopara48 (91)
Sajid Mahmood2 (7)
Danny Briggs16-5-61-4
Liam Dawson14-4-50-4
31.6
4
Briggs to Bopara, FOUR runs
31.5
Briggs to Bopara, no run
31.4
Briggs to Bopara, no run
31.3
Briggs to Bopara, no run
31.2
Briggs to Bopara, no run
31.1
4
Briggs to Bopara, FOUR runs
end of over 312 runs
Essex: 120/8CRR: 3.87 
Sajid Mahmood2 (7)
Ravi Bopara40 (85)
Liam Dawson14-4-50-4
Danny Briggs15-5-53-4
30.6
Dawson to Mahmood, no run
30.5
Dawson to Mahmood, no run
30.4
Dawson to Mahmood, no run
30.3
Dawson to Mahmood, no run
30.2
Dawson to Mahmood, no run
30.1
2
Dawson to Mahmood, 2 runs
end of over 3010 runs
Essex: 118/8CRR: 3.93 
Ravi Bopara40 (85)
Sajid Mahmood0 (1)
Danny Briggs15-5-53-4
Liam Dawson13-4-48-4
29.6
4
Briggs to Bopara, FOUR runs
29.5
6
Briggs to Bopara, SIX runs
29.4
Briggs to Bopara, no run
Match details
Castle Park Cricket Ground, Colchester
TossHampshire , elected to bat first
SeriesLV= County Championship Division Two 2014
Season2014
Hours of play (local time)11am start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00
Match days13,14,15,16 July 2014 (4-day match)
Umpires
Tim Robinson
Anil Chaudhary
PointsEssex 21, Hampshire 4