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Group 1, Chester-le-Street, May 27 - 29 2021, County Championship
182 & 301
(87 ov, target 385)99 & 189
Essex won by 195 runs
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• David Hopps

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Scorecard summary
Essex182/10(62.2 overs)1st INNINGS
Paul Walter28 (67)
Ben Raine4/45(14.2)
Durham99/10(47.4 overs)1st INNINGS
Essex301/10(89.5 overs)2nd INNINGS
Ben Raine5/64(23.5)
Brydon Carse3/69(15)
Durham189/10(87 overs)2nd INNINGS
Alex Lees48 (119)
Michael Jones35 (126)
Jamie Porter4/31(19)
Peter Siddle3/47(23)
end of over 876 runs • 1 wicket
DURH: 189/10CRR: 2.17 
Chris Rushworth5 (11)
Jamie Porter19-9-31-4
Sam Cook19-7-39-2
86.6
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Porter to Potts, OUT
Matty Potts b Porter 11 (39m 33b 0x4 1x6) SR: 33.33
86.5
6
Porter to Potts, SIX runs
86.4
Porter to Potts, no run
86.3
Porter to Potts, no run
86.2
Porter to Potts, no run
86.1
Porter to Potts, no run
end of over 863 runs
DURH: 183/9CRR: 2.12 
Chris Rushworth5 (11)
Matty Potts5 (27)
Sam Cook19-7-39-2
Jamie Porter18-9-25-3
85.6
Cook to Rushworth, no run
85.5
1
Cook to Potts, 1 run
85.4
Cook to Potts, no run
85.3
1
Cook to Rushworth, 1 run
85.2
1
Cook to Potts, 1 run
85.1
Cook to Potts, no run
end of over 851 run
DURH: 180/9CRR: 2.11 
Chris Rushworth4 (9)
Matty Potts3 (23)
Jamie Porter18-9-25-3
Peter Siddle23-6-47-3
84.6
Porter to Rushworth, no run
84.5
Porter to Rushworth, no run
84.4
Porter to Rushworth, no run
84.3
1
Porter to Potts, 1 run
84.2
Porter to Potts, no run
84.1
Porter to Potts, no run
end of over 844 runs
DURH: 179/9CRR: 2.13 
Chris Rushworth4 (6)
Matty Potts2 (20)
Peter Siddle23-6-47-3
Jamie Porter17-9-24-3
83.6
4
Siddle to Rushworth, FOUR runs
83.5
Siddle to Rushworth, no run
Match details
Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street
TossDurham, elected to field first
SeriesCounty Championship
Season2021
Match days27,28,29 May 2021 - day(4-day match)
Umpires
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David Millns
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James Middlebrook
Match Referee
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Tim Boon
PointsEssex 19, Durham 3