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RESULT
Group 1, Chelmsford, April 08 - 11, 2021, County Championship
490/9d & 28/1

Match drawn

Essex 1st Innings
WORCS 1st Innings
Essex 2nd Innings
Match Details
Essex 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Nick Browne c Libby b Barnard26741003035.13
Alastair Cook lbw b Morris1539573038.46
Tom Westley (c)c Barnard b D'Oliveira21340853832052.20
Dan Lawrence lbw b Barnard46831054055.42
Paul Walter c Mitchell b Barnard381241714030.64
Ryan ten Doeschate lbw b D'Oliveira3052576057.69
Adam Wheater c Barnard b D'Oliveira871491946058.38
Simon Harmer lbw b Morris1470025.00
Ben Allison c Libby b Morris1315202086.66
Sam Cook not out 22400100.00
Extras(b 4, lb 6, nb 8, w 1)19
TOTAL157.4 Ov (RR: 3.10)490/9d
Did not bat: Jamie Porter 
Fall of wickets: 1-30 (Alastair Cook, 13.3 ov), 2-57 (Nick Browne, 23.5 ov), 3-130 (Dan Lawrence, 50.5 ov), 4-254 (Paul Walter, 95.1 ov), 5-304 (Ryan ten Doeschate, 109.5 ov), 6-461 (Tom Westley, 151.2 ov), 7-465 (Simon Harmer, 152.3 ov), 8-487 (Ben Allison, 156.5 ov), 9-490 (Adam Wheater, 157.4 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Joe Leach2959003.1014115002
Dillon Pennington2739103.3711712000
Charlie Morris2759533.5112416000
13.3 to AN Cook, thumped on the pad, and up goes the finger. Cook is half-forward, and that was a vociferous appeal.. 30/1
152.3 to SR Harmer, walks across a straight one, and that's as plumb as they come. 465/7
156.5 to BMJ Allison, one shot too many, spanked down the throat of deep midwicket. Wheater might need to get a wriggle on here.... 487/8
Ed Barnard2766732.4813610011
23.5 to NLJ Browne, goes too hard at the full length, bat skews on impact and that's a fine sharp take at extra cover to prise the opening. 57/2
50.5 to DW Lawrence, pinned on the crease and that's been given! Lawrence looks aghast, and with fairly good reason. That was very close to being both outside the line, and looked on the high side as well... but look in the scorebook!. 130/3
95.1 to PI Walter, one shot too many this time! An attempted flick off the toes, snags the outside edge, and a thick chance carries this time to second slip, scooped up with a dive, low to the left.. 254/4
Brett D'Oliveira36.469532.591463001
109.5 to RN ten Doeschate, tossed up on middle and leg, straightens enough to thump the front pad, and that's the end of an enterprising knock. 304/5
151.2 to T Westley, yoinked high in the air, down towards the pavilion at deep midwicket, a good low grab to end a fine captain's innings. He was eager to get a move on, and no disgrace in that. Harmer enters the fray, with a licence to have a swing too, you suspect. 461/6
157.4 to AJA Wheater, smashed out to deep midwicket. Wheater attempts to put the hammer down, but he's holed out in front of the pavilion, and that will be the declaration too. 490/9
Daryl Mitchell402005.00143000
Jake Libby702203.14241000
Worcestershire 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Daryl Mitchell  b SJ Cook1645572035.55
Jake Libby not out 18049668115136.29
Tom Fell c Harmer b SJ Cook034000.00
Gareth Roderick c Westley b SJ Cook015000.00
Brett D'Oliveira lbw b SJ Cook617211035.29
Riki Wessels lbw b Porter54921139058.69
Ben Cox lbw b Harmer716191043.75
Ed Barnard  b Lawrence12826332718048.66
Joe Leach (c)c †Wheater b Allison1770014.28
Dillon Pennington st †Wheater b Harmer5610811210051.85
Charlie Morris lbw b Harmer619171031.57
Extras(b 2, lb 15, nb 4)21
TOTAL177.3 Ov (RR: 2.67)475
Fall of wickets: 1-32 (Daryl Mitchell, 14.3 ov), 2-32 (Tom Fell, 14.6 ov), 3-32 (Gareth Roderick, 16.1 ov), 4-43 (Brett D'Oliveira, 21.2 ov), 5-132 (Riki Wessels, 48.6 ov), 6-145 (Ben Cox, 53.4 ov), 7-389 (Ed Barnard, 145.1 ov), 8-390 (Joe Leach, 146.2 ov), 9-465 (Dillon Pennington, 173.3 ov), 10-475 (Charlie Morris, 177.3 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Jamie Porter3149913.1913713000
48.6 to MH Wessels, nailed on the pads, bent double by the impact! That's plumb and with lunch approaching, Porter has the breakthrough! Tight line, jagging back into the pads. The end of a doughty stand. 132/5
Sam Cook371010042.7017715000
14.3 to DKH Mitchell, Sam Cook is back in the attack and he makes the breakthrough! A beautiful nipbacker from just outside off, and Mitchell is caught in two minds as the ball zips back into his off stump. Half playing at it, half leaving. All bowled. 32/1
14.6 to TC Fell, full length, tight lines, thick edge, and snaffled by Harmer at second slip! Fell is felled, and Worcestershire's day is finishing in a bit of a muddle. 32/2
16.1 to GH Roderick, Rodders, you plonker! Outside off once more, Cook is finding a glorious line at this late juncture of the day, a limp push of the bat, and third slip snaffles a fat edge. He's on a hat-trick!. 32/3
21.2 to BL D'Oliveira, banged on the shin and D'Oliveira is gone! That one jags back just a touch and he's only halfway forward, an easy decision! Four in 12 balls for Cook!. 43/4
Simon Harmer61.32012632.0430412100
53.4 to OB Cox, a huge swipe across the line and up goes the finger! Down on one knee for the sweep, pinned in front, and Worcestershire's session starts badly. 145/6
173.3 to DY Pennington, whoops! A big-old tailend honk through the line, beaten by the turn, off come the bails with the foot dragged out of the crease. Harmer has a hard-earned second. 465/9
177.3 to CAJ Morris, on the back foot, spins back into the back pad, and up goes the finger! Essex's ordeal is over. Jake Libby carries his bat!. 475/10
Dan Lawrence1013013.00443000
145.1 to EG Barnard, bowled him! Plays all around the drive, stumps splattered. A bit of bite outside off, and through a yawning gate. The end of a tremendous stand. Barnard never quite got going again this morning, but a formidable partnership all the same. 389/7
Ben Allison2566712.6812111001
146.2 to J Leach, a flick down the leg-side, and Allison has his maiden first-class wicket for Essex! A bog-standard strangle, but they all count. A chance at last for Essex to get back on the front foot in this contest. 390/8
Paul Walter913103.44353001
Tom Westley40501.25200000
Essex 2nd Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Nick Browne not out 731461022.58
Alastair Cook  b Leach1217292070.58
Tom Westley (c)not out 812181066.66
Extras(lb 1)1
TOTAL10 Ov (RR: 2.80)28/1
Fall of wickets: 1-17 (Alastair Cook, 6.1 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Joe Leach411413.50202000
6.1 to AN Cook, yeegads! A very loose drive from Cook, and back goes his middle peg. There's a new sheriff of obduracy in town.... 17/1
Dillon Pennington41902.25212000
Ed Barnard11000.0060000
Charlie Morris10404.0040000
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MATCH DETAILS
County Ground, Chelmsford
TossEssex, elected to bat first
Series
Season2021
Match days8,9,10,11 April 2021 - day (4-day match)
Umpires
England
David Millns
England
Neil Mallender
Match Referee
England
Alec Swann
PointsEssex 13, Worcestershire 12
CLOSE OF PLAY
Thu, 08 Apr - day 1 - Essex 1st innings 207/3 (Tom Westley 84*, Paul Walter 26*, 81.2 ov)
Fri, 09 Apr - day 2 - WORCS 1st innings 43/3 (Jake Libby 21*, Brett D'Oliveira 6*, 21 ov)
Sat, 10 Apr - day 3 - WORCS 1st innings 350/6 (Jake Libby 141*, Ed Barnard 116*, 122 ov)
Sun, 11 Apr - day 4 - Essex 2nd innings 28/1 (10 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
General
  • Batting and Bowling points: Essex 5, Worcestershire 4
Essex Innings
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County Championship
Division 1
TEAMMWLDPT
WARKS421177
LANCS421173.5
NOTTS431073
HANTS421161.5
YORKS412144.5
SOM404032.5
Division 2
TEAMMWLDPT
ESSEX430196
GLOUC431076
DURH311144
NHNTS412154
SURR301240
GLAM403134.5
Division 3
TEAMMWLDPT
KENT440094
MIDDX431080
WORCS422067.5
LEICS412154.5
DERBS412151.5
SUSS404030
Group 1
TEAMMWLDPT
NOTTS10424151
WARKS10415145
DURH10325132
ESSEX10325129
WORCS10136109
DERBS1005572
Group 2
TEAMMWLDPT
SOM10415148
HANTS10424145
GLOUC10532131
SURR10226123
LEICS10244111
MIDDX1027184
Group 3
TEAMMWLDPT
LANCS10415150
YORKS10514149
GLAM10226127
NHNTS10334123
KENT1003797
SUSS1015494