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Division 2, The Oval, Sep 12 - 15 2021, County Championship
(36 ov)(f/o) 161 & 113/2
Match drawn
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Hashim Amla holds firm again for Surrey as Essex are denied their victory push

Alastair Cook has rare bowl as contest peters out after third-day washout

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Scorecard summary
Essex439/10(143.1 overs)1st INNINGS
Alastair Cook165 (330)
Dan Lawrence78 (130)
Reece Topley2/58(24)
Dan Moriarty2/85(35)
Surrey161/10(86.3 overs)1st INNINGS
Hashim Amla84 (209)
James Taylor19 (117)
Jamie Porter3/27(18.3)
Simon Harmer3/49(31)
Surrey113/2(36 overs)2nd INNINGS
end of over 365 runs
SURR: 113/2CRR: 3.13 
Ollie Pope27 (52)
Hashim Amla34 (72)
Alastair Cook 1-0-5-0
Jamie Porter 6-1-29-0
35.6
Cook to Pope, no run
35.5
4
Cook to Pope, FOUR runs
35.4
Cook to Pope, no run
35.3
Cook to Pope, no run
35.2
1
Cook to Amla, 1 run
35.1
Cook to Amla, no run
end of over 353 runs
SURR: 108/2CRR: 3.08 
Ollie Pope23 (48)
Hashim Amla33 (70)
Jamie Porter 6-1-29-0
Simon Harmer 15-5-37-1
34.6
Porter to Pope, no run
34.5
Porter to Pope, no run
34.4
Porter to Pope, no run
34.3
3
Porter to Amla, 3 runs
34.2
Porter to Amla, no run
34.1
Porter to Amla, no run
end of over 34Maiden
SURR: 105/2CRR: 3.08 
Ollie Pope23 (45)
Hashim Amla30 (67)
Simon Harmer 15-5-37-1
Jamie Porter 5-1-26-0
33.6
Harmer to Pope, no run
33.5
Harmer to Pope, no run
33.4
Harmer to Pope, no run
33.3
Harmer to Pope, no run
33.2
Harmer to Pope, no run
33.1
Harmer to Pope, no run
end of over 333 runs
SURR: 105/2CRR: 3.18 
Ollie Pope23 (39)
Hashim Amla30 (67)
Jamie Porter 5-1-26-0
Simon Harmer 14-4-37-1
32.6
1
Porter to Pope, 1 run
32.5
Porter to Pope, no run
Match details
Kennington Oval, London
TossEssex, elected to bat first
SeriesCounty Championship
Season2021
Match days12,13,14,15 September 2021 - day (4-day match)
Umpires
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Billy Taylor
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Paul Baldwin
Match Referee
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Will Smith
PointsEssex 15, Surrey 9