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Group 1, Worcester, Apr 29 - May 2 2021, County Championship
561/8d
(57 ov)(f/o) 364 & 129/2
Match drawn
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• George Dobell

Blossoming Sam Cook goes against the grain in grim draw for Essex at Worcestershire

Neither side can avoid stalemate on a pitch suffering from winter floods and chilly spring

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Scorecard summary
Essex561/8(174 overs)1st INNINGS
Alastair Cook115 (263)
Tom Westley113 (256)
Worcestershire364/10(138.1 overs)1st INNINGS
Simon Harmer4/85(49)
Sam Cook4/60(29)
Worcestershire129/2(57 overs)2nd INNINGS
Jake Libby*52 (139)
Tom Fell35 (102)
Sam Cook2/7(11)
end of over 571 run
WORCS: 129/2CRR: 2.26 
Jake Libby52 (139)
Gareth Roderick13 (71)
Simon Harmer24-8-34-0
Dan Lawrence4-0-19-0
56.6
Harmer to Libby, no run
56.5
1
Harmer to Roderick, 1 run
56.4
Harmer to Roderick, no run
56.3
Harmer to Roderick, no run
56.2
Harmer to Roderick, no run
56.1
Harmer to Roderick, no run
end of over 565 runs
WORCS: 128/2CRR: 2.28 
Jake Libby52 (138)
Gareth Roderick12 (66)
Dan Lawrence4-0-19-0
Simon Harmer23-8-33-0
55.6
Lawrence to Libby, no run
55.5
Lawrence to Libby, no run
55.4
1
Lawrence to Roderick, 1 run
55.3
Lawrence to Roderick, no run
55.2
Lawrence to Roderick, no run
55.1
4
Lawrence to Roderick, FOUR runs
end of over 552 runs
WORCS: 123/2CRR: 2.23 
Gareth Roderick7 (62)
Jake Libby52 (136)
Simon Harmer23-8-33-0
Tom Westley2-1-2-0
54.6
1
Harmer to Roderick, 1 run
54.5
Harmer to Roderick, no run
54.4
Harmer to Roderick, no run
54.3
Harmer to Roderick, no run
54.2
1
Harmer to Libby, 1 run
54.1
Harmer to Libby, no run
end of over 542 runs
WORCS: 121/2CRR: 2.24 
Gareth Roderick6 (58)
Jake Libby51 (134)
Tom Westley2-1-2-0
Simon Harmer22-8-31-0
53.6
Westley to Roderick, no run
53.5
Westley to Roderick, no run
Match details
County Ground, New Road, Worcester
TossEssex, elected to bat first
SeriesCounty Championship
Season2021
Match days29,30 April, 1, 2 May 2021 - day(4-day match)
Umpires
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Graham Lloyd
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Rob White
Match Referee
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Stuart Cummings
PointsEssex 12, Worcestershire 11