result
Chelmsford, Jun 6 - 9 2007, County Championship Division Two
649/5d
(112.2 ov)(f/o) 241 & 367
Essex won by an innings and 41 runs
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Scorecard summary
Essex649/5(173 overs)1st INNINGS
Ravi Bopara229 (391)
Grant Flower203 (339)
Jason Brown2/148(42)
Steven Crook1/140(37)
Northamptonshire241/10(82 overs)1st INNINGS
Northamptonshire367/10(112.2 overs)2nd INNINGS
Match details
County Ground, Chelmsford
TossEssex, elected to bat first
SeriesCounty Championship Division Two
Season2007
Hours of play (local time)11am start, Lunch 13.15-13.55, Tea (usually) 16.10-16.30, Close 18.30<br>Final day: Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00.
Match days6,7,8,9 June 2007 - day (4-day match)
Umpires
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Barrie Leadbeater
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Neil Bainton
PointsEssex 22, Northamptonshire 1