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Chelmsford, Aug 29 - Sep 1 2018, Specsavers County Championship Division One
(90.3 ov)(f/o) 172 & 211
Essex won by an innings and 52 runs
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Peter Siddle and Simon Harmer combine to secure innings victory

With a method that took them to the title last year, Essex earned a win in three days that lifts them out of relegation danger

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Scorecard summary
Essex435/10(114.1 overs)1st INNINGS
Dan Lawrence124 (210)
Varun Chopra61 (142)
Kyle Abbott5/90(28)
Ian Holland2/83(27)
Hampshire172/10(78.3 overs)1st INNINGS
Sam Cook3/27(10.3)
Peter Siddle2/22(14)
Hampshire211/10(90.3 overs)2nd INNINGS
Tom Alsop51 (142)
Sam Northeast41 (101)
Peter Siddle5/48(22)
Simon Harmer4/64(29.3)
90.3
W
Harmer to Berg, OUT
Gareth Berg lbw b Harmer 37 (123m 109b 3x4 1x6) SR: 33.94
90.2
Harmer to Berg, no run
90.1
Harmer to Berg, no run
end of over 901 run
HANTS: 211/9CRR: 2.34 
Gareth Berg37 (106)
Fidel Edwards4 (22)
Peter Siddle22-7-48-5
Simon Harmer29-8-64-3
89.6
1
Siddle to Berg, 1 run
89.5
Siddle to Berg, no run
89.4
Siddle to Berg, no run
89.3
Siddle to Berg, no run
89.2
Siddle to Berg, no run
89.1
Siddle to Berg, no run
end of over 891 run
HANTS: 210/9CRR: 2.35 
Fidel Edwards4 (22)
Gareth Berg36 (100)
Simon Harmer29-8-64-3
Peter Siddle21-7-47-5
88.6
Harmer to Edwards, no run
88.5
1
Harmer to Berg, 1 run
88.4
Harmer to Berg, no run
88.3
Harmer to Berg, no run
88.2
Harmer to Berg, no run
88.1
Harmer to Berg, no run
end of over 881 run
HANTS: 209/9CRR: 2.37 
Fidel Edwards4 (21)
Gareth Berg35 (95)
Peter Siddle21-7-47-5
Jamie Porter20-6-49-0
87.6
Siddle to Edwards, no run
87.5
Siddle to Edwards, no run
87.4
1
Siddle to Berg, 1 run
87.3
Siddle to Berg, no run
87.2
Siddle to Berg, no run
Match details
County Ground, Chelmsford
TossEssex, elected to bat first
SeriesSpecsavers County Championship Division One
Season2018
Hours of play (local time)11am start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00
Match days29,30,31 August, 01 September 2018 - day(4-day match)
Umpires
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Mike Burns
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Rob Bailey
PointsEssex 24, Hampshire 2