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Chelmsford, May 4 - 7 2014, LV= County Championship Division Two
281 & 271/5d
Match drawn
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Smith, Foster lead Essex to safety

An unbeaten 41 from captain James Foster helped Essex bat out the final day of their Championship Division Two tie with Leicestershire and secure a draw at Chelmsford

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Scorecard summary
Essex281/10(104.4 overs)1st INNINGS
James Foster82 (170)
Mark Pettini71 (161)
Nathan Buck5/76(26)
Charlie Shreck2/54(27.4)
Leicestershire433/10(148 overs)1st INNINGS
Ned Eckersley110 (309)
Angus Robson94 (186)
Essex271/5(101 overs)2nd INNINGS
Greg Smith85 (173)
end of over 1014 runs
ESSEX: 271/5CRR: 2.68 
Kishen Velani21 (67)
James Foster41 (93)
Jigar Naik 33-8-77-0
Rob Taylor 11-1-28-0
100.6
Naik to Velani, no run
100.5
Naik to Velani, no run
100.4
Naik to Velani, no run
100.3
Naik to Velani, no run
100.2
4
Naik to Velani, FOUR runs
100.1
Naik to Velani, no run
end of over 1003 runs
ESSEX: 267/5CRR: 2.67 
Kishen Velani17 (61)
James Foster41 (93)
Rob Taylor 11-1-28-0
Jigar Naik 32-8-73-0
99.6
1lb
Taylor to Velani, 1 leg bye
99.5
1
Taylor to Foster, 1 run
99.4
Taylor to Foster, no run
99.3
Taylor to Foster, no run
99.2
1lb
Taylor to Velani, 1 leg bye
99.1
Taylor to Velani, no run
end of over 998 runs
ESSEX: 264/5CRR: 2.66 
James Foster40 (90)
Kishen Velani17 (58)
Jigar Naik 32-8-73-0
Rob Taylor 10-1-27-0
98.6
4
Naik to Foster, FOUR runs
98.5
4
Naik to Foster, FOUR runs
98.4
Naik to Foster, no run
98.3
Naik to Foster, no run
98.2
Naik to Foster, no run
98.1
Naik to Foster, no run
end of over 983 runs
ESSEX: 256/5CRR: 2.61 
Kishen Velani17 (58)
James Foster32 (84)
Rob Taylor 10-1-27-0
Jigar Naik 31-8-65-0
97.6
2
Taylor to Velani, 2 runs
97.5
Taylor to Velani, no run
Match details
County Ground, Chelmsford
TossEssex, elected to bat first
SeriesLV= County Championship Division Two
Season2014
Hours of play (local time)11am start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00
Match days4,5,6,7 May 2014 - day (4-day match)
Umpires
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Billy Taylor
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Rob Bailey
PointsEssex 8, Leicestershire 11
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