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    33.4 breakthrough, and Stanlake gets his maiden Derbyshire wicket! Browne chides himself after nicking to slip driving at a wide one... Reward for the big Australian, a thick outside edge squirting to second slip. That'll make Billy and Derbyshire feel a bit better about things 137/1
    35.2 oh dear, Cook has chipped to extra cover! Big Billy gets the big fish, Stanlake has another! Not sure what happened to Cook's timing there, as he tried to go through with his drive but spooned a catch to Godleman - who nearly dropped it before holding on at the second attempt 138/2
    71.6 flighted, Westley goes over the off side this time, but picks out du Plooy on the boundary! Goes looking to keep the scoreboard moving, Critchley the beneficiary 359/3
    not out
    152
    133
    164
    16
    6
    114.28
    not out
    12
    8
    18
    2
    0
    150.00
    Extras
    25 (lb 5, nb 18, w 2)
    TOTAL
    412/3d (76 Overs, RR: 5.42)
    Fall of wickets: 1-137 (Nick Browne, 33.4 ov), 2-138 (Alastair Cook, 35.2 ov), 3-359 (Tom Westley, 71.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    B Stanlake1729125.3517
    LM Reece1304703.6101
    DR Melton1325304.0701
    FJ Hudson-Prentice1217506.2500
    MJJ Critchley1208717.2510
    AL Hughes603305.5000
    WL Madsen302107.0000
  • BATSMEN
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    6.4 Reece attempts to leave, kisses the back pad - and up goes the finger! Was just outside the line, but no shot played, and Ian Blackwell doesn't take too long to think about it. Harmer amongst 'em already 10/1
    9.3 flighted leg side, steered to short leg... and this is given, with Godleman standing his ground! Not sure if he thought it came straight off the pad, but it seemed to go straight to ten Doeschate lurking under the helmet, and Essex were convinced. Lawrence pushing for allrounder status here! 16/2
    52.3 Guest props forward, deflects up off the front pad, ten Doeschate grabs it - given! He's gone one short of his half-century, though doesn't look too pleased with the decision. Must have been close to flicking the glove on its way up... and it was good enough for Ian Blackwell. Seven for Harmer now 128/8
    16.5 flight and bite, du Plooy prods forward... and sends a low edge to Lawrence stood at gully! Harmer bags another, luring the left-hander out and prolonging his run of bad form. Eagles circling like vultures in the gloaming 27/3
    34.4 Hughes attempts to come down now, Harmer ghosts one past the outside edge... and although Wheater takes a while to gather and whip off the bails, Hughes can't get back. After a bit of a wait, Essex get their first of the day 71/4
    46.5 gottim, snared at leg slip! Madsen slumps on to his bat handle, he'd been busy against Harmer but that hasn't prevented the offspinner breaking through. Tossed up high once again, gripping as Madsen hung back and flicked across the line, and Lawrence scoops it up 103/5
    48.5 tossed up and slapped straight back to the bowler! Harmer has five, and Critchley has rather gifted him that! He swipes his bat in frustration... poor shot, even without accounting for the fact rain is due to sweep in again soon 109/6
    50.6 snapped up at short leg! Straight off the face of the bat, but ten Doeschate scoops it above the turf! Six for Harmer and that Derbyshire wobble has well and truly materialised 127/7
    not out
    3
    18
    28
    0
    0
    16.66
    54.3 bowled 'im! Eight for Harmer, Derbyshire floundering... Stanlake aiming to force a cut off the back foot, but misses it completely, hits the top of middle 128/9
    56.5 smashed back to the bowler, Harmer grabs it and throws the ball away! Nine wickets for Harmer, and that's a career-best! Melton punches himself out and Derbyshire have collapsed in a heap here, losing seven wickets in a session 146/9
    Extras
    8 (b 1, lb 7)
    TOTAL
    146 all out (56.5 Overs, RR: 2.56)
    Fall of wickets: 1-10 (Luis Reece, 6.4 ov), 2-16 (Billy Godleman, 9.3 ov), 3-27 (Leus du Plooy, 16.5 ov), 4-71 (Alex Hughes, 34.4 ov), 5-103 (Wayne Madsen, 46.5 ov), 6-109 (Matt Critchley, 48.5 ov), 7-127 (Harvey Hosein, 50.6 ov), 8-128 (Brooke Guest, 52.3 ov), 9-128 (Billy Stanlake, 54.3 ov), 10-146 (Dustin Melton, 56.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    SR Harmer25.598093.0900
    DW Lawrence1122011.8100
    SJ Cook72801.1400
    JA Porter811802.2500
    S Snater521202.4000
  • BATSMEN
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    2.5 timbaaaaaah! Middle stump is flat on the ground, Derbyshire lose their first second time around! Expansive drive from Reece, but he only succeeds in dragging it into the woodwork. This could get messy 14/1
    38.1 Porter pins Godleman in front! First breakthrough of the day for Essex, angling in from round the stumps and rapping the pads, pretty adjacent despite Godleman batting out of his crease - up goes the finger and Derbyshire's captain is gone 111/2
    65
    141
    150
    7
    1
    46.09
    42.6 Guest plays no shot, hit on the knee and he's gone! Badly misjudged, a "be my guest" leave as Cook veered the ball into him on a length. No hesitation from Blackwell, and Guest heads off after making his second CB in the match 118/3
    62.4 no doubt about this one, steered straight to slip! Snater bags du Plooy with one that leaves him on a good length, finds the edge and Cook gobbles up the catch! 193/5
    61.5 flicked leg side, ten Doeschate plunges to take the catch! Harmer makes the breakthrough! A steady stand for Derbyshire, but Harmer finally gets one to stick, securing his first wicket in the second innings - and ten for the match. Huge moment in the game 193/4
    84.2 This could be curtains for Derbyshire's hopes! Tight lines from Porter, shaping into a back-foot block and snagging the edge for Cook to pocket the chance at first slip. Valiant defence, but it might be for nought now 234/8
    77.3 Sharp turn from outside off, Hosein turns to leg with a closed face and and stabs it low to a deep-set short leg! 218/6
    79.5 Now then, we've got proper drama brewing now! More turn for Harmer, Hudson-Prentice is back on his stumps, bobbles a nudge off the knee-roll and ten Doeschate belies his 40-plus years by leaping forward to gather! 226/7
    92.4 closes the face on a leg-stump line, a leading edge to point and Essex have pulled off their victory! 251/9
    90.4 round the wicket, very full and into the legs, an ambitious high-elbowed flog through the line from Stanlake, but he's merely plopped that into the hands of Westley at long-on! He flips his bat in disgust as he traipses off... Essex are one wicket away from a vital victory in an otherwise soggy round! 248/9
    not out
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    9
    0
    0
    50.00
    Extras
    10 (b 6, lb 4)
    TOTAL
    251 all out (f/o) (92.4 Overs, RR: 2.70)
    Fall of wickets: 1-14 (Luis Reece, 2.5 ov), 2-111 (Billy Godleman, 38.1 ov), 3-118 (Brooke Guest, 42.6 ov), 4-193 (Wayne Madsen, 61.5 ov), 5-193 (Leus du Plooy, 62.4 ov), 6-218 (Harvey Hosein, 77.3 ov), 7-226 (Fynn Hudson-Prentice, 79.5 ov), 8-234 (Matt Critchley, 84.2 ov), 9-248 (Billy Stanlake, 90.4 ov), 10-251 (Alex Hughes, 92.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    JA Porter1954132.1500
    SJ Cook16.454532.7000
    SR Harmer45912232.7100
    S Snater1022712.7000
    DW Lawrence21603.0000

Close of Play

  • Thu, 13 May - day 1 - no play
  • Fri, 14 May - day 2 - Derbyshire 1st innings 35/3 (BD Guest 14*, AL Hughes 5*, 22 ov)
  • Sat, 15 May - day 3 - Derbyshire 2nd innings 97/1 (BA Godleman 39*, BD Guest 56*, 32 ov)
  • Sun, 16 May - day 4 - Derbyshire 2nd innings 251 (92.4 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

Derbyshire 3rd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st14BA GodlemanLM Reece
2nd97BA GodlemanBD Guest
3rd7JL du PlooyBD Guest
4th75WL MadsenJL du Plooy
5th0JL du PlooyMJJ Critchley
6th25HR HoseinMJJ Critchley
7th8FJ Hudson-PrenticeMJJ Critchley
8th8AL HughesMJJ Critchley
9th14AL HughesB Stanlake
10th3AL HughesDR Melton

County Championship

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TeamMWLDPT
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LANCS421157
WARKS421156
HANTS421153
YORKS412140
SOM404014
Division 2
TeamMWLDPT
ESSEX430177
GLOUC431064
DURH311140
NHNTS412138
SURR301227
GLAM403123
Division 3
TeamMWLDPT
KENT440083
MIDDX431067
WORCS422049
LEICS412143
DERBS412142
SUSS404018
Group 1
TeamMWLDPT
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WARKS10415145
DURH10325132
ESSEX10325129
WORCS10136109
DERBS1005572
Group 2
TeamMWLDPT
SOM10415148
HANTS10424145
GLOUC10532131
SURR10226123
LEICS10244111
MIDDX1027184
Group 3
TeamMWLDPT
LANCS10415150
YORKS10514149
GLAM10226127
NHNTS10334123
KENT1003797
SUSS1015494