Northamptonshire vs Essex
Essex resumed the Final day on 63/5 at Northampton. Then, Simon Harmer (16) and Sam Cook (17) were the saving grace for the team, as they managed to post 110 on the board, and set a target of 211. Jack White was the pick of the bowlers for the hosts with six wickets.
In response, skipper Will Young and Ricardo Vasconcelos scored 30 each to provide a stable start to the Northants. However, the middle-order fell to the proficient bowling performances of Harmer and Cook.
Then, Gareth Berg emerged as the top-scorer for Northants with 39 runs, as Essex won the game by 47 runs. Harmer returned with six wickets, followed by Cook with three scalps.
Essex (1st innings): 263/10
Tom Westley 56* (145), Ben Allison 69* (114);
Tom Taylor 4/59, Jack White 3/60
Northamptonshire (1st innings)- 163/10
Will Young 37 (91), Luke Procter 28 (84);
Ben Allison 5/35, Shane Snater 2/58
Essex (2nd innings): 110/10
Nick Browne 18 (63), Matt Critchley 14* (43);
Jack White 6/38, Tom Taylor 2/19
Northamptonshire (2nd innings): 163/10
Gareth Berg 39 (46), Ricardo Vasconcelos 30 (27);
Simon Harmer 6/49, Sam Cook 3/43
Result - Essex won by 47 runs
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