• Essex seal important win over Durham

    Essex wrapped up an impressive 195-run victory over Durham on Saturday to move up to second in group one of the County Championship.

    Despite not taking any wickets throughout the game, Simon Harmer’s 47 not out in the second innings helped Essex set Durham a target of 384.

    But, after a clinical bowling display by Jamie Porter and Peter Siddle Durham was dismissed for 189 with Cameron Delport making four and David Bedingham 32.

    At the Oval, Surrey still require five wickets to win with Gloucestershire 124-5 at stumps and 191 runs behind in their second innings after following on, thanks to Hashim Amla’s heroics with the bat for the home side.

    Leicestershire reached stumps on day three on 75-1, still needing 303 more runs for victory against Middlesex, while Yorkshire are 85-2 in their second innings against Lancashire, still 265 runs behind.

    In Brighton, Northamptonshire is also closing on victory over Sussex, needing a further 87 runs on Sunday to seal the win.

    Worcestershire will only need four more wickets on the final day to beat Derbyshire with the former 112-6 at stumps in their follow-on.

    Warwickshire also continued to build a hefty lead over Nottinghamshire and are 201-6 at stumps, 245 runs ahead.

    – AFP


    Post by

    Andre Huisamen