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4.02pm Essex were right up against it after losing the first day of this match to rain, but it's been a stunning win in little more than two days of actual play. Dan Lawrence's extraordinary 152 put huge runs on the board in the first innings, Simon Harmer's career-best 9 for 80 enabled the follow-on, and despite a valiant bout of resistance from Brooke Guest in particular, they were unpicked wicket by wicket in a typically wholehearted team performance.

But the champions are back up and running, an innings defeat last week, an innings win this week.

92.4
W
SJ Cook to Hughes, OUT, closes the face on a leg-stump line, a leading edge to point and Essex have pulled off their victory!

AL Hughes c Walter b SJ Cook 8 (49m 35b 0x4 0x6) SR: 22.85

92.3
0
SJ Cook to Hughes, no run,
92.2
0
SJ Cook to Hughes, no run,
92.1
0
SJ Cook to Hughes, no run,

END OF OVER:
92 | 3 Runs | DERBS: 251/9

  • Dustin Melton2 (4b)
  • Alex Hughes8 (31b)
  • Simon Harmer45-10-122-3
  • Sam Cook16-5-45-2
91.6
2
Harmer to Melton, 2 runs,
91.5
0
Harmer to Melton, no run,

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