Lunch on Day 2 at Chelmsford. Essex 381-6 - a lead of 287
Essex 352-6 - a lead of 258
Barnard gets the first wicket of the day as Wheater is bowled for 66. Essex 330-6.
Essex 311-5 - a lead of 217
Bopara on 56 dropped by Mitchell at second slip in what is still Parnell's first over of the day
Wheater on 58 dropped in gulley area by Fell off first ball of Parnell spell today. Essex now 304-5
Bopara on 45 dropped at deep square leg off Pennington. Essex 288-5
Barnard giving Bopara a searching examination and has 2 lbw shouts in same over turned down
Early introduction for spinner Ben Twohig in place of Ed Barnard
It's Barnard and Pennington sharing the attack at Chelmsford. Essex now 260-5
Bowling: Tongue 13-1-54-1, Parnell 15-1-63-1, Barnard 17-6-35-2, Pennington 13-1-36-1, Twohig 9-1-48-0, Mitchell 3-0-6-0
It's stumps at Chelmsford and Essex are 252-5 off 70 overs
Essex are 232-5 - a lead of 138
Essex 215-5 - a lead of 121
A wicket for Pennington as ten Doeschate edges to Clarke at first slip. Essex 201-5.
Essex 201-4. 15 overs remaining in the day.
Sharp take by Cox standing up to dismiss Westley for 55 off the bowling of Barnard. Essex 170-4.
A single to deep mid-wicket off Parnell takes Westley to his 50 off 117 balls. Essex 166-3.
Ed Barnard takes the wicket of Dan Lawrence, lbw for 1. Essex 139-3.
Josh Tongue gets the wicket of Murali Vijay, bowled for 85. At tea Essex 138-2. Leading by 44 runs.
Tongue is back into the attack and Essex are 114-1 and a century stand completed between Vijay and Westley
Essex are 92-1 off 29 overs
Vijay reaches his 50 with the help of a six off Twohig. Essex 86-1
It's Twohig into the attack at 75-1
Pennington into the attack at 60-1
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