Essex v Middlesex: South Africa spinner Simon Harmer takes 9-95 as visitors collapse

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Cloudfm County Ground (day four): Middlesex 246 & 262: Compton 120; Harmer 9-95 Essex 542-3 dec: Browne 221, Cook 193, Chopra 100*; Rayner 2-152 Essex (24 pts) beat Middlesex (1 pt) by an innings and 34 runs Scorecard Off-spinner Simon Harmer took a career-best 9-95 as Essex beat Middlesex with…

Essex v Hampshire: Visitors struggle with bat on day two

Specsavers County Championship Division One, The Cloudfm County Ground (day two): Essex 360: Cook 124, Westley 111; Abbott 5-58 Hampshire 92-7: McManus 30*; Porter 3-17 Essex lead Hampshire by 268 runs Essex 5 pts, Hampshire 1 pt Match scorecard Hampshire lost five wickets with the score on 18 before closing on 92-7 as Essex took…

Warwickshire v Yorkshire: Ben Coad bowls visitors to brink of big win

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Edgbaston (day three): Warwickshire 178 & 85-9: Patel 30 not out; Coad 5-27 Yorkshire 381: Handscomb 75, Bresnan 61; Wright 2-50 Warwickshire 2 pts, Yorkshire 7 pts Yorkshire lead by 118 runs Scorecard Yorkshire need one wicket to inflict another heavy defeat on Warwickshire after pace bowler Ben Coad’s maiden…

Somerset v Essex: Alastair Cook's century leads visitors to comprehensive win

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Cooper Associates County Ground (day three): Somerset 209 & 174: Hildreth 35, Wagner 6-48 Essex 129 & 257-2: Cook 110, Westley 86* Essex won by eight wickets – Somerset 4 pts, Essex 19 pts Scorecard Alastair Cook’s masterful century guided Essex to an eight-wicket victory over Somerset at Taunton. Having…

Warwickshire v Yorkshire: Peter Handscomb and Tim Bresnan put visitors in charge

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Edgbaston (day two): Warwickshire 178: Barker 50; Coad 5-52 Yorkshire 295-6: Handscomb 75, Bresnan 61; Wright 2-50 Warwickshire 0 pts, Yorkshire 3 pts Scorecard Yorkshire built a healthy lead over Warwickshire on day two of their County Championship Division One game. The visitors moved to 295-6, an advantage of 117…

Somerset v Essex: Former England captain Alastair Cook hits unbeaten 39 for visitors

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Cooper Associates County Ground (day one): Somerset 209: Trego 48; Zaidi 3-17 Essex 60-2: Cook 39* Somerset 1 pt, Essex 3 pts Scorecard Ex-England captain Alastair Cook hit an unbeaten 39 for Essex against Somerset in his first Championship appearance since standing down as Test skipper. Cook took two slip…