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Current Match Report – Essex vs Notts Group 1 2021

Nottinghamshire 323 (Mullaney 117, James 51, Snater 7-98) beat Essex 99 (Browne 53, Fletcher 6-24) and 194 (Browne 64, James 4-51) by an innings and 30 runs

Essex’s championship defence is working aground. In Somerset and Yorkshire, the 2 counties most fancied to boost a problem, anticipation might be rising that this might be their 12 months. They now have one win in 5 and their second defeat of the season – by an innings and 30 runs towards Nottinghamshire – will demand an pressing evaluation of why their season goes awry.

Even the comfort of a 3rd day misplaced to heavy rain didn’t enable Essex to provide the slightest indication that they may save the sport. They trailed by 95 firstly of play, with seven wickets remaining, and would have wanted to bat till tea. As an alternative, they capitulated on the stroke of 1 o’clock. With half their group video games spent they lie second backside and want a fast response.

Dismissed for 99 on a Trent Bridge greentop within the first innings, they misplaced their final seven wickets for 38. Confronted once more by encouraging bowling situations (how might or not it’s in any other case after Saturday’s deluge?), their final six second-innings wickets fell for 29. There may be a number of onus on their prime 4 to fireside and, on this recreation, Tom Westley and Dan Lawrence failed in each innings.

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