— May 5, 2022

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Steve Patterson

“It was a tough day for cricket.
“We weren’t expecting it to be a minefield, and we thought if there was anything on the ground it would be this morning before the sun came up and baked it.
“Getting a wicket in the first round gave us some hope that it would be a good day. ? “Then we dropped an easy chance quite early in Jordan and it got pretty tough from there.
“Overall, we played pretty well as a unit considering we have a pretty weak bowling offense. We got on well. »

6:01 p.m. – Closing Essex finished 234-3 from 96 overs. Cook 107 the showpiece of the day, while Walter finished 89. Thompson, Bess and Patterson the wicket-takers for Yorkshire.

5:42 p.m. WICKET Cook plays aiming for a pull at Patterson, falling for 107. Essex 230-3 in the 92nd. That ends a 174 stand with Walter (85 not out).

5:28 p.m. Cook hits his 71st career century with 255 balls with 14×4. Nice shot. Essex 224-2 at the 89th. But he throws a drive into the slides almost after, off Thompson, and Brook can’t hold on.

5:12 p.m. Essex is now 209-2 at 86th. Cook goes to 95 and Walter to 77.

5:05 p.m. The Yorkshire women head into the finals day at the Northern CC in Liverpool on Sunday. Here’s our preview with coach Mark Harrison.

Finals day.

4:50 p.m. Yorkshire took the ball again, with Essex 178-2 after 80 overs. Thompson returns. Cook has 74 and Walter 71. Big 75 minutes to come. Could still be 230-6 at the close.

4:26 p.m. Walter and Cook shared their position of the century as Essex go 159-2 after 73 overs. New ball planned shortly.

4:06 p.m. Walter hit his fifty balls from 145 with 6×4. Essex 146-2 after 67 overs.

tea report Yorkshire went without a wicket in the first afternoon session of their LV=Insurance County Championship clash with Essex at Chelmsford, with the hosts reaching tea at 138-2 from 66 overs.

After early morning strikes for Jordan Thompson and Dom Bess left Essex 56-2 in the 21st, the hosts advanced through southpaw pairing Sir Alastair Cook and Paul Walter, who shared an unbroken 82.

Cook has reached an unbeaten 62 as he looks ahead to his 71st century of top-class career.

Yorkshire will regret a trio of lost strikes, two of which came this afternoon with Walter at 12 and 16. He offered a comeback chance to Steve Patterson and a tough low chance to George Hill on the third slip from the captain’s bowling.

Walter will start the evening on the 42nd on a slow and low surface.

3:41 p.m. – Tea Essex reached 138-2 from 66 overs. Cook 62 and Walter 43 went undefeated throughout the session. Slow, which is the best thing for Yorkshire, who have failed to break through as they would have hoped so far on Opening Day.

3:22 p.m. The later stages of the afternoon and Essex went 126-2 after 60 overs. Cook (61) and Walter (36) hit the slopes on a slow, low surface.

2:50 p.m. Cook hit his fifty balls from 142 as Essex’s score improved to 104-2 in the 52nd. Walter is 24.

2:39 p.m. Essex made it 100-2 after 48 overs. Cook 47 and Walter 24. Although Yorkshire didn’t get the wickets they would have hoped for today, with a couple of grabs dropped, they kept up the pace very well. Bess and Thompson looking for the wickets.

2:02 p.m. Patterson can’t keep a comeback chance with Walter on 12. Essex 79-2 after 38 overs.

1:48 p.m. Essex 76-2 after 35 overs, three overs thrown since lunch by Revis and Patterson. Cook has moved to 36 and Walter to 12. We’re bathed in sunshine now, and it’s pretty warm too.

lunch report Jordan Thompson and Dom Bess struck once each in a hard-fought opening morning against Essex at Chelmsford.

Essex, invited to hit on a green pitch that offered both seam and rotation assistance, reached lunchtime at 63-2 from 32 overs.

Yorkshire entered this LV=Insurance County Championship game, their fourth of the season, after two draws and a win and chose Joe Root in place of the injured Haris Rauf as the only change from the draw in last week against Kent.

Ben Coad was in the squad ahead of a potential first game of the season with a groin injury, although he missed again.

Thompson struck with just the third point of the game as he caught left-hander Nick Browne on George Hill’s third slide – 0-1.

Essex didn’t score their first innings until the sixth, and former England captain Sir Alastair Cook led the way with an unbeaten 31.

The second wicket came with the fourth ball played by Bess, in the 21st, when Essex captain Tom Westley was caught behind for 24, leaving Essex at 56-2. Westley had been dropped on the first slip of four by Harry Brook off Thompson.

Paul Walter will start the afternoon undefeated at four.

1 p.m. – Lunch Essex, after being inserted, reached lunch at 63-2 from 32 overs. Counters for Thompson and Bess. Cook 31 and Walter 4.

12:22 p.m. WICKET Bess breaks through with just her fourth ball as Essex captain Westley is caught down for 24. It’s 56-2 in the 21st.

12:18 p.m. We’re down to 20 overs, with Essex 56-1. Westley has 24 and Cook 28. Bess is about to come in attack.

12:04 Essex will be delighted with their position at 38-1 after 17 overs following a wicket with the third ball of the match. Hill in the attack to break the partnership Cook (21) and Westley (15).

11:44 am Revis have just completed their second over, with Essex now 20-1 after 12 overs. Patterson returns to the attack in place of Thompson.

11:32 am Life for Westley on four as he is dropped by Brook to Thompson’s first slip – a decent height to his left. Essex 10-1 in the ninth.

11:21 a.m. Essex recorded their first run on the 35th ball of the match, a Cook single at half wicket against Patterson. It’s 1-1 after six overs now.

11:02 TICKET OFFICE. Great start for Yorkshire. Browne was caught low on the third slide by Hill off Thompson, 0. Essex is 0-1 after three balls.

10:58 a.m. – LIVE STREAM The live stream link can be found in the Match Center tab at the top of this page. Just click on the link and scroll down to see the action.

10:40 a.m. TOSS: Yorkshire win and bowl.

Essex: Browne, A Cook, Westley c, Walter, Critchley, Rossington w, Khushi, Harmer, Snater, Steketee, S Cook.

Yorkshire: Lyth, Karunaratne, Hill, Root, Malan, Brook, Duke w, Bess, Thompson, Revis, Patterson c.

10:11 a.m. Let’s take a tour of the field before we start.

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9:20 a.m. You can recap our match previews and features below, before we get started. We spoke to both assistant coach Ali Maiden and man of the moment Harry Brook, who had a memorable game here in 2018.

Preview here.

Harry Brook here.

Good morning from a cloudy Chelmsford ahead of day one of our Essex clash.

Lots of cloud in the south this morning, although reasonably bright and we’re all set for an on-time 11am start.

Unbeaten Yorkshire – two draws and a win – face an Essex side who have won one, drawn and lost so far this season.

Yorkshire heads into this match following last week’s frustrating draw against Kent when poor light prevented a 114 chase in the final 21 overs. George Hill kind of summed up the mood!

Essex also drew at home last week, but they came from behind against Northamptonshire.

Here, the players are just beginning their warm-up, where ground staff put the finishing touches on what looks to be quite a green pitch.

Joe Root will enter for his first appearance of the summer, while Essex will field another former England captain, Sir Alastair Cook.

A live stream will be available again when we start. Enjoy the day.

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