County Championship: Essex draw at Edgbaston but trail Division One leaders Somerset by 13 points

The way was led by tom Westley from the Game as Essex with 237 runs Stands out to Get a draw against Warwickshire at the Specsavers County Championship Division One in Edgbaston.

Having been bowled out to 324, 193 behind, as the match petered out from the Birmingham sunshine, Essex followed on and shut the last day on 158-2. Warwickshire vs Essex scorecard
Westley included a second-innings 97 (161 balls, 14 fours) for his first innings 141 (266 chunks, 18 fours) because he and Alastair Cook (57 not out) added 157 from 54 overs to shepherd their side to security.
The draw procured Warwickshire’s Division One status, condemning Nottinghamshire to relegation, but meant that Essex relinquished the initiative from the race to the name into Somerset.
After finishing a seven-wicket success over Leicestershire at Grace Road northamptonshire have advertising from County Championship Division Two in their landscapes. Leicestershire vs Northamptonshire scorecard
As the table was moved second in by his side, chasing 141 to triumph, an unbeaten 44 struck.
Until the latter moved Starting the afternoon on 22 Rob Newton and openers Ben Curran expanded their partnership into 68.
Curran, on 40, edged a push at Will Davis into Colin Ackermann at second slide and Ackermann held a catch when first-innings centurion Rob Keogh edged a push at left-arm spinner Callum Parkinson.
The odd ball was beginning to flip for Parkinson, however by that stage Wakely was well established, and the right-hander saw his side throughout the line.
Sussex finished a extensive eight-wicket win over Gloucestershire on the final day to further boost their Specsavers County Championship Division Two promotion hopes. Gloucestershire vs Sussex scorecard
Stiaan Van Zyl and phil Salt staged an unbroken stand of 41 as Sussex successfully chased down a small victory target of 74 to spare.
The Bristol success goes the visitors to within 11 points of the promotion places with two matches to playwith.
Any hopes which Gloucestershire, who resumed on 197-6, might retrieve a parlous situation were dashed when their last four wickets yielded just 46 runs as they were ignored in their second innings for 243.
Delray Rawlins and chris Jordan claimed two wickets to prevent the tail wagging and raise the likelihood of an success.

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