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Essex move up to County Championship Group 1 after beating Derbyshire by one end and 15 points at Chelmsford; Simon Harmer claims 12-202 game numbers for reigning champions

Last updated: 05/16/21 16:33 pm

Simon Harmer (right) claimed 12-102 games as the Esses beat Derbyshire at Chelmsford

Simon Harmer won 12 wickets in the match as Essex returned to victory with an innings win and 15 points over bottom-ranked Derbyshire on LV = Insurance County Championship Group 1.

Harmer, who played unchanged from River End on day four, took 3-122 in the second set after a career-best 9-80 in the first for game numbers of 12 for 202, his seventh run of 10 wickets in the championship,

Jamie Porter (3-41) and Sam Cook (3-45) also took three scalps in the second inning, while Ryan ten Doeschate won six catches in the game, all short-legged – the 14th time that a player of Essex pulled off the feat and first since Alastair Cook against Durham in 2004.

The complete victory – Essex’s first in four games – earned them the maximum 24 points and put them atop Group 1, three points ahead of Durham and Nottinghamshire, although they played one more game.

Brooke Guest (65) and Billy Godleman (45) had frustrated Essex with a 97 second-wicket partnership before the two fell lbw to Porter and Cook respectively following a ball change – Guest swept the previous in the brick wall in front of the pavilion.

Wayne Madsen (35) and Leus du Plooy (39) – both recovered by lost catches – put in 75 to lead Derbyshire at 193-3, only for the visitors to lose their last seven wickets for 58 races.

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Harmer represented Madsen, Harvey Hosein (5) and Fynn Hudson-Prentice (8), while Cook picked up the last two wickets, Billy Stanlake (8) and Alex Hughes (8).

Essex have now beaten Derbyshire by one set in four of their last five meetings, with that victory coming despite a washed-out opening day and 147 overs lost in the game.

No game was possible in Taunton with Somerset and Surrey weather damaged game abandoned shortly before 11:30 am on the last day due to rain and a wet field.

Only 68 passes were possible over the four days, with Surrey reaching 206-4 in his first leg – England’s first goalscorer Rory Burns with 55.

The draw was good news for group 2 leaders Gloucestershire, who are four points ahead of second-placed Somerset and 13 ahead of third-placed Hampshire and have a game in hand on both sides.

Somerset will visit Gloucestershire next week while Surrey host Middlesex in the Sky Live London derby at the Kia Oval, with coverage starting on Sky Sports Cricket Thursday at 10.30am.

A full county championship roundup will appear here at the end of the day.

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