Samuel Cook carried on his good work from yesterday in Chester-le-Street alongside partners Peter Siddle and James Porter lent great hands as Essex knocked over the remaining five wickets to bundle Durham out for a mere 99. Having gained a handy 83-run first-innings lead, Essex wobbled to 53/5 as Ben Raine took three wickets, but a solid 125-run stand between Ryan ten Doeschate and Adam Wheater put the visitors in commanding position. Essex closed the day with a 346-run lead.
At New Road, Worcester, Ed Barnard completed his fifty and helped the hosts add a crucial 85 runs to their overnight tally of 336/7. Barnard was the last man to be dismissed, for 90. In reply, Derby lost both their openers cheaply. Leus du Plooy too departed soon, but Wayne Madsen and Ben McDermott ensured no more damage was done as the visitors ended the second day 330 runs behind the hosts.
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