Essex v Worcestershire

Essex take on Worcestershire in one-day friendly matches on Thursday and Friday at The Ford County Ground. Play is scheduled to get underway at 11.00am with the provisional format as 50-overs-per-side games on each day. You can follow both games on the Essex CCC website ( with regular updates in the ECCC Diary. Both Graham Napier (elbow) and Darren Thomas (shoulder) began their playing return after injuries as batsmen during Wednesday’s game against Middlesex at Chelmsford.