Essex are on the verge of creating history as they are set to win the County Championship Division One title for the first time in 25 years following their innings victory over Warwickshire in Birmingham.
After Kemar Roach's five wicket haul dismissed Essex for 185 runs in their first innings, West Indies went on to post 135 for four in the second innings riding on another half-century from Roston Chase as the tour game at Chelmsford ended in a draw.
After Middlesex went on to post 203 in their innings, a five wicket haul from Tom Helm limited Essex to 131 in the chase as the hosts completed a convincing 72 run win in the South Group Natwest T20 Blast at Lord's.
After a four-wicket haul from Ravi Bopara restricted Hampshire to 124 for nine in their innings, Essex followed it up with a dominating batting performance, chasing down the target in 14 overs with seven wickets in hand in the South Group clash of the Natwest T20 Blast in Chelmsford.
Kevin Pietersen made a stunning comeback with a half-century to take Surrey to 150 runs following which the bowlers came up with a collective display to restrict Essex to 140 for seven in the chase in the South Group encounter of Natwest T20 Blast at Kennington Oval.
An unbeaten century from Varun Chopra went in vain as Glamorgan riding on a fluent 114-run knock from Colin Ingram chased down 220 against Essex off the final delivery with six wickets in hand in their South Group Natwest T20 Blast encounter in Chelmsford.
A quick half century from Ryan ten Doeschate and three wicket hauls each from Simon Harmer and Paul Walter proved clinical as Essex registered their maiden win in this season of Natwest T20 Blast after beating Somerset by 22 runs in Chelmsford.
After a blistering half century from Lewis McManus helped Hampshire post 167 for five in the 20 overs, Shahid Afridi led the bowling with a four-wicket haul to reduce Glamorgan to 145 for nine in the chase during the Natwest T20 Blast South Group encounter in Cardiff.
Simon Harmer continued his wicket taking spree as he claimed a nine wicket haul in the second innings to dismiss Middlesex for 262 runs and wrap up an innings victory for Essex in their County Championship Division One clash in Chelmsford.
The defending champions Middlesex have been put under a lot of pressure in their County Championship Division One face-off against Essex after the hosts went on to amass 542 for three in their first innings before the declaration came on day three in Chelmsford.
Simon Harmer continued his good run as he claimed another five wicket haul to dismiss Middlesex for 246 in their first innings following which Essex openers Nick Browne and Alastair Cook shared an unbeaten 106 run stand at stumps on day one of the County Championship Division One clash at Chelmsford.