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.