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Essex beat Surrey in County Championship finale by 1 wicket at the Kia Oval

Morne Morkel 4-48, couldn't quite win it for Surrey today

Essex won a thrilling match at the Kia Oval in the finale of SpecSavers County Championship season against Surrey today.


Surrey 67 (Jamie Porter 4-26, Sam Cook 4-27) and 541 (Jason Roy 128, Ollie Pope 114, Mark Stoneman 86, Will Jacks 53)

Essex  477-8 dec (Murali Vijay 80, Tom Westley 134, Simon Harmer 102*, Adam Wheater 68;  Jade Dernbach 4-95 ) and 134-9 (Ryan ten Doeschate 53*; Morne Morkel 4-48)

Result – Essex won by 1 wicket


Surrey - Rory Burns(c), Mark Stoneman, Jason Roy, Ollie Pope, Ben Foakes(wk), Will Jacks, Ryan Patel, Rikki Clarke, Morne Morkel, Jade Dernbach, Amar Virdi

Essex - Nick Browne, Murali Vijay, Tom Westley, Dan Lawrence, Ravi Bopara, Ryan ten Doeschate(c), Adam Wheater(wk), Simon Harmer, Jamie Porter, Sam Cook, Matthew Quinn

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