Brown century key as Essex turn the screw

Glamorgan v Essex – LV=Insurance County Championship – Sophia Gardens – Day Two – Summary

Glamorgan 134 and 76/6 (27.0 overs)
Essex 320
Glamorgan won the toss and elected to bat
Glamorgan trail Essex by 115 runs with four wickets standing

Nick Browne returned to form with an impressive century, helping Essex considerably turn the screw on day two of their LV=Insurance County Championship Division Two encounter at Sophia Gardens.

Brown hit 102 off 223 balls as the visitors established a healthy first-innings lead. Michael Pepper contributed 63, while Shane Snater followed up his six-wicket haul with a knock of 48 – Lukas Carey and Steven Reingold each taking three wickets for the hosts.

Earlier, Snater’s 6/39 had paved the way to Essex dismissing the Welshmen for 134. Simon Harmer claimed 3/46 – Dan Douthwaite, top-scoring with 39.

And Snater was amongst the wickets again taking his match figures to 7/58, while Jamie Porter (2/14) and Sam Cook (2/17) left Glamorgan clinging on, six second-innings wickets down for 76 – still 115 runs shy of Essex who are closing in on a quickfire victory.

Play resumes on Wednesday at 11am.

Glamorgan: HD Rutherford, DL Lloyd, SJ Reingold, KS Carlson, WT Root, CB Cooke(Capt) (WK), DA Douthwaite, AG Salter, T van der Gugten, LJ Carey, MG Hogan, CZ Taylor (twelfth man)

Essex: NLJ Browne, AN Cook, T Westley (Capt), DW Lawrence, MS Pepper, JS Rymell, AJA Wheater (WK), SR Harmer, SJ Cook, JA Porter, S Snater

Umpires: RT Robinson and BJ Debenham
Scorers: AK Hignell and AE Choat
Match Referee: S Hinks

Brian Jeeves

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