Essex on the brink despite Snater haul

Nottinghamshire v Essex – LV Insurance County Championship – Trent Bridge – Day Two – Summary

Essex 99 and 129/3 (59.0 overs)

Nottinghamshire 323

Nottinghamshire won the toss and elected to bat

Essex trail Nottinghamshire by 95 runs with seven wickets standing

Essex remains in a precarious position at Trent Bridge despite a seven-wicket haul from Shane Snater.

The right-arm medium bowler finished with 7/98. However, a stylish knock of 117 from Nottinghamshire skipper, Steven Mullaney, compiled from 160 balls and including twenty boundaries ensured that the hosts’ hold the upper hand.

Lyndon James passed fifty, while Haseeb Hameed (49) and Stuart Broad (41) helped Notts to 323 in response to Essex’s meagre first innings total of 99.

Nick Browne hit his second half-century of the match as the visitors’ looked to claw their way back, while Alastair Cook contributed 35. But at the close, Essex were still 89 runs adrift with six wickets in hand. Play resumes on Saturday at 11am.

Nick Browne was amongst the runs but Essex contuinue to struggle at Trent Bridge (Kieran Galvin ActionFotoSport)

Nottinghamshire: Ben Slater, Haseeb Hameed, Ben Duckett, Joe Clarke, Lyndon James, Steven Mullaney (Capt), Tom Moores (WK), Liam Patterson-White, Stuart Broad, Luke Fletcher, Dane Paterson

Essex: Nick Browne, Alastair Cook, Tom Westley (Capt), Dan Lawrence, Paul Walter, Ryan ten Doeschate, Adam Wheater (WK), Simon Harmer, Peter Siddle, Shane Snater, Jamie Porter

Officials: Robert Bailey, Steve O’Shaughnessy and Tim Boon

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Brian Jeeves

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