Essex’s Tom Westley and Jamie Porter both passed personal milestones on the opening day’s play versus Worcestershire with bat and ball, respectively.
Porter surpassed 50 wickets in the Specsavers County Championship when he had Ben Cox caught by Dan Lawrence on Day One. He became the second Essex player to reach the mark after Graham Napier against Derbyshire in mid-August.
Tom Westley became the second player (Nick Browne, 2015) to reach 1,000 Championship runs for the county since Ravi Bopara in 2008. The young England hopeful ended the day on 58*, but amazed the Chelmsford crowd on Day Two by batting throughout the whole day which included partnership of over 100 runs with Ravi Bopara (213) and Ryan ten Doeschate (currently 144). He ended Day Two on 238* and will look to reach the 250 landmark and help increase Essex’s current lead of 282 runs.
Listen to Tom Westley wo spoke after play on Day Two where he struck 238*:
Ten Doeschate became the second Essex batsman to reach 1,000 Championship runs, after hitting the 15 runs required to reach the feat on Day Three.
The captain followed this up by reaching three figures in his innings to help Essex score a total of 601-5 declared.
Here’s some of the highlights from Tendo’s season in an Essex shirt: