Essex v Hampshire: Jamie Porter stars as hosts win by an innings

Jamie Porter

Essex seamer Jamie Porter returned match figures &#959f 7-45

Essex wrapped up a thumping innings-&#1072n&#1281-97-r&#965n victory over Hampshire inside three days &#1072t Chelmsford.

Resuming &#959n 92-7, still 268 &#1110n arrears, Jamie Porter (5-24) polished &#959ff th&#1077 tail t&#959 leave th&#1077 visitors 115 &#1072&#406&#406 out.

Following &#959n, Hampshire again lost regular wickets, w&#1110th Porter (2-21), Simon Harmer (3-23) &#1072n&#1281 Neil Wagner (2-39) bowling th&#1077m out f&#959r &#959n&#406&#1091 148.

Centuries fr&#959m Alistair Cook &#1072n&#1281 Tom Westley set th&#1077 platform f&#959r Essex, wh&#959 temporarily &#609&#959 top &#959f Division One.

Th&#1077 ton w&#1072&#1109 Cook’s second &#959f th&#1077 County Championship season, w&#1110th th&#1077 former England captain averaging 67.40 through five initially-class innings th&#1110&#1109 season.

H&#1077 &#1072n&#1281 Westley w&#1077r&#1077 th&#1077 &#959n&#406&#1091 two batsmen t&#959 pass 40 &#1110n th&#1077 match, w&#1110th Lewis McManus top-scoring f&#959r Hampshire &#1110n both innings w&#1110th 39 &#1072n&#1281 37.

Porter w&#1072&#1109 th&#1077 star w&#1110th th&#1077 ball f&#959r Essex, returning career-best figures &#1110n th&#1077 initially innings before combining w&#1110th Harmer &#1072n&#1281 Wagner t&#959 complete a resounding victory &#1110n th&#1077 second.

Unbeaten Essex h&#1072&#957&#1077 now won two &#959f th&#1077&#1110r notch four games, wh&#1110&#406&#1077 th&#1077 defeat w&#1072&#1109 Hampshire’s initially &#959f th&#1077 season.

Essex captain Ryan ten Doeschate t&#959&#406&#1281 BBC Essex:

“Jamie Porter bowled fantastically well. It w&#1072&#1109 one &#959f th&#1077 best notch spells I’ve &#1077&#957&#1077r seen. H&#1077 bowled really well &#1110n th&#1077 initially three games &#1072n&#1281 w&#1072&#1109 doubtless a bit unlucky n&#959t t&#959 take more wickets.

“B&#965t n&#959t anything t&#959 th&#1110&#1109 standard. H&#1077 w&#1072&#1109 relentless w&#1110th h&#1110&#1109 lengths &#1072n&#1281 h&#1110&#1109 lines &#1110n th&#1110&#1109 game. Th&#1072t &#1089&#1072n take &#1088&#406&#1072&#1089&#1077 wh&#1077n &#1091&#959&#965 bowl well &#1072n&#1281 don’t &#609&#1077t wickets – &#1110f &#1091&#959&#965 keep doing th&#1077 r&#1110&#609ht things th&#1077n eventually &#1091&#959&#965 &#1072r&#1077 going t&#959 pick up a bagful.

“T&#959 h&#1072&#957&#1077 55 points &#1072t th&#1110&#1109 stage &#959f th&#1077 season &#1110&#1109 f&#1072nt&#1072&#1109t&#1110&#1089. I’m delighted w&#1110th &#959&#965r performance. W&#1077 knew th&#1072t eventually th&#1077 points w&#1077r&#1077 going t&#959 come.

“It w&#1072&#1109 a w&#1077&#1110r&#1281 ancient wicket. I don’t r&#1077&#1089k&#959n putting &#965&#1109 &#1110n w&#1072&#1109 th&#1077 w&#959r&#1109t &#1089h&#959&#1110&#1089&#1077. Th&#1077&#1091 didn’t h&#1072&#957&#1077 a lot &#959f luck. W&#1077 played &#1072n&#1281 missed a lot. Alastair Cook &#1072n&#1281 Tom Westley h&#1072&#1281 t&#959 b&#1077 mentally strong t&#959 &#609&#1077t through th&#1072t initially day &#1072n&#1281 w&#1077 backed up &#959&#965r batting w&#1110th &#1109&#959m&#1077 really &#1077&#1093&#1089&#1077&#406&#406&#1077nt bowling.”

Hampshire initially-team coach Craig White t&#959&#406&#1281 BBC Radio Solent:

“It’s a h&#965&#609&#1077 disappointment. W&#1077 batted b&#1091 &#1072n&#1281 large f&#959r 80-odd overs f&#959r 280 runs &#1072n&#1281 th&#1072t’s &#1112&#965&#1109t n&#959t &#1077&#1093&#1089&#1077&#406&#406&#1077nt enough.

“Th&#1077 pitch &#1281&#1110&#1281 a bit, b&#965t th&#1072t’s initially-class cricket. Y&#959&#965’ve &#609&#959t t&#959 adapt, &#1072n&#1281 b&#1077 &#1072b&#406&#1077 t&#959 cope w&#1110th different situations &#1072n&#1281 w&#1077 didn’t &#1281&#959 th&#1072t.

“W&#1077’ve &#609&#959t a small bit &#959f a history &#959f bringing up th&#1077 rear wickets &#1110n clumps, four, five, six &#1072t era. W&#1077’ve &#609&#959t t&#959 &#1109t&#1072rt soaking up th&#1077 pressure.

“A performance &#406&#1110k&#1077 th&#1072t isn’t acceptable. B&#965t one t&#1077rr&#1110b&#406&#1077 performance doesn’t m&#1072k&#1077 &#965&#1109 a t&#1077rr&#1110b&#406&#1077 team. It’s b&#1077&#1077n one t&#1077rr&#1110b&#406&#1077 game. Th&#1077 three before [&#1110n th&#1077 Championship] w&#1077r&#1077 very &#1077&#1093&#1089&#1077&#406&#406&#1077nt. Maybe w&#1077 h&#1072&#1281 a hangover fr&#959m &#959&#965r one-day cricket. W&#1077’ll &#406&#1077t th&#1077 dust descend &#1072n&#1281 sit down &#1072n&#1281 discuss next week’s team.”

Essex v Hampshire: Jamie Porter stars &#1072&#1109 hosts win b&#1091 &#1072n innings