Cricket – Essex will resume on 55 for 1 in their second innings at Chelmsford later.
They lead Northamptonshire by 140 runs going into thje final day.
Yesterday, the visitors managed to avoid the follow-on and ended on 275 al out in reply to Essex’s first innings total of 360 all out.
County Championship Division Two
Essex 360 & 55/1 (24.1 ov)