WICKET Pettini 27 ct Murphy b Middlebrook 27
Pettini gets a massive top edge and it goes up and comes back down with snow on into the gloves of Murphy
Which brings dangerman Ten Doeschate to the crease. His 82 in the quarters was the key to Essex's victory over Notts
End of the 11th Over Essex 81/1
WICKET Bopara ct Spriegel b Coetzer 14
Bopara goes big but doesn't get enough and it goes miles in the air it swirls and swirls and Spriegel watches it all the way into his hands right on the boundary
Cameron White drops another. This one left handed at backward point
Foster has to dive to make his ground. He's done a Monty
End of the 12th and Essex are 85/4
They are going to have to put their foot on the gas a bit now
Spriegel on to bowl round the wicket from the Brum End
End of the 13th 91/4
Very hard to tell what par is but 170 ish
Foster unshackles with a 4 off the last ball of the over.
Essex 99/4 off 14
100 up for Essex off 85 balls
Fantastic fielding from Willey to save a boundary off the final ball of the 15th over
Azarullah back into the attack
Foster sweeps out of the ground for SIX
he loves a sweep does Fozzie
WICKET ct Levi b Azarullah 13
Essex need some Napier fireworks here. They ain't got enough
Floodlights are coming on
A lesser spotted boundary takes Essex on 124/5
Kyle Coetzer is a clubber. Proper bottom handed clubber.
He bats like I do
Now Levi is clubbing too. He's launched over mid-wicket
Danger Zone blaring out. The DJ is pulling out some classics today.
That's the 50 up in 35 balls
Levi brings up his 51 off 21 balls
This has the makings of a cracker
You'd still rather be in Essex's position with runs on the board but Northants have got themselves in a fantastic position
It's the young left armer Reece Topley returning from the Pav End.
Coetzer c Boparab Topley 18
This is enormously impressive from Richard Levi. Who earlier I termed a bit fat and a bit useless. So yeah - perhaps don't listen to me
Tait has been brought on because the theory is that Cameron White doesn't like it against the quicks
Levi ct Rutherford b Topley 57
It was a full toss above waist height. Bit unlucky there
It's game on now then.
We're having a new ball -this one has a split seam
It's the young left armer Topley to continue.
Bit of a change in pace from Tait to Philips.
Wakely caught and bowled Masters 3
Essex firm favourites now
I'm not a betting woman (that's not true) but Northants have fallen away here. Essex definitely favourites
And as I type that Crook times the nuts off a cover drive although it's cut off at the boundary