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
The experience of Solanki shines through as he plays a perfect dab to third man for 4
WICKET Solanki LBW Briggs 19
This match isn't frantic unlike the first one. It's sedate. And a bit dull
Danny Briggs is continuing. I am yet to see him turn a ball
Which as a spinner is perhaps a bit of a disadvantage
The freaky scary drummers are doing their thing again. It's weirding me out.
Liam Dawson is coming on to bowl
WICKET Maxwell ct Ervine b Dawson 26
That brings the Irishman Gary Wilson to the crease.
At the halfway stage Surrey in a spot of bovver at 71/4
Indiana Jones theme tune blares out.
My colleague has just said that Hampshire is a team full of Dennis Wise's
It is raining really rather a lot but this hardy bunch are staying out. I'll keep you posted on the D/L
They are 2 ahead on the D/L
End of the 11th.
"The opposite of total cricket"
That pretty much sums this match up. It's not been great at all
We're dealing in singles here. And it's not thrilling
Surrey 84/4 after 12
oooooh a boundary people. An actual boundary.
Short arm jab from Wakely flies flat into the Hollies stand
Northants 127/2 off 13 overs
50 partnership between White and Wakely from just 31 balls
This is some awful bowling from Surrey.
This is some ridiculous hitting., Six over cow corner brings up Northants 150
This is an absolutely formidable total that Northants are setting here. They've destroyed the Surrey bowling attack.
Dernbach seems to have lost the plot a little. Surrey know this is a HUGE total to chase
Dernbach's 4 over spell went for 55 runs - OUCH
This is just too big an ask for Surrey now surely. 53/4 in the 9th over
OH MY WORD
It is their day - White takes a stunning catch off Daggett to dismiss De Bruyn.
WICKET - Can't keep up
Solanki goes - caught by Duckett for 12
Surrey are 73/6 and this, my friends is GAME OVER
Gary Wilson is an unlikely cult hero
Surrey have 87
The D/L score is 134
Just a little behind then
WICKET Wilson b Crook 14
START THE CAR
WICKET Ansari c Crook b Willey 6
WICKET Lewis c Middlebrook b WIlley 0
a hat-trick for Willey sees Northamptonshire win by a staggering 102 runs
Blimey - what a day