- Stat Attack
Essex v Derbyshire
o Essex have only been defeated in two of their last 23 meetings against Derbyshire (W13 D8).
o In fact, Essex have lost just once at home to Derbyshire since 1963 (W22 D14).
o Derbyshire have drawn five straight games, with their last defeat coming against Essex (September 2015); the hosts are currently unbeaten in eight matches (W4 D4).
o Tom Westley (Essex) has already scored four first-class centuries in 2016; twice as many as he’s ever managed in a calendar year previously.
o Only Alastair Cook (Essex, 523) has posted more runs in Division Two this year than Derbyshire’s Chesney Hughes (466); recording average 116.5 across his seven innings.