David Hopps on how Daryl Mitchell's sixth century of the season has thrown the Second Division promotion race alive
Chris Silverwood on the Essex declaration
“There was going to be no result at the end so it was the right time to shake hands and move on.
“We weren’t supposed to be preventing Lancashire getting a bowling point, all points are gold dust. We said we would go for 200 regardless which I think is the right thing to do in the spirit of the game. They had a great opportunity to get the extra point, we had to earn the extra point. 200 on the board is as far as we were going to go really so it was the right time to pull out.”