- Live Update
Tim Wigmore at Essex 203-4 v Somerset
An excellent morning’s work for Essex, especially Adam Wheater, has virtually ensured they can’t lose this match. Now, the question is how much do they want to win? Their decision may well be influenced by Mohammad Amir’s fitness, which remains unclear. Still, win here today and avoid defeat at Old Trafford, and the title would almost be Essex’s once again, for the seventh time. Somerset look decidedly flat, and are rapidly taking on the feel of a side passively waiting for a declaration.