Vithushan Ehantharajah at Essex 601-5d v Worcestershire 230 & 44-1
After 10 overs of solidity, bar the edge that Nick Browne dropped in the first over, David Masters strikes in his first over from the Hayes Close end, where he took his stack-full in the first innings. Daryl Mitchell is the man to go, the ball keeping low and moving in a touch to disrupt middle and off stump. His LBW on day one didn't get up much, either. Big scalp for Essex, even though the members aren't happy: "Everyone here knows he should have opened from that end!" "Yeah, but Porter opened from that end and should have had a wicket in his first over." "Yeah, fair point." Lunch.