Vithushan Ehantharajah at Essex 533-5 v Worcestershire 230
Declaration speculation in these pages matching the declaration speculation in this press box. I've gone for a 12:15 pull out. I'd like to elaborate on my reasoning but it was simply because someone else had taken 12:30. Just had our first sign of aggression as Ryan ten Doeschate tried to hit Jack Shantry into the river. Shantry saw him coming and bowled a cutter that evaded his swinging bat. Looks like Tom Westley is keen to move things along too – Worcestershire respond with three men on the leg side fence to him. Between these two, they could easily rattle off 100 in quick time – the first 100 of this partnership took just 101 balls. That might speed things along... Tendo drops one into the off side and sprints off – Westley is slow to respond and gives up the run just as Brett D'Oliveira picks up and throws down the stumps from side on.