Will Macpherson at Essex 51-0 v Sussex
Lots of grumbling going on here at Colchester, and I'm doing my best not to join in. The trees have been cut down, apparently. The car park had an enormous queue, they're saying. They got rid of the stand from previous years, too. "This'll be the last one here," was not just heard once or twice.
Anyway, the cricket's been OK! Pitch looks a belter to bat on and, while Essex haven't zipped along, they've gone about their business pretty elegantly; Nick Browne has hit three stunning straight drives, while Mickleburgh has looked steady enough.