- Today's Headlines
Essex strengthen lead at top of Division Two with innings victory
Moeen Ali hundred guards against Worcershire calamity
Hail and wintry temperatures again curse several fixtures
Play delayed at Kia Oval for dead pigeon (low news day)
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