County Championship: Porter haul has Northants toiling against Essex
|Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Essex County Ground|
|Essex v Northamptonshire, day three|
|Essex 441-8: Bopara 76, Cook 65, Westley 64, Browne 60, Lawrence 51; Sanderson 5-108|
|Northants 119 &148-4 (f/o): Duckett 58|
|Essex lead by 174 runs|
|Essex 7 pts, Northamptonshire 1 pt|
Jamie Porter's second five-wicket haul of the season has put Essex in charge over Northants.
Ravi Bopara was dismissed for 76 and James Foster made a 28-ball 36 as Essex added 90 to their overnight score, before declaring on 441-8.
Porter (5-46) and David Masters (3-27) tore through Northants as they slipped to 6-4 and 14-5, but Adam Rossington's 67 not out helped them to 119 all out.
Following on, Northants closed 174 behind on 148-4 as Ben Duckett made 58.