County Championship: Ravi Bopara career best forces Derbyshire to follow-on

Ravi Bopara
Ravi Bopara took just his second first-class five-wicket haul
Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Chelmsford
Essex v Derbyshire, day three
Essex 538-7 dec: Browne 255, Lawrence 116; Thakor 4-107
Derbyshire 280 & 150-1: Godleman 75
Essex lead by 108 runs
Essex 6 pts, Derbyshire 3 pts
Match scorecard

Essex all-rounder Ravi Bopara took a career best 5-49 as Derbyshire were forced to follow-on at Chelmsford.

The visitors resumed on 124-2 but Bopara had Wayne Madsen and Tom Poynton caught behind, Hamish Rutherford caught at square leg and Matt Critchley trapped lbw to reduced them to 207-8.

Tom Taylor (25) and Tony Palladino (24 not out) helped the away side to 280 all out, still 258 runs behind.

Billy Godleman's 75 helped the host close on 150-1, still 108 runs behind.

Derbyshire opener Chesney Hughes (26 not out) was forced off after feeling unwell while batting but is likely to bat tomorrow.

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