County Championship: Ben Duckett's 189 puts Northants in control against Essex

Ben Duckett
Ben Duckett scored an unbeaten 282 against Sussex earlier in the season
Specsavers County Championship Division Two, County Ground, Northampton
Northamptonshire v Essex, day one
Northamptonshire 376-5: Duckett 189, Newton 75; Bopara 4-64
Essex: Yet to bat
Northamptonshire 4 pts, Essex 1 pt
Match scorecard

Ben Duckett's fine 189 put Northants in a commanding position against Essex on day one at the County Ground.

Duckett and Rob Newton (75) shared a 167-run first-wicket stand before the latter was caught off Ravi Bopara.

The 21-year-old hit 28 fours and a six before falling 11 runs short of a second double century this season as he was bowled by Bopara (4-64).

Adam Rossington and Steven Crook both then fell cheaply to medium pacer Bopara as Northants closed on 376-5.