County Championship: Nick Browne hits second double ton of 2016 v Derbyshire for Essex

Nick Browne
Nick Browne passed 1,000 first-class runs for the season during his unbeaten double century
Specsavers County Championship Division One, The 3aaa County Ground, Derby, day two
Essex 530-9 dec: Browne 229*, Westley 72; ten Doeschate 60, Walter 47; Milnes 6-93
Derbyshire 116-6: Broom 31, Walter 3-23
Essex 4 pts, Derbyshire 1 pt

Essex's Nick Browne posted his second double century of the season against Derbyshire to further strengthen the Division Two leaders' promotion bid.

Having hit a career-best 255 against the East Midlanders in May, the opener carried his bat for 229 as the visitors declared on an imposing 530-9.

He shared a 140-run stand with Ryan ten Doeschate (60) and Paul Walter made 47.

Left-armer Walter then made sure Essex capitalised, taking 3-23 as the hosts closed on 116-6, still 414 runs adrift.