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Live Reporting

By Gary Smee

All times stated are UK

  1. Essex are champions

    Essex win the 2019 T20 Blast

    Simon Harmer

    So, there ends another T20 Blast campaign.

    11 hours after Finals Day started, Essex are crowned champions for the first time. Worcestershire just couldn't quite get over the line to make it back-to-back titles.

    Our final domestic live text of the summer starts on Monday. Just the small matter of Somerset against Essex for the County Championship title.

    Hope you can join us then.

  2. Back to work on Monday

    Essex win the 2019 T20 Blast

    Nick Gledhill

    BBC Essex

    It will be an early night for all the Essex lads.

    They've got their final game in the County Championship title race at Somerset on Monday!

  3. Post update

    Essex win the 2019 T20 Blast

    That's the interviews done - now it's trophy time!

    Simon Harmer steps up and lifts it aloft with Ravi Bopara at his side. Fireworks shoot into the night sky.

    It's Essex's year.

    T20 Blast
  4. Get Involved

    #bbccricket

    Joe Gibney: Cricket's just about perfect year is done, with the World Cup super over free-to-view, tied Ashes, & a last ball thriller on T20 Finals Day. Let's hope that the Hundred tournament doesn't over egg the pudding, because you can have too much of a good thing.

    Richard Vaughan: What an incredible day. Essex were 1000/1 with about four group games left, and now they’re champions. I love this team. I love Simon Harmer.

    Tom Malow: What a summer it has been for English cricket! World Cup win with a super over, ashes series drawn with Ben stokes heroics in both! And now a cracking T20 finals day! Love this game!

    Arthur Sharpe: Why on earth do we need the 100 after that!!!

  5. Post update

    Essex win the 2019 T20 Blast

    Now Simon Harmer is chatting to Athers, talking about the potential for his "small club Essex" to win the double.

    He says people still think Essex are a small club. Not too sure about that Si!

  6. Post update

    Essex win the 2019 T20 Blast

    All of the Essex players are making their way onto the stage to collect their medals.

    Ravi Bopara still has his pads on. Maybe he'll be heading out on Broad Street with them strapped up later?

  7. Get Involved

    #bbccricket

    Jarleth Eaton: It’s official. There will never ever ever, be a better summer of cricket. What an ending. Congratulations Essex!

    Robin Drain: Yes! Champions! What a win for the Eagles! Now let's do the double

  8. Post update

    Essex win the 2019 T20 Blast

    Moeen Ali is chatting to Sky Sports' Michael Atherton.

    Humble as ever is Mo as he says he's proud of his players.

  9. Harmer man of the match

    Essex win the 2019 T20 Blast

    Simon Harmer

    No surprises that Essex skipper Simon Harmer is named as man of the match for his 3-16 and crucial 18 not out to see the Eagles home.

  10. Post update

    Essex win the 2019 T20 Blast

    Presentation time... umpires and scorers first.

  11. 'I really, really wanted that'

    Essex win the 2019 T20 Blast

    Essex captain Simon Harmer on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra:

    "We said at the beginning of the competition everybody from the club to the supporters it's always been about the Championship and we're just happy to be in the T20 but I really really wanted that.

    "It was one of those days were everything came off, my bowling and my batting, it's a special night.

    "Obviously being my first as captain and to finish it like that, it doesn't get any better."

  12. Post update

    Essex win the 2019 T20 Blast

    While we wait for the presentation, we'll get a bit more reaction from the Essex players on this special night for them...

  13. 'It had to be Harmer'

    Essex win the 2019 T20 Blast

    Nick Gledhill

    BBC Essex

    Well played Bopara, Essex were at crisis point, but he saw them home.

    Harmer was so good with the ball across finals day, you knew he was going to hit the winning runs.

  14. Watch the winning moment...

    Essex win the 2019 T20 Blast

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  15. 'This is the worst part for Worcester'

    Essex win the 2019 T20 Blast

    David Bradley

    BBC Hereford and Worcester cricket commentator

    When you've lost by such a fine margin, you've got to stand there and watch the opposition celebrate, this is the worst part of a final.

    Pat Brown is still on the floor, you've got to feel sorry for him, this is his format.

    Fair play to the ECB, they get this Finals Day exactly right.

  16. A maiden title for Essex

    Essex win the 2019 T20 Blast

    Just look at what it meant to Eagles skipper Simon Harmer and the Essex boys...

    Simon Harmer
    Essex celebrate
  17. 'I was desparate for this trophy'

    Essex win the 2019 T20 Blast

    Essex all rounder Ravi Bopara on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra:

    "Unbelievable, it's the one trophy we didn't have in the cabinet.

    "I've won everything else with Essex and this was the one I was desperate for."

  18. 'You've got to hand it to Bopara'

    Essex win the 2019 T20 Blast

    Paul Newton

    BBC Essex sport

    For the first time they've won it! At the 17th attempt!

    The Essex players raced onto the field. His first year as captain Simon Harmer, and he comes up smelling of roses.

    You've got to hand it to Bopara, he was cool as a cucumber.

  19. 'You could have not asked for a better final'

    Essex win the 2019 T20 Blast

    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra

    You could have not asked for a better final.

    T20 Blast, possibly the last in this format, and it's gone down to the wire.

    Well done to Simon Harmer, he adapted, the conditions were right for him and he capitalised, getting the ball turning, winning the toss maybe the right decision in that scenario.