|County Championship Group One, New Road, Worcester (day four):|
|Essex 561-8 dec: Cook 115, Westley 113, Lawrence 90, Walter 65, Harmer 57*|
|Worcestershire 364: Mitchell 67, D’Oliveira 67, Fell 53; Cook 4-60 & 129-2 (f/o): Libby 52*|
|Worcestershire (11 pts) drew with Essex (12 pts)|
Essex had to settle for a draw on the final day at Worcestershire after being frustrated by the home batsmen.
Having resumed on 302-5, Sam Cook (4-60) took three wickets to help dismiss the Pears for 364 and allow Essex to enforce the follow-on before lunch.
Determined batting in the afternoon saw Worcestershire reach 105-1 at tea, still 92 runs behind the visitors.
Despite losing Tom Fell lbw to Cook, captain Jake Libby scored an unbeaten 52 before the sides shook hands.
Starting the day with a 259-run lead on a New Road pitch giving little assistance, Essex seamer Cook picked up the wickets of Riki Wessels (33), Ben Cox (37)…