Warwickshire v Essex: Dom Sibley battles but leaders bowl out Bears at Edgbaston

Essex celebrate
Specsavers County Championship Division One, Edgbaston (day one):
Warwickshire 201: Sibley 76, Bell 37; Porter 4-47, Harmer 4-62
Essex 69-0: Chopra 42*, Browne 23*
Essex trail Warwickshire by 132 runs with 10 wickets remaining
Essex 3 pts, Warwickshire 1 pt
Scorecard

Division One’s leading two wicket takers Jamie Porter and Simon Harmer each claimed another four scalps as Essex took a big step towards the County Championship title at Edgbaston.

Despite a solid effort from opener Dom Sibley, who was last out for 76, bottom club Warwickshire totalled only 201.

In-form fast bowler Porter took 4-47, his fifth successive haul of four or more, and off-spinner Harmer 4-62.

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