Essex remain on course for their first County Championship Division One cricket title in 15 years.
A victory against Warwickshire at Edgbaston could seal it with two games to go – and they’re in a good position to do just that.
The home side are 7 without loss in their second innings, trailing the leaders by 161 runs.
Meanwhile Alistair Cook will be available for Essex`s final two Division One County Championship matches of the season.
The squad are at Hampshire next week followed by a home match against Yorkshire at The County Ground in Chelmsford.