Mark Murrell’s bullet-point report on today’s action:
The Essex fight back in the Major was not enough to overturn the first leg deficit, two late withdrawals proving costly for Essex’s attempt to claw back ground.
Surrey’s winning streak comes to an end at the hands of Essex Philpott and Kent bounce back with interest including a great swindle on Board 4 that turned the match against Essex Pascoe to give Kent Steele the verdict by 4½-3½. This gives Surrey the advantage going into the final round of games in the Inter.
This was a scratch match with Essex taking on The Rest, honours finishing even, 2½-2½. Details
Berkshire took on a scratch team of The Rest. Essex juniors contributed 1½ points to the winning margin for The Rest. Details
The match details and all the games for Essex Heppinstall, Pascoe and Philpott can be found in the team pages (links below) while the games for the Challenge match and the Minor are given further below.