LONDON: English county scores on Thursday:

County Championship

First Division

At The Oval

Surrey 67 (S Cook 4-27, J Porter 4-26) and 541 (J Roy 128, O Pope 114, M Stoneman 86, W Jacks 53; M Coles 5-123) v Essex 477-8 dec (T Westley 134, S Harmer 102 no, M Vijay 80, A Wheater 68; J Dernbach 4-95) and 134-9 (R ten Doeschate 53 no; M Morkel 4-28)

Essex beat Surrey by 1 wkt

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