Essex's David Masters ends with seven wickets in Leics draw

County Championship Division Two, Chelmsford

Essex 434-3 dec drew with Leicestershire 359

Essex 10pts, Leicestershire 7pts

Match scorecard

Essex's David Masters took his seventh wicket of the match before heavy rain forced his side's game against Leicestershire to end in a tame draw.

The visitors resumed on 336-9 and added 23 runs to reach 359 before Masters had Matthew Hoggard caught by Harbhajan Singh to end with figures of 7-60.

Shiv Thakor scored 62 not out but a downpour ended the match prematurely with only 35 balls bowled on Saturday.

Essex take 10 points from the game while Leicestershire collect seven.