Porter smashes through Somerset to record career-best figures


Jamie Porter guided Essex to an unexpected victory on Day Four against Somerset at The Cloudfm County Ground by tearing through the visiting batsmen from the very first ball, which saw Marcus Trescothick head back to the Pavilion.

Porter, who reached 50 Championship wickets for the third successive season during the innings, finished the match with figures of 12-95 that was topped off with career best innings figures of 14-2-55-7 to help his side to a 179 run win in front of a jubilant Chelmsford crowd.

Essex now head to Old Trafford next week for what is set to be a clash of titans against second placed Lancashire. Tune into the https://http://essexcricket.org.uk/ and the Essex Cricket social media channels for match coverage.