WATCH: Siddle 5’fer sinks Hampshire


Peter Siddle showed his international pedigree by producing a Man of the Match performance on Day Four to help Essex to an innings and 52 run victory. He finished with match figures of 7-70, with his direct, pace deliveries sending the stumps cartwheeling more often than not.

Sids spoke after play and is loving being back with the side after a brief spell away. The Aussie has formed a formidable partnership with Simon Harmer, and the pair tore the Hampshire batting line-up apart, aided with the support of Jamie Porter and Sam Cook.

Essex return to action next week for the visit of the current leaders, Surrey to The Cloudfm County Ground.