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County round-up: Shah shines as Essex romp to victory

Owais Shah guided Essex to victory over Middlesex last night, hitting 78 to steady the Eagles after openers Ravi Bopara and Mark Pettini were out for ducks. Essex overhauled the home side's score of 150 for the loss of five wickets.

Yorkshire, meanwhile, won a thrilling game at Headingley. Gareth Andrew's 26-ball 60 was not enough for Worcestershire, who lost by two runs.