Essex v Yorkshire CCC: Latest updates from County Championship match at Chelmsford

SIR ALASTAIR COOK is closing in on a slice of personal history as Yorkshire’s County Championship game against Essex meanders to a draw.

At tea on day four, Cook has 80 out of 119-0 as he bids to hit two hundreds in a game for the first time in his career.

The former England captain scored 107 in the first innings.

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Cook and Nick Browne (29) experienced no alarms in the afternoon session as Essex advanced from 7-0 at lunch.

Joe Root of Yorkshire fields on the boundary during Day One of the LV= Insurance County Championship match between Essex and Yorkshire at The Cloud County Ground. (Picture: Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

The hosts lead by 57 runs but it is all academic now as the game approaches its conclusion.

Yorkshire director of cricket Darren Gough looks on alongside Joe Root of Yorkshire during Day One of the LV= Insurance County Championship match between Essex and Yorkshire. (Picture: Alex Davidson/Getty Images)
Can Yorkshire CCC build on their unbeaten start to the County Championship season? (Picture: SWPix.com)