It's always a pleasure to visit Glamorgan's spiritual home at St Helen's Swansea and, blessed with with fair weather and attractive visitors in Essex, another successful festival week was held.
St Helen's, Swansea
On this occasion, sadly, a paltry first innings total of 161 from Glamorgan, meant that the home side were always up against, and eventually fell to defeat by 63 runs early on day 4.
Put bluntly, Glamorgan have some work to do over the winter, as the batting just isn't good enough at present.
Jim Allenby bowls...
...whilst Hogan takes a breather
Essex's Matt Salisbury bowls to Jacques Rudolph
Former England spinner Monty Panesar...
...bowls to Will Bragg....
...and Murray Goodwin