Classy Cook back in the groove

Chaminda Vaas

Chaminda Vaas - Vaas traps opener Billy Godleman in front early on  

Alastair Cook

Alastair Cook - Cook finds his feet following two meagre LV= County Championship games  

Jaik Mickleburgh

Jaik Mickleburgh - The number three, who went on to 112, provides valuable support  

Alastair Cook

Alastair Cook - The England batsman celebrates his first championship ton of 2011  

Jack Brooks

Jack Brooks - Alastair Cook and Jaik Mickleburgh add 258 before Northants fought back as Essex closed on 345 for six  

Chaminda Vaas Alastair Cook Jaik Mickleburgh Alastair Cook Jack Brooks