And with Glen Chapple producing inswingers
to claim leg before wicket verdicts against John Maunders and Jake Mickleburgh, Essex found themselves in dire straits at 16 for four in the 14th over.
"Chris is a little bit different to other swing bowlers because he bowls a lot of inswingers
The new ball was on offer after 80 overs, and Sidebottom undid Kyle Mills and Tim Southee by beautiful inswingers
- although Daniel Vettori was frustrating the England bowling.
The solicitors faced disaster at three for two after Jonathan Nosworthy clean bowled both openers with inswingers
in the game's first over.
The Bermudan took 5-52 with his inswingers
as Kenilworth were dismissed for 184 and then dominated the Atherstone reply with 77.
Moreover, the Reds are 100 per cent reliant on Ferguson, who takes responsibility for all corners and alternates between inswingers
and outswingers depending on which side of the pitch the kick is awarded.
Mark Ealham and Craig White, in particular, are adept at that while Darren Gough can be guaranteed to deliver countless searing inswingers
Sidebottom undid Kyle Mills and Tim Southee with beautiful inswingers
- although skipper Daniel Vettori frustrated the England bowlers, hitting 48 before he left a straight one from the Notts man, who took his figures to 4-5 from 10.1 overs.
He learned to reverse the normal tactic of bowling inswingers
from wide of the crease and outswingers from close to the stumps.
Left-hander Rolton made nought at Shenley but yesterday she raced to 50 off 34 balls, hitting Sarah Collyer's inswingers
for five successive fours as she moved from 30 to 50 in just one over.
All-rounder Cairns scored an unbeaten 42 to guide his side to 217 for seven at the close after Srinath's deadly inswingers
had reduced the tourists to 54 for four at lunch and 141 for six at tea.
"They pitched it up, allowed it to swing, wickets fell to inswingers
; for example, Dion Nash was bowling outswingers and bowled a good inswinger
to Mark Ramprakash."