South Woodford's Harry Shirt shone at the weekend (pic: Graham Hodges)

Bowler takes five wickets to help restrict away side to 113-8 and give them success, but they still remain bottom of the table

Hassan Chowdhury in batting action for Wanstead (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Joe Ellis-Grewal’s men enjoy great day despite the weather as they win by nine-wickets to leapfrog Hornchurch in the table

Ravi Bopara makes a run for Essex Eagles (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Bopara’s men beat the rain to make it back-to-back wins

Ashar Zaidi in batting action (pic: Graham Hodges)

All-rounder’s half-century leads way in successful chase

Gidea Park captain Jamal Francis in bowling action (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Park skipper knows victory will be worth more than points on Saturday

Wanstead captain Joe Ellis-Grewal deep in thought (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Herons host Buckhurst Hill after losing to Hornchurch

Paul Walter in batting action for Hornchurch against Wanstead (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Walter called into squad for games against Hampshire and Surrey

Consistency the key for Wells

Thursday, June 23, 2016
Rory Ellison of Woodord Wells (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Stand-in skipper knows team need a good run of form to climb up standings

Joe Ellis-Grewal (left) looks on as Kishen Velani bowls against Hornchurch (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Captain Ellis-Grewal takes positives from Hornchurch defeat

Essex's James Foster  was among those to struggle with the bat(pic: Empics)

A round-up of the action on the final day of the County Championship tie

Hornchurch openers Jamie Sorrell (left) and Paul Murray look on during Saturday's match with Wanstead (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo).

Thriller occured at Harrow Lodge Park and Smith praised the performance of his openers and Billy Gordon

Essex's Tom Westley (pic: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire)

A round-up of the action on day three at the County Ground

Rory Ellison of Woodford Wells (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Wells bowler praises team after success at local rivals

Upminster celebrate getting a wicket (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Skipper scored first century of season to help his team move to the top of the table with success over Loughton

Imran Adil faces the camera after top scoring for Ford during their win against Bow Green (pic: Ali Raja).

Imran Adil top scored with 64 as Ford achieved a fourth success in the Essex County League Division One

Ravi Bopara appeals for a wicket (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Ravi Bopara, who top scored with 61, discusses the bowling tactics of the opposition on day one

Wanstead captain Joe Ellis-Grewal (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Ellis-Grewal: It was one of those days

The cricket season is under way (pic: Jonathan Brady/PA WIRE)

Essex Division Three: Old Brentwoods (226-9) beat Woodford Green by one wicket

Parks move into promotion position

Monday, June 20, 2016
Jibran Azam hits out for Oakfield Parkonians

Essex Division Two: Oakfield Parkonians (262-8) beat Leigh by 57 runs

Alan Ison hit a century for Upminster in their win over Loughton (pic: Mick Kearns/TGSPHOTO)

Captain’s innings key in successful run chase

A Woodford Wells batsman hits out (pic; Graham Hodges)

Essex Division One: Woodford Wells (259 all out) beat Fives & Heronians by 148 runs

Ravi Bopara in action for Essex (pic: Nigel French/PA).

Bopara top scores as leaders lose nine wickets

Joe Craddock behind the stumps for South Woodford (pic: Graham Hodges)

Essex Premier Divsion: South Woodford (123 all out) lost by five wickets to Colchester; Ilford (125 all out) lost by three runs to Buckhurst Hill

Feroze Khushi hit an unbeaten century for Wanstead against Colchester (pic; Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Ton-up Khushi and five-star Edwards lead way for Herons

Hainault & Clayhall captain Ryan Hurst (centre) celebrates a wicket with teammates against Gidea Park & Romford (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Tables are turned in Essex League Division Two meeting

Paul Murray in batting action for Hornchurch against Wanstead (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Herons suffer first defeat of season

Jamie Porter celebrates taking a wicket with Essex captain Ryan ten Doeschate (pic; Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Division Two leaders welcome Leicestershire

Roy Smith and Tom Moore celebrate a wicket for Hornchurch (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Smith relishing Essex League Premier Division summit meeting

Kasi Hoq in batting action for Gidea Park & Romford (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Vice-captain Rogers believes opener can extend hot streak

Gloucestershire's Michael Klinger and Hamish Marshall put Essex to the sword in their Natwest T20 Blast clash (pic: PA)

Bopara’s men suffer heavy loss in latest outing

Wanstead captain Joe Ellis-Grewal looks on (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Herons skipper Ellis-Grewal treating important game like any other

Essex head coach Chris Silverwood (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

County side in need of a T20 lift

Wells remain confident

Thursday, June 16, 2016
Woodford Wells players celebrate a wicket (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Skipper Johnson insists morale maintains high at Monkhams Lane club

Parks target more success

Thursday, June 16, 2016
Jibran Azam hits out for Oakfield Parkonians

Skipper Azam backs team to get job done at home on Saturday

Ravi Bopara sets off for a run (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Captain’s innings helps seal Royal London One-Day Cup win

Good Catholic Boys: Keep on dreaming

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
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Walter signs two-year deal with Essex

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Paul Walter celebrates taking a wicket for Hornchurch (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Hornchurch all-rounder impresses county

Jibran Azam top scored with 134 for Oakfield Parkonians against Hainault before rain stopped play

Parks captain gutted not to win as Belhus pull clear at top

Hornchurch captain Roy Smith (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Skipper left frustrated by abandonment at Ilford

Essex Eagles will hope Jamie Porter can get among the wickets against Kent Spitfires (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Essex Eagles will be looking to Jamie Porter to spearhead their charge at home to Kent Spitfires in the Royal London One-Day Cup on Wednesday.

Paul Hurworth in batting action for Ardleigh Green (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Hurworth top scores in Essex League Division Three fixture

Kasi Hoq fell four runs short of a century for Gidea Park & Romford against Hutton (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Hoq shines in Essex League Division Two success

Frank Hazle hits out for Upminster (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Woodford Wells v Harold Wood, Loughton v Fives & Heronians fixtures abandoned

James Foster in batting action for Essex (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Wicketkeeper’s late heroics lift Eagles

Joe Buttleman (centre) led Brentwood to derby victory over Shenfield (pic; Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Rain hits Wanstead, Ilford, Hornchurch and South Woodford hopes

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