The 33-year-old admitted the Eagles were disappointed with how they played in this year’s Vitality Blast

After getting out on 49 last month and making double figures numerous times, the 21-year-old claimed his maiden fifty in T20 cricket last night

Essex beat Middlesex by six wickets with four balls remaining after chasing down the home side’s victory target of 211 at a packed Lord’s on Thursday evening.

After wins over the top two, Joe Craddock will see his team entertain Old Southendian on Saturday

The Monkhams Lane club still have work to do, but are looking up rather than down following three wins in a row

Herons beat Southend-on-Sea & EMT by six wickets last time out

Valentines Park outfit lost by three wickets to Brentwood last weekend

As Essex wind up what looks certain to be their worst Vitality Blast campaign in the 16-season history of the competition, Ravi Bopara admits the Eagles were underprepared from the start.

A round-up of matches involving teams from Ilford Catholic CC

A round-up of the latest matches involving Oakfield Parkonians CC teams

Jon Gaffney hailed the quality of Tanveer Shah’s innings and the knock by opposition batsman Mark Pavitt

The visitors stuck to their game plan and eventually dismissed the leaders for 153 and chased it down comfortably

Herons won by six wickets away from home on Saturday to keep pressure on leaders Hornchurch

Essex suffered a third affected no result in the Vitality Blast as rain only allowed 7.5overs of play against Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl.

The latest from our local clubs in the Essex League Division Three

The latest from our local clubs in the Essex League Division Two

The latest from our local clubs in the Essex League Division One

Ilford (175-9) lost to Brentwood (179-7) by three wickets

Essex League Premier Division: Wanstead (184-4) beat Southend-on-Sea (181 a/o) by six wickets

For the fourth time in succession, Essex and Gloucestershire had to settle for a point apiece from a rain-affected T20 fixture.

Essex have agreed to let Adam Zampa end his spell with the club early to play in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).

Essex beaten in Second XI T20 final

Friday, August 10, 2018

Essex lost out to Lancashire in the final of the Second XI T20 competition at rain-hit Arundel.

Herons beat Hadleigh & Thundersley by 20 runs last time out

Essex Eagles will be looking to end their losing streak in the Vitality Blast when they entertain Gloucestershire on Friday at The Cloudfm County Ground (7pm).

Valentines Park outfit beat Southend-on-Sea & EMT by two wickets last time out

While the senior Essex team have endured a summer of recurring travails, most notably in a parlous Vitality Blast campaign, the fortunes of the second eleven have been in stark contrast: they stand on the threshold of the County Championship-T20 double.

Glamorgan climbed to third place in the Southern Group after a six-run Vitality Blast victory over Essex at Sophia Gardens gave them a fourth successive win.

Herons collected a 20-run victory away from home on Saturday, but lost at Brentwood in the Dukes Essex League Cup quarter-finals on Sunday

Essex Eagles will be hoping their fortunes change when they travel to Cardiff to face Glamorgan in a Vitality Blast match on Tuesday (6.30pm).

Essex batsman Varun Chopra admits his side have not done enough in the Vitality Blast T20 this season, following their latest defeat on Sunday.

Rikki Clarke hammered two successive sixes, his third and fourth in an unbeaten 37, to carry Surrey to a comfortable six-wicket win over Essex in the Vitality Blast at Chelmsford.

Woodford Green maintained their hold on second place behind Old Brentwoods in Shepherd Neame Essex League Division Three with a win at Stanford.

Woodford Wells came out on top in their Shepherd Neame Essex League Division One derby with Hainault & Clayhall to make it back-to-back wins.

Oakfield Parkonians saw their promotion hopes hit in Shepherd Neame Essex League Division Two after a home defeat against Wickford.

South Woodford claimed a convincing derby win over Fives & Heronians in their Shepherd Neame Essex League Division Two clash.

Cricket: Ilford see off Southend

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Ilford claimed a much-needed win over Southend in the Shepherd Neame Essex League Premier Division.

Wanstead kept their title hopes alive in the Shepherd Neame Essex League Premier Division with a 20-run win at Hadleigh.

Essex Eagles continue their Vitality Blast campaign when Surrey visit The Cloudfm County Ground on Sunday (2.30pm).

Essex head coach Anthony McGrath admitted his side had produced their ‘worst performance’ of this season’s Vitality Blast T20 competition after a 10-wicket loss at Somerset on Friday night.

Johann Myburgh smashed a brilliant century as Somerset took a step closer to a place in the quarter-finals with a resounding ten-wicket Vitality Blast victory over Essex at Taunton.

Herons visit Hadleigh in league on Saturday and head for Brentwood in Dukes Essex League Cup on Sunday

Essex Eagles return to Vitality Blast action against Somerset at Taunton today (Friday, 4.30pm), following last night’s defeat by Kent Spitfires at Canterbury.

Aaron West has backed his team to pick up two more important results over their rivals this weekend

Valentines Park outfit lost by 48 runs at home to Hadleigh & Thundersley last weekend

The Division One strugglers are looking to make winning a habit again


An Ilford shoe retailer and podiatry practice is taking the next step with a move to a new shop just a few doors down.

Redbridge estate agents Sandra Davidson answer the common questions homeowners have when it comes to selling their home, and reveals how you can make sure the sale is stress-free

Redbridge Estate agents Sandra Davidson’s hassle-free service guarantees rental income for your property, whether it is occupied or not. Here they share details of the Guaranteed Rent Scheme and how it can help you avoid the regular stresses associated with managing a let.

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