Saturday, December 24, 2016
West Ham United's Michail Antonio (right) and Hull City's David Marshall (left)

A look back at some of our stories over the past week

Action from the latest round of matches at the Chance to Shine indoor league at UEL

Champions suffer first loss in two years

Essex sign Wagner

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
New Zealand's Neil Wagner hits out (pic Julian Herbert/Empics)

Left-arm seamer will play for county in Royal London One Day Cup and County Championship

Essex fixtures released

Friday, November 25, 2016
Pakistan's Mohammed Amir will play for Essex in the second half of next season (pic Martin Rickett/PA)

Chelmsford-based club discover schedule for County Championship Division One, Royal London One-Day Cup and T20 Blast

Oakfield Parkonians enjoy prize giving

Friday, November 11, 2016
Oakfield Parkonians' colts manager Andy Holland receives the Vernon Thomas award from Essex's Varun Chopra

Essex batsman Chopra hands out awards

Ravi Bopara has stepped down as Essex Eagles captain (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Ryan ten Doeschate to lead one-day side

Action from week three of the Chance to Shine competition (pic: Essex FE)

A round up of the action from week three of the indoor cricket tournament

Wanstead's Saba Nasim receives her Chance to Shine coach of the year award from former England player James Taylor

Annual awards evening at Lord’s highlighted fantastic work being done by Wanstead and Club Cricket Conference player

Essex sign Amir

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Pakistan's Mohammed Amir will play for Essex in the second half of next season (pic Martin Rickett/PA)

Left-arm seamer to strengthen Essex’s bowling attack

Wanstead's Martin Pluck, Matt Smith, John Gray, Arfan Akram, Adnan Akram and Shoab Iqbal with some of the club's awards at the Essex League dinner

Club collect host of prizes at annual dinner

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

Chris Silverwood delighted to sign international quality for next year

Essex Eagles One-Day captain Ravi Bopara (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Paul Walter was handed opportunity in shortest format of the game and is thrilled with the impact he made during memorable past season

Paul Walter signed an extension to his current Essex deal in last month (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

22-year-old Hornchurch all-rounder made his first-class debut in August and enjoyed a fine breakthrough campaign for his county club

Wanstead kings ready for Lord’s

Thursday, September 29, 2016
Arfan Akram (left) and Joe Ellis-Grewal (right), with junior award winners Robin Das and Brandon Lord

Club to play at home of cricket

Alastair Cook has agreed a new deal at Essex (pic: Gareth Fuller/PA)

England opener to remain at ECG until 2018

Walter signs new Essex deal

Monday, September 26, 2016
Paul Walter has signed an extended deal with Essex (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Fast bowler handed new contract after a string of good displays

Essex's David Masters ended his career with a couple of wickets against Kent (pic; Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Masters finishes with a maiden

Wanstead under-19s celebrate another cup final win

Future certainly looks bright for Herons after youngsters clean up

Essex batsmen battle at Kent

Thursday, September 22, 2016
Daniel Lawrence in batting action for Essex (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Division Two champions on brink of avoiding follow-on

Dixon delivers for Essex in Kent

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Matt Dixon and Daniel Lawrence celebrate promotion (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Bowler takes four wickets in rain-hit match

Our Man in the Shed: The Show Must Go On

Monday, September 19, 2016
The sun sets on another season

South Woodford’s Harry Neicho writes his final blog of the 2016 season

Essex trio get call-ups

Monday, September 19, 2016
Daniel Lawrence of Essex (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Lawrence, Beard and Westley join winter squads

Essex players celebrate winning promotion in their match against Glamorgan (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Division Two champions come up short in run chase

Masters to retired at end of season

Thursday, September 15, 2016
David Masters (9) is congratulated by Varun Chopra after taking a wicket for Essex against Glamorgan (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Veteran paceman to call time on 16-year professional career

Wanstead Cricket Club had a special visit from England captain Heather Knight

Knight showed girls in attendance how to do reverse and slop sweep and played alongside talented youngsters in small games

Essex look to force win over Glamorgan

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Essex's Daniel Lawrence congratulates Jamie Porter on a wicket against Glamorgan (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Division Two champions set for final-day chase

Essex clinch title and promotion

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Essex captain Ryan ten Doeschate celebrates scoring a century (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Captain ten Doeschate’s unbeaten century helps seal the deal

Essex edge closer to promotion

Monday, September 12, 2016
Jamie Porter is congratulated by Essex team-mates after taking a wicket (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Division Two leaders pick up two bonus points against Glamorgan

Essex players celebrate a wicket (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Chopra and Wheater included in squad after securing returns to county

Joe Ellis-Grewal of Wanstead (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Herons all-rounder believes success across all teams was the perfect way to mark 150th anniversary

Aron Nijjar in bowling action for Wanstead (pic; George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Harrow Lodge Park club finish fourth in the league and 75 points behind Wanstead after an abandoned final match of the season

The view at Monkhams Lane, the home of Woodford Wells (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Wells captain wants to avoid drama of last two campaigns next season

Varun Chopra in batting action for Warwickshire during the County Championship Division One (pic: David Davies/Press Association).

County Cricket Ground outfit extend Aaron Beard’s deal until 2018, but Tom Moore set to leave at the end of the season

Wanstead skipper Joe Ellis-Grewal leads the side out against Colchester (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Herons all-rounder says youthful squad can be proud of efforts

Daniel Lawrence in batting action for Essex in their annual benefit match against Upminster (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Eagles tie down young duo after impressive seasons

Upminster benefit from lots of hard work

Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Matt Tigg in bowling action for Upminster against Essex (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Matt Tigg reports from behind the scenes at the big annual fixture with Essex

An Old Brentwoods fielder acknowledges a team-mate (pic: Isabel Infantes)

Final-day washout cannot dampen celebrations

Essex and Upminster players pose for a team photo at their annual benefit match (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

County come out on top in annual fixture

Shawn Findlay in bowling action for Gidea Park & Romford (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Third-place finish for Parkonians

George Ellis of Woodford Wells celebrates a wicket (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Five-star James sets up last-day escape

Essex League champions Wanstead pose for a team picture ahead of their last match of the Premier Division season (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

South Woodford sent down to Division One

Ryan ten Doeschate of Essex celebrates scoring a century (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Five-star Napier shines for leaders

Essex's Ravi Bopara (left) congratulates Tom Westley on reaching his century (pic: PA)

Division Two leaders put Worcestershire to the sword

Wanstead skipper Joe Ellis-Grewal (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Herons want national success next season after conquering county scene

Ford players do five push ups after promising chairman Ali Raja they would do the feat if they won the Essex County League Division One title

An 11 run victory ensured Ford beat Barking’s second XI to the title and Ali Raja has praised the hard work of his team

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