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Ilford's Shaz Hafeez in the field (pic: Graham Hodges)

In recent seasons, Ilford have developed something of a reputation for being slow starters in the league, writes Ned Keating.

South Woodford's Joe Craddock and Harry Shirt look on as Ilford's Nigel Jacob plays a shot (pic; Graham Hodges)

New man looking forward to first season in charge after taking over from Harry Shirt

Woodford Green bowling at home to Upminster in the Essex League Cup

New Woodford Green skipper Jack Cossey hopes the club’s youth system can continue to produce talented players, but believes the new season may be too early for the current crop.

Oakfield Parkonians celebrate promotion to Division Two

Captain Jibran Azam backs team to show their quality on step up in leagues

Essex's Alastair Cook hits out on his way to a century (pic: Gareth Fuller/PA)

Coach names 13-man squad for County Championship match

The Ford Cricket Team face the camera before a league match (pic: Ali Raja).

Ford will only have one team this year, but hope to enjoy success in the league and cup

Essex's Jamie Porter celebrates taking a wicket (pic: Gareth Fuller/PA)

Porter on form as Eagles down Northamptonshire

Wanstead's Arfan Akram captained the MCC against Wales at Lord's

Local cricket leads famous club to victory against Wales

Essex's Jamie Porter celebrates taking a wicket (pic: Gareth Fuller/PA)

Bowlers deliver on dramatic day

South Woodford's home ground in Highfield Road looks resplendent in the sun (pic: Ray Lawrence/TGSPHOTO)

With the cricket campaign almost upon us, South Woodford batsman Harry Neicho writes the first post of a season-long blog

Essex's Dan Lawrence (pic: Gareth Fuller/PA)

Lawrence reaches landmark on shortened day

Action from Woodford Green's clash with Upminster (pic: Ken Mears)

South Woodford, Hainault, Wells, Fives, Parks also through

Essex batsmen dominate Northants

Sunday, April 24, 2016
Nick Browne in batting action for Essex (pic: TGSPHOTO)

Top four make half-centuries

Essex look to keep up pace

Sunday, April 24, 2016
Essex's Matt Dixon (centre) celebrates a wicket with team-mates (pic: Gareth Fuller/PA)

Silverwood pleased with start to season

Newham College celebrate winning the East London Chance to ShineFE Indoor League at UEL

Cricket squad land indoor honours at UEL

Essex nearly Cook up a win

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Essex's Alastair Cook hits out on his way to a century (pic: Gareth Fuller/PA)

Opener’s century in vain in Sussex draw

Essex fight back with ball

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Essex's Jamie Porter (pic: Gareth Fuller/PA)

Napier and Porter share nine Sussex wickets

Essex on the back foot

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Tom Westley top scored for Essex on the second day of their match at Sussex (pic: Gareth Fuller/PA)

Sussex edge second day’s play

Essex fight back on first day

Sunday, April 17, 2016
Essex captain Ryan ten Doeschate took two wickets in three balls at Sussex (pic: Gareth Fuller/PA)

Captain makes breakthrough with ball

Essex head to Hove on a high

Saturday, April 16, 2016
Essex players celebrate a wicket during their win over Gloucestershire (pic: Gareth Fuller/PA)

Silverwood names 13-man squad for Sussex clash

Essex complete emphatic win

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Essex's Nick Browne(pic: Gareth Fuller/PA)

Browne’s half-century leads way in chase

Essex on brink of victory

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Essex's Jamie Porter (pic: Gareth Fuller/PA)

Dominant third day sets up chance

Centurions put Essex on top

Monday, April 11, 2016
Essex's Alastair Cook hits out on his way to a century (pic: Gareth Fuller/PA)

Cook and Westley hit hundreds

Essex enjoy decent first day

Sunday, April 10, 2016
Essex's Jamie Porter (pic: Gareth Fuller/PA)

Porter picks up four Gloucestershire wickets

Essex excited to start new season

Sunday, April 10, 2016
Essex's Alastair Cook at the club's media day (pic: Gareth Fuller/PA)

Silverwood: We want success

Rain ruins Essex’s Twenty20 friendly

Thursday, April 7, 2016
The 2016 first-class cricket season is underway (pic: Jonathan Brady/PA)

Hornchurch all-rounder makes debut against Middlesex

Essex draw some positives

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
The 2016 first-class cricket season is underway (pic: Jonathan Brady/PA)

Two-day friendly ends in stalemate

Essex batsmen enjoy themselves

Tuesday, April 5, 2016
The 2016 first-class cricket season is underway (pic: Jonathan Brady/PA)

Quartet hit fifties against Middlesex

Essex call for Cook

Monday, April 4, 2016
Alastair Cook in batting action for Essex (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

County side to take on Middlesex

Essex pass Cambridge exam

Saturday, April 2, 2016
The 2016 first-class cricket season is underway (pic: Jonathan Brady/PA)

Essex 416-4d & 409-7d beat Cambridge University 124 & 178 by 523 runs

Essex give students a lesson

Friday, April 1, 2016
The 2016 first-class cricket season is underway (pic: Jonathan Brady/PA)

Essex 416-4 & 409-7 lead Cambridge University 124 by 701 runs

Tons of fun for Essex batsmen

Thursday, March 31, 2016
The 2016 first-class cricket season is underway (pic: Jonathan Brady/PA)

Duo hit hundreds on opening day at Cambridge

First-class start for Essex

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Essex's Ravi Bopara (pic: Nigel French/PA)

County ready to face Cambridge students

Essex pipped by Kent

Saturday, March 26, 2016
Ryan ten Doeschate top scored for Essex against Kent (pic: Mick Kearns/TGSPHOTO)

County side come up short in T20 friendly

Redbridge celebrate winning the London Youth Games indoor cricket final at Lord's (pic: LYG)

Coach believes Essex’s Kishen Velani can be inspiration for talented cricketers

Wanstead help Windies legend Walsh

Thursday, March 3, 2016
Wanstead Cricket Club donated 10 full bags of kit to the Courtney Walsh Foundation in Jamaica

Cricket club donate kit and money to foundation

Redbridge get gold reward

Monday, February 29, 2016
Redbridge boys celebrate after winning gold at the London Youth Games cricket finals (pic: TeamRedbridge).

Boys finish first at London Youth Games finals at Lord’s

Redbridge booked their place at the London Youth Games indoor cricket finals (pic: LYG)

The boys and girls will be taking part in London Youth Games finals on Sunday

Redbridge girls celebrate reaching the London Youth Games indoor cricket finals at Lord's (pic: LYG)

Squad see off City of London and Westminster to join seven other finalists at the Home of Cricket

Wanstead excited by Jamaica tour

Thursday, February 4, 2016
Wanstead's Arfan Akram visited the Jamaica High Commissioner recently ahead of the club's tour to the Caribbean island

Club’s trip supports Courtney Walsh Foundation

Redbridge booked their place at the London Youth Games indoor cricket finals (pic: LYG)

Coach Mahesh Velani backing his boys to go two better than they did last year

Nasim recognised for efforts by PM’s wife

Thursday, February 4, 2016
Saba Nasim being presented with her award by Prime Minister's wife Samantha Cameron (pic: Chance to Shine)

Local cricket coach receives award at Downing Street reception

Essex reveal new captains

Friday, January 29, 2016
Ravi Bopara will be Essex's one-day captain this season (pic: Mick Kearns/TGSPHOTO)

Ten Doeschate, Bopara get leadership roles

Action from the latest matches in the Chance to Shine league at UEL

Latest news from the Chance to Shine league

Foster extends Essex stay

Thursday, January 21, 2016
James Foster has agreed a new two-year deal with Essex (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Former Wanstead cricketer signs two-year deal to remain at the County Ground

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