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Worcestershire paceman Josh Tongue gave another demonstration of his rich potential – and in front of ECB Player Pathway scout Geoff Arnold – as champions Essex were dismissed for 177 on day one of the Specsavers County Championship Division One clash at Blackfinch New Road.

The Monkhams Lane outfit struggled to kick on after a strong start last season, but optimism is rife ahead of the new campaign

Essex batsman Alastair Cook was pleased to get to spend to some time at the crease as their rain-affected match at Hampshire ended in a draw on Monday.

Alastair Cook began his summer with a composed half-century to allay worries over his form but missed out on three figures as Essex drew with Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl.

Tom Westley has the trophy, caps and scars to show for a rollercoaster year.

Tracey Neville’s England won Commonwealth Games gold with a last-gasp win over world champions Australia which was reminiscent of her brothers’ Champions League win 19 years ago.

England’s men followed in the footsteps of the women’s team by beating India to claim bronze at the Commonwealth Games in Australia.

That England could lose the final by 44 points to Australia and emerge from their post-game huddle with beaming smiles said everything about their silver medal in the Commonwealth Games women’s basketball.

England’s women will have a shot at netball gold at the Commonwealth Games for the first time after a thrilling semi-final win over Jamaica on the Gold Coast.

England’s men and women sprinted to 4x100m relay golds at the Commonwealth Games in Australia.

England’s women will play for Commonwealth Games gold in the basketball competition after they outplayed Canada in a 65-53 semi-final win on the Gold Coast.

England’s hockey men were left to battle for bronze after being edged out by hosts Australia in their semi-final at the Commonwealth Games.

Cricket: Essex ready for title defence

Thursday, April 12, 2018

With the exception of Mohammad Amir – who only played two and a half games in the Championship, albeit one to devastating effect – champions Essex retain the same squad for their title defence.

The Leytonstone-born seamer claimed 75 scalps last season, but has endured some difficult moments since the title success

Former Essex and England captain Graham Gooch says members of the current squad can force their way into the national team this season, writes Lee Power.

Dina Asher-Smith was delighted to win bronze in the women’s 200m at the Commonwealth Games in Australia.

England’s women face a battle for the bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games in Australia on Saturday after suffering penalty shuffles heartbreak in their semi-final.

England’s Dina Asher-Smith won bronze in the 200m at the Commonwealth Games in Australia, with former UEL student Bianca Williams in seventh place.

The local youngster looks ahead to the 2018 season, discusses Anthony McGrath’s promotion and reveals his own targets for the campaign

England’s men face a tough semi-final against hosts Australia at the Commonwealth Games after suffering a last-gasp defeat in their final group game.

London table-tennis star Tin-Tin Ho had more success on day seven of the Commonwealth Games in Australia.

There were mixed fortunes for England sprinters in the women’s 200m semi-finals at the Commonwealth Games in Australia.

The former Oakfield Parkonians cricketer was named as one of Wisden’s five Cricketers of the Year earlier today after a stunning 2017

Newham & Essex Beagles’ Asha Philip was left hugely frustrated and disappointed after finishing fourth in the women’s 100m final at the Commonwealth Games.

England’s hockey men came from two goals down at half-time to beat Wales and book a place in the semi-finals at the Commonwealth Games in Australia.

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