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The 38-year-old, who last played for the club in May, will go to Canada for three weeks between June 28 and July 17 to help coach at Vancouver Knights

Essex head coach Anthony McGrath believes his side need to win all three of their remaining South Group matches in the Royal London One-Day Cup, starting against Glamorgan on Wednesday if they are to maintain their interest in this year’s competition.

Essex head coach Anthony McGrath is looking for a repeat performance when the Eagles take on Surrey in the next Royal London One-Day Cup contest at The Cloudfm County Ground on Sunday (11am).

A brand new book ‘Essex County Cricket Club Memories’ has been released to bring back the greatest memories of the county side after they were crowned champions of the County Championship last season.

Essex Eagles could be set to introduce a new face into their line-up when they face Hampshire at The Ageas Bowl in the Royal London One-Day Cup tomorrow (Wednesday).

Essex Eagles continue the Royal London One-Day Cup schedule with a visit to Bristol to face Gloucestershire on Sunday.

An inspired opening spell from Peter Siddle and the spin of Simon Harmer enabled champions Essex to come out on top in a see-saw battle with bottom-placed Worcestershire by 32 runs at Blackfinch New Road.

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.

Essex head coach Anthony McGrath is urging his players to put the memory of the Yorkshire defeat behind them as they prepare for their next County Championship match which begins against Worcestershire at Blackfinch New Road on Friday.

Ben Coad and Steven Patterson blasted out four Essex wickets in the space of 23 balls without score to set up one of the most incredible comeback victories in Specsavers County Championship history.

After an eventful day of 22 wickets, a first-baller for England captain Joe Root, a duck for former England captain Alastair Cook and five wickets for the promising Sam Cook, Yorkshire rose from the ignominy of 50 all out to lead Essex by 69 runs.

England opener Alastair Cook is set to make his first home appearance of the season as Essex meet Yorkshire in the Specsavers County Championship at The Cloudfm County Ground starting today (Friday, 11am).

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.

Jimmy Adams missed out on his first Specsavers County Championship century of the season as bad light frustrated both Hampshire and Essex at the Ageas Bowl.

ampshire batsman James Vince failed to capitalise on a good start in front of England selector Ed Smith, but Jimmy Adams rolled back the years with a watchful half century on another truncated day against champions Essex.

The Chelmsford club head to the Ageas Bowl looking to make it back-to-back wins in the 2018 County Championship Division One

Anthony McGrath’s team got off the mark last weekend and will be boosted by the availability of an England legend this week

Essex’s James Foster says the defending champions have work to do to complete a win over Lancashire at Chelmsford.

A hard-hitting 69 by veteran wicketkeeper-batsman James Foster put champions Essex in control of their Specsavers County Championship game against Lancashire and in line for their first win of the season.

The enduring partnership of Jamie Porter and Simon Harmer bowled Essex back into their opening Specsavers County Championship match of the season after the champions were skittled for 150 inside two sessions by Lancashire’s seamers.

Essex head coach Anthony McGrath has named a 13-man squad for the first game of the 2018 County Championship season, with Peter Siddle due to make his debut against Yorkshire at Headingley.

Gooch: Fair play to Foster

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Graham Gooch paid tribute to the efforts of veteran Essex wicketkeeper James Foster in their county championship triumph ahead of the 2018 season, writes Lee Power.

There was certainly a sense of anticipation as the curtain raiser to the 2018 season drew ever closer in Barbados.

Cricket: Essex ready to take on MCC

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Wanstead youngster Feroze Khushi could make his first-class debut for Essex as they take on the MCC at the Kensington Oval in Barbados.

Essex lost the second of their three warm-up matches in Barbados ahead of their champions clash with the MCC next week.

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