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Cricket: Foster extends Essex career

Friday, November 10, 2017

Essex County Cricket Club have announced that James Foster has signed a one-year contract extension, keeping him at the club until the conclusion of the 2018 campaign.

Essex (227 & 334-7d) beat Yorkshire (111 & 74) by 376 runs

Nick Browne and Dan Lawrence combined for a century third-wicket partnership that laid the foundations to enhance Essex’s ambition of going through the Division One season unbeaten.

Simon Harmer hit his maiden half-century for Essex, as Steven Patterson and John Brooks took three wickets each to help Yorkshire secure their Division One place for another year on the first day of their last Specsavers County Championship match of the season.

Essex entertain Yorkshire at The Cloudfm County Ground for the final Specsavers County Championship match of the season, looking to end the year unbeaten.

‘Unforgettable day’ for Essex hero Cook

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Essex fast bowler Sam Cook admitted his first five-wicket haul in first-class cricket would live long in the memory.

County Championship Division One: Hampshire 254 & 76 lost to Essex 76 & 362 by 108 runs

Hampshire v Essex: Duo dig in for champions

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Patient half-centuries from Dan Lawrence and Ravi Bopara helped champions Essex into the lead after being forced to follow-on at Hampshire.

Essex head to Hampshire on a high

Monday, September 18, 2017

Champions Essex have named a 13-man squad for their trip to the Ageas Bowl to take on Hampshire in their penultimate County Championship match of the season.

Essex virtually sealed their seventh Specsavers County Championship title by completing an innings and 56-run victory over relegation-bound Warwickshire at Edgbaston.

Essex batsman Varun Chopra paid tribute to his team-mates after they took a big step towards clinching the Specsavers County Championship title on Wednesday.

Essex’s advance towards the Specsavers County Championship title has included some spectacular days – and this one took them a big stride towards glory as they built a commanding position against Warwickshire at Edgbaston.

Essex head to Edgbaston to face Warwickshire needing another 37 points to clinch the County Championship title for the first time in a quarter of a century.

It has become one of the most eagerly anticipated days on the club cricket calendar and this Sunday sees the 20th anniversary of Upminster’s first-ever benefit match against an Essex XI.

Essex head coach Chris Silverwood was pleased to see his side maintain their 36-point advantage in the County Championship after a rain-hit draw with Lancashire.

Essex maintained their 36-point lead at the top of the Specsavers County Championship after their clash with title rivals Lancashire ended in a draw.

Lancashire v Essex: Hameed holds up leaders

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Haseeb Hameed’s unbeaten 85 helped Lancashire battle back from a vulnerable position on day two of their Specsavers County Championship clash with title rivals Essex at Old Trafford.

Table-topping Essex meet nearest rivals Lancashire at Old Trafford in the race for the Specsavers County Championship Division One title on Tuesday.

Jamie Porter recorded career-best match figures of 12-95 to strengthen Essex’s hand at the top of the Specsavers County Championship with an embarrassingly comfortable victory over Division One strugglers Somerset.

Nick Browne dug in for an unbeaten half-century to help Division One leaders Essex back into a game that looked in danger of slipping away from them.

Leaders in trouble on return to four-day action

With their white ball season done and dusted, Division One leaders Essex can now concentrate on Championship cricket as the run-in to the 2017 season takes shape.

Eagles miss out on last-eight spot

Kent duo set global best for first wicket

Experienced wicketkeeper ready for Kent and Sussex

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