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Nick Browne is in no hurry for the cricket season to end just yet; in fact, he would be happy if it went on indefinitely.

Essex Eagles have a busy schedule of Vitality Blast cricket ahead with three matches in four days, starting with a trip to The Spitfire Ground, Canterbury where Kent Spitfires are the opponents on Thursday (7pm).

Essex’s Ravi Bopara was run out from the last ball of their Vitality Blast match against Hampshire at Chelmsford which ended in a tie on Saturday night.

Gloucestershire’s quest to defeat Essex Eagles and move clear at the top of the Vitality Blast South Group was frustrated by rain at Cheltenham.

With just one success to show from their opening four matches in the Vitality Blast, Essex Eagles will be looking to turn around their form when they play back-to-back matches this weekend.

Essex (167 a/o) lost to Glamorgan (171-8) by two wickets

Essex captain, and T20 elder statesman, Ryan ten Doeschate admits he has calmed down and put things in perspective after his out-of-character post-match outburst following the opening Vitality Blast defeat by Sussex under the lights at Chelmsford.

Essex Eagles are set for back-to-back matches this week when the Vitality Blast campaign continues.

Ryan ten Doeschate has hinted he will make changes after Wednesday’s loss to Sussex

Essex Eagles begin their Vitality Blast campaign with two home fixtures at The Cloudfm County Ground this week, starting with a visit from the Sussex Sharks tonight (Wednesday).

Essex captain Ryan ten Doeschate was delighted to lead from the front with his highest Championship score of 173 not out to set up a declaration against Somerset at Chelmsford on Tuesday.

Ryan ten Doeschate smashed a career-record 173 not out as Essex dominated the second day of the day-night Specsavers County Championship match with Somerset at Chelmsford.

The captain has missed the last two games through suspension while opener Browne hasn’t played since the start of May against Yorkshire

Nottinghamshire required just an hour and three-quarters on the fourth morning of the Specsavers County Championship game at Chelmsford to remove the last six Essex wickets and claim victory.

Essex (206 & 88-4) trail Nottinghamshire (380 & 266) by 352 runs

Essex bowling coach Dimi Mascarenhas says the defending county champions must do better with bat and ball after a difficult second day against Nottinghamshire at Chelmsford.

A dominant performance with bat and ball over two days carried Nottinghamshire into a strong position to end a run of back-to-back Specsavers County Championship defeats and leapfrog opponents Essex in the table.

Essex turn their focus back on the red-ball game with back-to-back home matches in the Specsavers County Championship.

Essex head coach Anthony McGrath admitted his side ‘didn’t play well enough’ following a 25-run defeat to Yorkshire in their Royal London One-Day Cup play-off at Chelmsford on Wednesday.

Gary Ballance set Yorkshire up for a Royal London Cup semi-final showdown against Hampshire on Monday courtesy of a match-winning innings that knocked the wind out of Essex’s sails.

Essex Eagles head into Thursday’s Royal London One-Day Cup play-off match against Yorkshire Vikings brimming with confidence after three consecutive wins in the competition.

Essex head coach Anthony McGrath was delighted to see the defending champions earn a five-wicket win over Lancashire at Emirates Old Trafford on Monday.

Specsavers County Championship Division One: Lancashire 301 & 105 lost to Essex 302 & 108-5 by five wickets

Essex seamer Sam Cook was generally pleased with his side’s efforts on the first day of their County Championship match against Lancashire at Old Trafford.

It was honours even after an enthralling opening day of the Specsavers County Championship match between Lancashire and champions Essex at Emirates Old Trafford.

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