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Cricket: Bopara signs extension at Essex

Thursday, December 7, 2017

County champions Essex have announced a one-year contract extension for all-rounder Ravi Bopara.

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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.

Hampshire’s Fidel Edwards produced a brutal evening spell of fast bowling to take two Essex wickets on a rain-affected third day in the Specsavers County Championship.

Hampshire v Essex: Lawrence looking to build

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Essex batsman Dan Lawrence is looking to help the champions build a big enough lead against Hampshire to give themselves something to bowl at on day three of their County Championship clash.

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.

Hampshire’s new-ball partners Kyle Abbott and Fidel Edwards gave Essex a champion’s hangover as the Specsavers County Championship Division One winners suffered a batting collapse at the Ageas Bowl.

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’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.

Upminster-Essex benefit match ends in tie

Monday, September 11, 2017

Upminster stalwart John Curtis scored two runs from the final ball to ensure the annual benefit match with an Essex XI ended in a tie on Sunday.

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’s top of the table clash with Lancashire is heading towards a draw with no play possible after tea on the third day 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.

Hainault & Clayhall have one hand on the Division Two title following their 47-run win over Fives & Heronians.

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.

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Chelmsford to host final group game against Kent

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