Wanstead & Snaresbrook captain Joe Ellis-Grewal is hoping his side will continue their good form when they take on Chelmsford this Saturday.

Wanstead & Snaresbrook captain Joe Ellis-Grewal said he is proud of his team's performance in Saturday's victory over Buckhurst Hill.

Essex spinner Simon Harmer was surprised to see his side secure County Championship victory over Hampshire inside just five sessions this week.

Simon Harmer claimed match figures of 12-61 as Essex annihilated Hampshire by an innings and eight runs - having bowled out the visitors for 118 and 88 inside five sessions.

Simon Harmer snared his fourth Specsavers County Championship five-wicket haul of the season as Essex skittled Hampshire out for 118.

Premier Division champions Hornchurch were skittled out for just 59 at Harrow Lodge Park while Ilford stay bottom

In light of an Essex wicketkeeping injury crisis bordering on an epidemic, Will Buttleman has learnt to keep his cricket bag packed and ready. And to always keep his mobile phone switched on.

Ilford captain Theeban Tavarasa says his side head into the one-day games following a wake-up as they struggle near the bottom of the league table.

Wanstead & Snaresbrook captain Joe Ellis-Grewal says his side face a huge month as they head into the one-day matches in the Shepherd Neame Essex Premier Division.

Lord's Cricket Ground welcomed 450 children from schools across the country as part of the annual Chance to Shine Schools' Open Day, supported by Yorkshire Tea.

Ilford captain Theeban Tavarasa says it was a 'heartbreaking' defeat as they only mustered up a singular point as they lost by 157 runs to league leaders Brentwood.

Wanstead & Snaresbrook captain Joe Ellis-Grewal disappointed with draw against Hadleigh & Thundersley but insists it's far from disastrous.

Ardleigh Green & Havering hold off West Essex for tense win

Frenford, Oakfield Parkoninans pipped

Shenfield thrash Fives; Gidea Park & Romford beat Upminster; Hutton lose at Colchester

Wanstead left frustrated as Hadleigh hold on for a draw

As England prepare to play Bangladesh in their next World Cup match, Archant reporter Sam Cooper reflects on seeing their previous match

Ilford captain Theeban Tavarasa says it's not time to panic after losing three of their opening four fixtures this campaign, writes Jacob Ranson.

Wanstead & Snaresbrook captain Joe Ellis-Grewal is still urging his side for better batting displays, despite the impressive form of Aron Nijar and youngster Robin Das last weekend.

Essex were indebted to last-wicket pair Peter Siddle and Sam Cook for completing a partnership of 86 at the start of day four as they ended Yorkshire's slim hopes of a Specsavers County Championship victory at Emerald Headingley.

Essex seamer Peter Siddle was happy to help his side avoid the follow-on against Yorkshire on day three of their County Championship match at Headingley.

Peter Siddle hit a straight four and six off Yorkshire's Steve Patterson late in the third day as Essex passed the follow-on target of 241 with nine wickets down at Headingley.

Mitchell Todd's team produced a strong display in the field, but still lost by four wickets on the road

Wanstead & Snaresbrook captain Joe Ellis-Grewal was delighted with 'brilliant team performance' as they cruised to a 198 run victory over Billerciay.

Yorkshire's on-loan all-rounder Dom Bess was left stranded in the 90s, nine short of a second first-class hundred, during a rain shortened second day against Essex at Emerald Headingley.

Ilford Catholics second XI lost by eight wickets to Nazeing Common in the league on the weekend.

Ilford captain Theeban Tavarasa full of praise for his batting line-up despite falling to a four wicket defeat against treble-winners Hornchurch last weekend.

Essex youngster Will Buttleman admitted it was a very proud moment to make his first-class debut for the county against Yorkshire at Headingley.

Adam Lyth and Tom Kohler-Cadmore narrowly missed out on centuries as Essex fought back strongly after tea to blunt Yorkshire's early dominance on day one of the Specsavers County Championship clash at Emerald Headingley.

Sam Cook must be the unluckiest bowler on the county circuit at the moment.

Ardleigh Green & Havering got the better of Woodford Green in their Shepherd Neame Essex League Division Three encounter at Central Park.

Essex travel to Headingley to face Yorkshire in fine form and looking to make it a hat-trick of Specsavers County Championship successes after wins over Nottinghamshire and Kent.

South Woodford lose low-scoring match at Horndon

Woodford Wells, Upminster, Fives & Heronians and Loughton all lose

Wanstead claimed a convincing 198-run win at Billericay in the Shepherd Neame Essex League Premier Division on Saturday.

Wanstead & Snaresbrook captain Joe Ellis-Grewal says every win is vital even at this early stage in the season ahead of their clash with Billericay.

Ilford captain Theeban Tavarasa is eager for his side to start stringing together some better bowling performances.

England all-rounder Ben Stokes graced the opening game of the World Cup with an astonishing one-handed catch fit for any occasion and then admitted his heroics were only needed after an error of judgement.

MyLocalPitch's search and booking platform is opening access to cricket facilities around the UK to bail out players looking to get involved in the game as the Cricket World Cup takes centre stage on home soil this week.

Simon Harmer became the highest wicket taker in the Specsavers County Championship to help Essex secure their second victory of the season with a 113-run win over Kent.

Sir Alastair Cook fell 10 runs short of recording back-to-back centuries for the first time in a match in his first-class career as Essex compiled a healthy lead in their Specsavers County Championship fixture with Kent.

Wanstead & Snaresbrook captain Joe Ellis-Grewal described it as 'a big weekend' as his side secured a league victory and progressed into the T20 Finals Day.

Simon Harmer bowled almost unchanged from noon to dusk while taking 3-72 from 35 overs as Essex claimed a considerable first-innings lead at Chelmsford.

Ilford captain Theeban Tavarasa says his side deserved to lose against Billericay due to a poor fielding display.

Essex all-rounder Ravi Bopara says the 2017 county champions were pleased with a first-day score of 303-8 against Kent at Chelmsford on Monday.


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