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Thursday, October 22, 2020

Middlesex Cricket, the professional club that plays at Lord’s and governing body for the recreational game in north and west London, has announced its clear intent to improve cricket’s diversity within the county and make a greater contribution to social cohesion across the capital.

Wanstead & Snaresbrook star Aron Nijjar has penned a contract extension with Essex County Cricket Club among a few other local talents in Brentwood’s Ben Allison and Will Buttleman.

Essex are delighted to announce that Ryan ten Doeschate has signed a one-year contract extension and will stay with the club until the end of the 2021 season.

Veteran Ryan ten Doeschate helped Essex bat out a draw to hand his side the inaugural Bob Willis Trophy and their third first-class title in four years.

Jamie Porter has put Essex into a strong position as they shape up for the final day’s play in this Bob Willis Trophy clash at Lord’s where Somerset will resume on 227 for 7 and a lead of 191.

Sir Alastair Cook struck the 67th first-class century of his career when compiling 172 in the Bob Willis Trophy final.

Alastair Cook stroked his way to 172 as he produced an innings of the highest quality to put Essex on the cusp of a first innings lead in their Bob Willis Trophy clash with Somerset at Lord’s.

Anthony McGrath believes Sam Cook still has plenty of space to grow after the fast bowler pegged Somerset back with a five-wicket haul in the Bob Willis Trophy final.

Sam Cook returned figures of five for 76 as Somerset were bowled out for 301 before bad light prevented Essex from facing remaining three overs in the days allocation.

Sam Cook collected the only wicket to fall in the morning session as Somerset scored 104 runs to reach lunch on 233 for 5 against Essex in their Bob Willis Trophy clash at Lord’s.

Sam Cook returned figures of 2 for 38 whilst there was a wicket apiece for Jamie Porter and Aaron Beard on a rain-affected day when the four stoppages to the inclement weather claimed 46 overs, as Somerset reached the close on 119 for 4 in the Bob Willis Trophy Final at Lord’s.

Jamie Porter claimed his first wicket of the match in a truncated session of play that allowed just 10.5 overs of play in the afternoon session shoehorned in between rain.

Sam Cook collected two wickets for Essex in their Bob Willis Trophy shoot-out with Somerset before the West Country outfit responded to reach the lunch interval on 90 for 3.

Essex captain Tom Westley believes staging the Bob Willis Trophy final against Somerset on neutral ground, negating the home benefits of Chelmsford and Taunton to the protagonists, will provide the perfect setting to decide the red-ball champions of a truncated season.

Essex seamer Jamie Porter expects to be tussling for titles with Somerset for years to come but is desperate to stay on top in the rivalry by winning this week’s Bob Willis Trophy final.

Essex all-rounder Paul Walter is looking forward to a special feeling of playing a red-ball final at Lord’s and says everyone at the club is eager to continue their success in the longest format this week.

Sussex booked their place in the quarter-finals of the Vitality Blast 20/20 competition after beating defending champions Essex by six wickets with 10 balls to spare at Chelmsford.

An unbeaten county-best 55 by Jack Leaning helped Kent to hold their nerve and land a four-wicket win with only two balls to spare over south group rivals Essex Eagles in Canterbury.

Ilford captain Nigel Jacobs believes the shortened season has been really beneficial to his side as they worked on weaknesses and found more consistency.

Aron Nijjar celebrated career-best bowling figures as Vitality Blast holders Essex Eagles thrashed Hampshire by 54 runs to keep their faint quarter-final dreams alive.

Wanstead & Snaresbrook were crowned Shepherd Neame Essex League Premier Division champions after a final-day win over title rivals Brentwood to the delight of captain Joe Ellis-Grewal.

Wanstead & Snaresbrook captain Joe Ellis-Grewal has put the pressure on opponents Brentwood to retain their Shepherd Neame Essex League Premier title.

Woodford Wells captain Joe Johnson knows a win may not even be enough to secure the league title despite going unbeaten throughout the shortened 2020 season.

Oakfield Parkonians sealed a strong victory over South Woodford in their latest fixture after winning the toss and electing to field first.

Unbeaten Essex confirmed their place in the Bob Willis Trophy final as South Group victors with an emphatic nine-wicket win over Middlesex.

Aaron Beard toppled the Middlesex top order after Adam Wheater’s chanceless 83 not out put Essex on course for the Bob Willis Trophy final,

Sam Cook returned season-best figures as Essex’s Bob Willis Trophy final hopes remained on track despite 15 wickets falling on day one at the Cloudfm County Ground, Chelmsford.

Daniel Bell-Drummond continued his awesome Vitality Blast campaign with an impeccable 81 as Kent Spitfires thrashed Essex Eagles at the Kia Oval to hold onto top spot in the South Group.

Wanstead & Snaresbrook captain Joe Ellis-Grewal says their focus must remain solely on Buckhurst Hill rather than looking ahead to a potential final day title-deciding clash with Brentwood.

Ilford captain Nigel Jacobs is looking to test the depth of his squad in the final two fixtures of the season with not much left up for grabs.

Ilford under-11s have been crowned the Metropolitan Essex District Cricket Board (MEDCB) Midweek League champions.

Woodford Wells captain Joe Johnson is still hoping his side can set up a final day title decider with Fives & Heronians after sealing a comfortable nine-wicket victory over Woodford Green.

Ian Holland held his nerve as Hampshire ended Essex Eagles’ 13-month unbeaten run in all competitions.

Ilford captain Nigel Jacobs insists confidence is at an all-time high as they continue heading in the right direction after a third consecutive victory.

Cameron Delport has made it out of Africa to provide the ballast for Essex’s defence of the Vitality T20 Blast with his muscular hitting.

Woodford Wells captain Joe Johnson insists it’s looking like a potential title decider on the final day of the season.

Wanstead & Snaresbrook captain Joe Ellis-Grewal heaped praise on his star batsmen Kishen Velani, Tom Simmons and Robin Das for guiding his side to a 110 run victory over Hutton.

Wanstead & Snaresbrook could see their postponed fixture with Hornchurch called off with a share of the points.

Sir Alastair Cook continued to write himself into English cricket’s mythology but rain looks set to force Essex and Hampshire towards a draw.

Jamie Porter reckons he is near the top of his game as Essex’s designs on the Bob Willis Trophy gather pace.

Wanstead & Snaresbrook CC held a Virtual Race Night to raise funds for the club and NHS Charities Together during the coronavirus lockdown.

Ilford captain Nigel Jacobs insists the main thing for his side is that they’re heading in the right direction rather than worrying about chasing the league title this season.

Oakfield Parkonians first team’s away clash with Ilford was abandoned due to wet weather – meaning both sides picked up six points.

Essex are on course to reach the final of the Bob Willis Trophy after a thrilling three-wicket win over Sussex at Hove left them with the only 100% record in the competition.

Simon Harmer produced another impressive performance for champions Essex on a rain-affected second day against Sussex in the Bob Willis Trophy at Hove.

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