Yesterday, 16:16

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.

Wanstead captain Joe Ellis-Grewal classed Hornchurch as ‘the most dangerous team in the Shepherd Neame Essex League’ ahead of their clash as they look to pull further clear at the top of the Gooch division.

Standing up to the stumps, Essex wicketkeeper Adam Wheater has a unique insight into the mysteries of Simon Harmer’s prolific wicket-taking prowess.

Woodford Wells captain Joe Johnson admitted they went through the motions in their seven-wicket victory over local rivals South Woodford and must now be prepared for a tougher test when they face Chingford.

Ilford captain Nigel Jacobs says this season is all about learning to win for his side as he knows they have Shepherd Name Esex League Premier Division ability.

Simon Harmer spun his way to match figures of 14-131 as county champions Essex beat Surrey by 169 runs to maintain their 100 per cent win record in the Bob Willis Trophy.

Essex’s batsmen failed to convert starts into half-centuries but their combined efforts set Surrey 337 to win their Bob Willis Trophy contest.

Essex spinner Simon Harmer admitted he felt ‘really good’ after a 6-67 haul put his side on top against Surrey in the Bob Willis Trophy.

Simon Harmer bagged his 18th first-class five-wicket haul for Essex as the hosts helped themselves to a healthy first innings lead over Surrey in the Bob Willis Trophy.

Feroze Khushi suggested Essex’s production line is in no danger of slowing down as the academy product celebrated his maiden first-class half-century on an even opening day against Surrey.

Wanstead & Snaresbrook captain Joe Ellis-Grewal is eager for his side to continue their current momentum as they look to remain in the hunt for the Shepherd Neame Essex League Premier Gooch Division title.

The only downside of Feroze Khushi’s memorable Essex debut was that his parents could not be present at locked-down Fortress Chelmsford.

Woodford Wells captain Joe Johnson is looking forward to facing his former club South Woodford this weekend.

Ilford captain Nigel Jacobs has returned to the line-up after missing the first few weeks of the season in order to remain ‘safe’ during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Paul Stirling and Andrew Balbirnie starred as 329 once again proved to be the magic number for Ireland, who claimed only a second win over England in their history after overcoming the world champions in a final-over thriller.

Birthday boy Sam Cook and Adam Wheater rolled Essex over the winning line as the county champions edged a Bob Willis Trophy thriller over Kent by two wickets.

Essex Captain Tom Westley, batsman Ryan Ten Doeschate and bowlers Jamie Porter and Aaron Beard have signed up to raise funds for the Lord’s Taverners charity through their Runs and Wickets for Change campaigns to support disadvantaged and disabled young people in the county.


For the past six months, employers and employees have been adapting to ways of working from home. The green light has now been given to many people to go back to offices safely. From flexible hours and staggered starting times to deep cleaning, we’re getting ready for new ways of working.

School’s in for summer – and beyond – with health experts agreeing that pupils safely returning to their studies is “positively” the right thing to do. It’s vital for all children’s welfare, not just in terms of students’ future education but also mental and physical well-being, as well as social interaction of classmates.

Ever been to a restaurant or shop and wondered what a dry aged steak was – and why it came with a higher price tag than fresh meat?

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