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Essex Eagles captain Simon Harmer admitted it felt like they had lost their Vitality Blast T20 match at Hampshire, after it ended in a thrilling tie.

Hampshire and Essex Eagles tied for a second year in a row as Adam Zampa ran half-century maker Sam Northeast out from the last ball of a thrilling match.

Ardleigh Green & Havering and Goresbrook both suffered defeats in Shepherd Neame Essex League Division Three on Saturday.

Oakfield Parkonians slipped out of the Shepherd Neame Essex League Division Two promotion places following defeat against Wickford on Saturday.

Woodford Wells moved into the Shepherd Neame Essex League Division One promotion places after beating Fives & Heronians in their derby contest.

Brentwood took a big step towards the Shepherd Neame Essex League Premier Division title with derby success at Billericay.

Essex Eagles face Hampshire at The Ageas Bowl in the Vitality Blast on Sunday buoyed by the nine-run victory against Sussex Sharks that keeps the club's hopes of reaching the knockout stages of the competition alive.

The mysterious divergence between Essex's rampant red-ball form and their comparatively tame displays with the white ball has Anthony McGrath scratching his head and struggling for answers.

Essex have announced announce that top-order batsman Varun Chopra has signed a contract extension and will stay with the club until the end of the 2020 season.

Ilford captain Theeban Tavarasa insists they are looking 'down the barrel' at relegation but must keep fighting until they can't mathematically survive.

Essex Eagles inflicted only a second defeat of this season's Vitality Blast on Sussex Sharks on Thursday, having virtually given up all hope of qualifying for the quarter finals after just two wins in 10 outings.

Essex have announced that top-order batsman Dan Lawrence has signed a contract extension and will stay with the club until at least the end of the 2021 season.

Essex make an immediate switch of formats as they return to Vitality Blast action against Sussex, following the sensational Specsavers County Championship victory over Kent.

Essex wicketkeeper Adam Wheater admitted their three-wicket win at Kent in the County Championship was 'hard to explain'.

In its 168 years, Canterbury Cricket Week has never witnessed anything quite like it as Essex overcame a first-innings deficit of 112 to land an astonishing three-wicket Specsavers County Championship win with over a day to spare.

Ilford captain Theeban Tavarasa insists his side's inability to kill games off is what could prove costly as they edge closer to being relegated.

A dramatic game between table-toppers Nazeing Common and the 2018 champions Ilford Catholic resulted in a tied score off the final ball, but a Catholic victory by virtue of losing fewer wickets.

Essex head coach Anthony McGrath is hoping his side can go on to force a result against Kent, despite losing plenty of play to the weather at Canterbury.

Three violent downpours led to a second weather-interrupted day to Kent's 168th Canterbury Week County Championship clash with Essex.

Essex seamer Sam Cook said the County Championship leaders were 'pretty happy' with their first day's work against Kent at Canterbury on Sunday.

Three-wicket bursts by Sam Cook and Mohammad Amir helped Specsavers County Championship leaders Essex to command a rain-interrupted opening day to the 168th Canterbury Cricket Week encounter with Kent.

Oakfield Parkonians claimed a tense five-run derby win over South Woodford to keep their promotion hopes alive in Shepherd Neame Essex League Division Two.

Shenfield, Woodford Wells and Harold Wood all claimed wins to boost their promotion hopes in Shepherd Neame Essex League Division One.

Brentwood took over at the top of the Shepherd Neame Essex League Premier Division table with a comfortable win over defending champions Hornchurch.

Essex return to red-ball cricket as they travel to Canterbury to face Kent in the Specsavers County Championship, starting on Sunday.

Persistent rain throughout the afternoon and into the evening made it a formality that Essex's Vitality Blast T20 game with Glamorgan would be abandoned without a ball bowled on Friday night.

Essex have announced that youngster Ben Allison is set to join Gloucestershire on a one-month loan starting on Sunday August 18.

Ilford captain Theeban Tavarasa says all their remaining fixtures are World Cup finals as they look to avoid being relegated from the Shepherd Neame Essex League Premier Division.

Essex Eagles and Glamorgan are set to meet at The Cloudfm County Ground on Friday night for their Vitality Blast T20 clash.

Wanstead & Snaresbrook captain Joe Ellis-Grewal is hoping his side can take some confidence from another narrow victory into their home clash with Buckhurst Hill on Saturday.

Essex will have gone thirty-three days sitting on top of the Specsavers County Championship without a game by the time they rock up in Canterbury on Sunday; for the fit-again Sam Cook the wait to get a red ball in his hands has been interminably longer.

Middlesex missed the chance to move to the top of the Vitality Blast South Group as their clash with Essex Eagles was washed out.

Essex Eagles continue their Vitality Blast T20 ampaign on Wednesday night when Middlesex come to The Cloudfm County Ground.

Wanstead & Snaresbrook captain Joe-Ellis Grewal praised the performance of Bradley De Villiers in their narrow victory over Hadleigh & Thundersley.

Essex have announced that youngsters Ben Allison and Will Buttleman have both signed professional contracts with the club running until the end of the 2020 season.

Woodford Green got the better of Goresbrook in their Shepherd Neame Essex League Division Three contest at May & Baker on Saturday.

Oakfield Parkonians maintained their push for promotion in Shepherd Neame Essex League Division Two with a comfortable victory over Benfleet.

Woodford Wells and Fives & Heronians strengthened their claims for promotion in Shepherd Neame Essex League Division One at the expense of Harold Wood and Shenfield.

Wanstead maintained their hold on top spot in the Shepherd Neame Essex League Premier Division with a tense two-wicket win at Hadleigh.

Only four overs of play were possible at a soggy Sophia Gardens on Friday night, after Essex, who were put in by Glamorgan, had reached 30-1.

Wanstead & Snaresbrook are hoping to keep their place at the top of the Shepherd Neame Essex League Premier Division table after overtaking Brentwood on Saturday.

Ilford captain Theeban Tavarasa admits the odds are against his side staying in the Shepherd Neame Essex League Premier Division but believes they can still pull off an escape.

The all-rounder returned to the side and claimed four wickets, but Eagles suffered a 114-run defeat to Somerset

Vitality Blast Southern Group: Essex Eagles (111) lost to Somerset (225-6) by 114 runs.

Tom Westley's elevation to the top of the order has given Essex a lift just when their stuttering Vitality T20 Blast campaign needed it most.

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