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Essex County Cricket Club have announced that Adam Wheater has signed a new two-year contract with the club which will see him stay at The Cloudfm County Ground until at least the end of the 2020 season.

Essex captain Ryan ten Doeschate was delighted to lead his side to a tense one-wicket win over county champions Surrey on a dramatic final day of the season.

Amid extraordinary scenes at the Kia Oval, Essex captain Ryan ten Doeschate's superb 53 not out from 62 balls earned his side a nerve-shredding one-wicket win as champions Surrey just failed to prevent the 2017 championship winners from chasing down a target of 132.

Essex spinner Simon Harmer admitted it had been a 'really good day' afte4r hitting a century against county champions Surrey at the Oval.

Centuries from Simon Harmer and Tom Westley put Essex in complete command against Surrey at the Kia Oval, where the champions ended day two facing their first defeat of a triumphant season.

County champions Surrey were skittled for 67, their lowest championship total at the Kia Oval for 56 years, as Jamie Porter and Sam Cook bowled Essex into a position of first-day dominance with four wickets apiece.

Cricket: Essex set for Surrey showdown

Monday, September 24, 2018

Essex travel to the Kia Oval to face Surrey on Monday in the final Specsavers County Championship match of the season that pits the 2017 champions with their 2018 equals.

Essex all-rounder Ravi Bopara admitted he felt 'comfortable' at the crease after his unbeaten century put the pressure on Worcestershire in the County Championship at Chelmsford.

Jamie Porter celebrated his career-best bowling figures as Essex sent Worcestershire crashing back down to earth after their Vitality Blast triumph.

Murali Vijay is set to make his home debut for Essex when they meet Worcestershire in the Specsavers County Championship starting on Tuesday at The Cloudfm County Ground.

Simon Harmer's best figures of the season and Murali Vijay's second half-century of the match have given Essex a chance of toppling Nottinghamshire in their Specsavers County Championship meeting at Trent Bridge.

Ben Slater and Kraigg Brathwaite combined to give Nottinghamshire a slender advantage over Essex by stumps on the second day of their Specsavers County Championship meeting at Trent Bridge.

Essex will welcome a new face into the ranks for this week's trip to Trent Bridge to face Nottinghamshire in the Specsavers County Championship clash.

Rory Burns and Dean Elgar compiled a second-wicket stand of 148 to underpin Specsavers County Championship champions-elect Surrey's first-day ascendancy over reigning champions Essex at Chelmsford.

Michael Pepper was playing the sixth hole at the Gog Magog golf course in Cambridge when he received a call to hurry back to The CloudFM County Ground: Adam Wheater had damaged his shoulder and Pepper was required to stand in behind the stumps.

Essex seamer Peter Siddle is hoping to help the defending county champions to victory against Hampshire on Saturday.

Peter Siddle helped Essex tighten their stranglehold over Hampshire as he claimed two second-innings wickets after the follow-on was enforced at Chelmsford.

Essex batsman Dan Lawrence admitted it had been a frustrating summer after hitting his first County Championship century in nearly a year against Hampshire on Thursday.

Dan Lawrence made his first Specsavers County Championship century in nearly a year to underpin one of Essex's best days with the bat this summer.

Cricket: Leach leaves Essex in a spin

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Jack Leach returned career-best figures of 8-85 as Somerset maintained their challenge for a first ever County Championship title with a 45-run win over Essex at Taunton.

Specsavers County Championship: Somerset 324 & 202 lead Essex 191 & 147-1 by 189 runs

Marcus Trescothick fell five runs short of a 67th first-class century as Somerset posted 308-7 on the opening day of the Specsavers County Championship match with defending champions Essex at Taunton.

Essex beat Middlesex by six wickets with four balls remaining after chasing down the home side's victory target of 211 at a packed Lord's on Thursday evening.

Essex suffered a third affected no result in the Vitality Blast as rain only allowed 7.5overs of play against Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl.

Essex Eagles will be looking to end their losing streak in the Vitality Blast when they entertain Gloucestershire on Friday at The Cloudfm County Ground (7pm).

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