The latest news, interviews, video, and match reports from Essex County Cricket Club including County Championship, one-day and Twenty20 cricket reports.
Essex, Sunrisers Hyderabad and England all-rounder Ravi Bopara has been awarded a benefit year for 2015 and a number of events are scheduled, and some have got underway already.
Matt Carter gives his analysis of how Derbyshire, Durham, Essex, Glamorgan, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Kent, Lancashire and Leicestershire fared this season.
Matt Carter reviews the penultimate round of LV= County Championship which saw some outstanding individual performances meaning there is still plenty to play for next week.
Yorkshire won the title with a crushing win, Worcesteshire are promoted from Division Two, but there was plenty more going in this week's LV= County Championship, as Matt Carter explains.
In their penultimate county cricket Hot Spot discussion of the season, John Pennington and Matt Carter pay tribute to Yorkshire's LV= County Championship success.
Sunday's match between Upminster CC and Essex CCC attracted a record crowd to Upminster Park and saw Alastair Cook's Essex XI win a high-scoring contest by one run.
Matt Carter and John Pennington review the four Royal London One-Day Cup quarter-finals that were played this week and preview the next round of LV= County Championship matches.
Matt Carter previews the Royal London One-Day Cup quarter-finals which take place later today, on Thursday and Friday of this week.
The Birmingham Bears won the title, Lancashire reached the final while Surrey and Hampshire also made it to finals day, but how many of their players make our team of the season?
The return of the LV= County Championship this week saw the title battle become a three-horse race and the fight to avoid relegation produced a classic encounter.
Birmingham, Hampshire, Lancashire and Surrey qualified for finals day of the NatWest T20 Blast, leaving Essex, Nottinghamshire, Glamorgan and Worcestershire behind. Matt Carter looks back on the action.
The Royal London One-Day Cup has seen country sides in 50-over action once again which Matt Carter judges to be a good thing in his first set of talking points.
18 teams began the season with hopes of reaching Finals Day at Edgbaston. Now just eight remain in contention. Ahead of this week's quarter-finals, Matt Carter assesses their chances.
Matt Carter reviews a dramatic final week of NatWest T20 Blast group stage action which has produced four quarter-finals to look forward to.
Matt Carter rounds up the latest NatWest T20 Blast action after week 10, with chances to reach the quarter-finals now running out - and in some cases, gone completely - for a number of teams.
Matt Carter rounds up the latest action from the LV= County Championship in a week which ended with the top four sides separated by just 20 points.
As the NatWest T20 Blast enters its final group stage furlongs, it is very much make or break for a number of sides hoping to reach the quarter-finals. Matt Carter rounds up week nine.