The latest news, interviews, video, and match reports from Essex County Cricket Club including County Championship, one-day and Twenty20 cricket reports.
John Lever tells us that his interest in the game was sparked by legends such as Ted Dexter and Ken Barrington before he became part of a successful Essex team between 1967 and 1989.
There are just a handful of LV= County Championship matches remaining this season and if they avoid defeat against Middlesex, Yorkshire will be confirmed as champions this week.
We preview the four NatWest T20 Blast quarter-finals as the race to get to Finals Day reignites with four make-or-break matches to end the week.
The final round of eight NatWest T20 Blast group matches tomorrow (24th July) will determine who makes the quarter-finals - we pick out the key stats for you ahead of the acion.
In our latest Stat Attack video, we preview the week's NatWest T20 Blast fixtures as teams continue to battle for quarter-final places.
Ahead of another busy weekend of NatWest T20 Blast action, we preview the 14 matches coming up by picking out some of the key statistics relevant to each game in Stat Attack.
Fantastic bowling performances by pace bowlers Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc ensured an emphatic 169-run margin for Australia over Essex on the final day of the tour match at Chelmsford.
Michael Clarke played a timely 77-run knock to help recover a skittish batting performance from Australia in the third innings of the tour match against Essex at Chelmsford.
Tom Westley scored a belligerent hundred to power Essex to 299 for three in response to Australia's first innings total of 562 at stumps on day two of the tour game in Chelmsford.
Mitchell Marsh scored his second consecutive century, following a David Warner blitz earlier in the day, as Australia piled on a massive 440 runs on day one of their second tour game against Essex in Chelmsford.
We preview this week's NatWest T20 Blast action by picking out the stats that matter ahead of 11 matches that could go a long way towards deciding who reaches the quarter-finals.
Rob Johnston asks whether the two-division County Championship is producing enough Test quality cricketers and what the growing gap between the first and second divisions means for England.
England's Test captain Alastair Cook makes his return to the Essex squad for the ongoing Natwest T20 Blast after a one-year hiatus.
Last week, I went to watch Kent play Surrey at Beckenham and it got me thinking about the plight of festival cricket at outgrounds, writes Rob Johnston.
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.