Essex

Hampshire, Middlesex gain control, Lancashire, Surrey fightback on day two

Middlesex and Hampshire have gained control in their respective games against Yorkshire and Essex respectively with a superior batting performance while Lancashire and Surrey bounced back to end day two of Specsavers County Championship Division One on a high.
23 April 2017
 

Lancashire-Somerset out-bowl each other in an otherwise batting dominated day one

Centuries from Sam Robson, Nick Gubbins, Ian Westwood and James Vince helped their respective teams while Old Trafford witnessed 18 wickets fall on day one of the Specsavers County Championship Division One.
22 April 2017

Essex votes against new T20 competition proposed by ECB

Essex County Cricket Club have voiced their displeasure on the decision of England and Wales Cricket Board to introduce a new Twenty20 competition that might kick-off from 2020.
19 April 2017

Lawrence pulls out stunning draw for Essex, Surrey complete innings victory

Dan Lawrence scored an unbeaten 141 to help Essex pull out an improbable draw against Lancashire while Surrey managed to complete an innings victory against Warwickshire in the opening round of Specsavers County Championship Division One.
10 April 2017

Hampshire pull out stunning chase, Essex face uphill task

Riding on a collective batting performance led by Jimmy Adams, Hampshire managed to chase down 321 runs with four wickets in hand while Surrey and Lancashire are in dominating position to begin their first round of Specsavers County Championship Division One with victories.
10 April 2017

Surrey, Lancashire take control, Hampshire need 310 to win

The day two in County Championship Division One saw Lancashire and Surrey exerting a lot pf pressure on their opponents while a seven wicket haul from Kyle Abbott meant Hampshire need another 310 runs to win the game.
9 April 2017

Stoneman, Ballance and Coad shine on day one of County Championship Division One

Essex had a decent outing on their promotion while Mark Stoneman and Gary Ballance slammed centuries to help Surrey and Yorkshire respectively gain early advantage on day one of the first round of County Championship Division One.
7 April 2017

Hip injury keeps Alastair Cook out of County Championship opener

Former England skipper Alastair Cook has been ruled out of the County Championship opener for his club Essex against Lancashire with a hip injury.
6 April 2017

Essex wins Professional Cricket Grounds Team of the Year award at IOG

For their excellent and dedicated effort in sports turf, Essex County Cricket Club was presented with the Headland Amenity Professional Cricket Grounds Team of the Year Award during Institute of Groundsmanship Awards.
5 November 2016

Alastair Cook extends Essex contract by one-year

England Test captain Alastair Cook has extended his contract with Essex County Cricket Club which won the Division Two title in the 2016 County Championship.
28 September 2016

Essex looking on track after gaining Division One promotion

As Essex's players and staff picked up the Second Division trophy at Canterbury yesterday, attention was diverted to the drama unfolding at Lord's where Middlesex brilliantly won their first Championship for 23 years. Rob Johnston shares his view on the club's recent progress.
24 September 2016

Sussex, Worcestershire game evenly poised, Somerset in firm control

Steve Magoffin picked a 10-wicket haul for Sussex while Miguel Cummins had a memorable outing with seven wickets as the game is heading for an exciting day three finish.
13 September 2016

Aaron Beard signs contract extension with Essex

Fast bowler Aaron Beard has signed a one-year contract extension with Essex which means that he will be with the club until the end of the 2018 season. ­
8 September 2016

Somerset, Essex build massive leads as Northamptonshire surge towards victory

Somerset surged ahead with Peter Trego's unbeaten 154 in Division One while Tom Westley’s maiden double hundred gave Northamptonshire a commanding lead in Division Two by the end of the second day. Here is everything you want to know on day two of the latest round in the County Championship.
1 September 2016

Somerset begin strongly as bowlers dominate on day one

Somerset began the latest round of County Championship fixtures strongly with Tom Abell scoring a ton, taking the score to 339 for seven against Lancashire. Elsewhere the bowlers dominated in the rest of the fixtures on the first day with as many as five bowlers registering their five-wicket hauls.
31 August 2016

County Championship Week 17 - Statistical Round up

As the 17th week in the County Championship gets underway, Middlesex and Essex are still leading the Division One and Division Two points tables respectively. Here are a few key statistics ahead of the action-packed week ahead of us.
30 August 2016

Surrey, Yorkshire, Sussex, Kent and Worcestershire secure Championship victories

In their championship encounters on day four, Surrey and Yorkshire secured wins in Division One while Sussex, Kent and Worcestershire registered victories in Division Two. Elsewhere, Durham and Hampshire drew their encounters against Warwickshire and Somerset respectively in Division One.
26 August 2016

Porter, Masters bowl Essex to innings victory

A four-wicket haul each from Jamie Porter and David Masters dismissed Leicestershire for 175 in their second innings as Essex completed a convincing innings victory at Grace Road. Here is all you want to know on day three of the latest round of the County Championship.
26 August 2016

Jesse Ryder ends Essex contract after calf strain

New Zealand batsman Jesse Ryder has ended his contract with Essex County Cricket Club early and has returned home after a calf strain.
24 August 2016

Viljoen makes instant impact as Championship battle resumes

The two teams looking to challenge Essex at the top of Division Two of the County Championship both dismissed their opponents on day one as the latest round of action got underway while in Division One, teams battled to take advantage of leaders Middlesex not being in action.
23 August 2016