Tsotsobe's Essex Debut Delayed Ahead Of Lord's Trip

South African international Lonwabo Tsotsobe is to wait before making his Essex debut following a family bereavement and he now expected to join up with the squad ahead of their third LV= County Championship match of the season. He misses out on the trip to Lord's to play Middlesex, beginning on 14th April, and he is still waiting for a visa. He is then expected to make his home debut against Glamorgan from 26th April.
13 April 2011

Essex Announce Lonwabo Tsotsobe Signing

Essex have signed South African fast bowler Lonwabo Tsotsobe as their overseas player and he is expected to join up with the squad ahead of their Championship game with Middlesex next week. Tsotsobe has played five Tests, 20 One-Day Internationals and five Twenty20 Internationals for the Proteas, helping them reach the quarter-finals of the 2011 World Cup.
8 April 2011

Bopara Named As Essex Vice-Captain

Ravi Bopara has been named as Esse's vice-captain for the 2011 season as he bids to bat his way back into the England Test side. Having already turned down an invitation to play in the Indian Premier League with the Rajasthan Royals, he has been rewarded with Essex handing him added responsibility.
7 April 2011

Cricket Stars Put The New Ford Focus To The Test

England and Essex cricket stars, Alastair Cook and Ravi Bopara have chosen the new high-tech Ford Focus for the new season. Graham Gooch, England and Essex County Cricket Club (ECCC) coach, also collected the keys to his brand new Ford car. Mark Simpson, Marketing Director, Ford of Britain said: "As we celebrate our centennial year it seems only appropriate that Ford should continue our partnership with the game of cricket - both have a strong British heritage - and we're delighted to extend this relationship with the Essex County Cricket Club and its players."
5 April 2011

Essex Confirm £40,000 Loss During 2010

Essex have confirmed a loss of £40,000 after publishing their end-of-year annual report and statement of accounts. "It was another challenging year with a loss of some £40,000," treasurer Keith Brown said. "While this was an improvement on £216,000 loss in 2009, it is still unsatisfactory."
28 March 2011

Groundbreaking New Charity Partnership Boosts Essex

Cricket charities, The Lord's Taverners and Cricket for Change, will arrive in Basildon on Tuesday 29 March for the Essex launch of a new three-year partnership which puts cricket at the centre of the bid to build a 'Big Society'. 'The Lord's Taverners Cricket for Change Programme' will extend the game's reach beyond schools and clubs, making it accessible to 7,500 youngsters from socially-deprived areas in 15 UK cities through a nationwide network of 150 local community groups.
28 March 2011

Head Of Development Off To Africa With CWB

Tracey Davies, Head of Cricket Development at Essex Cricket is going to Kenya, Africa, in February 2011 for 2 weeks with charity ‘Cricket without boundaries’ to help children with AIDS in one of the world’s poorest nations. "We will be using cricket to help put a smile on the children’s faces, and also leave a legacy of cricket development for them to continue with their cricket after we have gone," Davies said.
4 January 2011

Essex Confirm Pre-Season Tour Of Barbados

Essex will tour Barbados from 14th 25th March for pre-season preparations before their 2011 campaign. The visit will present a platform for the squad to meet up and prepare physically and mentally for the season ahead of their opening Championship match against Kent at Chelmsford on 8th April.
24 December 2010

Ravi Bopara Signs New Essex Contract

Essex and England batsman Ravi Bopara has put pen to paper and signed a new two-year deal with the club, who describe it as a 'crucial signing'. “The signing of Ravi’s contract has been an ongoing problem throughout the close season due to a number of factors such as his compensation package with IPL being resolved and of course Ravi currently playing cricket over in South Africa," head coach Paul Grayson explained.
8 December 2010

Essex Re-Sign Styris For Twenty20 Campaign

New Zealand all-rounder Scott Styris has signed to play for Essex as their overseas player in the 2011 Friends Provident 20...
26 November 2010

Essex Award James Foster 2011 Benefit Year

Essex wicket-keeper James Foster has been awarded a benefit year for 2011, the club have confirmed. The former England...
17 November 2010

Owais Shah Signs Two-Year Contract With Essex

England batsman Owais Shah has signed a two-year contract with Essex following his release earlier this year by Middlesex...
12 November 2010

InsureandGo Street20 Cricket Scheme A Hit At Southend

The InsureandGo Street20 Cricket scheme launched this week at the Shoeburyness Youth Centre in Southend to give the...
28 October 2010

One-Year Contract Extension For Tim Phillips At Essex

Essex left-arm spinner Tim Phillips has signed a one-year contract extension which will keep the 29-year-old at the club until...
19 October 2010

Chambers Raring To Go Ahead Of Australia Trip

England hot prospect, Maurice Chambers, who was recently called up to the England Performance Programme back in...
19 October 2010

Mervyn Westfield Charged By Essex Police

Former Essex cricketer Mervyn Westfield has been charged with conspiracy to defraud after being investigated for performing...
16 September 2010

Chelmsford Development Plans Get The Green Light

With planning approval now in place for the multi million pound regeneration of Essex County Cricket Club in Chelmsford...
16 September 2010

Essex Launch InsureandGo Strike20 Cricket Competition

Essex Cricket launched the first ever ‘InsureandGo Strike20 Community Cricket Competition’ this summer, which saw a...
13 September 2010

Matt Walker Signs One-Year Contract Extension

Essex batsman Matt Walker has signed a one-year contract extension which will see him remain at the club until the end of the...
8 September 2010

Palladino Fined By Essex For Knocking Down Stumps

Essex seamer Tony Palladino has been fined by the club after being reported for knocking down the stumps during his side's...
23 August 2010