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The 33-year-old admitted the Eagles were disappointed with how they played in this year’s Vitality Blast

After getting out on 49 last month and making double figures numerous times, the 21-year-old claimed his maiden fifty in T20 cricket last night

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.

As Essex wind up what looks certain to be their worst Vitality Blast campaign in the 16-season history of the competition, Ravi Bopara admits the Eagles were underprepared from the start.

A round-up of the latest results from matches involving Goresbrook CC teams

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.

For the fourth time in succession, Essex and Gloucestershire had to settle for a point apiece from a rain-affected T20 fixture.

Essex have agreed to let Adam Zampa end his spell with the club early to play in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).

Goresbrook captain Jordan Calverley praised his side after a tense seven-run defeat against T-Rippon Mid-Essex League Premier Division leaders Springfield.

Essex beaten in Second XI T20 final

Friday, August 10, 2018

Essex lost out to Lancashire in the final of the Second XI T20 competition at rain-hit Arundel.

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).

While the senior Essex team have endured a summer of recurring travails, most notably in a parlous Vitality Blast campaign, the fortunes of the second eleven have been in stark contrast: they stand on the threshold of the County Championship-T20 double.

Goresbrook seconds kept their nerve to secure a tense six-run win over High Easter in T-Rippon Mid-Essex League Division Three.

Glamorgan climbed to third place in the Southern Group after a six-run Vitality Blast victory over Essex at Sophia Gardens gave them a fourth successive win.

Essex Eagles will be hoping their fortunes change when they travel to Cardiff to face Glamorgan in a Vitality Blast match on Tuesday (6.30pm).

Barking captain Pulkit Gupta delighted his side are finally showing their potential after picking up third consecutive victory against Redbridge.

Essex batsman Varun Chopra admits his side have not done enough in the Vitality Blast T20 this season, following their latest defeat on Sunday.

Rikki Clarke hammered two successive sixes, his third and fourth in an unbeaten 37, to carry Surrey to a comfortable six-wicket win over Essex in the Vitality Blast at Chelmsford.

Essex Eagles continue their Vitality Blast campaign when Surrey visit The Cloudfm County Ground on Sunday (2.30pm).

Essex head coach Anthony McGrath admitted his side had produced their ‘worst performance’ of this season’s Vitality Blast T20 competition after a 10-wicket loss at Somerset on Friday night.

Johann Myburgh smashed a brilliant century as Somerset took a step closer to a place in the quarter-finals with a resounding ten-wicket Vitality Blast victory over Essex at Taunton.

Essex Eagles return to Vitality Blast action against Somerset at Taunton today (Friday, 4.30pm), following last night’s defeat by Kent Spitfires at Canterbury.

Despite dropping four catches in a sloppy fielding display Kent moved into second place in the Vitality Blast T20 south group following their 28-run win over basement side Essex in Canterbury.

The man in the beanie hat is back on a mission to kick-start Essex Eagles’ flagging Vitality Blast campaign.

Essex Eagles have a busy schedule of Vitality Blast cricket ahead with three matches in four days, starting with a trip to The Spitfire Ground, Canterbury where Kent Spitfires are the opponents on Thursday (7pm).

India had to settle for a draw in their tour match with Essex after rain forced the game to be abandoned at Chelmsford.

Barking captain Pulkit Gupta is keen to build momentum and replicate their cup victory over Essex County League Premier Division leaders Newham this weekend.

Essex’s Jamie Porter is still flying under the radar after his maiden call-up to an England Test squad, thanks to the controversy surrounding Adil Rashid’s return.

Jamie Porter has admitted winning the NatWest PCA Young Player of the Year Award in 2017 inspired him after being called up to the England squad for the first Test Match against India at Edgbaston.

India’s batsmen got some vital red-ball practice in the middle in their tour match with county champions Essex at Chelmsford.

Goresbrook captain Jordan Calverley challenged his men to keep going after sealing a fourth successive win in the T-Rippon Mid-Essex League Premier Division.

Youngster, who has an Indian father, thrilled by opportunity to play against tourists

Large crowds are expected at The Cloudfm County Ground over the next three days when Essex meet the world’s number one Test playing nation, India, in a three-day friendly match.

Essex’s Ravi Bopara revealed his disappointment after being run out from the last ball of their Vitality Blast T20 match with Hampshire, which ended in a tie.

Essex’s Ravi Bopara was run out from the last ball of their Vitality Blast match against Hampshire at Chelmsford which ended in a tie on Saturday night.

Gloucestershire’s quest to defeat Essex Eagles and move clear at the top of the Vitality Blast South Group was frustrated by rain at Cheltenham.

Barking captain Pulkit Gupta is confident a victory against Hawks this weekend can turn their Essex County League fortunes around.

Matt Quinn, who has played for South Woodford in the past, discusses his long rehabilitation following a back injury

With just one success to show from their opening four matches in the Vitality Blast, Essex Eagles will be looking to turn around their form when they play back-to-back matches this weekend.

Chasing 199, Jas Hothi’s team just fell short of their target after they were dismissed for 191 at Spring Farm Park

Goresbrook maintained their hold on third place in the T-Rippon Mid-Essex League Premier Division with a seven-run win over Rainham at Spring Farm Park.

Australian leg-spinner Adam Zampa could not hide his disappointment after Essex’s latest Vitality Blast T20 defeat againt Glamorgan at Chelmsford on Friday.

Essex (167 a/o) lost to Glamorgan (171-8) by two wickets

Newly-appointed Barking captain Pulkit Gupta says his side need a win this weekend against Ace Avengers after falling to two consecutive defeats.

Essex head coach Anthony McGrath was left to rue his side’s missed chances after their fell to a 39-run defeat against Surrey in the Vitality Blast at The Oval on Thursday night.

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