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Essex bowling coach Dimi Mascarenhas says the defending county champions must do better with bat and ball after a difficult second day against Nottinghamshire at Chelmsford.

A dominant performance with bat and ball over two days carried Nottinghamshire into a strong position to end a run of back-to-back Specsavers County Championship defeats and leapfrog opponents Essex in the table.

Essex bowler Matt Quinn was pleased to get back among the wickets against Nottinghamshire on day one of their County Championship Divisoin One encounter at Chelmsford.

County Championship, day one: Essex (yet to bat) trail Nottinghamshire (311-6) by 311 runs

Robert Clack School had a special visit from West Indies legend Sir Garfield Sobers, who is widely considered to be the greatest all-rounder in the history of cricket.

Jamie Porter has been studying the Specsavers County Championship form with the eye of an optimist as Essex approach the halfway point in their title defence.

Essex turn their focus back on the red-ball game with back-to-back home matches in the Specsavers County Championship.

The 38-year-old, who last played for the club in May, will go to Canada for three weeks between June 28 and July 17 to help coach at Vancouver Knights

Essex head coach Anthony McGrath admitted his side ‘didn’t play well enough’ following a 25-run defeat to Yorkshire in their Royal London One-Day Cup play-off at Chelmsford on Wednesday.

Gary Ballance set Yorkshire up for a Royal London Cup semi-final showdown against Hampshire on Monday courtesy of a match-winning innings that knocked the wind out of Essex’s sails.

Varun Chopra, Essex’s talismanic batsman of this season’s Royal London Cup campaign, recognises the void left by the absence of captain Ryan ten Doeschate from today’s quarter-final against Yorkshire at Chelmsford.

Goresbrook captain Jordan Calverley was pleased to see his side ease past Rayleigh in their T-Rippon Mid-Essex League Premier Division encounter, but is not getting carried away.

Essex Eagles head into Thursday’s Royal London One-Day Cup play-off match against Yorkshire Vikings brimming with confidence after three consecutive wins in the competition.

Essex captain Ryan ten Doeschae has been banned for two matches, the England and Wales Cricket Board’s cricket discipline committee have confirmed.

Siddle set for Essex return

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Essex County Cricket Club have announced that Australian international Peter Siddle will return on August 1 and be available for all competitions.

Essex head coach Anthony McGrath was delighted to see the defending champions earn a five-wicket win over Lancashire at Emirates Old Trafford on Monday.

Specsavers County Championship Division One: Lancashire 301 & 105 lost to Essex 302 & 108-5 by five wickets

Essex head coach Anthony McGrath was disappointed to see most of the final session of their second day against Lancashire fall victim to a heavy rain shower on Sunday.

Lancashire and Essex are locked in an intriguing and evenly poised Specsavers County Championship match after two days at Emirates Old Trafford.

Essex seamer Sam Cook was generally pleased with his side’s efforts on the first day of their County Championship match against Lancashire at Old Trafford.

It was honours even after an enthralling opening day of the Specsavers County Championship match between Lancashire and champions Essex at Emirates Old Trafford.

Having secured a home tie in the quarter-finals of the Royal London Cup by beating Kent Spitfires emphatically on Wednesday, Essex turn their attentions back to the red ball when they travel to Old Trafford to face Lancashire.

Barking captain Ehsan Afzal says winning is all they are thinking about ahead of their Essex County League Premier Division clash with Bow Green this weekend, writs Jacob Ranson.

Ravi Bopara was happy to do his bit to help Essex to a crushing win over Kent in the Royal London One-Day Cup at Chelmsford on Wednesday night.

Ravi Bopara and Dan Lawrence smashed centuries to set Essex Eagles up for a home quarter-final tie in the Royal London Cup with a comfortable victory over Kent Spitfires at Chelmsford.

Matt Coles has only played one Royal London One-Day Cup match at Chelmsford in a red Essex Eagles shirt, but already The Cloudfm County Ground feels like home.

Essex face a mouthwatering contest with Kent Spitfires in the Royal London One-Day Cup at Chelmsford on Wednesday, with victory guaranteeing them a place in the play-off stage.

Goresbrook’s struggles with the bat continued as they slumped to a heavy defeat against Springfield in the T-Rippon Mid-Essex League Premier Division.

Essex captain Ryan ten Doeschate felt his side deserved their win at Sussex on Sunday, which kept alive hopes of progressing in the Royal London One-Day Cup.

Essex are still in the hunt for a place in the knockout stages of the Royal London One-Day Cup after they chased a target of 282 to beat Sussex by four wickets at Eastbourne.

Essex head coach Anthony McGrath knows that his side will need to win their remaining two matches if they are to have a chance of reaching the knockout stages of the Royal London One-Day Cup.

Goresbrook got their first win of the T-Rippon Mid-Essex League Premier Division season with a fine display against Brookweald.

Essex’s Jamie Porter took career-best List A figures of 4-27 in his side’s nine-wicket win over Glamorgan in the Royal London One-Day Cup at Chelmsford on Wednesday.

Varun Chopra and Adam Wheater put on a swashbuckling stand of 189 to inflict Glamorgan’s fifth defeat in five Royal London Cup games this season and put Essex back into contention to move through to the knockout stage.

Shane Snater played against his cousin the other day. First cousin to be precise. His first five balls were treated with the respect befitting family: three dots and two singles; the sixth landed in the upper deck of the Tom Pearce Stand.

Essex head coach Anthony McGrath believes his side need to win all three of their remaining South Group matches in the Royal London One-Day Cup, starting against Glamorgan on Wednesday if they are to maintain their interest in this year’s competition.

The National League club and the County Championship Division One champions hosted an event at Brisbane Road last week aimed at bringing the community together

Essex batsman Ravi Bopara looked for the positives after their Royal London One-Day Cup defeat to Surrey on Sunday.

Dean Elgar and Jason Roy put on an exhibition of power hitting to take Surrey to a six-wicket victory against Essex with five overs left unused at Chelmsford.

Essex head coach Anthony McGrath is looking for a repeat performance when the Eagles take on Surrey in the next Royal London One-Day Cup contest at The Cloudfm County Ground on Sunday (11am).

Essex batsman Varun Chopra was delighted to do his bit for the team in their Royal London One-Day Cup win over Somerset at Chelmsford on Friday night.

A monumental innings of 160, the highest List A score of his career, by Varun Chopra helped Essex Eagles revive their Royal London Cup campaign against Somerset at Chelmsford.

Essex and England cricket legend Graham Gooch will be signing copies of a brand new book, Essex County Cricket Club Memories, during Sunday’s home One Day Cup match against Surrey at Chelmsford.

Explosive all-rounder has been in form with the bat so far

After three away games in a row, the Eagles will look to impress against Somerset, Surrey and Glamorgan over the next week

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