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The first Test remains nicely poised after the second day of play at The Gabba, with Australia reaching 165-4 in reply to England’s first innings score of 302.

Paul Hiscock and Tony McDonald have joined forces to put together a lavishly illustrated book about Essex, but they need assistant from the fans

James Vince blunted the much-hyped Australia attack but fell foul of England’s new number one enemy Nathan Lyon just when he was all set to tame the Gabba on a rain-hit day one of the Ashes.

Essex County Cricket Club have announced that Anthony McGrath will take up the position of head coach, replacing fellow Yorkshireman Chris Silverwood, who is to join the England coaching staff.

England admit they were below required standards despite remaining in cruise control against a Cricket Australia XI on day three of their final Ashes warm-up match.

Cricket: Foster extends Essex career

Friday, November 10, 2017

Essex County Cricket Club have announced that James Foster has signed a one-year contract extension, keeping him at the club until the conclusion of the 2018 campaign.

The year that changed cricket

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Book Review - The Cricket War by Gideon Haigh - Wisden, £12.99

Former Oaks Park High School student fully of praise for Chris Silverwood and reflects on his remarkable 2017

Essex confirm Silverwood exit

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Essex have confirmed that Chris Silverwood will leave his position as head coach to take up the role as England’s fast bowling coach in early 2018.

Teams met for a T20 clash that captured the imagination of many

For a man who has won so much, even Alastair Cook is amazed at what Essex have done and explains why it’s a special achievement

Classy batsman reflects on memorable campaign and what the future holds ahead of a trip to Australia with the England Lions squad

Hainault & Clayhall cricketer reflects on successful academy set-up at Chelmsford and his own highlight of the campaign

Walter signs Essex extension

Friday, October 13, 2017

Essex County Cricket Club has announced that all-rounder Paul Walter has signed a contract extension that will see him remain at the club until 2019.

Essex youngsters commit to club

Friday, October 13, 2017

Essex County Cricket Club have announced that four exciting young talents have committed their future to the county champions.

East London’s multi-faith cricket team enjoyed a reception at the British Embassy in Rome, as part of their ambassadorial duties on their tour of the Vatican.

Essex Cricket will embark on a very special trip to play a cricket match in the Vatican City against St. Peter’s Cricket Club this week.

Velani leaves Essex

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Young batsman departs upon expiration of contract

Shenfield and Essex’s latest international representative, Jack Plom, almost missed his initial call-up for England duty when he ignored the insistent ringing of his mobile phone.

Ravi Bopara tells Jamie Porter to be ready for an opportunity in Australia after receiving England Lions call-up

Porter named Cricket Writers’ Club County Championship Player of the Year, with Lawrence winning Young Cricketer of the Year

Essex hero Cook ready to hit the books!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Essex’s Sam Cook will have to come back to Earth quickly after celebrating their County Championship success.

Essex head coach Chris Silverwood paid tribute to young bowler Sam Cook after the champions wrapped up a convincing 376-run win over Yorkshire.

Essex (227 & 334-7d) beat Yorkshire (111 & 74) by 376 runs

Porter pens Essex extension

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Bowler rewarded after fine campaign with County Championship Division One champions

Essex’s Alastair Cook and Dawid Malan, of Middlesex, have been named in England’s squad for the winter Ashes tour.

Neil Wagner praised fellow seam bowers Jamie Porter and Sam Cook after champions Essex moved 250 runs ahead of Yorkshire at Chelmsford.

Nick Browne and Dan Lawrence combined for a century third-wicket partnership that laid the foundations to enhance Essex’s ambition of going through the Division One season unbeaten.

Essex spinner Simon Harmer admitted it felt good to contribute with the bat on day one of their Specsavers County Championship clash with Yorkshire.

Simon Harmer hit his maiden half-century for Essex, as Steven Patterson and John Brooks took three wickets each to help Yorkshire secure their Division One place for another year on the first day of their last Specsavers County Championship match of the season.

Essex entertain Yorkshire at The Cloudfm County Ground for the final Specsavers County Championship match of the season, looking to end the year unbeaten.

The reality of what Essex have achieved this season will be made flesh later this week when Ryan ten Doeschate holds aloft the Specsavers County Championship trophy in front of the pavilion at Chelmsford.

‘Unforgettable day’ for Essex hero Cook

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Essex fast bowler Sam Cook admitted his first five-wicket haul in first-class cricket would live long in the memory.

County Championship Division One: Hampshire 254 & 76 lost to Essex 76 & 362 by 108 runs

Hampshire’s Fidel Edwards produced a brutal evening spell of fast bowling to take two Essex wickets on a rain-affected third day in the Specsavers County Championship.

Essex to face MCC in Barbados

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Essex will head to Barbados next spring to play against the MCC in the champion county match.

Hampshire v Essex: Lawrence looking to build

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Essex batsman Dan Lawrence is looking to help the champions build a big enough lead against Hampshire to give themselves something to bowl at on day three of their County Championship clash.

Hampshire v Essex: Duo dig in for champions

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Patient half-centuries from Dan Lawrence and Ravi Bopara helped champions Essex into the lead after being forced to follow-on at Hampshire.

Hampshire’s new-ball partners Kyle Abbott and Fidel Edwards gave Essex a champion’s hangover as the Specsavers County Championship Division One winners suffered a batting collapse at the Ageas Bowl.

Tom Westley wants Essex’s present-day champions to create a lasting legacy that stands them alongside the legends of the 1970s, 80s and 90s in the club’s history.

Essex head to Hampshire on a high

Monday, September 18, 2017

Champions Essex have named a 13-man squad for their trip to the Ageas Bowl to take on Hampshire in their penultimate County Championship match of the season.

Scintilla booked their place in the Essex Sunday League final with victory over Benfleet.

Scintilla lifted the Essex County League Cup silverware after fine displays from Rokan Arafat Mashuk and Junaed Rahman Tanin, writes Emdad Rahman.

Pretty special says Essex ace Porter

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Essex’s Jamie Porter admitted it felt ‘pretty special’ to be on the brink of the County Championship title after beating Warwickshire at Edgbaston.

Essex virtually sealed their seventh Specsavers County Championship title by completing an innings and 56-run victory over relegation-bound Warwickshire at Edgbaston.

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