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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

The all-rounder is now the longest-serving player at the club following James Foster’s retirement at the end of last season

Goats to play in Division Three next season

Essex County Cricket Club have announced that off-spinner Simon Harmer has signed a contract extension and will stay with the club until at least the end of the 2021 season.

Nationwide project Breaking Boundaries aims to bring together young people, their families and communities through a shared love of cricket and was launched at the Barking Learning Centre last week.

Essex County Cricket Club have announced that Adam Wheater has signed a new two-year contract with the club which will see him stay at The Cloudfm County Ground until at least the end of the 2020 season.

Essex County Cricket Club have announced that captain Ryan ten Doeschate has signed a one-year contract extension and will remain with the side until at least the end of the 2019 season.

Essex County Cricket Club have announced that Jack Plom has signed his first professional contract with the club, lasting until the end of the 2020 season.

Essex have announced a new deal for spin bowler Aron Nijjar that will extend his time with the county until the end of the 2019 season.

Cricket: Essex reopen Graham Gooch Centre

Friday, September 28, 2018

The Allen Ford Group Graham Gooch Cricket Centre was relaunched this week and, after significant investment, is now ready for cricket action.

Essex captain Ryan ten Doeschate was delighted to lead his side to a tense one-wicket win over county champions Surrey on a dramatic final day of the season.

Amid extraordinary scenes at the Kia Oval, Essex captain Ryan ten Doeschate’s superb 53 not out from 62 balls earned his side a nerve-shredding one-wicket win as champions Surrey just failed to prevent the 2017 championship winners from chasing down a target of 132.

Cricket: Surrey fight back against Essex

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

It was the stuff of champions at the Kia Oval as Surrey, facing a huge first innings deficit of 410 against Essex, fought back thrillingly through memorable hundreds from Jason Roy and Ollie Pope.

Essex spinner Simon Harmer admitted it had been a ‘really good day’ afte4r hitting a century against county champions Surrey at the Oval.

Centuries from Simon Harmer and Tom Westley put Essex in complete command against Surrey at the Kia Oval, where the champions ended day two facing their first defeat of a triumphant season.

Peter Taylor has urged his Dagenham & Redbridge midfielders to start finding more space for themselves on the pitch ahead of visiting Solihull Moors in the Vanarama National League on Tuesday.

Cricket: Essex dominate champions Surrey

Monday, September 24, 2018

County champions Surrey were skittled for 67, their lowest championship total at the Kia Oval for 56 years, as Jamie Porter and Sam Cook bowled Essex into a position of first-day dominance with four wickets apiece.

Essex County Cricket Club have announced first professional contracts for Rishi Patel and Shane Snater, as well as an extension for Michael Pepper.

Cricket: Essex set for Surrey showdown

Monday, September 24, 2018

Essex travel to the Kia Oval to face Surrey on Monday in the final Specsavers County Championship match of the season that pits the 2017 champions with their 2018 equals.

Cricket: Essex extend Cook contract

Friday, September 21, 2018

Essex County Cricket Club have announced that Sam Cook has signed a two-year contract extension that will see him remain on their playing staff until the conclusion of the 2020 season.

Essex fast bowler Jamie Porter was delighted to help the 2017 champions wrap up an innings victory over Worcestershire soon after lunch on day three of their County Championship Division One encounter at Chelmsford.

Essex completed an innings and 129-run win over Worcestershire at Chelmsford to send their rivals down to Specsavers County Championship Division Two.

Cricket: Bopara pleased with big Essex score

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Essex all-rounder Ravi Bopara admitted he felt ‘comfortable’ at the crease after his unbeaten century put the pressure on Worcestershire in the County Championship at Chelmsford.

Ravi Bopara scored his second Specsavers County Championship century of the season as Essex edged Worcestershire closer to relegation on Wednesday.

Essex captain Ryan ten Doeschate praised his side after a dominant first day against Worcestershire in the County Championship.

Jamie Porter celebrated his career-best bowling figures as Essex sent Worcestershire crashing back down to earth after their Vitality Blast triumph.

Cricket: Vijay set for Essex home debut

Monday, September 17, 2018

Murali Vijay is set to make his home debut for Essex when they meet Worcestershire in the Specsavers County Championship starting on Tuesday at The Cloudfm County Ground.

Essex’s James Foster has written an open letter to supporters, following the news that he will leave the county at the end of his current contract.

Cricket: Essex reveal Foster departure

Friday, September 14, 2018

Essex County Cricket Club have announced that James Foster is to leave the club at the conclusion of his contract.

Essex captain Ryan ten Doeschate admitted to a sense of satisfaction after seeing his side complete an eight-wicket win over Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge on Thursday.

Murali Vijay led Essex to their fifth victory of the Specsavers County Championship season, compiling a high-quality century against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge.

Essex spinner Simon Harmer is hoping the 2017 county champions can go and complete victory against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge on Thursday.

Simon Harmer’s best figures of the season and Murali Vijay’s second half-century of the match have given Essex a chance of toppling Nottinghamshire in their Specsavers County Championship meeting at Trent Bridge.

Ben Slater and Kraigg Brathwaite combined to give Nottinghamshire a slender advantage over Essex by stumps on the second day of their Specsavers County Championship meeting at Trent Bridge.

Barking were crowned Essex County League Cup champions to add to their T20 silverware and cap off a successful season after a 114-run victory against Ace-Avengers, writes Jacob Ranson.

Essex bowler Jamie Porter believes the defending champions are well placed heading into day two of their County Championship Division One contest against Nottinghamshire.

Specsavers County Championship Division One: Nottinghamshire (177) lead Essex (133-5) by 44 runs

Elliott Romain fired Essex club to success on 610-mile round-trip

Jamie Porter’s rise from tail-end Charlie to run-scoring lower-order batsman has been both sudden and unexpected, but not accidental.

Essex will welcome a new face into the ranks for this week’s trip to Trent Bridge to face Nottinghamshire in the Specsavers County Championship clash.

Cricket: Essex add Indian batsman Vijay

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Essex County Cricket Club have announced the signing of Indian batsman Murali Vijay until the end of the 2018 Specsavers County Championship campaign.

Essex County Cricket Club have announced that Peter Siddle has signed a two-year contract with the club.

Essex County Cricket Club have confirmed that Ashar Zaidi and Callum Taylor are to leave at the end of their contracts.

Essex batsman Ravi Bopara admitted the defending county champions had been outplayed by current leaders Surrey after a 10-wicket loss at Chelmsford.

County Championship Division One: Surrey (351 & 2-0) beat Essex (126 & 226) by 10 wickets

Cricket: Cook commits to Essex until 2021

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Essex County Cricket Club have announced that Alastair Cook has committed his future to the club and signed a contract extension that will see him remain with the defending county champions for the next three years.

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