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Essex spinner Simon Harmer was surprised to see his side secure County Championship victory over Hampshire inside just five sessions this week.

Simon Harmer claimed match figures of 12-61 as Essex annihilated Hampshire by an innings and eight runs - having bowled out the visitors for 118 and 88 inside five sessions.

Simon Harmer snared his fourth Specsavers County Championship five-wicket haul of the season as Essex skittled Hampshire out for 118.

In light of an Essex wicketkeeping injury crisis bordering on an epidemic, Will Buttleman has learnt to keep his cricket bag packed and ready. And to always keep his mobile phone switched on.

Barking captain Ehsan Afzal insists his side must get back to basics after back-to-back defeats against Aztecs.

Lord's Cricket Ground welcomed 450 children from schools across the country as part of the annual Chance to Shine Schools' Open Day, supported by Yorkshire Tea.

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Barking captain Ehsan Afzal says his side are hungry to make amends as they return to Essex County League Premier Division action this weekend.

Essex were indebted to last-wicket pair Peter Siddle and Sam Cook for completing a partnership of 86 at the start of day four as they ended Yorkshire's slim hopes of a Specsavers County Championship victory at Emerald Headingley.

Goats suffered a nine-wicket defeat at home to Harlow last weekend

Essex seamer Peter Siddle was happy to help his side avoid the follow-on against Yorkshire on day three of their County Championship match at Headingley.

Peter Siddle hit a straight four and six off Yorkshire's Steve Patterson late in the third day as Essex passed the follow-on target of 241 with nine wickets down at Headingley.

Yorkshire's on-loan all-rounder Dom Bess was left stranded in the 90s, nine short of a second first-class hundred, during a rain shortened second day against Essex at Emerald Headingley.

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Essex youngster Will Buttleman admitted it was a very proud moment to make his first-class debut for the county against Yorkshire at Headingley.

Adam Lyth and Tom Kohler-Cadmore narrowly missed out on centuries as Essex fought back strongly after tea to blunt Yorkshire's early dominance on day one of the Specsavers County Championship clash at Emerald Headingley.

Goats were beaten for the first time in the league this season at the weekend

Sam Cook must be the unluckiest bowler on the county circuit at the moment.

Essex travel to Headingley to face Yorkshire in fine form and looking to make it a hat-trick of Specsavers County Championship successes after wins over Nottinghamshire and Kent.

England all-rounder Ben Stokes graced the opening game of the World Cup with an astonishing one-handed catch fit for any occasion and then admitted his heroics were only needed after an error of judgement.

MyLocalPitch's search and booking platform is opening access to cricket facilities around the UK to bail out players looking to get involved in the game as the Cricket World Cup takes centre stage on home soil this week.

Simon Harmer became the highest wicket taker in the Specsavers County Championship to help Essex secure their second victory of the season with a 113-run win over Kent.

Barking captain Ehsan Afzal says his side knew they had to be on top form to progress out of the Essex County League Premier Division Cup group stages.

Sir Alastair Cook fell 10 runs short of recording back-to-back centuries for the first time in a match in his first-class career as Essex compiled a healthy lead in their Specsavers County Championship fixture with Kent.

Goresbrook captain Shane Barwick called the century by Jordan Calverley scored in their Shepherd Neame Essex League Division Three win at Stanford as one of the best he has seen.

Simon Harmer bowled almost unchanged from noon to dusk while taking 3-72 from 35 overs as Essex claimed a considerable first-innings lead at Chelmsford.

After a difficult season it seems Scintilla Cricket Club are turning the corner with some blistering performances in the Essex County Cricket League First Division.

Essex all-rounder Ravi Bopara says the 2017 county champions were pleased with a first-day score of 303-8 against Kent at Chelmsford on Monday.

Sir Alastair Cook reached three-figures in a competitive match for the first time since his international retirement as Essex enjoyed a positive day against Kent.

Essex have named a 14-man squad for the County Championship fixture with Kent which starts at The Cloudfm Ground on Monday.

Michael Pepper was lying in a hospital bed on the opening day of the season, minus his appendix, when he heard the news that Adam Wheater had broken his thumb.

Goresbrook enjoyed another good day in Shepherd Neame Essex League Division Three, but rivals Ardleigh Green & Havering and Woodford Green both fell to heavy defeats.

Barking captain Ehsan Afzal says their cup clash with Redbridge is a must-win as they look to ensure their progress in the competition, writes Jacob Ranson.

Goats were without several players through injury for clash with promotion hopefuls

Goats recorded a 78-run triumph in opening game at West Essex last weekend

Barking captain Ehsan Afzal is expecting a tough test against Roding Valley in the Essex County League Premier Division Cup competition after having their first fixture abandoned last weekend, writes Jacob Ranson.

Essex head coach Anthony McGrath felt his side thoroughly deserved their eight-wicket win over Nottinghamshire in the County Championship.

Simon Harmer's ninth five-wicket Specsavers County Championship haul in just over two years helped spin Essex to their first victory of the campaign at Chelmsford.

South African spinner Simon Harmer was only to help Essex's cause on day two of their County Championship match with Nottinghamshire.

Simon Harmer saved Essex with the bat before causing panic with the ball after Nottinghamshire fast bowler Luke Fletcher had celebrated his fifth career five-wicket haul in their Specsavers County Championship clash at Chelmsford.

Former England captain Mike Gatting has thrown his support behind the hosts ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup, believing the current team is the strongest he has ever seen.

Jamie Porter found form in the Specsavers County Championship for the first time in 2019 as Essex's formidable fast bowler helped bowl Nottinghamshire out for 187.

The fast bowler is aiming to be involved in a sixth Ashes series with Australia coming to England later this summer

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