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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Upminster youngster Tom Daniels hit an unbeaten half-century to steer his side to a four-wicket win in their annual benefit match with an Essex XI in glorious sunshine at Upminster Park.

Essex County Cricket Club have announced that New Zealand fast bowler Matt Quinn has signed a contract extension that will see him remain with the club until the conclusion of the 2019 season.

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