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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.

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.

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

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 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.

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.

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.

Rikki Clarke had an outstanding day all-round at Chelmsford before bad light sliced 25 overs off the second day with Essex, following on, still 212 runs away from making Surrey bat again.

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.

Peter Siddle took 5-48 with some typically accurate bowling as Essex's claimed their fourth Specsavers County Championship of the season by beating Hampshire by an innings & 52 with 14.3 overs left on the final day.

Peter Siddle helped Essex tighten their stranglehold over Hampshire as he claimed two second-innings wickets after the follow-on was enforced at Chelmsford.

Dan Lawrence made his first Specsavers County Championship century in nearly a year to underpin one of Essex's best days with the bat this summer.

Nick Browne is in no hurry for the cricket season to end just yet; in fact, he would be happy if it went on indefinitely.

Essex head coach Anthony McGrath admitted Somerset spinner Jack Leach was the difference after his side's 45-run defeat at Taunton.

Cricket: Leach leaves Essex in a spin

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Jack Leach returned career-best figures of 8-85 as Somerset maintained their challenge for a first ever County Championship title with a 45-run win over Essex at Taunton.

Essex head coach Anthony McGrath admits his side face a crucial first session on day four of their County Championship Division One match against Somerset at Taunton.

Specsavers County Championship: Somerset 324 & 202 lead Essex 191 & 147-1 by 189 runs

Marcus Trescothick fell five runs short of a 67th first-class century as Somerset posted 308-7 on the opening day of the Specsavers County Championship match with defending champions Essex at Taunton.

Essex head coach Anthony McGrath looked at the positives after seeing the defending champions draw their match with Somerset at Chelmsford on Thursday.

Two late wickets on day three of the day-night match set up a potentially intriguing last day at Chelmsford

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