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Essex pace bowler Peter Siddle admitted it had been a hard return to County Championship action after Somerset had the better of play at Taunton on Sunday.

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.

The 33-year-old admitted the Eagles were disappointed with how they played in this year’s Vitality Blast

After getting out on 49 last month and making double figures numerous times, the 21-year-old claimed his maiden fifty in T20 cricket last night

Essex beat Middlesex by six wickets with four balls remaining after chasing down the home side’s victory target of 211 at a packed Lord’s on Thursday evening.

As Essex wind up what looks certain to be their worst Vitality Blast campaign in the 16-season history of the competition, Ravi Bopara admits the Eagles were underprepared from the start.

A round-up of the latest matches involving teams from Newham CC

Essex suffered a third affected no result in the Vitality Blast as rain only allowed 7.5overs of play against Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl.

For the fourth time in succession, Essex and Gloucestershire had to settle for a point apiece from a rain-affected T20 fixture.

Essex have agreed to let Adam Zampa end his spell with the club early to play in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).

Newham clinched the Essex County League Premier Division title with three games to spare after beating Aztecs at Flanders Field.

Essex beaten in Second XI T20 final

Friday, August 10, 2018

Essex lost out to Lancashire in the final of the Second XI T20 competition at rain-hit Arundel.

Essex Eagles will be looking to end their losing streak in the Vitality Blast when they entertain Gloucestershire on Friday at The Cloudfm County Ground (7pm).

While the senior Essex team have endured a summer of recurring travails, most notably in a parlous Vitality Blast campaign, the fortunes of the second eleven have been in stark contrast: they stand on the threshold of the County Championship-T20 double.

Glamorgan climbed to third place in the Southern Group after a six-run Vitality Blast victory over Essex at Sophia Gardens gave them a fourth successive win.

Essex Eagles will be hoping their fortunes change when they travel to Cardiff to face Glamorgan in a Vitality Blast match on Tuesday (6.30pm).

Essex batsman Varun Chopra admits his side have not done enough in the Vitality Blast T20 this season, following their latest defeat on Sunday.

Rikki Clarke hammered two successive sixes, his third and fourth in an unbeaten 37, to carry Surrey to a comfortable six-wicket win over Essex in the Vitality Blast at Chelmsford.

Essex Eagles continue their Vitality Blast campaign when Surrey visit The Cloudfm County Ground on Sunday (2.30pm).

Essex head coach Anthony McGrath admitted his side had produced their ‘worst performance’ of this season’s Vitality Blast T20 competition after a 10-wicket loss at Somerset on Friday night.

Johann Myburgh smashed a brilliant century as Somerset took a step closer to a place in the quarter-finals with a resounding ten-wicket Vitality Blast victory over Essex at Taunton.

Essex Eagles return to Vitality Blast action against Somerset at Taunton today (Friday, 4.30pm), following last night’s defeat by Kent Spitfires at Canterbury.

Despite dropping four catches in a sloppy fielding display Kent moved into second place in the Vitality Blast T20 south group following their 28-run win over basement side Essex in Canterbury.

The man in the beanie hat is back on a mission to kick-start Essex Eagles’ flagging Vitality Blast campaign.

Essex Eagles have a busy schedule of Vitality Blast cricket ahead with three matches in four days, starting with a trip to The Spitfire Ground, Canterbury where Kent Spitfires are the opponents on Thursday (7pm).

India had to settle for a draw in their tour match with Essex after rain forced the game to be abandoned at Chelmsford.

Essex’s Jamie Porter is still flying under the radar after his maiden call-up to an England Test squad, thanks to the controversy surrounding Adil Rashid’s return.

Jamie Porter has admitted winning the NatWest PCA Young Player of the Year Award in 2017 inspired him after being called up to the England squad for the first Test Match against India at Edgbaston.

India’s batsmen got some vital red-ball practice in the middle in their tour match with county champions Essex at Chelmsford.

Youngster, who has an Indian father, thrilled by opportunity to play against tourists

Large crowds are expected at The Cloudfm County Ground over the next three days when Essex meet the world’s number one Test playing nation, India, in a three-day friendly match.

Newham moved 64 points clear at the top of the Essex County League Premier Division after a crushing win over nearest rivals Redbridge at Flanders Field.

Essex’s Ravi Bopara revealed his disappointment after being run out from the last ball of their Vitality Blast T20 match with Hampshire, which ended in a tie.

Essex’s Ravi Bopara was run out from the last ball of their Vitality Blast match against Hampshire at Chelmsford which ended in a tie on Saturday night.

Gloucestershire’s quest to defeat Essex Eagles and move clear at the top of the Vitality Blast South Group was frustrated by rain at Cheltenham.

Matt Quinn, who has played for South Woodford in the past, discusses his long rehabilitation following a back injury

With just one success to show from their opening four matches in the Vitality Blast, Essex Eagles will be looking to turn around their form when they play back-to-back matches this weekend.

Newham moved 48 points clear at the top of the Essex County League Premier Division table after a win at Roding Valley.

Australian leg-spinner Adam Zampa could not hide his disappointment after Essex’s latest Vitality Blast T20 defeat againt Glamorgan at Chelmsford on Friday.

Essex (167 a/o) lost to Glamorgan (171-8) by two wickets

Essex head coach Anthony McGrath was left to rue his side’s missed chances after their fell to a 39-run defeat against Surrey in the Vitality Blast at The Oval on Thursday night.

Aaron Finch, Ben Foakes and Rikki Clarke led a Surrey run glut at a packed Kia Oval as the home side saw off Essex Eagles in impressive fashion to record their first Vitality Blast win of the South Group campaign at the third attempt.

Essex captain, and T20 elder statesman, Ryan ten Doeschate admits he has calmed down and put things in perspective after his out-of-character post-match outburst following the opening Vitality Blast defeat by Sussex under the lights at Chelmsford.

Essex Eagles are set for back-to-back matches this week when the Vitality Blast campaign continues.

Newham opened up a 34-point gap at the top of the Essex County League Premier Division table with victory over Ace Avengers at Flanders Field.

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