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Essex return to red-ball cricket as they travel to Canterbury to face Kent in the Specsavers County Championship, starting on Sunday.

Persistent rain throughout the afternoon and into the evening made it a formality that Essex's Vitality Blast T20 game with Glamorgan would be abandoned without a ball bowled on Friday night.

Essex have announced that youngster Ben Allison is set to join Gloucestershire on a one-month loan starting on Sunday August 18.

Essex Eagles and Glamorgan are set to meet at The Cloudfm County Ground on Friday night for their Vitality Blast T20 clash.

Essex will have gone thirty-three days sitting on top of the Specsavers County Championship without a game by the time they rock up in Canterbury on Sunday; for the fit-again Sam Cook the wait to get a red ball in his hands has been interminably longer.

Middlesex missed the chance to move to the top of the Vitality Blast South Group as their clash with Essex Eagles was washed out.

Essex Eagles continue their Vitality Blast T20 ampaign on Wednesday night when Middlesex come to The Cloudfm County Ground.

Newham produced a superb display to beat Essex County League Premier Division leaders Aztecs at Flanders Field.

Essex have announced that youngsters Ben Allison and Will Buttleman have both signed professional contracts with the club running until the end of the 2020 season.

Only four overs of play were possible at a soggy Sophia Gardens on Friday night, after Essex, who were put in by Glamorgan, had reached 30-1.

The all-rounder returned to the side and claimed four wickets, but Eagles suffered a 114-run defeat to Somerset

Vitality Blast Southern Group: Essex Eagles (111) lost to Somerset (225-6) by 114 runs.

Tom Westley's elevation to the top of the order has given Essex a lift just when their stuttering Vitality T20 Blast campaign needed it most.

Essex Eagles are set to entertain Somerset in the Vitality Blast T20 on Wednesday night in front of a sold-out crowd at The Cloudfm County Ground.

Newham slumped to a crushing defeat at local rivals Barking in their Essex County League Premier Division encounter.

Tom Westley scored a brilliant unbeaten half-century as Essex defeated Gloucestershire by 25 runs at the Bristol County Ground to put their Vitality T20 Blast campaign back on track.

Essex all-rounder Paul Walter was disappointed by his side's batting collapse as they suffered an seven-wicket defeat against Hampshire in the Vitality Blast T20 on Thursday.

Mason Crane and Liam Dawson spun Hampshire towards victory at Essex, before James Vince hit a thunderous 87 to give them their first victory at the Cloudfm County Ground, Chelmsford for five years.

Essex Eagles face Hampshire at The Cloudfm County Ground on Thursday and Mohammad Amir has been named in the squad for the first time after having his UK Sporting Visa approved.

Dot balls are the currency T20 bowlers deal in. Adam Zampa may not qualify yet as the king of spin, but he is certainly one of the princes of parsimony.

Essex County Cricket Club have confirmed that Mohammad Amir is now in receipt of his UK Sporting Visa, which will allow him to play against Hampshire in the Vitality Blast T20 at Chelmsford on Thursday.

Vitality Blast South Group: Kent Spitfires (175-6) beat Essex Eagles (153-7) by 22 runs

Following a sensational ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Final at Lord's Cricket Ground, Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) opened up the Cricket Academy yesterday to children from across London, for the opportunity to pick up a bat and ball and follow in the footsteps of their cricketing heroes.

Vitality Blast South Division: Middlesex (166-3) beat Essex (164-6) by seven wickets

Essex (245 & 316-9d) beat Warwickshire (161 & 213) by 187 runs

Newham College Cricket Academy are celebrating another year of success after reaching two cup finals and winning a league title.

Newham fell 50 runs short against Roding Valley in their Essex County League Premier Division clash on the weekend.

Warwickshire (161 & 67-1) trail Essex (245 & 316-9d) by 333 runs

Essex (245 & 73-1) lead Warwickshire (161) by 157 runs

The top-order batsmen was linked with a move to Kent last month, but has signed a new three-year deal with the Chelmsford-based club

The normally obdurate Nick Browne hanmmered two sixes in his unbeaten 33 that helped Essex to the summit of the Specsavers County Championship, albeit briefly while erstwhile leaders Somerset complete their current fixture.

Cricket: Bow Green beaten again

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Bow Green slumped to their seventh successive defeat in the Essex County League Premier Division against Redbridge at West Ham Park.

Essex closed day two leading by 82 runs and needing seven wickets to secure another County Championship win at Chelmsford

County Championship Division One: Essex (328) lead Yorkshire (208 & 38-3) by 82 runs with seven wickets remaining

Essex head coach Anthony McGrath felt the first day of their County Championship match with Yorkshire was 'pretty even' at Chelmsford.

Simon Harmer claimed his sixth five-wicket haul of the summer to take his tally in the Specsavers County Championship past 50 for the third season on the trot.

The celebratory fist pump Nick Browne performed on reaching his hundred at Trent Bridge spoke volumes as two long years of pent-up frustration were finally released.

Essex have announced that announce that opening batsman Nick Browne has signed a contract extension and will stay with the club until at least the end of the 2021 season.

Essex have announced that batsman Tom Westley has signed a contract extension until the end fo the 2022 season.

Anthony McGrath's men made it three County Championship victories in a row with one session to spare against Notts

Essex have moved closer to a third consecutive victory after another day of dominance in their Specsavers County Championship match against over Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge.

A century from Nick Browne anchored a day of solid consolidation for Essex on the second day of their Specsavers County Championship match against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge.

Newham first XI fell to defeat against Aztec despite a strong batting display from Nahid Patel.

Recent form was the perfect pointer to how the opening day unfolded of Nottinghamshire's Specsavers County Championship match against Essex at Trent Bridge.

Porter: Essex feel invincible

Saturday, June 29, 2019

When Jamie Porter put pen to an extended two-year contract this week, he said he wanted to win more titles with Essex; then, with typical bullishness, he suggested the next title could be sooner rather than later.

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