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Essex County Cricket Club news

Club captain - Ryan ten Doeschate    Pictures: GAVIN ELLIS/TGSPICS

Essex Cricket name ten Doeschate and Bopara as new club and one-day captains

Interest – Essex looked at signing Chris Gayle    Picture: GAVIN ELLIS/TGS PHOTOS

Silverwood: Essex looked into bringing superstar Gayle in for T20 games

Century – Daniel Lawrence

Lawrence smashes 174 for England at the under-19 World Cup

Chris Silverwood – looking for a new seam bowler

Silverwood keen on adding another bowler to Essex's attack

He's a keeper - James Foster

Foster signs two-year extension at Essex

Tom Westley – impressed with the ball

Westley impresses with the ball for England Lions

Tom Westley - in fine form for England Lions

Westley hits unbeaten half century as England Lions beat United Arab Emirates

Calling it a day - Graham Napier will call time on his successful 19-year playing career at the end of the 2016 season.

Napier targeting Essex promotion in his farewell season

Bringing the curtain down - Graham Napier has announced he will retire from cricket at the end of the 2016 season.

Essex all-rounder Napier to retire from cricket

Tom Westley - hopes to benefit from a tough winter

Lion Tom sure Essex will reap rewards of his tough winter

Captain - Alastair Cook applauds the crowd after securing the first test this morning

England captain Cook singles out Compton for praise after thumping victory over South Africa

Backing youth – Mark Ilott, left, says Tom Westley would be a good choice to replace James Foster as captain

Former England and Essex star Ilott backs Westley for club captaincy

n Captain no more – but James Foster will remain a key figure       Pictures: GAVIN ELLIS/TGSPHOTO

Who should be Essex Cricket's next captain?

Out with the old - James Foster    Pictures: GAVIN ELLIS/TGS PHOTO

Foster's spell as Essex Cricket captain ends

Looking for support - Chris Silverwood

Essex Cricket's search for assistant manager begins

Keen to impress - Tom Westley

Westley wants to be the next Lion to make step up

Chris Silverwood. PIC: TGS PHOTOS

New Essex coach Chris Silverwood tells his players to dream big

Essex sign New Zealand seamer Matt Quinn

Essex sign New Zealand seamer Matt Quinn

Not in support – Jamie Porter does not back the scrapping of the coin toss in County Championship games next season          Picture: GAVIN ELLIS/TGS PHOTOS

Porter criticises ECB's decision to scrap toss from County Championship games

Derek Bowden

Essex chief Bowden excited after launch of County Championship fixtures PLUS head coach update

Captain - can James Foster lead Essex to glory this season?     Picture: GAVIN ELLIS/TGSPHOTO

Essex Cricket Club announce 2016 fixtures

Big breakthrough  – Jamie Porter     Picture: TGS PHOTOS

Essex prospect Porter targets success at home and abroad

Talent – Dan Lawrence

Big-hitter Dan wants to be Essex's match winner

Alastair Cook is still searching for the right opening partner

Alastair Cook concerned about the struggle to find an opening partner

Alastair Cook

Tireless Alastair Cook bats for an English Test record 836 minutes

Committed - Ravi Bopara

Ravi Bopara agrees new two-year contract with Essex

New deal - for Jaik Mickleburgh     PICTURE:GAVIN ELLIS/TGSPHOTO

Jaik Mickleburgh signs new deal at Essex Cricket Club

Ravi Bopara - not keen on coming back to Garon Park

Ravi Bopora: I'd rather Essex did not come back to Garon Park

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Big plans  – Ronnie Irani   Pictures: GAVIN ELLIS/TGS PHOTOS

BIG INTERVIEW: Essex chairman Ronnie Irani lifts the lid on his vision for the club

Leaving - Mark Pettini in action earlier this season    PICTURE: GAVIN ELLIS

Mark Pettini rejects Essex Cricket deal to join Leicestershire

Return - Alastair Cook, pictured winning the Ashes in the summer, is back for Essex

Essex welcome back Alastair Cook as they look to end season in style

Leaving - Monty Panesar

Essex Cricket Club release Monty Panesar

Chris Silverwood - keen to replace Paul Grayson in charge at Essex

Essex complete win at Derbyshire to boost Chris Silverwood's chances of landing top job

Tom Westley, left, says it was hard to see Paul Grayson, right, depart

Essex star Tom Westley with his weekly Echo column: Sad to see Paul Grayson go but time was right

Pumped - Jamie Porter     PICTURE: GAVIN ELLIS/TGSPHOTO

Jamie Porter commits to Essex County Cricket Club

Paul Grayson leaves position as Essex Cricket Head Coach

Paul Grayson leaves position as Essex Cricket Head Coach

Reece Topley - had approaches from eight other counties before eventually plumping for Hampshire

Eight clubs were fighting for Reece Topley's signature

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Reece Topley - has opted to join Hampshire from Essex

Reece Topley quit Essex Cricket Club to enhance his England credentials

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Paul Grayson - has left Essex Cricket Club

What is going on at Essex Cricket Club?

Exit - Reece Topley is leaving Essex for Hampshire

Reece Topley confirms Essex exit with Hampshire his destination come the end of the season

Will Rhodes of Yorkshire Vikings celebrates taking the wicket of Ryan ten Doeschate

Essex knocked out of Royal London One Day Cup by Yorkshire

Tom Westley - keen to see off Yorkshire this afternoon

Essex star Tom Westley with his weekly Echo column: We are under no added pressure to win tonight

Ryan ten Doeschate - keen to lead Essex into the Royal London One-Day Cup semi-finals

Essex Eagles skipper Ryan ten Doeschate: We want to put things right

Skipper Aaron Lucas is delighted Old Southendian have been promoted

SNEL Division Three: Promotion in the bag for Old Southendian & Southchurch cricket club

Plenty to smile about - Reece Topley has been named in England's T20 squad for next week's international against Australia in Cardiff.

Reece Topley called up for England T20 squad

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Paul Nixon - insists he has not been contacted by anyone from Essex Cricket Club

Paul Nixon: I have heard nothing from Essex Cricket Club

Under pressure - Paul Grayson's position at Essex Cricket Club is under threat

Huge doubts surround future of Paul Grayson at Essex Cricket Club

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Captain - Ryan ten Doeschate

Ryan ten Doeschate wary of busy Essex Eagles schedule

Festival lover – Graham Napier   Picture: GAVIN ELLIS/TGSPHOTO

Graham Napier backs Essex Eagles to fire at Colchester Cricket Festival

James Foster - says Essex Eagles remain confident despite recent defeats       PICTURE: GAVIN ELLIS

Essex Eagles search for remedy in Hampshire

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