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Essex County Cricket Club news

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

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


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

Reece Topley - has opted to join Hampshire from Essex

Reece Topley quit Essex Cricket Club to enhance his England credentials

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

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

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

Tom Westley enjoyed a knock of 108 runs. Picture: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo

Centurions anchor Essex victory over Warwickshire

Bidding for more of the same - Ravi Bopara hopes to be on top form against Warwickshire Bears

Essex looking to build on Lancs hiding when they host Warwickshire Bears

Ravi Bopara - was in stunning form for Essex against Lancashire    PICTURE: Gavin Ellis

Ravi Bopara stars in Essex's win against Lancashire

Tom Westley - keen to get revenge against Kent tonight

Essex star Tom Westley with his weekly Echo column: We will use humiliating loss as fuel for T20 win

Debut wicket - Ravi Patel celebrates the wicket of Joe Denly, his first for Essex

Kent’s batsmen put Essex in big trouble

Jesse Ryder - helped Essex to a four wicket win against Middlesex

Jesse Ryder's explosive innings secures Essex victory against Middlesex

Tom Westley - set to play through the pain for Essex

Tom Westley set to play through the pain for Essex

Delighted – Jesse Ryder celebrates taking the wicket of Craig Meschede                              Picture:Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO

Jesse Ryder takes career-best six wickets as Essex rip right through Glamorgan and seize the initiative

Paul Grayson - has selected a 13 man squad ahead of the County Championship clash with Glamorgan

Essex name 13 man squad for County Championship clash with Glamorgan

Frustrating night - for Essex skipper Ryan ten Doeschate                 PICTURE:GAVIN ELLIS

Essex beaten by Middlesex in Twenty20 Blast

Nick Browne - unbeaten on 78 at the close of play

Essex in trouble at Lancashire

Ashes aim - former England bowler Neil Foster feels Australia are favourites to retain the urn, this summer. Picture: SEANA HUGHES (CO81506-04)

Key players will be crucial in Ashes battle says former England bowler Foster

Tom Westley in action against Australia at Chelmsford last week

Essex star Tom Westley – and century-maker against the Aussies last week – talks Ashes in his latest Echo column

Leader – Alastair Cookbelieves the players he has at his disposal could inspire him to become a better England captain

Alastair Cook feels new breed of stars can improve his captaincy

Liam Dawson makes mark on Essex Cricket club debut at Old Trafford

Liam Dawson makes mark on Essex Cricket Club debut at Old Trafford

Australia's players celebrate Mitchell Starc of Australia taking the wicket of James Foster      PICTURE: GAVIN ELLIS

Essex beaten by Australia on final day at Chelmsford

Wicket - Tom Moore is delighted after taking the wicket of Michael Clarke    Picture: GAVIN ELLIS/TGS PHOTOS

Tom Moore makes headlines for Essex with back-to-back wickets but Australia take control

Addition - Liam Dawson bowling against the Essex Eagles in last season's One Day Cup   Picture: GAVIN ELLIS/TGSPHOTOS

Essex bring in spinner Liam Dawson on one-month loan from Hampshire

Aussies are in town – captain Michael Clarke working out in the nets at Chelmsford yesterday                       Picture: GAVIN ELLIS/TGS PHOTOS

Essex star Tom Westley's weekly Echo column: We can't wait to play Aussies

Hopeful - Paul Grayson

Paul Grayson calls on players to take their chances against Australia

Jamie Porter – looking to make a name for himself against the Australians this week  Picture: GAVIN ELLIS/TGS PHOTOS

Jamie Porter has his eye on claiming prize wicket as Australia tour match begins

Jesse Ryder - hit a stunning century to help Essex triumph against Hampshire       PICTURE: Gavin Ellis

Jesse Ryder hits stunning century as Essex Eagles beat Hampshire in Twenty20 blast

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