Alastair Cook: Kevin Pietersen book has tarnished this great era of English cricket


9:37am Monday 13th October 2014

ENGLAND captain and Essex star Alastair Cook believes the successful Andrew Strauss-Andy Flower era has been “tarnished” by Kevin Pietersen’s autobiography.

Jesse Ryder at Essex Cricket Club marks new deal with fine unbeaten century


10:51am Thursday 25th September 2014

JESSE Ryder had another day to remember as Essex moved into a commanding position in their search for an LV=County Championship victory against Worcestershire.

Essex Cricket stars Alastair Cook and Ravi Bopara get ODI nod


10:38am Thursday 25th September 2014

Essex duo Alastair Cook and Ravi Bopara have been selected for the upcoming One Day International series with Sri Lanka.

Jesse Ryder signs two year extension at Essex


10:30am Thursday 25th September 2014

JESSE Ryder has given Essex a massive lift by signing a new two-year deal at the club.

Promotion-chasing Essex hoping to strengthen their grip on Worcestershire match


9:59am Wednesday 24th September 2014

Worcestershire were put to the sword by Essex at Chelmsford yesterday in a dramatic day of falling wickets.

Promotion-chasing Essex ready for vital clash


8:24am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Essex take on Worcestershire today, knowing that a win will leave them in a good position to gain promotion to Division One of the LV= County Championship.

Essex settle against Kent after Sam Northeast century


7:19pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

A MAGNIFICENTcentury from Sam Northeast was the highlight of the day as Essex and Kent battled it out for supremacy in their crucial LV= County Championship Division Two battle.

Essex ready for must-win game

Gazette: Paul Grayson. PIC: GAVIN ELLIS/TGS PHOTOS

8:39am Tuesday 9th September 2014

Essex return to County Championship business today when they face Kent at Chelmsford for the start of what could be three defining weeks of cricket in the county’s quest to gain promotion.

Warwickshire dump Essex out at the quarter-final stage once again


10:12pm Thursday 28th August 2014

ESSEX skipper Ryan ten Doeschate admitted his team was gutted to be knocked out of a second quarter final in a month by Warwickshire.

Cricket coach Paul Grayson says it is 'Essex's time to win a trophy'


11:37am Thursday 28th August 2014

ESSEX coach Paul Grayson wants his players to take the next step and win this year’s One-Day Cup.

Lord's final is main incentive for Napier and Essex


8:17am Thursday 28th August 2014

Graham Napier says the prospect of playing in a Lord’s final can be the perfect incentive for Essex when they take on Warwickshire in their Royal London One-Day Cup quarter-final.

Devastated Ravi Bopara will fight to prove England selectors wrong


4:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

RAVI Bopara was devastated to be left out of England’s squad for the one-day international series against India next week.

Monty Panesar has got his mojo back


2:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

MONTY Panesar has put his troubles behind him and got a spring back in his step, according to Essex coach Paul Grayson.

Essex coach understands why Ben Foakes had to move on


12:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

ESSEX coach Paul Grayson admits if departing wicket-keeper Ben Foakes was his son he would have advised him to leave the club too.

Magical Monty wraps up Essex win


1:32pm Monday 18th August 2014

MONTY Panesar completed match figures of 11 for 168 as Essex eased to their fourth County Championship Division Two win of the season as they beat Glamorgan by 63 runs on the final morning at Swansea.

Alastair Cook admits his wife stopped him from quitting as England captain


12:13pm Monday 18th August 2014

ALASTAIR Cook admits his wife Alice stopped him from quitting as England captain.

Opening bowler Adam Rendell back to bolster Old Southendian attack against Benfleet


8:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

OLD Southendian & Southchurch head to Benfleet today hoping to make full use of the returning Adam Rendell.

Essex want to carry one-day form over into red ball cricket

Gazette: Paul Grayson. PIC: GAVIN ELLIS/TGS PHOTOS

7:00am Friday 15th August 2014

Essex return to red ball cricket for the first time in a month today buoyed by having qualified for the quarter-final of the One-Day Cup.

Danish Kaneria's life-time ban appeal is quashed

Gazette: Danish Kaneria playing for Essex

1:33pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

FORMER Essex and Pakistan spinner Danish Kaneria has once again had an application to appeal his life ban from cricket dismissed, the England and Wales Cricket Board has announced.

Paul Grayson desperate for Essex's clash with Yorkshire to go ahead after second successive wash-out


1:29pm Sunday 10th August 2014

ESSEX coach Paul Grayson is desperate for his side’s clash with Yorkshire in Scarborough tomorrow goes ahead after their second match in a row was washed out today.

Hadleigh hunting for Wickford derby win


9:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

HADLEIGH & Thundersley will be desperately trying to get their promotion push back on track when they travel to local rivals Wickford in Division One tomorrow.

Old Southendianian look for impetus against Old Brentwoods


7:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

OLD Southendian & Southchurch will look to get back on track when they host Old Brentwoods tomorrow.

Grayson looks forward to crucial week for Essex...starting tonight against Gloucestershire


8:00am Friday 8th August 2014

ESSEX coach Paul Grayson says the next week is very important for his side if they are to make progress in the One-Day Cup.

Essex Eagles prepare for battle with Lancashire Lightning without Ravi Bopara


5:30pm Monday 4th August 2014

Essex will be seeking to rediscover form when taking on Lancashire Lightning in the Royal London One-Day Cup at The E.C.G on Tuesday but the hosts will be without Ravi Bopara.

Bears knock Essex out at the quarter final stage of the T20 Blast


11:16am Sunday 3rd August 2014

ESSEX'S hopes of making it to the T20 Blast finals day were ruined by the Birmigham Bears at Chelmsford.

Stanford and Old Southendian to clash in table-topping encounter


4:00pm Friday 1st August 2014

Something will have to give tomorrow when the top teams in SNEL Division Three go head to head.

Pre-season preview: Billericay travel to Guernsey as new season looms

Gazette: Neil Harris - saw his Millwall side thrashed at Southend United

2:00pm Friday 1st August 2014

BILLERICAY are crossing the English Channel for their latest pre-season friendly, with Craig Edwards excited about what the experience will offer.

ESSEX EAGLES T20 QUARTER-FINAL PREVIEW: Reece Topley 'Injuries have spurred me on'

Gazette: Essex bowler Reece Topley shows his frustration PICS GAVIN ELLIS/TGS PHOTOS

2:00pm Friday 1st August 2014

ESSEX fast bowler Reece Topley says he can help the Eagles reach t20 Finals Day despite an injury plagued campaign.

ESSEX EAGLES T20 QUARTER-FINAL PREVIEW: Coach Grayson backs batters to fire hosts to Finals Day

Gazette: Paul Grayson. PIC: GAVIN ELLIS/TGS PHOTOS

12:40pm Friday 1st August 2014

ESSEX Eagles coach Paul Grayson has backed his strong batting line-up to smash his side past Birmingham Bears tomorrow.

ESSEX EAGLES T20 QUARTER-FINAL PREVIEW: Tournament star Tom Westley looks for another ton


3:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

TOM Westley is the man of the moment.

ESSEX EAGLES T20 QUARTER-FINAL PREVIEW: James Foster plays down favourites tag


1:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

ESSEX four-day captain James Foster has shrugged off the tag of favourites as the county gear up for their t20 quarter-final.

ESSEX EAGLES T20 QUARTER-FINAL PREVIEW: Skipper ten Doeschate hopes to give Eagles flight with winning mentality


10:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

ESSEX Eagles t20 captain Ryan ten Doeschate is aiming to bring a winning mentality to his side as they look to reach Finals Day.

It's a long way from Guyana but Kellon Carmichael is loving life at Hadleigh & Thundersley


3:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

NOT too many people may have jumped at leaving Guyana for Hadleigh, but cricketing all-rounder Kellon Carmichael has reveled in making that journey.

Mark Pettini's century guides Essex Eagles to victory over Worcestershire Rapids in Royal London One-Day Cup


6:06pm Sunday 27th July 2014

AN undefeated 102 by Mark Pettini guided Essex to a winning start against Worcestershire as two rusty teams re-embraced the concept of 50-over cricket in the Royal London One-Day Cup at New Road.

Essex to face Birmingham in T20 Blast quarter-finals


10:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

ESSEX will face the Birmingham Bears at Chelmsford in the quarter-finals of the T20 Blast on Saturday.

Luke Wright's record-breaking 153 leaves Essex shell-shocked


8:16am Saturday 26th July 2014

LUKE Wright produced an incredible innings as he smashed an unbeaten 153 from 66 balls to lead Sussex to a seven-wicket triumph over a shell-shocked Essex side at Chelmsford.

Ravi Bopara named in England Lions squad for triangular series


12:31pm Thursday 24th July 2014

ESSEX’S Ravi Bopara has been named in the England Lions triangular series against New Zealand A and Sri Lanka A next month.

Ravi Bopara admits Essex didn't put enough runs on the board as they lose to Hampshire


10:52pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

ESSEX all-rounder Ravi Bopara admitted the Eagles fell short of a defendable total as they lost their second T20 Blast match in a row.

Gloucestershire dent Essex pride with shock t20 Blast victory


6:30pm Sunday 20th July 2014

CHRIS Dent blasted an unbeaten 55 off just 23 balls as Gloucestershire produced a shock t20 Blast victory over South Division leaders Essex by six wickets at Cheltenham.

Jesse Ryder powers Essex to victory over Glamorgan


9:50pm Friday 18th July 2014

HARD-HITTING Jesse Ryder scored a quickfire half-century to help Essex seal a home tie in the NatWest t20 Blast quarter-finals with a seven-wicket win over Glamorgan at Cardiff.

Paul Grayson demanding no let up as Essex Eagles chase the point needed to secure home advantage in T20 Blast quarter-finals

Gazette: Paul Grayson. PIC: GAVIN ELLIS/TGS PHOTOS

5:06pm Thursday 17th July 2014

HEAD coach Paul Grayson is demanding no let up from his Essex Eagles team as they prepare for back-to-back T20 Blast matches this weekend.

Graham Gooch calls on Alastair Cook to rebuild his technique in order to conquer current slump

Gazette: HEAD IN HANDS: England’s Alastair Cook reacts as .Sri Lanka draw the match during day five of the Test match at Lord’s

11:03am Thursday 17th July 2014

ALASTAIR Cook's batting mentor Graham Gooch believes the England captain needs to rebuild his technique to conquer his current slump.

Essex edge narrow win over Hampshire in thrilling game at Colchester


3:45pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Essex Cricket Club ran out narrow two-wicket winners over Hampshire in a thrilling LV County Championship division two game at Colchester this afternoon.

Under-fire England skipper Alastair Cook gets to smile at last with first Test wicket


7:46pm Sunday 13th July 2014

UNDER-FIRE England captain Alastair Cook had at last cause for a smile as he took his first Test wicket on the final day's play of their draw with India.

First day between Essex and Hampshire is a complete wash out while Reece Topley has another injury scare


7:25pm Sunday 13th July 2014

ESSEX and Hampshire were thwarted by the weather at Colchester as rain completely washed out the opening day's play in the County Championship.

Napier excited by Castle Park Blast


3:00pm Friday 11th July 2014

GRAHAM Napier can’t wait to play in front of a sell-out Castle Park crowd as the big-hitting Colchester-born star returns to his home ground for its inaugural Twenty20 Blast match tomorrow.

Grayson wants nothing less than victory at Colchester Cricket Festival


5:19pm Thursday 10th July 2014

Paul Grayson admits he will be happy if this year’s Colchester Cricket Festival finishes earlier than planned - if it means Essex secure a vital win.

Graham Napier's hostile spell of bowling damages Durston but gives Essex hope


7:40pm Monday 7th July 2014

A HOSTILE spell of fast bowling from Graham Napier put Essex back in the game after Wayne Madsen and Wes Durston had given Derbyshire the initiative on the opening day of the County Championship match at Chesterfield.

Captain James Wilkins hopes first win will be a platform for further Benfleet success


10:00am Saturday 5th July 2014

BENFLEET will be determined to build on their first Shepherd Neame Essex League Division Three win of the season when they host Oakfield Parkonians today.

Hadleigh & Thundersley look to strengthen their hand against Ardleigh Green


8:00am Saturday 5th July 2014

HADLEIGH & Thundersley will be looking to strengthen their promotion charge when they visit basement club Ardleigh Green today.


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