Tymal Mills: Essex is my main priority


11:40am Thursday 17th April 2014

TYMAL Mills insists he is not thinking beyond securing success for Essex this season.

Graham Napier helps wrap up Essex win over Derbyshire

Gazette: David Masters celebrates taking the final  is congratulated on taking the last wicket of the match, that of Mark Footitt.     PICTURES: GAVIS ELLIS/TGS PHOTOS

2:57pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Graham Napier led the attack as Essex claimed a 53-run victory over Derbyshire on the final day of the County Championship Division Two match at Chelmsford.

Alastair Cook puts Essex in charge going into the final day against Derbyshire

Gazette: Alastair Cook. Pictures Gavin Ellis/TGS Photos

6:52pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

ENGLAND Test captain Alastair Cook came within 19 runs of a double-century to put Essex on the front foot in their County Championship Division Two match against Derbyshire.

Alastair Cook: Essex are gunning for promotion this year

Gazette: Alastair Cook Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photos

11:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

ALASTAIR Cook says Essex are determined to get promoted.

Danish Kaneria: The ECB says I should show remorse, but on what should I show remorse? On something I haven’t done?

Gazette: Danish Kaneria playing for Essex

7:00am Friday 11th April 2014

DISGRACED Essex cricketer Danish Kaneria has protested his innocence over bribery accusations as he renews attempts to lift his playing ban.

Alastair Cook out for 39 on Essex return while Ravi Bopara shines

Gazette: Alastair Cook walks back to the pavilion after being dismissed for 39

6:37pm Monday 7th April 2014

ALASTAIR Cook scored 39 runs for Essex on his return to action following the disappointing winter tour of Australia.

Alastair Cook: Swapping England for Essex has helped me

Gazette: Alastair Cook pulls a pint of his own ale at the Golden Fleece pub in Chelmsford, created for his benefit year. Picture: GAVIN ELLIS/TGS PHOTOS

5:07pm Thursday 17th April 2014

ENGLAND cricket captain Alastair Cook said swapping international duties for training at Essex has been a real help after a difficult winter.

Essex batsmen enjoy time at crease in friendly against Kent

Gazette: Tom Westley

5:52pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

ESSEX continued their preparations for the new season with a day of batting in their friendly with Kent at the County Ground, Chelmsford, yesterday.

Signing an overseas player not a priority for Essex coach Paul Grayson

Gazette: Paul Grayson

2:00pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

FINDING an overseas player is not top of Essex head coach Paul Grayson’s to-do list currently.

Essex batsmen might get extra time at crease in friendly with Kent

Gazette: Reece Topley will miss the friendly with Kent

9:00am Thursday 3rd April 2014

EXTRA time might be given to batsmen in Essex’s friendly against Kent which begins today.

Paul Grayson says Essex are desperate for promotion this year

Gazette: Essex players enjoy ice creams at their annual press day

2:39pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

PROMOTION in the County Championship is Essex’s main priority of 2014 according to head coach Paul Grayson.

Monty Panesar looks forward to the responsibility of being Essex's matchwinner

Gazette: Monty Panesar

7:00pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

MONTY Panesar said he is looking forward to his role of matchwinner in his first full season at Essex.

New skipper Ryan ten Doeschate willing to clock up the air miles for Essex this season

Gazette: Split captaincy: James Foster (left) and Ryan ten Doeschate

3:30pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

RYAN ten Doeschate will make flying visits back to take up one day skipper duties at Essex during the IPL.

Sport, Cricket, Nick Browne Top-Scores With Unbeaten 86 In Essex Friendly Against Surrey At Chelmsford

Gazette: Nick Browne — led the Essex innings    Picture: GAVIN ELLIS/TGS PHOTOS

6:30pm Thursday 27th March 2014

NICK Browne top-scored for Essex with an unbeaten 86 in the county’s friendly with Surrey at Chelmsford.

Westfield's ban is officially lifted

Gazette: Mervyn Westfield

9:23am Monday 24th March 2014

FORMER Essex cricketer Mervyn Westfield has been given the green light to join Frinton.

Bopara helps guide England to victory

Gazette: Ravinder Bopara

11:56pm Sunday 2nd March 2014

RAVI Bopara kept his cool to get England over the line at last for just their second victory in 15 matches this winter.

Essex Cricket Club's Paul Grayson: Winning trophies has to be our aim

Gazette: Paul Grayson (c)

12:00pm Tuesday 11th February 2014

SILVERWARE will be Essex’s main aim in 2014 according to head coach Paul Grayson.

Former England bowler Alan Mullally joins Southend & EMT Cricket Club

Gazette: Alan Mullally

11:12am Tuesday 11th February 2014

SOUTHEND & EMT Cricket Club have sensationally signed former England bowler Alan Mullally.

Essex Cricket Club's Paul Grayson welcomes changes to domestic season

Gazette: Gvs of the Essex County Cricket Club players and interviews with Paul Grayson and David Masters

11:00am Tuesday 11th February 2014

CHANGES to the set up of the domestic cricket season in England have been given the thumbs up by Paul Grayson.

Gooch wants to keep coaching England batsmen

Gazette: Graham Gooch

10:38am Thursday 6th February 2014

ENGLAND batting coach Graham Gooch said he is fully committed to his current role – although he would still love to help Essex .

Gooch: Selectors want to rebuild without KP

Gazette: TOP OF THE LIST: Kevin Pietersen

10:17am Thursday 6th February 2014

GRAHAM Gooch said he respects the decision of England selectors to sack Kevin Pietersen.

Ryan ten Doeschate named Essex's new one-day skipper

Gazette: Ryan ten Doeschate is heading off to India with Otago Volts

5:35pm Friday 31st January 2014

RYAN ten Doeschate has been named Essex’s new one-day captain.

Walker leaves Essex CCC for Kent

Gazette: Kent switch – for Matt Walker. Picture: GAVIN ELLIS/TGS PHOTOS

11:03am Friday 31st January 2014

ESSEX’S assistant coach Matt Walker has left the club to move to rivals Kent.

Neil Foster says it's time for Alastair Cook to step down as England's ODI captain

Gazette: Alastair Cook

9:00pm Thursday 23rd January 2014

FORMER England fast bowler Neil Foster believes the time is right for Alastair Cook to stand down as the national side’s one-day captain.

David Masters: England have to be patient with Tymal Mills

Gazette: David Masters - confident

1:24pm Thursday 9th January 2014

DAVID Masters has urged England to be patient with Essex’s emerging young paceman Tymal Mills.

Essex Cricket Club not ruling out further new signings

Gazette: Monty Panesar

10:32am Tuesday 7th January 2014

DEREK Bowden has not ruled out the possibility of Essex making more new signings before the start of the new season.

Graham Napier: It's a test for Alastair Cook but he'll rise to it

Gazette: HAPPY - Graham Napier has signed a new contractn with Essex CCC

2:00pm Wednesday 4th December 2013

GRAHAM Napier has backed his Essex team-mate Alastair Cook to rise to the challenge when England take on Australia in the second Ashes Test in Adelaide tonight.

Essex bowler Monty Panesar takes 3-41 for England in Australia

Gazette: Monty Panesar took 3-14 in England's draw with Cricket Australia Chairman's XI in Alice Springs

10:30am Saturday 30th November 2013

ONLY spinners Graeme Swann and Essex's Monty Panesar emerged with credit as England conceded an embarrassing first-innings deficit in their stalemate against a CA Chairman's XI at Traeger Park.

Aussies ramp up pressure on England skipper Alastair Cook ahead of first Test

Gazette: Alastair Cook

1:53pm Tuesday 19th November 2013

ALASTAIR Cook will lead England into the Ashes battle tomorrow knowing the Australians are out to get him.

Get ready for the Ashes with our great webmag

Gazette: Get ready for the Ashes with our webmag

12:21pm Monday 18th November 2013

ENGLAND'S bid to retain the Ashes in Australia starts this week and you can get a preview to all the action with our great webmag.

Essex's Tymal Mills plays key role in Ashes build up

Gazette: Tymal Mills - out in Australia putting the Ashes touring party through its paces

1:20pm Wednesday 13th November 2013

ESSEX prospect Tymal Mills may be in Australia putting the Ashes touring party through its paces, but ECB performance director David Parsons insists there is much work to do before he can start dreaming of a test debut.

Ravi Bopara excited to be part of the Big Bash


7:00pm Tuesday 12th November 2013

ESSEX all-rounder Ravi Bopara is excited to be joining the Sydney Sixers in Australia’s domestic Twenty20 Big Bash League (BBL) this winter.

Impatient Topley knows he must wait for his chance to shine

Gazette: Season to remember - Reece Topley.

10:47am Friday 8th November 2013

A FIRST-CLASS debut at 17, awarded his county cap at 19, and now a two-time tourist with the England Performance Programme — it comes as no surprise to learn that Reece Topley is an impatient man.

Essex bowler Reece Topley keen to show his skills

Gazette: Essex bowler Reece Topley keen to show his skills

7:00pm Thursday 7th November 2013

A FIRST-CLASS debut at 17, awarded his county cap at 19, and now a two-time tourist with the England Performance Programme – it comes as no surprise to learn that Reece Topley is an impatient man.

The only way is Essex for Monty

Gazette: Monty Panesar took four wickets this morning

1:15pm Thursday 31st October 2013

ENGLAND spinner Monty Panesar has signed a two-year contract at Essex to end speculation over his domestic future.

Grayson is delighted by Smith signing new contract

9:27am Friday 11th October 2013

Essex CCC coach Paul Grayson hailed all-rounder Greg Smith after he signed a new two-year contract with the club.

Napier is delighted to sign new Essex contract

Gazette: HAPPY - Graham Napier has signed a new contractn with Essex CCC

10:05am Friday 4th October 2013

GRAHAM Napier wants to finish his career at Essex after agreeing a new contract with the county.

Topley wants to shine in Australia

10:45am Friday 4th October 2013

YOUNG Essex star Reece Topley wants to seize his moment to shine in front of England coaches Down Under this winter.

Graham Napier wants to end his career at Essex Cricket Club

Gazette: Graham Napier - took four wickets in four balls

1:00pm Thursday 3rd October 2013

GRAHAM Napier wants to finish his career at Essex after agreeing a new contract with the county.

David Masters: Delighted Michael Carberry is getting Ashes chance

Gazette: David Masters - confident

3:00pm Wednesday 25th September 2013

I THINK the squad picked for the Ashes tour sounds really good and I am pleased the selectors have given Michael Carberry another go.

Graham Napier: This has been my best ever season for Essex

Gazette: Graham Napier - took four wickets in four balls

2:00pm Wednesday 25th September 2013

GRAHAM Napier rates this season as his finest ever.

Essex Cricket Club coach Paul Grayson: Reece Topley should be proud of his progress

Gazette: Reece Topley has signed a contract extension

1:02pm Tuesday 24th September 2013

REECE Topley can be proud of the progress he has made for Essex this season, according to coach Paul Grayson.

Essex want to sign Monty Panesar on permanent basis

Gazette: Monty Panesar

1:05pm Tuesday 24th September 2013

ESSEX want to sign Monty Panesar on a permanent basis.

Essex Cricket Club coach Paul Grayson still clinging on to dream of promotion


10:53am Tuesday 17th September 2013

ESSEX coach Paul Grayson is still clinging to the faint hope his side can win promotion from division two of the county championship.

Don is proud of Reece Topley's achievements

Gazette: Season to remember - Reece Topley.

8:00am Friday 13th September 2013

Essex star Reece Topley is riding high as the second highest aggregate wicket-taker in domestic cricket.

Essex bowler David Masters: Young star Reece Topley can be as good as he wants

Gazette: Home from home - Reece Topley has enjoyed being back at Castle Park with Essex this week.

1:00pm Wednesday 11th September 2013

REECE Topley can be as good as he wants to be. I think he’s just started to mature and add more consistency to his game, and he is a serious bowler now.

Promotion hunting Essex set for crunch Kent trip

Gazette: Press conferences with India vice-captain Gautam Gambhir and England batsman Alastair Cook following the second day of the third npower Test against India

12:13pm Wednesday 11th September 2013

ESSEX’S exciting promotion tilt continues today with a trip to Canterbury to face derby rivals Kent.

Essex bowler David Masters: Frustrating not to get the better of Gloucestershire

Gazette: David Masters - confident

2:00pm Wednesday 4th September 2013

I THINK it was a missed opportunity not to beat Gloucestershire but we can take a lot of positives from the game.

Coach Paul Grayson issues Essex four-win challenge

Gazette: David Masters - confident

11:50am Tuesday 3rd September 2013

ESSEX'S head coach Paul Grayson has challenged his team to win all four of their remaining games and give themselves a shot at promotion.

Essex have no concerns over Monty

Gazette: Appealing - Monty Panesar claims a wicket during Essex's game with Northamptonshire, at Castle Park. Picture: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO

4:19pm Thursday 22nd August 2013

Essex Cricket Club chief executive Derek Bowden has insisted the club had no concerns over signing Monty Panesar, despite his recent troubles.


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