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Essex v Worcestershire, Specsavers Championship Div Two, Chelmsford, 1st day

Masters' seven banishes the pessimists

Aug 31, 2016: David Masters proved there is life in the old dog yet with seven wickets to strengthen Essex's hold at the top of Division Two

Vithushan Ehantharajah at Chelmsford

Essex v Leicestershire, Specsavers Championship, Div Two, Chelmsford, 3rd day

Porter survives the yips as Masters advises: 'Just chill'

Jun 21, 2016: England bowling prospect Jamie Porter survived a serious bout of the yips to help Essex keep Leicestershire firmly in check at Chelmsford.

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Glamorgan v Essex, Specsavers Championship Div 2, Cardiff, 3rd day

Bragg hundred timely boost for Glamorgam

May 24, 2016: Will Bragg made his second hundred of the season for Glamorgan has his team built a sizable lead against Essex in Cardiff

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Masters undergoes groin surgery

Nov 16, 2015: David Masters, the Essex seamer, is on course for his 17th consecutive season of first-class cricket after undergoing a successful operation to repair a damaged ligament in his groin

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Essex v Lancashire, Royal London Cup, Group B, Chelmsford

All-round Bopara sinks Lancashire

Jul 27, 2015: Ravi Bopara turned in a superb all-round performance as Essex crushed Lancashire by seven wickets with 17 overs to spare in their Royal London Cup Group B match at Chelmsford.


Gloucestershire v Essex, Bristol, 2nd day

Gloucestershire stumble to Masters

Apr 28, 2014: Essex made a strong start against Gloucestershire but the visitors were frustrated as the match was interrupted by bad weather for the second day running

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Essex v Glamorgan, Chelmsford, 2nd day

Mickleburgh begins push for victory

Sep 18, 2013: Gautam Gambhir and Jaik Mickleburgh got Essex off to a strong start in reply to Glamorgan's 322 on the second day at Chelmsford, a match they need to win to maintain their promotion challenge

Kent v Essex, Canterbury, 2nd day

Masters gives Essex hope to beat weather

Sep 12, 2013: Essex's trio of seam bowlers dove-tailed brilliantly to hound Kent out for 107 in their first innings and give them a chance to beat the weather that is forecast to shorten this match

Vithushan Ehantharajah at Canterbury

Nottinghamshire v Essex, FLT20 quarter-final, Trent Bridge

Ten Doeschate, Tait stun Notts

Aug 8, 2013: Nottinghamshire suffered a third consecutive quarter-final defeat after Shaun Tait stole the spotlight from Ryan ten Doeschate with a stunning hat-trick

Jon Culley at Trent Bridge

Glamorgan v Essex, Cardiff, 1st day

Allenby, Walters see Glam recover

May 15, 2013: Jim Allenby and Stewart Walters cracked half-centuries as Glamorgan frustrated Essex on the opening day at Cardiff. Glamorgan made 231, a relatively impressive score considering Essex had had them 114 for 6.

Essex v Hampshire, Chelmsford, 1st day

Essex stumble on Bopara's mixed day

Apr 29, 2013: Ravi Bopara had a mixed day. It started with him being named in the England Lions squad, then two wickets followed but he failed with the bat as Essex stumbled

Tim Wigmore at Chelmsford

Derbyshire v Essex, Derby, 3rd day

Masters, Westley keep Essex in victory hunt

Aug 30, 2012: David Masters claimed another five-wicket haul before Derbyshire's lower order fought back strongly

Derbyshire v Essex, Derby, 1st day

Wily Masters helps even up contest

Aug 28, 2012: David Masters helped Essex fight back against promotion favourites Derbyshire after a four wicket haul by spinner David Wainwright had secured maximum bowling points for the Division Two leaders at Derby

Essex v Leicestershire, Chelmsford, 3rd day

Thornely's ton repays the faith

Aug 3, 2012: Michael Thornely continued to repay Leicestershire's faith by scoring his second Championship century to lead his side to 336 for 9

Leicestershire v Essex, Grace Road, 2nd day

Westley wicket tips balance

May 17, 2012: Tom Westley fell to the last ball of the day as Essex stumbled in their pursuit of Leicestershire's first-innings 372

The winner is...

Sep 23, 2011: Another English domestic season has drawn to a close with silverware for Lancashire, Leicestershire, Surrey and Middlesex. George Dobell hands out his awards for 2011

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Essex v Derbyshire, Chelmsford, 2nd day

Essex bounce back to claim lead

Aug 24, 2011: Essex overcame a disastrous start to their innings on a day dominated by bowlers to gain the upper hand in their Division Two battle against Derbyshire at Chelmsford

Essex v Gloucestershire, Clydesdale Bank 40, Colchester

Shah ton keeps Essex in the hunt

Aug 21, 2011: Owais Shah's century kept Essex in the hunt for a place in the Clydesdale Bank 40 semi-finals as they hammered Gloucestershire by 118 runs in their Group C match at Colchester

Essex v Gloucestershire, Colchester, 3rd day

Mickleburgh and Masters put Essex in command

Aug 19, 2011: David Masters claimed his sixth five-wicket haul of the season in an innings as Essex moved into a commanding position on day three of their County Championship Division Two clash against Gloucestershire at Colchester

Essex v Gloucestershire, Colchester, 2nd day

Masters puts Essex on top

Aug 18, 2011: David Masters carried his Championship haul of wickets to 71 for the season as Essex gained the upper hand against Gloucestershire on the second day of the County Championship match at Colchester's Castle Park

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