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Derbyshire v Essex, Specsavers Championship Div 2, Derby, 4th day

Napier on course for perfect finish

Graham Napier boosted his chances of bowing out of the game on a high with a four-wicket haul as Essex moved closer to promotion by crushing Derbyshire.

Ryan ten Doeschate was brilliantly caught by Danny Briggs

Sussex v Essex, County Championship, Division Two, Hove, 3rd day

Napier and Porter's hard yards revive Essex

At one stage in this match, it looked as if Sussex were disappearing off into the distance over the South Downs. Building on a second significant score from opener Chris Nash, the lead at tea was 210 with seven wickets standing

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Graham Napier's counter-attack reduced Essex's deficit

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Napier to retire after 2016 season

Graham Napier, the Essex allrounder, has announced he will retire at the end of 2016 English season to take up a position running his cricket academy


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Gloucestershire v Essex, LV= Championship, Division Two, Bristol, 2nd day

Napier and Porter dismantle Gloucestershire

Graham Napier and James Porter bowled Essex into a winning position on the second day of the Championship match with Gloucestershire at Bristol


Graham Napier bludgeoned 38 off 15 balls

Essex v Glamorgan, NatWest T20 Blast, South Group, Chelmsford

Bopara, Napier shine to keep Essex alive

Essex got back on the winning trail to keep alive their slim hopes of reaching the quarter-finals of the NatWest Twenty20 Blast, beating Glamorgan by 16 runs

Vithushan Ehantharajah at Chelmsford

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Essex v Derbyshire, LV= County Championship Division Two, Chelmsford, 3rd day

Napier highlights Essex desire for momentum

A second Championship win for Essex, this one by an in innings, sees them get off the bottom of Division Two. Their 23 points achieved in three days work here takes them to sixth in the table, with nine left to play.