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Essex v Northamptonshire, Colchester, 4th day

Ten Doeschate keeps Colchester content

Aug 23, 2013: As with all festival cricket all over the country, the future of cricket at Castle Park is not guaranteed, so the loss of the third day's play in Colchester was a cruel blow in such a dry summer

Ivo Tennant at Colchester

Essex v Northamptonshire, Colchester, 3rd day

Essex wait on how Panesar gels

Aug 22, 2013: On Wednesday, Nigel Hilliard, the Essex chairman, said that the prospects of Monty Panesar remaining an Essex cricketer next year will be dependent on how well he fits into the dressing-room for the remainder of the season

Ivo Tennant at Colchester

Ten years of England's T20

Adam Hollioake leads team of the decade

Jun 26, 2013: Adam Hollioake captains ESPNcricinfo's team of the decade, selected to mark ten years of professional Twenty20 cricket in England

Tim Wigmore

Leicestershire v Essex, Grace Road, 4th day

Nervy Essex win revives fluctuating season

Jun 24, 2013: Essex's topsy-turvy Championship season continued with a battling four-wicket win against Leicestershire in their LV= County Championship Division Two clash at Grace Road.

Leicestershire v Essex, Grace Road, 3rd day

Foster hundred turns tide for Essex

Jun 23, 2013: James Foster struck his first century of the season to put Essex in control on a rain-affected third day at Grace Road.

Essex v Lancashire, Chelmsford, 1st day

Foster 82 keeps Chelmsford festive

Jun 12, 2013: It's City of Chelmsford Festival Week, and a good size crowd turned up in the hope of seeing some festival cricket, it took James Foster to keep them happy

Les Smith at Chelmsford

Essex v Kent, Chelmsford, 4th day

Foakes lives up to the hype to save Essex

May 25, 2013: For a moment after lunch, with the sun shining and wickets tumbling, there was great intrigue

Vithushan Ehantharajah at Chelmsford

England news

Another keeper, another drop

Jan 25, 2013: England's record of selecting and then abandoning wicketkeepers since the retirement of Alec Stewart suggests their strategy may need a rethink

George Dobell

New Zealand news

Foster, Croft sign for Knights

Sep 20, 2012: James Foster and Steven Croft have agreed to play in New Zealand's Twenty20 competition with the Northern Knights

ESPNcricinfo staff

'It felt like England feared getting out to the Dutch'

Sep 15, 2012: For one fine day in 2009, cricket was the biggest news in Holland

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

Hampshire v Essex, West End, 3rd day

Foster bats on before Hants wilt

Sep 6, 2012: Essex chose to bat out their innings and set Hampshire a target of 425 to stay in the hunt for promotion before claiming three late wickets

Ivo Tennant at West End

Essex v Sussex, FLt20 South Group, Chelmsford

Beer downs Essex at the last

Jun 28, 2012: South Group leaders Sussex maintained their unbeaten record in this season's Friends Life t20 with a dramatic four-wicket victory over nearest rivals Essex

Northamptonshire v Essex, Northampton, 4th day

Bopara continues impressive return

Jun 9, 2012: Ravi Bopara gave the England selectors another huge nudge with his second century of the week


Essex have questions to answer

Feb 17, 2012: Another cricketer has gone to jail for spot-fixing and an international bowler is in the spotlight for his role. But what of the county cricket club involved?

David Hopps

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

County news

Foster secures Essex future

Aug 12, 2011: James Foster has committed his future to Essex after signing a three-year deal to end the chances of him joining Hampshire

ESPNcricinfo staff

Loss of identity, but it's the new way

Aug 9, 2011: County cricket doesn't have a transfer system but it may not be far away as more players are being enticed to new clubs

George Dobell

Essex v Leicestershire, Grace Road, 2nd day

Craddock stakes claim for full deal

Jul 11, 2011: A second successive century from their captain, James Foster, and a four-wicket haul for trialist Tom Craddock gave Essex a vital edge in their County Championship Division Two game against Leicestershire at Grace Road

Leicestershire v Essex, Grace Road, 1st day

Foster and Bopara steady Essex

Jul 10, 2011: Half-centuries from Ravi Bopara and James Foster pulled Essex out of trouble on the first day of the County Championship match against Leicestershire at Grace Road

ESPNcricinfo staff

County news

PCA to meet ECB over player discipline

Jul 8, 2011: The Professional Cricketers' Association (PCA), the ECB umpires' manager and senior English umpires will meet next week in an attempt to quell the recent spate of poor behaviour in county cricket which has led to two leading players being suspended

Andrew McGlashan
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