Sep 24, 2016: The greatest retirement statement to the heart-stopping finish, ESPNcricinfo rounds up the memorable moments from the 2016 County Championship, from No.10 to 1 ...
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Specsavers Championship Div Two
Sep 19, 2016: Graham Napier hobbled out of his last match at Chelmsford knowing that he had given his all in two decades as a one-club pro
Essex v Glamorgan, Specsavers Championship Div Two, Chelmsford, 1st day
Sep 12, 2016: Kiran Carlson became the youngest player to make a first-class hundred for Glamorgan and held up Essex's planned promotion party in the process
Essex v Worcestershire, Specsavers Championship Div Two, Chelmsford, 3rd day
Sep 2, 2016: Kent were level with Essex at the top of Division Two for a few heady hours before a thumping innings win for Essex against Worcestershire reasserted the superiority of the long-time leaders
Derbyshire v Essex, Specsavers Championship Div 2, Derby, 4th day
Aug 16, 2016: 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.
Essex v Sussex, Specsavers Championship Div 2, Colchester, 4th day
Aug 7, 2016: Graham Napier's big-hitting exploits have been a feature of a long county career and he have his home Colchester crowd a treat with a big-hitting farewell hundred
Jul 2, 2016: Essex county have produced several England captains and batting giants, but they don't have silverware of their own to brag about and they'd like to change that
Sussex v Essex, County Championship, Division Two, Hove, 3rd day
Apr 19, 2016: 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
Jan 11, 2016: 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
Gloucestershire v Essex, LV= Championship, Division Two, Bristol, 2nd day
Jun 22, 2015: Graham Napier and James Porter bowled Essex into a winning position on the second day of the Championship match with Gloucestershire at Bristol
Essex v Glamorgan, NatWest T20 Blast, South Group, Chelmsford
Jun 19, 2015: 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
Essex v Derbyshire, LV= County Championship Division Two, Chelmsford, 3rd day
Jun 16, 2015: 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.
Essex v Kent, Chelmsford, 2nd day
Apr 20, 2015: Essex launched a fine recovery to leave themselves slight favourites to beat Kent in their County Championship Division Two duel at Chelmsford
Essex 2015 preview
Mar 31, 2015: ESPNcricinfo assesses Essex's prospects for 2015
Essex v Worcestershire, Chelmsford, 3rd day
Sep 25, 2014: As on the first morning, Essex's bowlers tore through Worcestershire, finishing the job they had started two days ago
Derbyshire v Essex, Chesterfield, 1st day
Jul 7, 2014: Essex's Graham Napier doesn't have the look at first sight of the archetype fast bowler but he changed the complexion of the first day's play at Chesterfield in the space of 31 balls immediately after tea
Northern Districts v Wellington, HRV Cup
Jan 4, 2014: Wellington opened a four-point lead at the top of the table after beating Northern Districts by 21 runs
Essex v Worcestershire, Chelmsford, 2nd day
Sep 4, 2013: It seems not a day goes by that a former Essex academy product leaves the confines of Chelmsford to yield performances above and beyond anything they produced before
Gloucestershire v Essex, Bristol, 2nd day
Aug 29, 2013: Greg Smith finished with a career-best 177 as Essex clinched maximum batting points for the first time this season and took a firm grip at Bristol.