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Essex v Worcestershire, County Championship, Division One, Chelmsford

Jamie Porter and Simon Harmer seal Worcestershire's long-awaited fate

Sep 20, 2018: Worcestershire's relegation to Division Two was confirmed as they slumped to an innings defeat against Essex at Chelmsford

Matt Roller at Chelmsford

County news

James Foster retires, coaching career beckons

Sep 14, 2018: Regarded as one of the finest wicketkeepers of his generation, Foster was unlucky not to gain more international recognition

ESPNcricinfo staff

County diary

The unenviable task of Theunis de Bruyn

Jun 19, 2018: The latest snippets from around the English game including the arrival of the world's biggest cricketer, how Yorkshire got it wrong and a match that Allan Donald could do without

Paul Bolton

Essex v Lancashire, Chelmsford, 2nd day

Foster's champion grit builds hefty lead

Apr 21, 2018: Foster, who briefly contemplated retirement last year, added 103 with Simon Harmer to take the game away from Lancashire

Alan Gardner at Chelmsford

Essex's Championship defence

'In my heart of hearts, I wanted to play on' - Foster

Apr 5, 2018: Essex's veteran wicketkeeper was tempted to go out on a high after last season's title triumph. But he's back for another season with his ambition still burning

Andrew Miller

County news

Foster signs one-year extension with Essex

Nov 10, 2017: James Foster has committed himself to another year behind the stumps for county champions Essex

ESPNcricinfo staff

County news

Foster delighted with title he didn't see coming

Sep 17, 2017: If this is to be James Foster's last summer as a professional, Essex's wicketkeeper and former captain will go out on a high note he barely believed possible

Alan Gardner

Essex v Warwickshire, Specsavers Championship Div One, Chelmsford, Day 2

Foster's emotional ton adds to Essex feelgood factor

Jun 19, 2017: Give or take the little matter of a last over defeat in the Royal London Cup semi-final, these are good times for Essex

David Hopps at Chelmsford

Essex v Lancashire, Specsavers Championship Div One, Chelmsford, 1st day

Vilas, Hameed lift Lancashire as Essex faithful rue Foster axe

Apr 7, 2017: Dane Vilas top-scored for Lancashire with 74 while Haseeb Hameed proved his fitness after suffering an injury scare

Alan Gardner at Chelmsford

Leicestershire v Essex, Specsavers Championship, Div Two, Grace Road, 2nd day

Lawrence century turns game for Essex

Aug 24, 2016: If it is in adversity that a player can most accurately be judged, Essex have unearthed another gem in Dan Lawrence

George Dobell

Northants v Essex, Specsavers Championship Div 2, Wantage Road, 3rd day

Ten Doeschate and Foster rip contest from Northants' grasp

May 30, 2016: Ryan ten Doeschate and James Foster made sparkling centuries in a record seventh-wicket stand as Essex pressed for victory against Northamptonshire at Wantage Road

ECB Reporters Network

County news

Foster relieved of Essex captaincy role

Dec 22, 2015: Essex have relieved James Foster of his club captain duties only days after the appointment of Chris Silverwood as the new head coach

David Hopps

Gloucestershire v Essex, LV= County Championship Division Two, Bristol, 1st day

Ten Doeschate rebuilds Essex after Cook 48

Jun 21, 2015: Alastair Cook fell two short of a half-century as Essex were bowled out for 319 by Gloucestershire on the opening day at Bristol.


Essex v Kent, Chelmsford, 3rd day

Foster's counter-attack secures victory

Apr 21, 2015: James Foster led from the front as Essex opened their LV= County Championship Division Two campaign with a five-wicket victory against Kent at Chelmsford

Press Association

Essex 2015 preview

Essex troubled by run of near misses

Mar 31, 2015: ESPNcricinfo assesses Essex's prospects for 2015

Alan Gardner

Leicestershire v Essex, Grace Road, 2nd day

Two-day win fires Essex promotion hopes

Sep 16, 2014: Essex crushed Leicestershire by an innings and 79 runs inside two days in the Championship Division Two clash at Grace Road

Press Association

Essex v Kent, Chelmsford, 2nd day

Kent collapse after Foster century

Sep 10, 2014: James Foster led from the front as Essex closed in on victory against Kent after dominating the second day of their Championship Division Two encounter at Chelmsford

Press Association

Essex v Gloucestershire, Chelmsford, 4th day

Foster equals record in Essex romp

Jul 2, 2014:

Press Association

Essex v Glamorgan, Chelmsford, 3rd day

Glamorgan again hope for weather fortune

Jun 3, 2014: It's often said that luck, over the course of a season, evens itself out. Last week, Glamorgan's push for a victory was rebuffed by rain and here, they are hoping for a similar outcome, but this time it will be they who will be hoping for assistance

Ryan Bailey at Chelmsford

Essex v Glamorgan, Chelmsford, 2nd day

Foster remains in mint form

Jun 2, 2014: An innings of international quality, from James Foster might just prove to be the decisive juncture in an otherwise tight contest as Essex and Glamorgan fight for supremacy

Ryan Bailey in Chelmsford
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