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Graham Napier runs in

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.

Phil Walker

A general view of Essex's County Ground

The academy of cricket

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

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

ESPNcricinfo staff

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

County news

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