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Essex v Derbyshire, Division 2, Chelmsford, 4th day
Apr 16, 2014: Essex completed a wonderful recovery after being dismissed for 94 on the opening day, although Tim Groenewald briefly threatened to cause further havoc for Derbyshire
Essex v Derbyshire, Division 2, Chelmsford, 3rd day
Apr 15, 2014: There were no England selectors in Chelmsford but reports of Tymal Mills performance will likely have reached the interested parties
Essex v Derbyshire, Div 2, Chelmsford, 2nd day
Apr 14, 2014: If English cricket is about to experience a bright new dawn, the first few rays may have pierced the clouds. Alastair Cook's first three-figure score since a tour game in November was a moment to savour,
Essex v Derbyshire, Div 2, Chelmsford, 1st day
Apr 13, 2014: Paul Grayson would have been engaging in a warm-down after running the London marathon around the time his Essex side were bowled out in their first Championship innings of the season
County cricket 2014
Mar 21, 2014: ESPNcricinfo previews Derbyshire's prospects for the 2014 county season
Jan 30, 2014: Matt Walker, the batsman who enjoyed a 19-year career in county cricket, is returning to his old club Kent as part of their new coaching setup for 2014.
Dec 12, 2013: Tymal Mills briefly found himself presented in the media as a potential England Test debutant at the Waca after proving that Mitchell Johnson is not the only left-armer in Perth capable of bowling with express pace.
Nov 29, 2013: England Under-19s captain Ben Duckett has been dropped from the tour to UAE for failing to meet minimum fitness standards.
Nov 8, 2013: England allrounder Ravi Bopara has signed up to play for the Sydney Sixers in this season's Big Bash League
Oct 31, 2013: Monty Panesar's future has been resolved with Essex revealing his has signed a two-year contract.
Oct 3, 2013: ESPNcricinfo keeps tabs on the movement between counties ahead of the 2014 season
Sep 27, 2013: Monty Panesar's troubled season has ended with another disciplinary issue after he was handed a suspended County Championship ban
Hampshire v Essex, Ageas Bowl, 3rd day
Sep 26, 2013: Matt Coles finished with match figures of 10 for 154 as Hampshire crushed Essex by an innings and 31 runs soon after lunch on the third day at the Ageas Bowl
Hampshire v Essex, Ageas Bowl, 2nd day
Sep 25, 2013: Essex's funny season produced one final baffling episode as they meekly surrendered their chance of promotion at the Ageas Bowl
Hampshire v Essex, Ageas Bowl, 1st day
Sep 24, 2013: Michael Carberry's selection for the Ashes tour was greeted with a few suspicions but as the last of the summer wine was opened at the Ageas Bowl he again demonstrated why he is a solid selection
Sep 24, 2013: Owais Shah has retired from first-class cricket to pursue a career as a Twenty20 freelance around the world and Essex are hopeful of having him back in that capacity for 2014
Essex v Glamorgan, Chelmsford, 4th day
Sep 19, 2013: Essex's hopes of winning promotion virtually came to an end when they could only draw their Championship Division Two match with Glamorgan at Chelmsford
Essex v Glamorgan, Chelmsford, 3rd day
Sep 19, 2013: Only two hours of play were possible on the third day at Chelmsford but that proved to be enough time for Essex opener Jaik Mickleburgh to score his second Championship Division Two century of the season
Essex v Glamorgan, Chelmsford, 2nd day
Sep 18, 2013: Gautam Gambhir and Jaik Mickleburgh got Essex off to a strong start in reply to Glamorgan's 322 on the second day at Chelmsford, a match they need to win to maintain their promotion challenge
Essex v Glamorgan, Chelmsford, 1st day
Sep 17, 2013: Essex were frustrated by the weather and Glamorgan's third-wicket pair as they went in search of a victory at Chelmsford to keep alive their hopes of winning promotion.
ESPNcricinfo picks five players for whom this IPL is of bigger significance
Plays of the day from the IPL match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians in Abu Dhabi
Plays of the day from the IPL match between Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab in Abu Dhabi
Having the top Associate team play the lowest-ranked Test side without the threat of relegation shows how votes mean more to the ICC than results
Twenty years ago this week, Brian Lara became Test cricket's highest scorer, but he almost didn't make it
If they are to live up to their potential in next year's World Cup at home, they need to look within and search for inspiration pronto