Ravi Bopara's unbeaten 81 sealed victory

Essex v Lancashire, Royal London Cup, Group B, Chelmsford

All-round Bopara sinks Lancashire

Ravi Bopara turned in a superb all-round performance as Essex crushed Lancashire by seven wickets with 17 overs to spare in their Royal London Cup Group B match at Chelmsford.

Sam Billings fell one short of a century

Kent v Essex, LV= Championship, Division Two, Tunbridge Wells, 3rd day

Essex crumble after Billings maiden ton

Kent's mammoth first-innings score included a maiden Championship hundred for Sam Billings before Essex crumbled by an innings and plenty at Tunbridge Wells

Darren Stevens runs into bowl

Kent v Essex, LV= Championship, Division Two, Tunbridge Wells, 1st day

Stevens four-for restricts Essex

A miserly stint of 4 for 37 by Kent allrounder Darren Stevens ensured that the hosts enjoyed an opening day in the sun against Essex in Tunbridge Wells

Jesse Ryder's hundred ensured Essex built a huge lead

Essex v Middlesex, NatWest T20 Blast, South Group, Chelmsford

Scott bears the brunt of Chelmsford's scorn

George Scott had been part of Middlesex 2nd XI's cup-winning side 24 hours earlier. It was a different feeling when he started dropping catches in front of a boisterous Chelmsford crowd


Jesse Ryder picked up 5 for 43

Essex v Glamorgan, LV= County Championship Division Two, Chelmsford, 4th day

Ryder ten-for sends Glamorgan to first defeat

Glamorgan suffered their first Championship defeat of the summer as Essex crushed them by 248 runs in their Division Two match at Chelmsford


Nick Browne anchored Essex's reply

Essex v Glamorgan, LV= County Championship Div Two, Chelmsford, 3rd day

Browne ton leaves Glamorgan fight for draw

Glamorgan go into the final day at Chelmsford facing a massive task to avoid their first defeat of the season