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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

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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

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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