Sussex v Essex, County Championship, Division Two, Hove, 3rd day
Apr 19, 2016: 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
Jan 11, 2016: 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
Gloucestershire v Essex, LV= Championship, Division Two, Bristol, 2nd day
Jun 22, 2015: Graham Napier and James Porter bowled Essex into a winning position on the second day of the Championship match with Gloucestershire at Bristol
Essex v Glamorgan, NatWest T20 Blast, South Group, Chelmsford
Jun 19, 2015: Essex got back on the winning trail to keep alive their slim hopes of reaching the quarter-finals of the NatWest Twenty20 Blast, beating Glamorgan by 16 runs
Essex v Derbyshire, LV= County Championship Division Two, Chelmsford, 3rd day
Jun 16, 2015: A second Championship win for Essex, this one by an in innings, sees them get off the bottom of Division Two. Their 23 points achieved in three days work here takes them to sixth in the table, with nine left to play.
Essex v Kent, Chelmsford, 2nd day
Apr 20, 2015: Essex launched a fine recovery to leave themselves slight favourites to beat Kent in their County Championship Division Two duel at Chelmsford
Essex 2015 preview
Mar 31, 2015: ESPNcricinfo assesses Essex's prospects for 2015
Essex v Worcestershire, Chelmsford, 3rd day
Sep 25, 2014: As on the first morning, Essex's bowlers tore through Worcestershire, finishing the job they had started two days ago
Derbyshire v Essex, Chesterfield, 1st day
Jul 7, 2014: Essex's Graham Napier doesn't have the look at first sight of the archetype fast bowler but he changed the complexion of the first day's play at Chesterfield in the space of 31 balls immediately after tea
Northern Districts v Wellington, HRV Cup
Jan 4, 2014: Wellington opened a four-point lead at the top of the table after beating Northern Districts by 21 runs
Essex v Worcestershire, Chelmsford, 2nd day
Sep 4, 2013: It seems not a day goes by that a former Essex academy product leaves the confines of Chelmsford to yield performances above and beyond anything they produced before
Gloucestershire v Essex, Bristol, 2nd day
Aug 29, 2013: Greg Smith finished with a career-best 177 as Essex clinched maximum batting points for the first time this season and took a firm grip at Bristol.
Essex v Durham, YB40 Group B, Chelmsford
Aug 13, 2013: Essex maintained their hopes of reaching the semi-finals of the Yorkshire Bank 40 competition after crushing Durham by six wickets at Chelmsford
Essex v Surrey, FLt20 South Group, Chelmsford
Jul 31, 2013: Essex's qualification courtesy of Middlesex's defeat at Hampshire presents them a generous lifeline to rescue their season, though a transformed batting effort will be needed in the quarter-finals
Essex v Leicestershire, Chelmsford, 2nd day
Jul 18, 2013: Graham Napier's superb bowling and Jaik Mickleburgh's unbeaten century enabled Essex to enjoy the better of their second day against Leicestershire.
Kent v Essex, FLt20, South Group, Canterbury
Jul 5, 2013: Owais Shah clattered six sixes in a match-defining innings of 59 as Essex opened their Friends Life t20 win account with a 47-run success over Kent in Canterbury
Derbyshire v Essex, YB40 Group B, Leek
Jun 9, 2013: Essex came crashing down to earth after a run of four consecutive Yorkshire Bank 40 victories as Derbyshire romped to a 63-run win with 41 balls to spare in a record-breaking Group B match at Leek.
Essex v Surrey, YB40 Group B, Chelmsford
Jun 3, 2013: Graham Napier took four wickets in four balls on his way 7 for 32, the second best-ever List A bowling figures for any Essex player, as his side beat Surrey by 178 runs
Essex v Kent, Chelmsford, 1st day
May 22, 2013: Once again runs from Graham Napier rescued Essex from a precarious position, as he and captain James Foster ensured the hosts posted a modest yet acceptable first innings score.
Lancashire v Essex, Old Trafford, 1st day
May 7, 2013: Graham Napier made an unbeaten century batting with the tail to lift Essex towards a respectable total against Lancashire
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