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Foster signs one-year extension with Essex

Nov 10, 2017: James Foster has committed himself to another year behind the stumps for county champions Essex

ESPNcricinfo staff

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Foster delighted with title he didn't see coming

Sep 17, 2017: If this is to be James Foster's last summer as a professional, Essex's wicketkeeper and former captain will go out on a high note he barely believed possible

Alan Gardner

Essex v Warwickshire, Specsavers Championship Div One, Chelmsford, Day 2

Foster's emotional ton adds to Essex feelgood factor

Jun 19, 2017: Give or take the little matter of a last over defeat in the Royal London Cup semi-final, these are good times for Essex

David Hopps at Chelmsford

Essex v Lancashire, Specsavers Championship Div One, Chelmsford, 1st day

Vilas, Hameed lift Lancashire as Essex faithful rue Foster axe

Apr 7, 2017: Dane Vilas top-scored for Lancashire with 74 while Haseeb Hameed proved his fitness after suffering an injury scare

Alan Gardner at Chelmsford

Leicestershire v Essex, Specsavers Championship, Div Two, Grace Road, 2nd day

Lawrence century turns game for Essex

Aug 24, 2016: If it is in adversity that a player can most accurately be judged, Essex have unearthed another gem in Dan Lawrence

George Dobell

Northants v Essex, Specsavers Championship Div 2, Wantage Road, 3rd day

Ten Doeschate and Foster rip contest from Northants' grasp

May 30, 2016: Ryan ten Doeschate and James Foster made sparkling centuries in a record seventh-wicket stand as Essex pressed for victory against Northamptonshire at Wantage Road

ECB Reporters Network

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Foster relieved of Essex captaincy role

Dec 22, 2015: Essex have relieved James Foster of his club captain duties only days after the appointment of Chris Silverwood as the new head coach

David Hopps

Gloucestershire v Essex, LV= County Championship Division Two, Bristol, 1st day

Ten Doeschate rebuilds Essex after Cook 48

Jun 21, 2015: Alastair Cook fell two short of a half-century as Essex were bowled out for 319 by Gloucestershire on the opening day at Bristol.


Essex v Kent, Chelmsford, 3rd day

Foster's counter-attack secures victory

Apr 21, 2015: James Foster led from the front as Essex opened their LV= County Championship Division Two campaign with a five-wicket victory against Kent at Chelmsford

Press Association

Essex 2015 preview

Essex troubled by run of near misses

Mar 31, 2015: ESPNcricinfo assesses Essex's prospects for 2015

Alan Gardner

Leicestershire v Essex, Grace Road, 2nd day

Two-day win fires Essex promotion hopes

Sep 16, 2014: Essex crushed Leicestershire by an innings and 79 runs inside two days in the Championship Division Two clash at Grace Road

Press Association

Essex v Kent, Chelmsford, 2nd day

Kent collapse after Foster century

Sep 10, 2014: James Foster led from the front as Essex closed in on victory against Kent after dominating the second day of their Championship Division Two encounter at Chelmsford

Press Association

Essex v Gloucestershire, Chelmsford, 4th day

Foster equals record in Essex romp

Jul 2, 2014:

Press Association

Essex v Glamorgan, Chelmsford, 3rd day

Glamorgan again hope for weather fortune

Jun 3, 2014: It's often said that luck, over the course of a season, evens itself out. Last week, Glamorgan's push for a victory was rebuffed by rain and here, they are hoping for a similar outcome, but this time it will be they who will be hoping for assistance

Ryan Bailey at Chelmsford

Essex v Glamorgan, Chelmsford, 2nd day

Foster remains in mint form

Jun 2, 2014: An innings of international quality, from James Foster might just prove to be the decisive juncture in an otherwise tight contest as Essex and Glamorgan fight for supremacy

Ryan Bailey in Chelmsford

Essex v Leicestershire, Chelmsford, 4th day

Smith, Foster lead Essex to safety

May 7, 2014: An unbeaten 41 from captain James Foster helped Essex bat out the final day of their Championship Division Two tie with Leicestershire and secure a draw at Chelmsford

Press Association

Gloucestershire v Essex, Bristol, 3rd day

Foakes best lifts Essex hopes

Apr 29, 2014: Ben Foakes chalked up the highest score of his career as Essex took control against Gloucestershire at the County Ground

Press Association

Essex v Northamptonshire, Colchester, 4th day

Ten Doeschate keeps Colchester content

Aug 23, 2013: As with all festival cricket all over the country, the future of cricket at Castle Park is not guaranteed, so the loss of the third day's play in Colchester was a cruel blow in such a dry summer

Ivo Tennant at Colchester

Essex v Northamptonshire, Colchester, 3rd day

Essex wait on how Panesar gels

Aug 22, 2013: On Wednesday, Nigel Hilliard, the Essex chairman, said that the prospects of Monty Panesar remaining an Essex cricketer next year will be dependent on how well he fits into the dressing-room for the remainder of the season

Ivo Tennant at Colchester

Ten years of England's T20

Adam Hollioake leads team of the decade

Jun 26, 2013: Adam Hollioake captains ESPNcricinfo's team of the decade, selected to mark ten years of professional Twenty20 cricket in England

Tim Wigmore
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