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Worcestershire v Essex, New Road, 2nd day

Essex fight back after Ajmal's six

May 19, 2014: Essex reduced Worcestershire to 105 for 8, a lead of 193, after Saeed Ajmal had taken six wickets to give his side the edge

Ivo Tennant at New Road

Essex v Sri Lankans, Tour match, Chelmsford

Essex upset Sri Lankans on murky night

May 13, 2014: Sri Lanka were given a harsh introduction to the challenge of English conditions as they subsided to a 22-run loss against Essex on the D/L method on a damp night in Chelmsford.

George Dobell in Chelmsford

English spin hits the rough

May 2, 2014: Last summer, England's strategy was to spin out Australia. Now, with Graeme Swann's retirement, it is proving a challenge to even identify one Test candidate for the role

Alan Gardner

Durham v MCC, Abu Dhabi, 1st day

Panesar begins season with five

Mar 23, 2014: Monty Panesar begins the new season with more questions to answer over his future but he opened a new campaign with another reminder that on the field is his most comfortable environment.

ESPNcricinfo staff

The Ashes 2013-14

A catalogue of underperformance

Jan 6, 2014: ESPNcricinfo examines how England's players acquitted themselves during the disastrous 5-0 defeat in Australia

George Dobell

Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney

England facing a bitter end

Jan 2, 2014: The Sydney Test could be viewed as a fresh start for England at the beginning of a new year, but the build up has not inspired confidence and it will take a colossal turnaround to end with a victory

George Dobell in Sydney

The Ashes 2013-14

Swann leaves huge hole for England to fill

Dec 22, 2013: Graeme Swann will be remembered as England's finest spinner since Derek Underwood and their finest off-spinner since Jim Laker. The fact that he had a bowling average of 22 in the Tests he won underlines his colossal value to the side

George Dobell

Australia v England, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 1st day

England fail to grasp advantage

Dec 5, 2013: On a day littered with self-inflicted mistakes, England dropped three catches and missed the opportunity to gain anything more than a foothold in the match

George Dobell at Adelaide Oval

Australia v England, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 1st day

CA issues apology for Panesar tweet

Dec 5, 2013: Cricket Australia was compelled to apologise after its official Twitter account posted a picture of four bearded, turbaned men dressed up as Teletubbies with the caption "will the real Monty Panesar please stand up?"

Daniel Brettig at Adelaide Oval

CA Chairman's XI v England, Alice Springs

Announcer denies Panesar mockery claims

Dec 2, 2013: David Nixon, the announcer who was 'stood down' by Cricket Australia at lunch on the second day of England's tour game in Alice Springs, has vehemently denied any suggestion that he made racially insensitive remarks

George Dobell

CA Chairman's XI v England XI, Alice Springs, 2nd day

Announcer sacked over Panesar comments

Nov 30, 2013: The public address announcer at England's tour game against a Chairman's XI in Alice Springs was sacked at lunch on the second day of the game after making comments deemed "inappropriate" by Cricket Australia

George Dobell in Alice Springs

County news

Panesar makes Essex move permanent

Oct 31, 2013: Monty Panesar's future has been resolved with Essex revealing his has signed a two-year contract.

ESPNcricinfo staff

The Ashes 2013-14

We will look after Panesar - Cook

Oct 24, 2013: Pastoral care will be on Alastair Cook's list of responsibilities in Australia, alongside run-scoring and captaincy

Andrew McGlashan

England news

Panesar feared for England career

Sep 29, 2013: Monty Panesar, the England spinner who has endured a troubled season, has welcomed the chance to resurrect his international career after being included in the Ashes squad to tour Australia

ESPNcricinfo staff

County cricket

Panesar ban for 'threatening' behaviour

Sep 27, 2013: Monty Panesar's troubled season has ended with another disciplinary issue after he was handed a suspended County Championship ban

ESPNcricinfo staff

Hampshire v Essex, Ageas Bowl, 1st day

Carberry backs up Ashes call with runs

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

Alex Winter at the Ageas Bowl

The Ashes 2013-14

Onus on Panesar despite professional help

Sep 23, 2013: Monty Panesar has been given professional help in overcoming the personal problems which have dogged his season but it is now down to him to show he is a reformed character

Andrew McGlashan

The Ashes 2013-14

Rankin likely for Ashes, but questions remain

Sep 21, 2013: Debates over the identity of the second spinner, reserve wicketkeeper and reserve batsmen will occupy the minds of the England selectors ahead of the announcement of the Ashes squad on Monday

George Dobell

Being Monty

Aug 28, 2013: There have been many players before Panesar who had to deal with prejudice of all sorts. One way to counter it is to celebrate your difference

Rob Steen

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
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