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The Beast from the East stops play

The County Championship gets underway in just over a month's time, but it's two-sweater weather around the shires at present ...

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Wagner returns for Essex in 2018

Essex have secured a return for Neil Wagner, the New Zealand left-armer who played a key role in their 2017 Championship title

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Zampa joins the legspin influx

Essex have secured Adam Zampa for the entire T20 Blast season - their second Australian signing this week

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Stress fracture left Porter wondering what might have been

The Essex seamer, who took 75 wickets in the Championship-winning campaign, has been given the all-clear after his back problems, and is now eager to return to action for England Lions in the West Indies

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Matt Coles joins County Champions Essex

Matt Coles admitted he had a "heavy heart" about leaving Kent but felt the opportunity to play Division One cricket was too good an opportunity to miss

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County ins and outs 2017-18

Keep up to date with all the movements around the counties during the off-season as preparations are made for the 2018 season

County Championship Round-up: Final-day drama awaits (2:06)
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Essex close in on unbeaten record

Yorkshire have put up meagre resistance against an Essex side seemingly heading inexorably towards an unbeaten Championship season

County Championship Round-up: Yorkshire secure safety (1:24)
County Championship Round-up: Essex's stunning comeback (1:29)
County Championship round-up: Finn eases Middlesex fears (1:33)

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