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Nov 12, 2014: England will send four players from the Performance Programme to Sri Lanka either side of Christmas in the latest example of their desire to expose their young cricketers to Asian conditions.
Sep 26, 2014: His omission from the series against India was a surprise, but now Ravi Bopara is back in the England one-day side and is desperate to cement his place for the World Cup
Northamptonshire v Essex, Royal London Cup, Wantage Road
Aug 21, 2014: Essex chased down 312 to set up a home tie in the quarter-finals of the Royal London Cup after a four-wicket victory against Northamptonshire at Wantage Road in their last Group A outing.
Essex v Hampshire, Royal London Cup, Chelmsford
Aug 13, 2014: Essex clinched their place in the Royal London Cup quarter-finals with a thrilling five-run win over Hampshire at Chelmsford
Yorkshire v Essex, Royal London Cup, Scarborough
Aug 11, 2014: Jack Leaning's first century for Yorkshire in any form of cricket could not prevent his side crashing to defeat against Essex in a high-scoring Royal London Cup match at Scarborough.
Essex v Lancashire, Royal London Cup, Group A, Chelmsford
Aug 5, 2014: Tom Westley and Matt Salisbury starred for Essex as they easily beat Lancashire by six wickets in the Royal London Cup at Chelmsford to claim their second win in the competition
Essex v Kent, NatWest T20, Colchester
Jul 12, 2014: Tom Westley destroyed the Kent attack with a magnificent century, his first in the competition, to help table-topping Essex claim a 63-run victory at Colchester.
Kent v Essex, Canterbury, 2nd day
Jun 8, 2014: Ravi Bopara and Tom Westley both recorded unbeaten centuries as Essex made a strong statement in reply to Kent's first-innings 387
Worcestershire v Essex, New Road, 3rd day
May 30, 2013: In-form Essex opener Tom Westley held off Jack Shantry-inspired Worcestershire for four hours
Scotland v Essex, YB40 Group B, Edinburgh
May 12, 2013: Essex powered their way to a 59-run win over Scotland in a Yorkshire Bank 40 match reduced by rain to 29 overs a side
Essex v Gloucestershire, Chelmsford, 3rd day
Apr 12, 2013: A recurring theme has developed at Essex with several young, talented players only flourishing after they've moved on from Chelmsford
Derbyshire v Essex, Derby, 4th day
Aug 30, 2012: Essex saw their slim chances of promotion all but wiped out while Derbyshire took another step towards Division One
Derbyshire v Essex, Derby, 3rd day
Aug 30, 2012: David Masters claimed another five-wicket haul before Derbyshire's lower order fought back strongly
Essex v Glamorgan, Colchester, 3rd day
Aug 17, 2012: Tom Westley and Owais Shah both hit centuries as Essex declared on 520 for 9 in reply to Glamorgan's 438 all out on the third day at Colchester.
Essex v Leicestershire, Chelmsford, 1st day
Aug 1, 2012: Tom Westley and Jaik Mickleburgh put together Essex's first opening century partnership of the season against Leicestershire at Chelmsford to finish on 161 without loss
Worcestershire v Essex, CB40 Group A, New Road
Jul 29, 2012: A tremendous run-a-ball century by Mark Pettini helped Essex power to a 25-run victory over Worcestershire
Leicestershire v Essex, Grace Road, 2nd day
May 17, 2012: Tom Westley fell to the last ball of the day as Essex stumbled in their pursuit of Leicestershire's first-innings 372
Essex v Leicestershire, Grace Road, 3rd day
Jul 12, 2011: Billy Godleman hit a career-best 130 as Essex moved into a commanding position at the end of the third day of the County Championship match against Leicestershire at Grace Road
Essex v Northamptonshire, Chelmsford, 1st day
Jun 25, 2011: Seventeen wickets fell for 262 runs on the opening day of the County Championship Division Two game at Chelmsford, where Essex gained the upper hand against leaders Northamptonshire
Essex v Durham, Chelmsford, 4th day
Sep 10, 2010: Ben Harmison just failed to record what would have been only his second Championship century as Durham settled for a draw against Essex at Chelmsford
India have turned their fortunes in Australia around during the World Cup because their captain has become proactive, encouraging his bowlers to attack