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South Africa v England, 1st ODI, Bloemfontein

A blinder and a blinding effort

Feb 3, 2016: Plays of the day from a rain-affected first ODI at Bloemfontein

Firdose Moonda and David Hopps

Pakistan v England 2015-16

Topley soaking up his rapid rise

Nov 22, 2015: Reece Topley impressed the England management during a net session in the summer and now he is closing in on a spot in the World T20 squad

Andrew McGlashan

Pakistan v England 2015-16

Bottom line is about winning - Farbrace

Nov 12, 2015: Paul Farbrace, the England assistant coach, has said it is not enough for the team to purely see the one-day series against Pakistan as a learning experience

ESPNcricinfo staff

Pakistan v England, 1st ODI, Abu Dhabi

Hafeez hundred secures Pakistan victory

Nov 11, 2015: Mohammad Hafeez was a dominant figure during Pakistan's Test series victory against England and he was to the fore once more, striking an unbeaten century as they took the opening ODI in Abu Dhabi by six wickets with 6.2 overs to spare

The Report by David Hopps

England v Australia, T20, Cardiff

Vibrant England show nerve in five-run win

Aug 31, 2015: An impressive bowling display at the death by England's young attack secured a five-run victory in Cardiff after Eoin Morgan and Moeen Ali starred with the bat

The Report by George Dobell in Cardiff

County news

Topley to join Hampshire, Grayson heads for exit

Aug 31, 2015: Reece Topley, the left-arm pace bowler, is to leave Essex and join Hampshire on a two-year deal

George Dobell

Essex v Yorkshire, Royal London Cup QF, Chelmsford

Yorkshire hold nerve to inflict Essex's latest near miss

Aug 27, 2015: A fourth quarter-final defeat in two seasons helped further the narrative of an Essex side that never quite delivers

David Hopps

Australia in England 2015

Root rested, Moeen and Woakes recalled

Aug 24, 2015: Joe Root will not play for England again this season after being rested from the one-off T20 and one-day series against Australia

ESPNcricinfo staff

Hampshire v Essex, Royal London Cup, Group B, Southampton

Essex top order seal efficient chase

Aug 4, 2015: Essex batsmen Mark Pettini, Nick Browne and Tom Westley all scored fifties as the Eagles eased to a six-wicket win against Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl.

PA/ECB

New Zealand in England 2015

Five uncapped players in England T20 squad

Jun 18, 2015: Sam Billings, Reece Topley, James Vince, David Willey and Mark Wood are the uncapped players England have picked for the only T20 international against New Zealand

ESPNcricinfo staff

Hendrix, De Niro, Monroe and, er, Beckham?

Apr 9, 2015: The editor of The Cricketers' Who's Who 2015 picks his five favourite fantasy slip cordons from the book

Daniel Brigham

Essex v Hampshire, Colchester, 1st day

Topley facing another back injury

Jul 13, 2014: Reece Topley, the Essex left-arm pace bowler, faces another debilitating period on the sidelines after he suffered a recurrence of the lower back injury that beset his winter away with the England Performance Programme

Ryan Bailey at Castle Park

Essex v Gloucestershire, Chelmsford, 1st day

Familiar failings undermine Essex

Jun 29, 2014: After subsiding to 56 for 6 in the face of an early Essex onslaught, Gloucestershire provided a late-order rally to keep themselves afloat

Ryan Bailey in Chelmsford

Glamorgan v Essex, Chelmsford, 1st day

Topley makes up for lost time with six

Jun 1, 2014: Essex were made to do without Monty Panesar who was dropped for disciplinary Reasons but coped sufficiently well as Reece Topley took six wickets to help bowl Glamorgan out for 244.

Press Association

Essex v Worcestershire, Chelmsford, 3rd day

Topley's 11 keeps promotion hopes alive

Sep 5, 2013: Essex wrapped up a comprehensive eight-wicket win over Worcestershire inside three days to keep their promotion hopes alive with 11 wickets in the match for 19-year-old Reece Topley

ESPNcricinfo staff

Essex v Worcestershire, Chelmsford, 1st day

Topley's best spurs on Essex challenge

Sep 3, 2013: Essex find themselves in a commanding position at Chelmsford, having bowled Worcestershire out for 102, their lowest score of the season, thanks to a career-best 6 for 29 from Reece Topley

Vithushan Ehantharajah at Chelmsford

Kent v Essex, FLt20, South Group, Canterbury

Shah assault keeps Kent winless

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

Essex v England, LV= Challenge Match, Chelmsford, 3rd day

Ashes warm-up loses first-class status

Jul 2, 2013: England's Ashes warm-up game at Chelmsford has lost its first-class status after two new bowlers were drafted into the Essex side

George Dobell at Chelmsford

Essex v Hampshire, Chelmsford, 1st day

Essex stumble on Bopara's mixed day

Apr 29, 2013: Ravi Bopara had a mixed day. It started with him being named in the England Lions squad, then two wickets followed but he failed with the bat as Essex stumbled

Tim Wigmore at Chelmsford

Under-19 World Cup

'Consistent' Topley relishes World Cup experience

Aug 27, 2012: England fast bowler Reece Topley finished the Under-19 World Cup as the highest wicket-taker and is ready to "wait and see" as far as the future is concerned

George Binoy in Townsville
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