Essex v Durham, YB40 Group B, Chelmsford
Aug 13, 2013: Essex maintained their hopes of reaching the semi-finals of the Yorkshire Bank 40 competition after crushing Durham by six wickets at Chelmsford
Essex v Surrey, FLt20 South Group, Chelmsford
Jul 31, 2013: Essex's qualification courtesy of Middlesex's defeat at Hampshire presents them a generous lifeline to rescue their season, though a transformed batting effort will be needed in the quarter-finals
Essex v Leicestershire, Chelmsford, 2nd day
Jul 18, 2013: Graham Napier's superb bowling and Jaik Mickleburgh's unbeaten century enabled Essex to enjoy the better of their second day against Leicestershire.
Kent v Essex, FLt20, South Group, Canterbury
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
Derbyshire v Essex, YB40 Group B, Leek
Jun 9, 2013: Essex came crashing down to earth after a run of four consecutive Yorkshire Bank 40 victories as Derbyshire romped to a 63-run win with 41 balls to spare in a record-breaking Group B match at Leek.
Essex v Surrey, YB40 Group B, Chelmsford
Jun 3, 2013: Graham Napier took four wickets in four balls on his way 7 for 32, the second best-ever List A bowling figures for any Essex player, as his side beat Surrey by 178 runs
Essex v Kent, Chelmsford, 1st day
May 22, 2013: Once again runs from Graham Napier rescued Essex from a precarious position, as he and captain James Foster ensured the hosts posted a modest yet acceptable first innings score.
Lancashire v Essex, Old Trafford, 1st day
May 7, 2013: Graham Napier made an unbeaten century batting with the tail to lift Essex towards a respectable total against Lancashire
Essex v Hampshire, YB40 Group B, Chelmsford
May 3, 2013: A magnificent century from James Vince carried Hampshire to a crushing nine wicket victory over Essex in the opening Yorkshire Bank 40 match of the new season at Chelmsford
Essex v Hampshire, Chelmsford, 2nd day
Apr 30, 2013: Graham Napier gave Essex a first-innings lead with a lower-order half-century to put his side on top at Chelmsford
Northamptonshire v Essex, Wantage Road, 2nd day
Apr 18, 2013: The exasperation induced by the wagging tail is something Northamptonshire's opponents might become familiar with this season
Northamptonshire v Essex, Wantage Road, 1st day
Apr 17, 2013: Northamptonshire weren't touted as promotion contenders but few counties have started 2013 better. Rain denied them victory at Glamorgan last week and here the vaunted Essex batting line-up were dismissed for 183.
Essex v Yorkshire, Chelmsford, 1st day
Sep 11, 2012: Perhaps it was fitting that two Yorkshiremen from different backgrounds and different vintages combined to nudge their side ahead in the race to achieve promotion from Division Two
Derbyshire v Essex, Derby, 1st day
Aug 28, 2012: David Masters helped Essex fight back against promotion favourites Derbyshire after a four wicket haul by spinner David Wainwright had secured maximum bowling points for the Division Two leaders at Derby
Surrey v Essex, FLt20 South Group, The Oval
Jun 13, 2012: Surrey opened their Friends Life t20 campaign with a 17-run victory over Essex at The Oval
Lancashire v Essex, CB40 Group A, Old Trafford
May 20, 2012: Lancashire survived a late onslaught from Graham Napier to secure a 28-run win over Essex at Old Trafford.
Essex v Gloucestershire, County Ground, 3rd day
Apr 7, 2012: Graham Napier claimed 5 for 58 as Gloucestershire's second innings subsided quickly on the third morning
Essex v Surrey, Chelmsford, 4th day
Sep 10, 2011: Surrey gave their promotion hopes a large boost as they bowled Essex out for 239 to claim victory by 109 runs in their Division Two clash at Chelmsford
Essex v Surrey, Chelmsford, 1st day
Sep 7, 2011: A career-best 71 from Chris Jordan spearheaded a fighting recovery by Surrey as they totalled 315 all out on the opening day of their County Championship Division Two match against Essex at Chelmsford
Essex v Middlesex, Friends Life t20, Chelmsford
Jul 2, 2011: Middlesex remained rooted to the foot of the Friends Life t20 South table after suffering an eight-run defeat against Essex in Chelmsford
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