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Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week.

Essex captain Ryan Ten Doeschate hailed his side’s character after their 32-run win over Worcestershire at New Road.

Joe Clarke delivered a perfectly timed message to the England selectors before they choose the side for the opening Test against Pakistan with another superb century in the Specsavers County Championship Division One clash with Essex at Blackfinch New Road.

After an eventful day of 22 wickets, a first-baller for England captain Joe Root, a duck for former England captain Alastair Cook and five wickets for the promising Sam Cook, Yorkshire rose from the ignominy of 50 all out to lead Essex by 69 runs.

Jimmy Adams missed out on his first Specsavers County Championship century of the season as bad light frustrated both Hampshire and Essex at the Ageas Bowl.

Hampshire and Essex could only manage an hour’s play before rain stunted progress during the first day of their Specsavers County Championship fixture at the Ageas Bowl.

The South Woodford favourite discusses trying to create a dynasty and why he was always going to sign a contract extension with the club

Gooch: Fair play to Foster

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Graham Gooch paid tribute to the efforts of veteran Essex wicketkeeper James Foster in their county championship triumph ahead of the 2018 season, writes Lee Power.

The local youngster looks ahead to the 2018 season, discusses Anthony McGrath’s promotion and reveals his own targets for the campaign

Jamie Porter will make his second trip of the winter to the Desert Springs Resort this weekend keen to make up for lost time with the Lions.

Darts legends back Prostate Cancer UK bid

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Darting royalty Dennis Priestley, Martin Adams and Bobby George have stepped up to the oche in the fight against prostate cancer, attending an exclusive event at a pub that has signed up as a Men United Arms venue in London.

The Ashes: England duo impress on day one

Thursday, November 23, 2017

James Vince blunted the much-hyped Australia attack but fell foul of England’s new number one enemy Nathan Lyon just when he was all set to tame the Gabba on a rain-hit day one of the Ashes.

Essex Schools booked their place in the second round of the English Schools’ FA Under 14s PlayStation Inter-County Trophy with a 4-0 victory over Oxfordshire.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week.

Classy batsman reflects on memorable campaign and what the future holds ahead of a trip to Australia with the England Lions squad

Hainault & Clayhall cricketer reflects on successful academy set-up at Chelmsford and his own highlight of the campaign

Essex’s Alastair Cook and Dawid Malan, of Middlesex, have been named in England’s squad for the winter Ashes tour.

‘Unforgettable day’ for Essex hero Cook

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Essex fast bowler Sam Cook admitted his first five-wicket haul in first-class cricket would live long in the memory.

Ten brave youngsters from a Havering cadet unit took on a marathon rowing challenge across the capital this weekend.

Before his new show comes to Queen’s Theatre, outspoken restaurant critic Jay Rayner spoke to 
Ralph Blackburn about the point of eating with your hands and the beauty of stinky cheeses.

An acclaimed Rainham author has published his latest book, which provides a soaring insight into RAF Kenley Airfields, in Surrey.

Jamie Porter recorded career-best match figures of 12-95 to strengthen Essex’s hand at the top of the Specsavers County Championship with an embarrassingly comfortable victory over Division One strugglers Somerset.

Kent duo set global best for first wicket

Members of junior football club had one goal in mind on during a match on Saturday, to raise as much as possible for charity.

Essex get ready for Glamorgan

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Eagles chase another Natwest T20 Blast win

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