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Essex confirm Silverwood exit

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Essex have confirmed that Chris Silverwood will leave his position as head coach to take up the role as England’s fast bowling coach in early 2018.

Essex (227 & 334-7d) beat Yorkshire (111 & 74) by 376 runs

Essex spinner Simon Harmer admitted it felt good to contribute with the bat on day one of their Specsavers County Championship clash with Yorkshire.

Simon Harmer hit his maiden half-century for Essex, as Steven Patterson and John Brooks took three wickets each to help Yorkshire secure their Division One place for another year on the first day of their last Specsavers County Championship match of the season.

Essex entertain Yorkshire at The Cloudfm County Ground for the final Specsavers County Championship match of the season, looking to end the year unbeaten.

The reality of what Essex have achieved this season will be made flesh later this week when Ryan ten Doeschate holds aloft the Specsavers County Championship trophy in front of the pavilion at Chelmsford.

County Championship Division One: Hampshire 254 & 76 lost to Essex 76 & 362 by 108 runs

Hampshire’s Fidel Edwards produced a brutal evening spell of fast bowling to take two Essex wickets on a rain-affected third day in the Specsavers County Championship.

A Rainham man’s sight was saved by doctors after his optometrist spotted warning signs of a tumour during a routine eye exam at Specsavers.

Hampshire’s new-ball partners Kyle Abbott and Fidel Edwards gave Essex a champion’s hangover as the Specsavers County Championship Division One winners suffered a batting collapse at the Ageas Bowl.

Essex batsman Varun Chopra paid tribute to his team-mates after they took a big step towards clinching the Specsavers County Championship title on Wednesday.

Essex’s advance towards the Specsavers County Championship title has included some spectacular days – and this one took them a big stride towards glory as they built a commanding position against Warwickshire at Edgbaston.

Essex’s leading wicket-takers Jamie Porter and Simon Harmer plundered four more apiece as the Division One leaders dominated bottom-of-the-table Warwickshire on the opening day of their Specsavers County Championship match at Edgbaston.

New Zealand pace bowler Neil Wagner has travelled halfway around the world to answer Essex’s call and share again new-ball duties with Jamie Porter at the business end of the season.

Essex maintained their 36-point lead at the top of the Specsavers County Championship after their clash with title rivals Lancashire ended in a draw.

Varun Chopra is hoping Essex can wrap up Lancashire’s innings quickly on the third day of their Specsavers County Championship clash at Old Trafford.

Lancashire v Essex: Hameed holds up leaders

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Haseeb Hameed’s unbeaten 85 helped Lancashire battle back from a vulnerable position on day two of their Specsavers County Championship clash with title rivals Essex at Old Trafford.

Lancs v Essex: Day one washed out

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

The first day of Essex’s crucial Specsavers County Championship match at Old Trafford was washed out by heavy rain.

Top two in Division One to meet this week

Table-topping Essex meet nearest rivals Lancashire at Old Trafford in the race for the Specsavers County Championship Division One title on Tuesday.

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.

Leaders in trouble on return to four-day action

Nick Browne can reel off a series of personal milestones when Essex resume their push for the Specsavers County Championship title over the next four days against Somerset at Chelmsford.

Adam Wheater has endured a difficult first year back at Essex, but there are signs of a return to form in time for the business end of the season.

Wickets tumble at Scarborough

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