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Essex completed an innings and 129-run win over Worcestershire at Chelmsford to send their rivals down to Specsavers County Championship Division Two.

Ravi Bopara scored his second Specsavers County Championship century of the season as Essex edged Worcestershire closer to relegation on Wednesday.

Jamie Porter celebrated his career-best bowling figures as Essex sent Worcestershire crashing back down to earth after their Vitality Blast triumph.

Murali Vijay is set to make his home debut for Essex when they meet Worcestershire in the Specsavers County Championship starting on Tuesday at The Cloudfm County Ground.

Essex captain Ryan ten Doeschate admitted to a sense of satisfaction after seeing his side complete an eight-wicket win over Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge on Thursday.

Murali Vijay led Essex to their fifth victory of the Specsavers County Championship season, compiling a high-quality century against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge.

Ben Slater and Kraigg Brathwaite combined to give Nottinghamshire a slender advantage over Essex by stumps on the second day of their Specsavers County Championship meeting at Trent Bridge.

Specsavers County Championship Division One: Nottinghamshire (177) lead Essex (133-5) by 44 runs

Essex will welcome a new face into the ranks for this week’s trip to Trent Bridge to face Nottinghamshire in the Specsavers County Championship clash.

Rikki Clarke had an outstanding day all-round at Chelmsford before bad light sliced 25 overs off the second day with Essex, following on, still 212 runs away from making Surrey bat again.

Upminster youngster Tom Daniels hit an unbeaten half-century to steer his side to a four-wicket win in their annual benefit match with an Essex XI in glorious sunshine at Upminster Park.

Essex spinner Simon Harmer hailed the efforts of his team-mates after their victory over Hampshire at Chelmsford.

Essex seamer Peter Siddle is hoping to help the defending county champions to victory against Hampshire on Saturday.

Peter Siddle helped Essex tighten their stranglehold over Hampshire as he claimed two second-innings wickets after the follow-on was enforced at Chelmsford.

Essex batsman Dan Lawrence admitted it had been a frustrating summer after hitting his first County Championship century in nearly a year against Hampshire on Thursday.

Dan Lawrence made his first Specsavers County Championship century in nearly a year to underpin one of Essex’s best days with the bat this summer.

Essex head coach Anthony McGrath admitted Somerset spinner Jack Leach was the difference after his side’s 45-run defeat at Taunton.

Cricket: Leach leaves Essex in a spin

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Jack Leach returned career-best figures of 8-85 as Somerset maintained their challenge for a first ever County Championship title with a 45-run win over Essex at Taunton.

The 33-year-old admitted the Eagles were disappointed with how they played in this year’s Vitality Blast

After getting out on 49 last month and making double figures numerous times, the 21-year-old claimed his maiden fifty in T20 cricket last night

Essex beat Middlesex by six wickets with four balls remaining after chasing down the home side’s victory target of 211 at a packed Lord’s on Thursday evening.

Essex suffered a third affected no result in the Vitality Blast as rain only allowed 7.5overs of play against Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl.

Essex Eagles will be looking to end their losing streak in the Vitality Blast when they entertain Gloucestershire on Friday at The Cloudfm County Ground (7pm).

While the senior Essex team have endured a summer of recurring travails, most notably in a parlous Vitality Blast campaign, the fortunes of the second eleven have been in stark contrast: they stand on the threshold of the County Championship-T20 double.

Essex Eagles return to Vitality Blast action against Somerset at Taunton today (Friday, 4.30pm), following last night’s defeat by Kent Spitfires at Canterbury.

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