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Essex’s James Foster has written an open letter to supporters, following the news that he will leave the county at the end of his current contract.

Cricket: Essex reveal Foster departure

Friday, September 14, 2018

Essex County Cricket Club have announced that James Foster is to leave the club at the conclusion of his contract.

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.

Essex Eagles have a busy schedule of Vitality Blast cricket ahead with three matches in four days, starting with a trip to The Spitfire Ground, Canterbury where Kent Spitfires are the opponents on Thursday (7pm).

India had to settle for a draw in their tour match with Essex after rain forced the game to be abandoned at Chelmsford.

India’s batsmen got some vital red-ball practice in the middle in their tour match with county champions Essex at Chelmsford.

Large crowds are expected at The Cloudfm County Ground over the next three days when Essex meet the world’s number one Test playing nation, India, in a three-day friendly match.

The 38-year-old, who last played for the club in May, will go to Canada for three weeks between June 28 and July 17 to help coach at Vancouver Knights

Essex head coach Anthony McGrath believes his side need to win all three of their remaining South Group matches in the Royal London One-Day Cup, starting against Glamorgan on Wednesday if they are to maintain their interest in this year’s competition.

Essex head coach Anthony McGrath is looking for a repeat performance when the Eagles take on Surrey in the next Royal London One-Day Cup contest at The Cloudfm County Ground on Sunday (11am).

A brand new book ‘Essex County Cricket Club Memories’ has been released to bring back the greatest memories of the county side after they were crowned champions of the County Championship last season.

Essex Eagles could be set to introduce a new face into their line-up when they face Hampshire at The Ageas Bowl in the Royal London One-Day Cup tomorrow (Wednesday).

Essex Eagles continue the Royal London One-Day Cup schedule with a visit to Bristol to face Gloucestershire on Sunday.

An inspired opening spell from Peter Siddle and the spin of Simon Harmer enabled champions Essex to come out on top in a see-saw battle with bottom-placed Worcestershire by 32 runs at Blackfinch New Road.

Worcestershire paceman Josh Tongue gave another demonstration of his rich potential – and in front of ECB Player Pathway scout Geoff Arnold – as champions Essex were dismissed for 177 on day one of the Specsavers County Championship Division One clash at Blackfinch New Road.

Essex head coach Anthony McGrath is urging his players to put the memory of the Yorkshire defeat behind them as they prepare for their next County Championship match which begins against Worcestershire at Blackfinch New Road on Friday.

Ben Coad and Steven Patterson blasted out four Essex wickets in the space of 23 balls without score to set up one of the most incredible comeback victories in Specsavers County Championship history.

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.

England opener Alastair Cook is set to make his first home appearance of the season as Essex meet Yorkshire in the Specsavers County Championship at The Cloudfm County Ground starting today (Friday, 11am).

Alastair Cook began his summer with a composed half-century to allay worries over his form but missed out on three figures as Essex drew with Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl.

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.

ampshire batsman James Vince failed to capitalise on a good start in front of England selector Ed Smith, but Jimmy Adams rolled back the years with a watchful half century on another truncated day against champions Essex.

The Chelmsford club head to the Ageas Bowl looking to make it back-to-back wins in the 2018 County Championship Division One

Anthony McGrath’s team got off the mark last weekend and will be boosted by the availability of an England legend this week

Essex’s James Foster says the defending champions have work to do to complete a win over Lancashire at Chelmsford.

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