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Gloucestershire’s quest to defeat Essex Eagles and move clear at the top of the Vitality Blast South Group was frustrated by rain at Cheltenham.

With just one success to show from their opening four matches in the Vitality Blast, Essex Eagles will be looking to turn around their form when they play back-to-back matches this weekend.

Essex (167 a/o) lost to Glamorgan (171-8) by two wickets

Aaron Finch, Ben Foakes and Rikki Clarke led a Surrey run glut at a packed Kia Oval as the home side saw off Essex Eagles in impressive fashion to record their first Vitality Blast win of the South Group campaign at the third attempt.

Essex Eagles are set for back-to-back matches this week when the Vitality Blast campaign continues.

Simon Harmer pulled Dwayne Bravo to the boundary from the penultimate ball of the Vitality T20 Blast match at Chelmsford to give Essex their first victory of the season.

Ryan ten Doeschate has hinted he will make changes after Wednesday’s loss to Sussex

Essex captain Ryan ten Doeschate admitted his side were not good enough after losing their opening match of the Vitality T20 Blast to Sussex last night.

Essex Eagles begin their Vitality Blast campaign with two home fixtures at The Cloudfm County Ground this week, starting with a visit from the Sussex Sharks tonight (Wednesday).

Two late wickets on day three of the day-night match set up a potentially intriguing last day at Chelmsford

Alastair Cook rediscovered the sort of imperious form that had eluded him this season, but fell four runs short of the 63rd first-class century of his career on the first day of Essex’s day-night match with Somerset at Chelmsford.

The captain has missed the last two games through suspension while opener Browne hasn’t played since the start of May against Yorkshire

Stand-in Essex captain Tom Westley admitted his side were outplayed by Nottinghamshire in their County Championship defeat at Chelmsford.

Essex (206 & 88-4) trail Nottinghamshire (380 & 266) by 352 runs

A dominant performance with bat and ball over two days carried Nottinghamshire into a strong position to end a run of back-to-back Specsavers County Championship defeats and leapfrog opponents Essex in the table.

Essex turn their focus back on the red-ball game with back-to-back home matches in the Specsavers County Championship.

Essex head coach Anthony McGrath admitted his side ‘didn’t play well enough’ following a 25-run defeat to Yorkshire in their Royal London One-Day Cup play-off at Chelmsford on Wednesday.

Gary Ballance set Yorkshire up for a Royal London Cup semi-final showdown against Hampshire on Monday courtesy of a match-winning innings that knocked the wind out of Essex’s sails.

Essex Eagles head into Thursday’s Royal London One-Day Cup play-off match against Yorkshire Vikings brimming with confidence after three consecutive wins in the competition.

Essex head coach Anthony McGrath was disappointed to see most of the final session of their second day against Lancashire fall victim to a heavy rain shower on Sunday.

Lancashire and Essex are locked in an intriguing and evenly poised Specsavers County Championship match after two days at Emirates Old Trafford.

Having secured a home tie in the quarter-finals of the Royal London Cup by beating Kent Spitfires emphatically on Wednesday, Essex turn their attentions back to the red ball when they travel to Old Trafford to face Lancashire.

Ravi Bopara and Dan Lawrence smashed centuries to set Essex Eagles up for a home quarter-final tie in the Royal London Cup with a comfortable victory over Kent Spitfires at Chelmsford.

Essex face a mouthwatering contest with Kent Spitfires in the Royal London One-Day Cup at Chelmsford on Wednesday, with victory guaranteeing them a place in the play-off stage.

Essex captain Ryan ten Doeschate felt his side deserved their win at Sussex on Sunday, which kept alive hopes of progressing in the Royal London One-Day Cup.

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