Billy Gordon and Hornchurch have plenty of motivation going into Monday’s Shepherd Neame Essex League Cup final at Southend with local rivals Brentwood the opposition.

Rainham still have two games to play in the T.Rippon Mid-Essex League Premier Division in 2019, but captain Jon O’Neill is already extremely proud of their efforts.

The captain wants his team to retain that silverware feeling by winning the League Cup for a second consecutive season

The eighth-placed side in the Shepherd Neame Essex League Division One will hope to record a victory at Polo Field Ground

Jon O’Neill’s team are on the verge of securing a second-placed finish in the Premier Division after stunning Springfield last weekend

The Harrow Lodge Park club reached another League Cup final, but look out of the title race

Rainham fought back to beat Bentley by four runs at Spring Farm Park last weekend

Two clubs above the relegation zone in Division One will go head-to-head at Gallows Corner on Saturday

Matt Withers is joined by Dave Evans, George Sessions and Dan Bennett for another East London Football Podcast

The Harrow Lodge Park club travel to Billericay on Saturday and then go to Colchester a day later

The Spring Farm Park club will try to win their eighth game in a row on Saturday when they host Bentley

The all-rounder returned to the side and claimed four wickets, but Eagles suffered a 114-run defeat to Somerset

Vitality Blast Southern Group: Essex Eagles (111) lost to Somerset (225-6) by 114 runs.

The rain saw most fixtures called off last weekend, but not Rainham’s away to Aythorpe Roding

The two teams near the bottom of the table will face off at Upminster Park

The Harrow Lodge Park club saw Saturday’s game called off, but did play some cricket on Sunday

The two recent title winners know only a victory on Saturday will realistically keep them in the hunt for the championship this year

The long-serving bowler claimed 6-35 at Shenfield last weekend and scored 20, but was unable to get his team over the line

Rainham remain second in the T.Rippon Mid-Essex League Premier Division after a fifth straight win last weekend

The former Essex bowler top scored in both of Hornchurch’s low-scoring victories

The Harrow Lodge Park club have two more important matches coming up

Ollie Peck’s team lost at home to Woodford Wells last weekend and take on Roy Smith’s Shenfield next

After four straight wins, Rainham enter a crucial encounter at Spring Farm Park full of confidence

Jimmy Neesham almost smashed New Zealand to victory against England eight years after he starred for Upminster in the 2011 season

Two local rivals will go head-to-head at the weekend knowing a victory could give them something to play for in the final two months of the campaign

Jon O’Neill’s team made it three consecutive wins on Saturday with Ronnie Jackson starring with the bat

The top-order batsmen was linked with a move to Kent last month, but has signed a new three-year deal with the Chelmsford-based club

Upminster stunned the previous Division One leaders with Shahbaz Butt and Terry Wyatt putting the visitors to the sword

Essex closed day two leading by 82 runs and needing seven wickets to secure another County Championship win at Chelmsford

County Championship Division One: Essex (328) lead Yorkshire (208 & 38-3) by 82 runs with seven wickets remaining


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