As with all sports, English cricket has been brought to a halt by the coronavirus crisis, offering the opportunity to reflect on some of the greats the nation has produced down the years.

Former England captain Alastair Cook says he would rather the County Championship was not played at all this season rather than attempting to hold a dramatically condensed campaign.

The Essex Cricket League have revealed that long-time sponsor Shepherd Neame have been forced to withdraw their support for the 2020 and 2021 seasons.

The English cricket season was due to get under way in Sri Lanka this week with county champions Essex taking on the MCC in the traditional curtain-raising fixture.

Upminster Cricket Club members spent their weekend socially isolating by working on their pitch in Upminster Park.

There will be no professional cricket played in England and Wales until May 28, the ECB has announced.

Following the latest Government advice about social distancing, the ECB has recommended all forms of recreational cricket are suspended.

Tom Westley was expecting to be shaking hands with Kumar Sangakkara on his first official outing as Essex captain.

Essex County Cricket Club have announced they will be returning home early from their pre-season tour of Abu Dhabi.

Young Upminster cricketers had a special treat at their latest winter indoor coaching session at Coopers on Saturday.

Essex County Cricket Club have confirmed their MCC Champion County match against the MCC in Sri Lanka has been cancelled.

Anthony McGrath is looking forward to hooking up with winter sensation Dan Lawrence later today when Essex arrive in Abu Dhabi at the start of their pre-season training camp.

The Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) is celebrating the launch of a new exhibition on women’s cricket by holding a symposium at Lord’s next month.

Upminster Cricket Club have announced the signing of Australian all-rounder Tim Arnel ahead of the 2020 season.

Former Shenfield High pupil Mady Villiers helped England qualify for the semi-finals of the Women’s T20 World Cup with a 46-run victory over West Indies in Sydney.

Essex sign Henriques for T20 Blast

Friday, February 21, 2020

Defending Vitality Blast T20 champions Essex have announced the signing of Australian all-rounder Moises Henriques for their summer campaign.

Upminster were edged out by 2016 national champions Belhus during the Essex Indoor Finals at the Peter May Centre on Saturday.

Ardleigh Green & Havering-atte-Bower cricketer and coach Paul Hurworth said he just wants to give back to community after he was named Sports Volunteer of the Year at the Havering Sports Council Awards.

Former Shenfield High pupil Mady Villiers is jetting out to Australia with the England Women’s squad for the T20 World Cup.

Westley revealed as new Essex captain

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Essex have confirmed that Tom Westley has been appointed club captain to succeed Ryan ten Doeschate.

Essex have confirmed that Ryan ten Doeschate has stood down as club captain after four seasons leading the team.

Harold Wood’s development squad, in conjunction with CricFitSport, took part in the inaugural under-13 Capital Kids Indoor League.

Cricket: Harmer extends Essex contract

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Essex have announced that Simon Harmer has signed a one-year contract extension and will stay with the club until the end of the 2022 season.

Essex return for Zampa

Monday, December 23, 2019

Essex have announced that Australian leg-spinner Adam Zampa will return to the club for the 2020 Vitality Blast campaign.

Harold Wood Cricket Club has teamed up with CricFitSport to boost its offering to young players.


The Romford Film Festival kicks off from May 6. Over six days they’ll show 120 films and offer audiences the chance to meet with the filmmakers and producers.

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