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Essex's established new-ball attack of Jamie Porter and Sam Cook shared what spoils were going on the first day at Chelmsford as the tense Specsavers County Championship title race took several more twists and turns.

Essex embark today on the 11 days that will decide the success of their season.

Essex face Surrey in the penultimate County Championship match of the season at the Cloudfm County Ground on Monday, with Anthony McGrath's side looking to record their ninth Championship win of the season.

Tom Westley led the way with 237 runs in the match as Essex batted out for a draw against Warwickshire in the Specsavers County Championship Division One at Edgbaston.

Upminster enjoyed another big turnout at the annual benefit match with Essex, who fielded one of their strongest squads in recent memory.

Essex batsman Tom Westley was pleased to pass three figures on day three of their County Championship clash at Warwickshire on Thursday.

Cricket: Essex batsmen forced to dig in

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Warwickshire advanced to the brink of Division One safety after Essex were forced into a dogged rearguard action on the third day of their Specsavers County Championship Division One tussle at Edgbaston.

Shenfield's Peter Rider has been reappointed as England Over-50s manager for the 2020 World Cup in Cape Town.

Essex's title challenge encountered a major obstacle in the form of a marathon maiden century from Warwickshire batsman Matt Lamb on the second day of their Specsavers County Championship Division One match at Edgbaston.

Harold Wood has been promoted to Shepherd Neame Essex Premier Division and captain Craig Perrin is delighted to have achieved their season ambitions.

Essex captain Ryan ten Doeschate paid tribute to his bowling attack after a frustrating day at Edgbaston.

Essex frustrated by Warwickshire batsmen

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Title-chasing Essex encountered stern resistance from relegation-threatened Warwickshire on the opening day of their Specsavers County Championship tussle at Edgbaston.

Brentwood captain Aaron West had mixed emotions after being crowned Shepherd Neame Essex Premier Division champions.

If it's September in the Specsavers County Championship garden it must be time for that hardy perennial Jamie Porter to produce a late-summer flourish.

Hornchurch boss Mark Stimson paid tribute to his side following their convincing FA Cup win over Kempston Rovers on Saturday.

An Essex XI beat Upminster by 63 runs in their annual benefit match to avenge their 2018 loss in front of a big crowd in Upminster Park.

Ardleigh Green & Havering and Woodford Green both won on the last day of the Shepherd Neame Essex League Division Three season, but Goresbrook lost at champions Leigh.

South Woodford and Old Brentwoods were relegated from Shepherd Neame Essex League Division Two on a dramatic final day of the season.

Harold Wood earned promotion to the Shepherd Neame Essex League Premier Division with a derby win over Gidea Park & Romford.

Brentwood clinched the Shepherd Neame Essex League Premier Division title with a convincing seven-wicket win over Chingford at the Old County Ground.

Hornchurch might not be able to defend their Shepherd Neame Essex League Premier Division title, but they can still have a say in who succeeds them.

Essex head to Upminster for their annual benefit match on Sunday, having booked their place at the Vitality Blast T20 finals day in superb style in midweek.

Brentwood will look to end their eight-year wait for an Essex League title this weekend and complete a double following their recent League Cup success.

Harold Wood captain Craig Perrin is expecting an 'interesting' final day in the Shepherd Neame Essex Division One.

Hornchurch Athletic completed their 'best-ever season' with three teams promoted in the T.Rippon Mid-Essex League - two as title winners - and the other missing out by the narrowest of margins.


Leaders are Readers is a specialist tuition centre that teaches children to read, write, learn maths and excel at English. They run Saturday, summer and winter schools for children aged 3 - 12.

As the dust settles from the back to school rush, year six pupils and their parents begin to look to the next year ahead and getting prepared for secondary school. Drapers' Academy is also preparing, kicking off with their school Open Evening for next year's Year 7's.

A series of fashion vlogs launched by The Mercury Shopping Centre reveal this year's autumn trends. Discover where you can go to update your wardrobe, and find out how it will cost less than you think.

With over 40 stores in the mall for you to choose from, Gemma Brooks, marketing liaison at The Mercury, helps you find the most popular looks and newest trends.

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