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Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) has today opened the public ballot for 2019's international Test Matches at Lord's, including the second England v Australia Specsavers Ashes Test.

Staff sold tea and cake to customers and passers-by to raise money and awareness for the Royal National Institute for Blind People.

Essex County Cricket Club have announced that captain Ryan ten Doeschate has signed a one-year contract extension and will remain with the side until at least the end of the 2019 season.

Amid extraordinary scenes at the Kia Oval, Essex captain Ryan ten Doeschate's superb 53 not out from 62 balls earned his side a nerve-shredding one-wicket win as champions Surrey just failed to prevent the 2017 championship winners from chasing down a target of 132.

Cricket: Surrey fight back against Essex

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

It was the stuff of champions at the Kia Oval as Surrey, facing a huge first innings deficit of 410 against Essex, fought back thrillingly through memorable hundreds from Jason Roy and Ollie Pope.

Centuries from Simon Harmer and Tom Westley put Essex in complete command against Surrey at the Kia Oval, where the champions ended day two facing their first defeat of a triumphant season.

County champions Surrey were skittled for 67, their lowest championship total at the Kia Oval for 56 years, as Jamie Porter and Sam Cook bowled Essex into a position of first-day dominance with four wickets apiece.

Cricket: Essex set for Surrey showdown

Monday, September 24, 2018

Essex travel to the Kia Oval to face Surrey on Monday in the final Specsavers County Championship match of the season that pits the 2017 champions with their 2018 equals.

Essex completed an innings and 129-run win over Worcestershire at Chelmsford to send their rivals down to Specsavers County Championship Division Two.

Ravi Bopara scored his second Specsavers County Championship century of the season as Essex edged Worcestershire closer to relegation on Wednesday.

Former winners of the 'Spectacle Wearer of the Year' competition have included Alex Miller, who took part in this year's Love Island.

Murali Vijay is set to make his home debut for Essex when they meet Worcestershire in the Specsavers County Championship starting on Tuesday at The Cloudfm County Ground.

Murali Vijay led Essex to their fifth victory of the Specsavers County Championship season, compiling a high-quality century against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge.

Simon Harmer's best figures of the season and Murali Vijay's second half-century of the match have given Essex a chance of toppling Nottinghamshire in their Specsavers County Championship meeting at Trent Bridge.

Ben Slater and Kraigg Brathwaite combined to give Nottinghamshire a slender advantage over Essex by stumps on the second day of their Specsavers County Championship meeting at Trent Bridge.

Specsavers County Championship Division One: Nottinghamshire (177) lead Essex (133-5) by 44 runs

Jamie Porter's rise from tail-end Charlie to run-scoring lower-order batsman has been both sudden and unexpected, but not accidental.

Essex will welcome a new face into the ranks for this week's trip to Trent Bridge to face Nottinghamshire in the Specsavers County Championship clash.

Cricket: Essex add Indian batsman Vijay

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Essex County Cricket Club have announced the signing of Indian batsman Murali Vijay until the end of the 2018 Specsavers County Championship campaign.

Essex County Cricket Club have confirmed that Ashar Zaidi and Callum Taylor are to leave at the end of their contracts.

Rory Burns and Dean Elgar compiled a second-wicket stand of 148 to underpin Specsavers County Championship champions-elect Surrey's first-day ascendancy over reigning champions Essex at Chelmsford.

Michael Pepper was playing the sixth hole at the Gog Magog golf course in Cambridge when he received a call to hurry back to The CloudFM County Ground: Adam Wheater had damaged his shoulder and Pepper was required to stand in behind the stumps.

Peter Siddle took 5-48 with some typically accurate bowling as Essex's claimed their fourth Specsavers County Championship of the season by beating Hampshire by an innings & 52 with 14.3 overs left on the final day.

Dan Lawrence made his first Specsavers County Championship century in nearly a year to underpin one of Essex's best days with the bat this summer.

Concern over a damp spot on the bowler's run-up at the River End caused the abandonment of the first day of Essex's Specsavers County Championship match with Hampshire at Chelmsford.

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