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Essex captain Ryan ten Doeschate was delighted to lead his side to a tense one-wicket win over county champions Surrey on a dramatic final day of the 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.

Cricket: Essex dominate champions Surrey

Monday, September 24, 2018

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.

Cricket: Essex extend Cook contract

Friday, September 21, 2018

Essex County Cricket Club have announced that Sam Cook has signed a two-year contract extension that will see him remain on their playing staff until the conclusion of the 2020 season.

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

Jamie Porter celebrated his career-best bowling figures as Essex sent Worcestershire crashing back down to earth after their Vitality Blast triumph.

Cricket: Vijay set for Essex home debut

Monday, September 17, 2018

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.

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.

Essex batsman Ravi Bopara admitted the defending county champions had been outplayed by current leaders Surrey after a 10-wicket loss at Chelmsford.

Essex captain Ryan ten Doeschate admitted he made the wrong decision in opting to bowl first after winning the toss against Surrey.

Rikki Clarke had an outstanding day all-round at Chelmsford before bad light sliced 25 overs off the second day with Essex, following on, still 212 runs away from making Surrey bat again.

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.

Upminster youngster Tom Daniels hit an unbeaten half-century to steer his side to a four-wicket win in their annual benefit match with an Essex XI in glorious sunshine at Upminster Park.

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.

Peter Siddle helped Essex tighten their stranglehold over Hampshire as he claimed two second-innings wickets after the follow-on was enforced at Chelmsford.

Specsavers County Championship: Somerset 324 & 202 lead Essex 191 & 147-1 by 189 runs

Essex captain Ryan ten Doeschate admitted the second day of their County Championship clash at Somerset had been a hard one.

The 33-year-old admitted the Eagles were disappointed with how they played in this year’s Vitality Blast

Essex beat Middlesex by six wickets with four balls remaining after chasing down the home side’s victory target of 211 at a packed Lord’s on Thursday evening.

Essex beaten in Second XI T20 final

Friday, August 10, 2018

Essex lost out to Lancashire in the final of the Second XI T20 competition at rain-hit Arundel.

Essex Eagles will be looking to end their losing streak in the Vitality Blast when they entertain Gloucestershire on Friday at The Cloudfm County Ground (7pm).

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