December 10 2013 Latest news:
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Fans of leather on willow packed into Colchester’s Castle Park yesterday for the town’s annual cricket festival.
Thousands of people took advantage of the warm weather for the start of the five-day event, which saw Essex take on Northamptonshire in the LV= County Championship.
Essex fans were also treated to their first glimpse of Monty Panesar, who took one wicket on the first day of his debut, after signing from Sussex.
The Colchester Cricket Festival takes place in the middle of the school summer holidays and officials are hopeful of record days for all five days at the festival.
Match report – Page 58