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Wednesday, September 28, 2016
England's Captain Alastair Cook during a press conference at The Kia Oval, London. The 31-year-old has signed a new deal with Essex County Cricket Club. Photo: Adam Davy/PA Wire.

England’s cricket captain will play for Essex for at least two more years after putting pen to paper on a new contract.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Graham Napier

Essex legend Graham Napier reflected on the most emotional season of his career, as he gets set to retire with a Division Two County Championship title-winning medal under his belt.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Jamie Porter

Graham Napier has backed Jamie Porter to come to the fore in Division One next season, when Essex take on the big boys of the Specsavers County Championship.

Saturday, September 10, 2016
The PCA England Masters take on a team from Bury St Edmunds and Worlington Cricket clubs in a T20 match at the Victory Ground.  Mark Ramprakash and International legends wait to bat and enjoy the action

England cricketing legends visited west Suffolk yesterday for a game against a combined Bury St Edmunds and Worlington team.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016
England's Ajmal Shahzad.  Gareth Copley/PA Wire.

England cricketing greats will be in Bury St Edmunds on Friday for a match at the Victory Ground.

Monday, August 22, 2016
England captain Alastair Cook will play for Essex tomorrow

England captain Alastair Cook makes his return to County Championship cricket when he plays for Essex in their vital promotion clash with Leicestershire at Grace Road starting tomorrow (11am).

Thursday, August 18, 2016
Eight of the girls' first team in training at Orwell Park School.

History has been made at Orwell Park School as the girls say goodbye to rounders, and hello to cricket.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Essex's Tymal Mills celebrates the wicket of Alastair Cook of England during day one of the International Warm up match at The County Ground, Chelmsford in 2013.

International batsmen will fear the pace of bowler Tymal Mills just as much as Suffolk club cricketers once did.

Thursday, June 16, 2016
Copdock skipper, Tom Rash, in action with the bat. He was very impressed with teenager Donald Mlambo's performance last weekend.

Copdock & Old Ipswichian were both helped and thwarted by the weather, as they missed a chance to challenge for top spot in the East Anglian Premier League with a draw at Vauxhall Mallards last Saturday.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Essex v Gloucestershire,  County Ground, Chelmsford. The first match of the 2013 season. Essex bowler Ravi Bopara.

Essex were denied the chance to push for a third win in the County Championship this season as the weather only allowed six overs to be bowled on the final day against Northamptonshire at Wantage Road.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
File photo dated 24-05-2015 of England's Alastair Cook celebrates after reaching a century against New Zealand PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday May 30, 2016. Alastair Cook famously never sweats, but every one of his 10,000 England Test runs has undoubtedly been hard-earned. See PA story CRICKET Cook Overview. Photo credit should read Nigel French/PA Wire.

Alastair Cook spoke of his pride and relief at passing 10,000 Test runs after England secured an Investec series win against Sri Lanka at Chester-le-Street with a nine-wicket victory.

Friday, May 20, 2016
Pakistan's bowler  Wahab Riaz during the second one day international match against England at Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Friday, Nov. 13, 2015. (AP Photo/Hafsal Ahmed)

Essex get their NatWest T20 Blast campaign underway this evening when they host Surrey at Chelmsford.

Friday, May 6, 2016
The Essex team head out onto the field for day one of the Specsavers County Championship match at the Essex County Ground, Chelmsford.

Drastic changes are needed to safeguard our domestic game.

Thursday, May 5, 2016
Alastair Cook

Essex and England opening batsman, Alastair Cook has signed a new two-year contract with the club.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Alastair Cook

Worcestershire batsman Tom Kohler-Cadmore gave another demonstration of his potential with a superb unbeaten century in the drawn Specsavers County Championship clash with Division Two leaders Essex at New Road.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Graham Napier

Brett D’Oliveira scored his maiden hundred in the Specsavers County Championship - the third generation of his family to achieve the feat - on day three of the Division Two clash leaders Essex at New Road.

Friday, April 29, 2016
Graham Napier, David Masters and Jamie Porter cut meat at a Lebanese street food stall at the Essex County Cricket Club's media day.

Essex secured their second win and extended their lead at the top of Division Two of the ‘Specsavers’ County Championship this week.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Ryan ten Doeschate

Essex picked up the six Northamptonshire wickets they needed on the final day to secure their second County Championship win of the season, by an innings and 92 runs.

Monday, April 25, 2016
Essex's Alastair Cook in action during day one of the Specsavers County Championship match at the Essex County Ground, Chelmsford. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 10, 2016. See PA story CRICKET Essex. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. No commercial use without prior written consent of the ECB. Still image use only. No moving images to emulate broadcast. No removing or obscuring of sponsor logos. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 for further information.

Alastair Cook made a patient half-century as Essex reached 335 for three to continue their fine start to the Specsavers County Championship Division Two summer by dominating the opening day against Northamptonshire at Chelmsford.

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