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Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Willow trees at the back of Melton Playing Field are being harvested to make cricket bats. Andy Collar with the willow trees.

It’s hard to imagine, but a pile of timber chopped down on the edge of a Suffolk field could soon be used to steer England’s test team to victory.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Mohammad Amir has signed for Essex

Disgraced bowler Mohammad Amir is to join newly-promoted Essex for the second half of the 2017 season.

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.

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