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With the sun due to shine relentlessly on the Essex County Ground for the next four days, Simon Harmer will relish the buzz of expectation that will herald his every stride to the crease against Lancashire, writes Martin Smith.

Yesterday, 12:38

Dom Manthorpe is preparing to take the next steps to what he hopes will be a career as a first-class cricketer, writes Nick Garnham.

Yesterday, 12:11

Suffolk start their preparations for the 2018 season with a T20 double-header versus Cambridge MCCU on Sunday.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Australian star Peter Siddle is due to make his Essex debut in their opening County Championship match against Yorkshire at Headingley tomorrow.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Essex (283-4) v Cambridge MCCU – No play Sunday

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Nick Browne’s eyes light up when he contemplates Essex’s three-day warm-up match against Cambridge MCCU, starting today at Fenner’s, writes Martin Smith.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Twenty-seven long, cold weeks since they paraded the Specsavers County Championship trophy around the outfield of The Cloudfm County Ground, the Essex players were back on the same green, green grass of Chelmsford yesterday. No one was happier to be home than the leading wicket-taker in the country last season, Jamie Porter, writes Martin Smith

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Suffolk have secured a ‘massive catch’ after England T20 international paceman Tymal Mills agreed to play for the county for the first time in five years, writes Nick Garnham

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

The start of the region’s biggest cricket league, the East Anglian Premier League, has been put back because of the bad weather.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Four months into his role as Essex head coach and Anthony McGrath is straining at the leash. He has yet to oversee a ball bowled in anger and the confines of his office on the balcony of the Chelmsford pavilion feel like a prison cell.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

County champions Essex and women’s One-Day Cup winners Lancashire capped off a memorable year this week when they were presented with their respective trophies by Lord’s Taverners President Sir Michael Parkinson at Lord’s.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Former England Under-19 captain Adam Ball has signed to play Minor Counties cricket for Suffolk during the 2018 season.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Suffolk cricket star Reece Topley is taking a break from red-ball cricket in an attempt to get his injury-hit career back on track.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Walsham-le-Willows Cricket Club, a local community club, is looking to build upon recent successes, and encourage more participation across all ages and levels.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Copdock & Old Ipswichian’s young all-rounder, Donald Mlambo, scored a half-century for Zimbabwe Under-19s in the Under-19s World Cup, currently being hosted by New Zealand, on Wednesday evening.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Former ‘East Anglian Daily Times’ and ‘Ipswich Star’ writer, Neal Manning, has produced a wonderful book on well-known local cricket star, John Stuck, in time for Christmas, entitled ‘Stuck in the Middle.’.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Suffolk cricketer Jaik Mickleburgh has won the Wilfred Rhodes Trophy, which is presented annually to the batsman with the highest average in the Minor Counties Championship.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Mike Bacon’s looking forward to the day/night Ashes Test in his latest Bacon’s Bites column.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Suffolk are searching for a new professional after award-winning batsman Jaik Mickleburgh confirmed he will not be able to commit to the whole of the 2018 Minor Counties season, writes Nick Garnham.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Suffolk will play eight T20 fixtures next season in a new-look Minor Counties programme, writes Nick Garnham.

Monday, November 20, 2017

County champions Essex have today named Anthony McGrath as their new head coach.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Grassroots cricket will benefit considerably from the ‘staggering’ new TV agreement, according to Suffolk Cricket Board chairman Nick Shrubshall, writes Nick Garnham.

Monday, November 13, 2017

An independent Suffolk school has celebrated the opening of a new pavilion to match its “great sporting traditions” and inspire future generations.

Friday, November 10, 2017

James Foster has signed a one-year contract extension with Essex to keep him with the County Championship winners for the 2018 campaign.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

County champions Essex have confirmed that coach Chris Silverwood is leaving to take up a position as England’s fast-bowling coach.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Chris Silverwood has agreed to leave county champions Essex and become England’s new fast bowling coach, it is understood.

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