Fred Dicker calls it a day as Essex Leopards chairman

Echo: Coming through — Leopards’ Carl Josey tries to get through the Reading defence

3:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

FRED Dicker has stepped down as chairman of the Essex Leopards after 10 years in the job.

Coach Robert Youngblood banned for Essex Leopards' play-off

Echo: Robert Youngblood - delighted to have signed Kris Clark

2:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

ESSEX Leopards will be without their coach Robert Youngblood when they meet Leeds Carnegie in the play-off semi-final in Manchester on Saturday.

Andre Lockhart leads Essex Leopards into semi-finals

Echo: Andre Lockhart leads Essex Leopards into semi-finals

4:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A TENSE game at the Brentwood Centre on Sunday saw Leopards reach their fourth straight Final Fours with a 65-57 victory against Bristol Academy Flyers.

Southend Swifts looking for place in Final Fours

12:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

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Essex Leopards wary of the threat posed by Bristol Academy Flyers

Echo: Lawrence Brown

3:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

ESSEX Leopards will host old rivals Bristol Academy Flyers in the play-off quarter-final at the Brentwood Centre on Sunday.

Southend Swifts see four of their sides reach the post-season

11:00am Thursday 3rd April 2014

THE end of the regular league season is just the forerunner to an exciting post season for four of Southend Swifts national league teams. The under-14 boys and the three girls teams (under-14s, under-16s and under-18s) all have further opportunities to continue in action, with the prize a place in the Final Fours in Sheffield at the beginning of May.

Essex Leopards fight hard to secure home double

Echo: Essex Leopards taking on Northumbria

10:53am Tuesday 1st April 2014

ESSEX Leopards were made to fight all the way before recording two home victories at the weekend, beating Medway Park 90-84 on Saturday and Team Northumbria 83-80 in overtime the following day.

Home help for Essex Leopards in play-offs quarter final

Echo: Carl Josey in action

6:00pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

ESSEX Leopards sealed home court advantage in the play-off quarter finals with a 77-70 win against Leeds Carnegie.

Win puts Essex Leopards hot on Reading Rockets’ tail

Echo: Carl Josey in action

3:59pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

ESSEX Leopards defeated Worthing Thunder 76-70 to move up to second in the English Basketball League Division One table.

Essex Leopards face a must win game against league leaders Hemel Storm

Echo: Coaching course starts in February

8:00am Friday 7th March 2014

ESSEX Leopards face a must-win game tomorrow when they travel to English Basketball League Division One leaders Hemel Storm.

Should basketball have had its funding axed?

Echo: Joe Hart - has been selected for the British under 20 basketball team

4:00pm Wednesday 5th March 2014

MASSIVE cuts to the funding of a number of sports has sparked a heated debate on how Olympic sports are funded in this country. We spoke to one south Essex family who have basketball in their blood, the Harts.

Essex Leopards make it five wins in a row with victory against Medway Park Crusaders

Echo: Ouch — Howard Crawford (left) dislocated his little finger playing against Newham on Friday

2:47pm Wednesday 26th February 2014

ESSEX Leopards made it five wins on the bounce as they dominated the second half to run out 82-53 winners against Medway Park Crusaders on Saturday.

Basketball return all adds up for accountant Shaun Durant

Echo: Back on court — Shaun Durant returned to action after two years with the Leopards

11:10am Wednesday 19th February 2014

SHAUN Durant hopes his return to action can add to Essex Leopards’ chances of success this season.

Essex Leopards' guard Ish Fontaine warming to Southend venue ahead of Tees Valley Mohawks clash

9:00am Friday 14th February 2014

ESSEX Leopards’ guard Ish Fontaine is slowly warming to playing at Southend’s Garon Park and is looking forward to heading back there this Sunday.

Ish Fontaine: Essex Leopards can clip Newcastle Eagles’ wings

3:00pm Wednesday 15th January 2014

ISH Fontaine believes Essex Leopards can cause an upset when they take on British basketball giants Newcastle Eagles in the Trophy this weekend.

Season high score is icing on Carl Josey's cake for Essex Leopards

Echo: Carl Josey - pleased to have joined Leopards

6:00pm Tuesday 14th January 2014

CAPTAIN Carl Josey helped Essex Leopards shine on and off the court during an exciting weekend of action.

Captain Carl Josey urges Essex Leopards to stay focused for Bristol clash

Echo: Carl Josey in action

11:00am Friday 10th January 2014

ESSEX Leopards skipper Carl Josey has urged his team to remain focused when they host Bristol Academy Flyers in Division One of the English Basketball League this weekend.

Robert Youngblood still fancies Essex Leopards for the title

Echo: Robert Youngblood still fancies Essex Leopards for the title

4:00pm Tuesday 7th January 2014

COACH Robert Youngblood believes Essex Leopards can still win the England Basketball League Division One title despite enduring a mixed weekend of results.

Essex Leopards seek revenge against Reading Rockets

3:00pm Friday 20th December 2013

ESSEX Leopards go into Sunday’s key home game against the Reading Rockets looking for revenge against the side who knocked them out of the National Cup earlier on this season.

Essex Leopards have best victory stats in league after beating Bradford Dragons

Echo: Robert Youngblood - delighted to have signed Kris Clark

1:49pm Tuesday 17th December 2013

ESSEX Leopards now have the best winning percentage in EBL Division One following Sunday’s 78-73 overtime win against the Bradford Dragons.

Essex Leopards aim for more National Cup glory

Echo: Robert Youngblood - delighted to have signed Kris Clark

11:00am Friday 6th December 2013

ESSEX Leopards face their biggest game of the season on Sunday when Reading Rockets visit the Brentwood Centre in the National Cup semi-final.

Essex Leopards humble table-topping Hemel Storm at Garon Park

6:00pm Tuesday 3rd December 2013

ISH Fontaine led the way as Essex Leopards condemned table-topping Hemel Storm to their first defeat of the season at Garon Park on Sunday.

Carl Josey wants to maintain Essex Leopards' winning momentum with win at Reading Rockets

Echo: Carl Josey - disappointed not to have beaten London Lions in his side's last warm up match

2:19pm Saturday 23rd November 2013

ESSEX Leopards may have nothing to play for at Reading Rockets in the National Trophy tonight – but skipper Carl Josey is still desperate to come out on top.

Essex Leopards' Howard Crawford bags 37 points, despite playing with dislocated finger

Echo: Ouch — Howard Crawford (left) dislocated his little finger playing against Newham on Friday

4:00pm Wednesday 20th November 2013

HOWARD Crawford sent Essex Leopards into the National Cup semi-finals with a 37-point haul against Loughborough Riders – despite playing with a dislocated finger!

Leopards coach Rob Youngblood claims Howard Crawford is the best in league

Echo: Robert Youngblood - delighted to have signed Kris Clark

2:24pm Tuesday 19th November 2013

ESSEX Leopards coach Robert Youngblood labelled Howard Crawford as the best player in the English Basketball League after he helped the Big Cats secure two vital victories at the weekend.

Essex Leopards face biggest weekend of the season so far

1:00pm Friday 15th November 2013

ESSEX Leopards face their biggest weekend of the season so far as they look to extend their five game winning streak.

Howard Crawford leads Essex Leopards to win in Leicester

Echo: Bridgwater basketball go down in Bristol

2:16pm Tuesday 12th November 2013

HOWARD Crawford helped Essex Leopards secure a fifth successive win with a 78-60 triumph at Leicester Warriors on Saturday.

Essex Leopards' Kris Clark aims to keep run going

Echo: Essex Leopards' Kris Clark aims to keep run going

2:00pm Friday 8th November 2013

KRIS Clark is targeting a fourth successive victory for the Essex Leopards when they head to Leicester Warriors tomorrow night.

Rob Youngblood's Essex Leopards have the upper hand

4:00pm Tuesday 5th November 2013

ESSEX Leopards made the perfect start to the EBL Division One season with a pair of three-point wins in the north east at the weekend.

Howard Crawford certain Essex Leopards can still secure success this season

3:00pm Wednesday 16th October 2013

HOWARD Crawford is certain the Essex Leopards can still secure success this season, despite their poor start to the season.

Carl Josey baffled by Essex Leopards' poor start to season

2:00pm Wednesday 16th October 2013

ESSEX Leopards skipper Carl Josey has been baffled by his side’s poor start to the season.

Holders Essex Leopards crash out of National Trophy

7:00pm Tuesday 15th October 2013

ESSEX Leopards’ defence of the National Trophy ended with a pair of defeats.

Ronnie Baker rolls back years for Essex Leopards

2:02pm Wednesday 9th October 2013

ESSEX Leopards veteran Ronnie Baker insists he can outplay opponents half his age this season after helping them to their first win of the season.

Howard Crawford cleared to make Essex Leopards debut

2:00pm Friday 4th October 2013

HOWARD Crawford has been cleared to make his Essex Leopards debut this weekend.

Essex Leopards coach Robert Youngblood adds Ronnie Baker to Big Cats mix

2:00pm Tuesday 1st October 2013

ESSEX Leopards coach Robert Youngblood has strengthened his squad with the addition of England’s most capped international Ronnie Baker.

Essex Leopards burnt by Dragons' recovery

11:00am Tuesday 1st October 2013

LAWRENCE Brown was left disappointed after Essex Leopards started their season with a 76-68 defeat by Bradford Dragons at Southend’s Garon Park on Sunday.

Essex Leopards back in Southend on Sunday for National Trophy clash with Bradford Dragons

Echo: Carl Josey - named as the new captain of Essex Leopards

8:00am Friday 27th September 2013

ESSEX Leopards begin their defence of the National Trophy on Sunday afternoon when Bradford Dragons are the visitors to Southend’s Garon Park.

Essex Leopards pipped by London Lions in final warm up match

Echo: Carl Josey - disappointed not to have beaten London Lions in his side's last warm up match

6:00pm Wednesday 25th September 2013

ESSEX Leopards went agonisingly close to upsetting the form book as they went down to a narrow 85-75 home defeat to the London Lions in their final pre-season friendly.

Lawrence Brown to reach new heights with Essex Leopards

12:00pm Wednesday 18th September 2013

SEVEN-FOOT-TALL Lawrence Brown is looking to make a big impression with the Essex Leopards this term.

Dominant Lawrence Brown boosts Essex Leopards as they beat Team USA Select

3:00pm Tuesday 10th September 2013

ESSEX Leopards triumphed in their first pre-season friendly of the summer, beating Team USA Select 62-53 on Friday evening.

Carl Josey named as new Essex Leopards captain

Echo: Carl Josey - named as the new captain of Essex Leopards

6:00pm Tuesday 3rd September 2013

CARL Josey has been announced as Essex Leopards’ new captain for the forthcoming campaign.

Kris Clark joins Essex Leopards

Echo: Robert Youngblood - delighted to have signed Kris Clark

5:00pm Tuesday 3rd September 2013

ESSEX Leopards have added American Kris Clark to their 2013/14 roster.

Essex Leopards make first new signing of the summer

11:39am Thursday 15th August 2013

ESSEX Leopards have announced their first new signing of the summer with the acquisition of English forward Siman Stewart.

Leopards strike deal to keep star man Carl Josey at the club

Echo: Carl Josey - pleased to have joined Leopards

12:31pm Wednesday 14th August 2013

CARL Josey has become the first of last season’s Leopards side to re-sign for the club ahead of the new campaign.

Jamell Anderson: My time with Essex Pirates set me up for GB call

Echo: Jamell Anderson pictured while playing for Essex Pirates at the start of his career

2:00pm Thursday 8th August 2013

JAMELL Anderson has revealed how starting his professional basketball career in Southend helped set him on his way to senior international recognition.

Essex Leopards announce Southend schedule

Echo: Taner Adu - will be playing in Southend with the Essex Leopards again next season

2:00pm Tuesday 30th July 2013

ESSEX Leopards will be playing a third of their home games in Southend this season.

Essex trio bid for Euro basketball glory

Echo: Romania bound - Joe Lockwood, Rikki Broadmore and Joe Hart are part of the Great Britain under 20 team

12:39pm Thursday 4th July 2013

A SOUTH East Essex trio will be spearheading Great Britain’s bid for glory at the European Under-20 Basketball Championships in Romania next week.

Essex Leopards 'not ready' to take place in BBL

Echo: Coming through — Leopards’ Carl Josey tries to get through the Reading defence

12:11pm Wednesday 1st May 2013

ESSEX Leopards will not be playing in the British Basketball League next season.

Essex Leopards edged out by Reading Rocket in play-offs

Echo: Coming through — Leopards’ Carl Josey tries to get through the Reading defence

5:00pm Tuesday 30th April 2013

ESSEX Leopards’ dreams of retaining their Division One play-off championship crown were cruelly shattered in Manchester as they went down 75-70 in overtime against league champions Reading Rockets.

Leopards ready for Final Four showdown

11:00am Friday 26th April 2013

ESSEX Leopards coach Robert Youngblood cannot wait for this weekend’s Final Four showdown as his team look to end the season by lifting the Division One play-off crown.






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