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Essex Cricket Club

Bidding for more of the same - Ravi Bopara hopes to be on top form against Warwickshire Bears

Essex looking to build on Lancs hiding when they host Warwickshire Bears

Ravi Bopara - was in stunning form for Essex against Lancashire    PICTURE: Gavin Ellis

Ravi Bopara stars in Essex's win against Lancashire

Tom Westley - keen to get revenge against Kent tonight

Essex star Tom Westley with his weekly Echo column: We will use humiliating loss as fuel for T20 win

Debut wicket - Ravi Patel celebrates the wicket of Joe Denly, his first for Essex

Kent’s batsmen put Essex in big trouble

Jesse Ryder - helped Essex to a four wicket win against Middlesex

Jesse Ryder's explosive innings secures Essex victory against Middlesex

Tom Westley - set to play through the pain for Essex

Tom Westley set to play through the pain for Essex

Delighted – Jesse Ryder celebrates taking the wicket of Craig Meschede                              Picture:Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO

Jesse Ryder takes career-best six wickets as Essex rip right through Glamorgan and seize the initiative

Paul Grayson - has selected a 13 man squad ahead of the County Championship clash with Glamorgan

Essex name 13 man squad for County Championship clash with Glamorgan

Frustrating night - for Essex skipper Ryan ten Doeschate                 PICTURE:GAVIN ELLIS

Essex beaten by Middlesex in Twenty20 Blast

Nick Browne - unbeaten on 78 at the close of play

Essex in trouble at Lancashire

Ashes aim - former England bowler Neil Foster feels Australia are favourites to retain the urn, this summer. Picture: SEANA HUGHES (CO81506-04)

Key players will be crucial in Ashes battle says former England bowler Foster

Tom Westley in action against Australia at Chelmsford last week

Essex star Tom Westley – and century-maker against the Aussies last week – talks Ashes in his latest Echo column

Leader – Alastair Cookbelieves the players he has at his disposal could inspire him to become a better England captain

Alastair Cook feels new breed of stars can improve his captaincy

Liam Dawson makes mark on Essex Cricket club debut at Old Trafford

Liam Dawson makes mark on Essex Cricket Club debut at Old Trafford

Australia's players celebrate Mitchell Starc of Australia taking the wicket of James Foster      PICTURE: GAVIN ELLIS

Essex beaten by Australia on final day at Chelmsford

Wicket - Tom Moore is delighted after taking the wicket of Michael Clarke    Picture: GAVIN ELLIS/TGS PHOTOS

Tom Moore makes headlines for Essex with back-to-back wickets but Australia take control

Addition - Liam Dawson bowling against the Essex Eagles in last season's One Day Cup   Picture: GAVIN ELLIS/TGSPHOTOS

Essex bring in spinner Liam Dawson on one-month loan from Hampshire

Aussies are in town – captain Michael Clarke working out in the nets at Chelmsford yesterday                       Picture: GAVIN ELLIS/TGS PHOTOS

Essex star Tom Westley's weekly Echo column: We can't wait to play Aussies

Hopeful - Paul Grayson

Paul Grayson calls on players to take their chances against Australia

Jamie Porter – looking to make a name for himself against the Australians this week  Picture: GAVIN ELLIS/TGS PHOTOS

Jamie Porter has his eye on claiming prize wicket as Australia tour match begins

Jesse Ryder - hit a stunning century to help Essex triumph against Hampshire       PICTURE: Gavin Ellis

Jesse Ryder hits stunning century as Essex Eagles beat Hampshire in Twenty20 blast

Seeing team home – Tom Westley in action against Gloucestershire   Picture: GAVIN ELLIS/TGS PHOTOS

Essex County Cricket Club star Tom Westley with his latest Echo column

Alastair Cook in action for Essex today. Picture: GAVIN ELLIS/TGS PHOTO

Alastair Cook two short of half century for Essex against Gloucestershire

Dream come true: Essex team-mate Graham Napier thinks Reece Topley (pictured) will suit the England environment. Picture: TGSPHOTO

Topley's call up is what dreams are made of says Napier

Aaron Lucas believes Old Southendian & Southchurch will bounce back at Epping tomorrow

Cricket: Old Southendian & Southchurch captain confident league leaders will recover from first defeat

International recognition - Reece Topley has been named in England's T20 squad for their international against New Zealand, next Tuesday. Picture: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO

Colchester and Essex seamer Topley earns England T20 call-up for New Zealand clash

Basildon & Pitsea captain Michael Gray was delighted with his team's win

Basildon & Pitsea end Old Boys’ unbeaten streak with 23-run win

Michael Gray, seen batting, is hoping Basildon & Pitsea return to winning ways tomorrow

Basildon & Pitsea out to get back on track against league leaders Old Southendian & Southchurch

Mark Pettini - scored 68 runs off 44 balls for Essex      PICTURE: GAVIN ELLIS/TGSPHOTO

Essex beat Gloucestershire to make it two Twenty20 Blast wins in a row

Tom Westley and Jesse Ryder celebrate their match-savinf partnership. Picture: GAVIN ELLIS/TGSPHOTO

Essex hit 13-year second wicket high in drawn match with Northamptonshire

Tom Westley - struck a fine half century for Essex

Essex Eagles get back to winning ways with NatWest T20 Blast victory at Surrey

Back in action - Alastair Cook

Alastair Cook returns for Essex Eagles ahead of key Surrey clash in the Twenty20 Blast

Superb debut - for Somerset's Chris Gayle    PICTURES: GAVIN ELLIS/TGSPHOTOS

Chris Gayle shines as Essex Eagles lose thrilling Twenty20 Blast clash with Somerset

Ravi Bopara - a superb unbeaten 81 against Glamorgan     PIC: Nick Wood/TGSPhoto

Ravi Bopara inspires Essex Eagles to Twenty20 win at Glamorgan

Jamie Porter - at the crease for Essex

Day three report: Essex need 313 runs to win after 18 wickets fall in Glamorgan

David Masters - among the wicket takers

Day two report: Essex trail Glamorgan by 131 as Callum Taylor makes first-class debut

Head coach - Paul Grayson

Essex head to Glamorgan in County Championship

Shaun Tait targets winning return as T20 Blast looms for Essex Eagles

Shaun Tait targets winning return as T20 Blast looms for Essex Eagles

Matt Salisbury wants to make impression for Essex Eagles in T20 Blast

Matt Salisbury wants to make impression for Essex Eagles in T20 Blast

Daniel Lawrence batting at the Oval on his way to his superb 161. PIC: GAVIN ELLIS/TGS PHOTOS

Dan Lawrence's decision to leave college early pays off as he celebrates maiden first-class century for Essex

Daniel Lawrence batting at the Oval on his way to his magnificent 161. PIC: GAVIN ELLIS/TGS PHOTOS

Teenage sensation Dan Lawrence becomes county cricket's third youngest century-maker as he puts Essex in charge against Surrey

Alastair Cook -  believes he is still improving as a batsman

England captain Alastair Cook believes he is still improving as a batsman

Graham Napier hits out against Kent on day two. PIC: GAVIN ELLIS/TGS PHOTOS

Graham Napier gives Essex the edge heading into a tense third day

Jesse Ryder celebrates taking the wicket of Fabian   Cowdrey, one of five Kent scalps he claimed  Picture: TGSPHOTO

Jesse Ryder stars before Essex hit trouble against Kent bowlers

Nick Browne - keen to continue his stunning pre-season form when Essex start their County Championship campaign at home to Kent                                               PICTURE:GAVIN ELLIS/TGSPHOTO

Essex batsman Nick Browne out to continue fine pre-season form in all formats of the game this season

Essex star Tom Westley in action against Cardiff MCUU

Essex star Tom Westley with his first Echo column of the season

Jamie Porter - eager to make the most of his second chance with Essex

Jamie Porter out to make most of second chance with Essex Cricket Club

Confident of doing well - Tom Westley                        PICTURE: Gavin Ellis

Essex's Tom Westley learns from winter in Sri Lanka

Paul Grayson - feels his Essex squad is stronger than last year                                      PICTURE: GAVIN ELLIS

Essex coach Paul Grayson: We are stronger than last season

Monty Panesar - believes his best years are still ahead of him                                                   PICTURE: Gavin Ellis

Monty Panesar: My best years are ahead of me, for both Essex and England

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