Ravi Bopara and England suffer humiliating World Twenty20 defeat to the Netherlands

Echo: Ravi Bopara batting against the Netherlands

3:02pm Monday 31st March 2014

RAVI Bopara and his England team-mates suffered a humiliating defeat to Holland in their final World Twenty20 match yesterday.

Defeat leaves Bopara and England's World Twenty 20 campaign in tatters

Echo: SAME AGAIN: England fielder Ravi Bopara falls on the ground in an unsuccessful attempt to field the ball after a shot played by West Indies' batsman Chris Gayle, rear, during their ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Cup warm up match earlier this week

7:13pm Saturday 29th March 2014

ENGLAND'S hopes of making the World Twenty20 semi-finals were finally extinguished after they lost a do-or-die shootout with South Africa by three runs in Chittagong.

Mervyn Westfield in line for return to cricket

Echo: Mervyn Westfield

2:00pm Wednesday 5th March 2014

FORMER Essex cricketer Mervyn Westfield is poised to make a dramatic return to action with Frinton.

Pegasus & Corringham Cricket Club are forced to admit that it’s the end of the road

Echo: Peg v Old Park (file photo)

2:00pm Wednesday 19th February 2014

IT’S the end of the road for Pegasus & Corringham Cricket Club.

Former England bowler Alan Mullally: I always wanted to end my career here in Southend

Echo: Coaching them up – Alan Mullally gives his first coaching session since joining Southend & EMT to some of the club’s youngsters

12:34pm Monday 17th February 2014

ALAN Mullally has revealed how a sense of nostalgia led to him making a shock move to Southend & EMT Cricket Club.

Alan Mullally: It is a disgrace how my pal Kevin Pietersen has been treated

Echo: Kevin Pietersen

12:36pm Monday 17th February 2014

ALAN Mullally feels it is a disgrace that Kevin Pietersen’s England career has come to an end.

Joe Robbins chasing further success in New Zealand

Echo: Joe Robbins - New Zealand bound

4:00pm Wednesday 11th September 2013

FRESH from helping Southend & EMT win promotion this season, star all rounder Joe Robbins will be bidding for more success playing in New Zealand.

England beware - there's more where Ashton Agar came from

Echo: Safe hands - Wesley Agar takes a catch while playing for Hadleigh

4:00pm Wednesday 17th July 2013

ENGLAND beware — another two Agars could soon be out to get you!

John Agar turns back the clock with Hadleigh & Thundersley Cricket Club

Echo: Flying visit - (l-r) Wesley Agar, Keith Klein, John Agar and William Agar at Hadleigh & Thundersley Cricket Club yesterday and (inset) Ashton Agar

3:00pm Wednesday 17th July 2013

THE FATHER of Australian’s latest cricketing superstar Ashton Agar was once an impressive all rounder for Hadleigh & Thundersley Cricket Club.

Southend cricket club to play Essex in David Masters benefit year match

Echo: David Masters

5:40pm Thursday 14th March 2013

SOUTHEND cricketers will be taking on Essex County Cricket Club in a special match this summer.

New captain Adam Soilleux fired up for Hadleigh & Thundersley mission

Echo: Adam Soilleux - taking over as Hadleigh & Thundersley captain for the 2013 season

10:40am Thursday 8th November 2012

ADAM Soilleux is relishing the challenge of leading Hadleigh & Thundersley Cricket Club’s first team next season.

Hadleigh exit for Robbins after nine years at club

4:00pm Thursday 27th September 2012

ALL-ROUNDER Joe Robbins has left Hadleigh & Thundersley Cricket Club after nine successful years with the club.

Fleming wants a young gun to take over as Hadleigh skipper

Echo: Adam Fleming, who is standing down as captain of Hadleigh & Thundersley.

1:10pm Tuesday 11th September 2012

ADAM Fleming said he hopes that one of Hadleigh & Thundersley’s bright young stars can take the club onto the next level after he announced his decision to stand down as skipper.

Essex leave Hampshire with a mountain to climb

Echo: Owais Shah

7:00pm Thursday 6th September 2012

HAMPSHIRE, having been challenged to make the highest fourth-innings score in an County Championship match at the Ageas Bowl, face an uphill battle to stave off defeat against Essex on tomorrow's day.

Hadleigh get hurt by revised Harlow target

12:53pm Tuesday 28th August 2012

THE wet weather on Saturday hit the Shepherd Neame Essex Cricket League hard.

Hadleigh's promotion hopes hit by bad weather

9:27am Tuesday 28th August 2012

Hadleigh & Thundersley's promotion hopes are in the balance after they fell victim to the weather at home to Harlow on Saturday.

Phillippe's good form continues in Hadleigh & Thundersley win

Echo: Hadleigh's Ollie Wagstaff claimed 2-46 in their win at Hornchurch.  PICTURE: JON WAGSTAFF

10:06am Sunday 10th June 2012

HADLEIGH & Thundersley picked up a very tidy 20 points with a seven-wicket win at Hornchurch.

Petersen leaves 'devastated' by spell at Essex

Echo: Alviro Petersen walks off after being caught by Gloucestershire's Alex Gidman on the opening day of the season.  PICTURE: RUI VIERA/PA WIRE

5:49pm Wednesday 30th May 2012

ALVIRO Petersen apologised to his Essex teammates after his disastrous two-month spell ended with another single figure knock in their humiliation against the Netherlands.

Houghton and Hyam steal the show as Billericay triumph

8:40pm Monday 28th May 2012

DAVID Houghton and Barry Hyam were the stars of the show as Billericay beat Old Parkonians by eight wickets.

Unbeaten Wickford and Belhus stay on winning streak

6:30pm Monday 28th May 2012

WICKFORD and Belhus both continued their unbeaten start to the Division Two season with a third successive win at the weekend.

Hainault's spin too good for Hadleigh

Echo: Still in — Hadleigh top-scorer Tom Phillippe survives  an lbw decision on his way to 50 runs

10:40am Sunday 27th May 2012

IT WAS a disappointing weekend for our sides in division one as Hadleigh & Thundersley were soundly beaten by Hainault & Clayhill, while Southend & EMT were smashed by Chingford.

Southend Cricket Festival is axed by Essex

Echo: End of an era - this year's Southend Cricket Festival will be the last for the immediate future

11:34am Wednesday 28th September 2011

ESSEX County Cricket Club has decided to axe the Southend Cricket Festival.

Foster signs new three year deal with Essex

5:07pm Friday 12th August 2011

ESSEX skipper James Foster has ended speculation about a possible move to Hampshire by signing a new three-year deal with Essex.

Basildon's Bingham crowned Australian Open champion

1:13pm Sunday 24th July 2011

BASILDON'S Stuart Bingham has won the Australian Goldfields Open.

Essex out of Twenty20 following home defeat to Kent

10:00pm Friday 15th July 2011

ESSEX are out of this year's Twenty20 competition following an occasionally controversial defeat to Kent at the County Ground tonight.

Essex in bid to snap up Katich

9:00am Friday 15th July 2011

ESSEX are in talks to bring in Aussie hero batsman Simon Katich, the Echo can reveal.

Grayson: We need to take our sporting chance against Kent

Echo: Essex coach Paul Grayson

9:00am Friday 15th July 2011

ESSEX coach Paul Grayson admits he has given up on the confusing permutations involved in qualification from their Twenty20 group, but just hopes they are still in with a sporting chance before play gets underway tonight at the County Ground.

Sensational Southee keeps Essex's T20 dream alive

9:48pm Friday 8th July 2011

TIM Southee claimed a hat-trick as he returned stunning figures of 6-16 to help Essex to a crucial five-wicket win at home to Glamorgan this evening.

Crunch time for Essex's T20 hopes

8:00am Friday 8th July 2011

ESSEX host Glamorgan in a do-or-die Twenty20 match at Chelmsford tonight.

Cook ready for one-day challenge

6:39pm Monday 27th June 2011

ALASTAIR Cook has vowed to prove his doubters wrong when he resumes his England one-day career as captain against Sri Lanka tomorrow.

Weather the winner in low-scoring game

4:00pm Monday 20th June 2011

THE wet weather wrecked most of the matches in Division Two over the weekend.

Hadleigh slip two places as rain KO's match

3:00pm Monday 20th June 2011

HADLEIGH & Thundersley fell two places in the table to fourth after their match at Chingford was rained off at 10.30am on Saturday.

Rutland’s ton is all in vain for Billericay

1:50pm Monday 20th June 2011

BILLERICAY captain Stewart Rutland scored his maiden Saturday firxt XI century but saw his side’s match at West Essex abandoned to rain.

Benfleet end Billericay win streak to be the only unbeaten team

4:18pm Tuesday 31st May 2011

BENFLEET continued their unbeaten start to the season and ended Billericay’s 100 per cent record in the process.

Double derby delight has Spear smiling

4:15pm Tuesday 31st May 2011

SOUTHEND & EMT skipper Wayne Spear was full of smiles after seeing his side beat another of their local rivals on Saturday.

Hadleigh canter past Fives & Heronians at Paddock

4:14pm Tuesday 31st May 2011

HADLEIGH & Thundersley ensured history repeated itself when they defeated Fives & Heronians by three wickets.

Is Kat one win from games?

4:09pm Tuesday 31st May 2011

470 SAILOR Katrina Hughes is convinced that victory at next month’s Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta would confirm her spot at next year’s Olympics — and she has got every intention of seizing the opportunity with both hands.

Leaders Harlow end Old Southendian’s unbeaten start

6:40pm Monday 23rd May 2011

OLD Southendian and Southchurch suffered their first defeat of the season on Saturday, losing to fellow early pace-setters Harlow.

Benfleet and Billericay maintain winning ways

4:45pm Monday 23rd May 2011

BENFLEET and Billericay are the only teams in the division still to taste league defeat this summer — and they lock horns next week.

Hadleigh get back on track with 'comprehensive' win

4:43pm Monday 23rd May 2011

HADLEIGH & Thundersley bounced back from their defeat to Upminster by putting hosts Harold Wood to the sword with a seven-wicket win.

Rayleigh’s victory goes right down to the wire

1:20pm Thursday 19th May 2011

RAYLEIGH’S first XI defeated last year’s Premier Division runners-up Bentley by a run in a nail-biting finish.

Basildon, Benfleet and Billericay get top marks from opening examinations

2:36pm Monday 16th May 2011

SCHOOLS may have taught the three R’s but when it comes to Division Three is it the three B’s that everyone is studying.

Leigh prevail in Chalkwell Park derby with Westcliff

2:34pm Monday 16th May 2011

LEIGH on Sea edged past Westcliff by 41 runs in their derby fixture at Chalkwell Park on Saturday.

Neesham proves to be thorn in the side for Hadleigh

2:28pm Monday 16th May 2011

JIMMY Neesham proved to be the difference between Hadleigh & Thundersley and Upminster.

Gray salutes his grafting Basildon team

4:30pm Monday 9th May 2011

BASILDON & Pitsea skipper Danny Gray was happy to get the season off to a good start with a six-wicket win over hosts Epping.

McKeith has his eye on a double promotion

2:30pm Monday 9th May 2011

BEN McKeith has already helped Westcliff Rugby Club win promotion this season. And now he is aiming to do the same with the cricket team too.

Boughtwood and Blake star with bat

1:36pm Monday 9th May 2011

HADLEIGH & Thundersley started their new season with a comfortable six-wicket win over visitors Gidea Park.

Freezing weather stops play at annual Boxing Day cricket match

10:27am Sunday 26th December 2010

THE annual Boxing Day cricket match at John Burrow's Ground has been called off due to a frozen pitch.

Foster: Cook's the daddy

Echo: England and Essex batsman Alastair Cook

10:02am Thursday 9th December 2010

ESSEX cricket captain James Foster has hailed the second Test Ashes win as one of England’s greatest performances, and says clubmate Alastair Cook has shown the Aussies “who’s the daddy”.

Grayson: Cook can fire England to Ashes glory

Echo: Essex coach Paul Grayson

2:59pm Thursday 2nd December 2010

ESSEX cricket coach Paul Grayson says he was not surprised to see Alastair Cook hit his record-breaking Ashes knock - and has warned the Aussies to expect more of the same when the second Test gets underway tonight.






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