Snooker: Stuart Bingham exits World Championship at first round after defeat to Ken Doherty

Echo: Stuart Bingham at the table in the Crucible

1:26pm Sunday 20th April 2014

STUART Bingham’s World Championship hopes were ended at the first hurdle following a morning to forget against Ken Doherty.

Stuart Bingham dreaming of Ronnie O'Sullivan rematch at World Snooker Championships

Echo: Stuart Bingham in action at the UK Championship.

11:24am Saturday 19th April 2014

STUART Bingham is dreaming of a rematch with Ronnie O’Sullivan in the World Snooker Championships which get underway in Sheffield on Saturday.

Speedway: Lakeside Hammers lose at Eastbourne but still lead Elite League standings

11:54pm Friday 18th April 2014

LAKESIDE Hammers were unable to make it a winning Good Friday double as they went down 48-42 away to Eastbourne Eagles.

Elite League leaders Lakeside Hammers beat Eastbourne Eagles 55-41 at Arena Essex in first part of Good Friday double-header

7:52pm Friday 18th April 2014

LAKESIDE Hammers head into the second half of their Good Friday double-header with Eastbourne Eagles on the back of a 55-41 this afternoon.

Long Mixed Martial Arts wait is nearly over for Walter 'The Sniper' Gahadza

Echo: Ready for his return - Walter Gahadza steps back into the cage tomorrow. Picture: ANNA LUKALA

11:00am Friday 18th April 2014

WELTERWEIGHT MMA champion Walter Gahadza cannot wait to end his nine-month injury-enforced exile from the cage tomorrow night.

Daniel Brown faces biggest career test with ELMS race at Silverstone

Echo: Daniel Brown will be racing at Silverstone at the weekend.

3:25pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

BILLERICAY racing driver Daniel Brown is preparing for the biggest weekend of his career so far.

Billericay Town boss Kim Coster confident team will recover

Echo: Full stretch — the Colchester keeper denies Billericay an equaliser through Sam Edwards’ header

1:48pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

BILLERICAY Town manager Kim Coster knows her team will recover from their disappointing 1-0 defeat to Colchester Town.

C & K Basildon Ladies waiting on double verdict

Echo: Sara Sinclair — on target against MK Dons

1:44pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

C&K Basildon Ladies are playing a waiting game before knowing if they will complete a league and cup double this year.

Ben Morley grabs chance with both hands at Lakeside Hammers

Echo: Ben Morley is wowing the crowds at the Lakeside Arena this season

1:20pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

WESTCLIFF’S Ben Morley is a young man on a mission to show what he can do on the speedway track.

Boxing: Mark Quirey vows to fight on as Sam Malone chases national ABA glory

Echo: On the ropes — Mark Quirey just before the referee stopped his fight with Ben Roberts.  Picture: MAXINE CLARKE

5:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

MARK Quirey has vowed to carry on fighting despite his disappointing Eastern Counties senior elite ABA final defeat to Ben Roberts.

Rayleigh ABC boxer Sam Malone flies the flag for south-east Essex at Eastern Counties Elite ABA finals

12:20am Saturday 12th April 2014

SAM Malone will be flying the flag for south-east Essex in the elite ABAs after being crowned Eastern Counties 64kg champion.

Hullbridge Sports' road warriors take on East Thurrock in Eastern Junior Alliance Cup Final

Echo: Hullbridge Sports under-15s

8:00am Friday 11th April 2014

HULLBRIDGE Sports’ under-15 side take on East Thurrock United in the Eastern Junior Alliance President’s Cup final on Sunday — and they have done it the hard way.

Lakeside Hammers aiming for third consecutive home victory


11:10am Thursday 10th April 2014

The Vortex Lakeside Hammers speedway team will be aiming for a third consecutive home victory at the Arena Essex Raceway on Friday (April 11), and co promoter Jon Cook is calling on his riders to show consistency ahead of next week’s big Good Friday showdown with Eastbourne.

Mason Law boosted by team link to Trik Moto Kawasaki

Echo: Mason Law

10:32am Thursday 10th April 2014

BENFLEET bike racer Mason Law has high hopes for his track season this year after linking up with Trik Moto Kawasaki.

Mark Quirey aiming to roll back the years with win at Eastern Counties final

Echo: Mark Quirey takes time out from training to coach his nephew Harrison Quirey at Berry Boys

7:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

BASILDON boxer Mark Quirey will be aiming to roll back the years on Friday when he fights for an Eastern region title.

Billericay Town reach Eastern Region Women's League Cup final after seeing off Barking

Echo: Marie Barker

6:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

BILLERICAY Town lined up an Eastern Region Women’s League Cup final against Great Shelford after beating Barking 3-2.

Basildon Freestyle Kickboxing Club ready to host big show

Echo: Basildon Freestyle Boxing Club training

8:00am Wednesday 9th April 2014

Basildon Freestyle Kickboxing Club is set to host its first large show for years this weekend.

Gold medals for Southend Diving Club pair Ewan Russell and Matthew Hurst

Echo: Southend Diving Club members at the London Open

9:00pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

EWAN Russell and Matthew Hurst struck gold for Southend Diving at a regional championship.

Adam Fontain is fifth at World Championships

Echo: Adam Fontain

3:00pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

BASILDON’S Paralympic star Adam Fontain has been on target again in his quest for international glory.

Talented young karate stars travel to Malmo for Sweden Open

Echo: Sensei Dean Lowe with Jack Nicholls and Jordan Clarkson

3:00pm Monday 7th April 2014

SENSEI Dean Lowe took two of Uechi-Ryu Essex’s students to Malmo to compete at the Swedish Open karate championships.

Matt McCarthy ready for his biggest test yet against former European champion Giuseppe Lauri

Echo: Matt McCarthy

1:00pm Monday 7th April 2014

SOUTH Essex pro Matt McCarthy is preparing for the biggest night of his professional career.

Walter Gahadza has title defence in his sights at Ultimate Warrior Challenge 23

Echo: Walter Gahadza

11:00pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

Walter Gahadza will be defending his Ultimate Warrior Challenge welterweight title when the popular mixed martial arts promotion returns for a 23rd time this month.

Jason White proves at 41 he still has the legs for victory

Echo: Jason White with his winner's trophy from the Wally Gimber Memorial race

12:00pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

BENFLEET cycling veteran Jason White rolled back the years to outsprint his younger rivals and take a maiden win of 2014.

Leighwood United U11s grab slice of history after beating Southend Manor in dramatic Essex Cup final

Echo: Leighwood United celebrate

10:30am Thursday 3rd April 2014

LEIGHWOOD United Under 11s made history as they triumphed against rivals Southend Manor in a dramatic final of the county cup.

100% pass rate at Stock Shotokan Club grading

Echo: Students from Stock Shotokan Karate Club with their instructors

7:00am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

THERE was a 100 per cent pass rate at the Stock Karate Club grading.

Training pays off for black belt Curtis Pettifer

Echo: Curtis Pettifer with his teacher Sensei Oz

5:00am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Ten years of hard work paid off when teenager Curtis Pettifer was awarded his junior black belt.

Alex Abbott's win is key as Thorpe Bay A overcome Runnymede A

10:55am Tuesday 1st April 2014

Thorpe Bay A won a thrilling encounter with Runnymede A on the last game of the night when Alex Abbott beat Stuart Gibbs to complete his hat-trick.

Max Whitlock retains his British Gymnastics title

Echo: Max Whitlock

10:11am Sunday 30th March 2014

SOUTH Essex Gymnastics Club’s Max Whitlock was crowned British champion last night for the second year in a row.

Dave Newsham qualifies 20th for AMD for BTCC curtain-raiser at Brands Hatch

7:36pm Saturday 29th March 2014

AMD driver Newsham will be starting the opening round of the British Touring Car Championship from 20th place on the grid tomorrow.

Lakeside Hammers start Elite League speedway season with victory over Swindon Robins

10:02pm Friday 28th March 2014

LAKESIDE Hammers got their 2014 Elite League speedway season off to a winning start with a 47-44 victory over Swindon Robins.

Our mountain biking course will be copied for Rio 2016 Olympics

Echo: Special moment – Great Britain mountain bike star Annie Last hands a GB Olympic jersey to George Crocombe on her return to Hadleigh

5:00pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

HADLEIGH’S mountain biking course is set to be copied for the Rio games, according to Great Britain coach Phil Dixon.

Stuart Bingham bids to end Players Championship Grand Final hoodoo

Echo: Stuart Bingham gets down to business

4:00pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

STUART Bingham will bid to end his Players Championship Grand Final hoodoo today.

Boxer Danny Hunt is back with a bang

Echo: Danny Hunt is raring to go again after winning his comeback fight

6:32pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

DANNY Hunt said his triumphant return to the ring was a complete blur — but admitted he cannot wait for his next bout.

Terry George storms to TKO win at IBU's big Legends show

Echo: Southend boxer Ollie Pinnock (left) gets ready to land a right during his fight with Maldon's Steve Corness. Picture: LUAN MARSHALL

6:22pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

SOUTHEND’S Terry George got the Independent Boxing Union show off to a flying start with a TKO win over Stanford le Hope fighter Lee Westbrook.

Four promotions in four years for Southend & Benfleet Ladies Hockey Club

Echo: Adele Cole in action for Southend & Benfleet Ladies Hockey Club

6:00pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

SOUTHEND & Benfleet ladies are looking forward to taking their place in the Essex Premier league next season after securing their fourth promotion in as many years on Saturday.

Boxer Danny Hunt returns after seven-year break to get TKO win

Echo: Winning ways — Danny Hunt with his cornermen after his comeback victory

11:52am Wednesday 19th March 2014

DANNY Hunt said his triumphant return to the ring was a complete blur — but admitted he cannot wait for his next bout.

Commonwealth Games call thrills judge David Massam

3:57pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

SOUTH Essex Gymnastics Club have already booked a place at this year’s home Commonwealth Games — despite no announcement about the competitors yet!

Max Whitlock's pommel PB sets up title defence victory


3:42pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

A NEW personal best on the pommel horse was the highlight for Max Whitlock as he success-fully defended his English Championship title in Wigan.

Caroline Powell and Jade Etherington are fired up after Sochi success

Echo: Full speed ahead — Caroline Powell guides Jade Etherington in the super-G element of the  visually impaired women’s combined on Friday  Picture: Paul Sanwell/OP Photographic

12:01pm Monday 17th March 2014

CAROLINE Powell insists her Winter Paralympic debut has proved to both her and Jade Etherington that they are now a world-class pair capable of threatening the globe’s very best.

Former English lightweight champion Danny Hunt triumphs on his return to the boxing ring

Echo: Comeback fight – for Leigh fighter Danny Hunt

11:28pm Saturday 15th March 2014

LEIGH boxer Danny Hunt made a triumphant return to the ring tonight with a TKO win over old rival Daniel Thorpe.

Third silver for Caroline Powell at Winter Olympics

Echo: Caroline Powell (left) and Jade Etherington at the bottom of the slope following their third Winter Paralympics medal of the games. Picture: Paul Sanwell/OP Photographic

10:39am Friday 14th March 2014

CAROLINE Powell secured her fourth medal of the Winter Paralympics this morning with silver in the visually impaired women's combined skiing.

Caroline Powell gets another silver at Sochi Winter Paralympics

Echo: Caroline Powell (right) guides Jade Etherington to silver in the slalom. Picture: Paul Sanwell/OP Photographic

9:05am Wednesday 12th March 2014

BASILDON skier Caroline Powell has secured her second silver medal of the Winter Paralympics.

Caroline Powell secures second Winter Olympics medal

8:57am Monday 10th March 2014

BASILDON skier Caroline Powell has added a second medal to her Winter Paralympics tally with a bronze in Super G this morning.

Caroline Powell helps GB to first Winter Paralympic medal of Sochi games

8:48am Saturday 8th March 2014

BASILDON skier Caroline Powell helped Great Britain to its first medal of the Winter Paralympics.

Red-tape leaves Concord Rangers boss Danny Cowley livid with county's FA chiefs

Echo: Frustrated - Danny Cowley

2:58pm Thursday 6th March 2014

DANNY Cowley has spoken of his frustration at having seven players cup-tied for tonight’s cup semi with Colchester – including two new recruits from Luton.

Westcliff Lawn ladies take county cup triumph

Echo: tennis racket hitting ball for sport

2:54pm Thursday 6th March 2014

WESTCLIFF Lawn were celebrating after winning the ladies’ county cup.

Josh Newman waits on GB call for European Trampoline Championships

Echo: Josh Newman - gold medal success in the synchro trampoline event

6:00pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

GYMNAST Josh Newman is playing a waiting game to discover whether he will be representing Great Britain at the European Trampoline Championships.

Tales of a (not very good) marathon runner

Echo: Chris Phillips - in training for the London Marathon

12:58pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

ECHO reporter Chris Phillips with his latest blog as his prepares for next month's London Marathon

Reading Rockets too hot but Essex Leopards see off Manchester Magic

Echo: Leading the way — Howard Crawford was the top scorer for Essex Leopards against Reading and Manchester

12:17pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

ESSEX Leopards endured a mixed weekend, losing at Reading Rockets before thrashing Manchester Magic.

Southend Manor Youth's fury as chairman cut ties

Echo: All change — Southend Manor Youth will no longer be able to use the name from next season and will have to buy new kits to replace their current yellow and black ones

11:01am Tuesday 4th March 2014

A YOUTH football team has hit out at a Southend Manor’s chairman for disowning them at a cost of thousands of pounds and to the detriment of hundreds of youngsters.


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