Basildon's Stuart Bingham to face Mark Allen in Shanghai Masters final

Echo: Join the cue - Stuart Bingham in the action at the World Snooker Championships

8:06pm Saturday 13th September 2014

STUART Bingham will take on Mark Allen in the final of the Shanghai Masters tomorrow.

Two decades on Graham Tucker is Rayleigh Bowls champion


4:00pm Thursday 11th September 2014

GRAHAM TUCKER ended a 21-year wait when he finally became Rayleigh Bowls Club's men’s champion on Sunday.

Stuart Bingham to take on Alan McManus for Shanghai Masters semi-final spot

Echo: Stuart  Bingham

3:39pm Thursday 11th September 2014

STUART Bingham will face Alan McManus in the quarter-finals of the Shanghai Masters.

Canvey cyclist George Wood finishes well at the Jef Schils Memorial Race


3:00pm Thursday 11th September 2014

CANVEY cyclist George Wood continued an impressive season at the Jef Schils Memorial Race, narrowly missing out on a win in a tight sprint finish.

Five medal haul for Matthew Hamilton at School Games


2:00pm Thursday 11th September 2014

BENFLEET teenager Matthew Hamilton returned from the Sainsbury’s 2014 School Games with an armful of gold and silver medals won on the cycling track.

Southend Bowls club win championship after consecutive promotions


10:05am Thursday 11th September 2014

SOUTHEND Bowls Club have been crowned champions of Group Six of the Essex League just one year after gaining promotion into the top division.

THE BIG INTERVIEW: Two decades at the very top but the hunger's still in Stuart Bingham's belly

Echo: Stuart Bingham at the table in the Crucible

5:00pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

SOUTH Essex has seen a number of up-andcoming sportsmen and women make names for themselves in the past 12 months, but one of our stars has been at the peak of his profession now for almost two decades.

Broken hand forces Ollie Pinnock to pull out

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

11:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

OLLIE Pinnock is hoping to make his professional boxing debut in two months’ time after injury postponed his planned fight at the weekend.

Former Southend United defender Leo Roget has to quit the ring


9:43am Wednesday 10th September 2014

FORMER Southend United defender Leo Roget has been forced to end his career as a professional boxer.

Boxer Danny Brown eyes area belt after Masters win


9:38am Wednesday 10th September 2014

BOXER Danny Brown would relish a shot at a Southern Area title after winning the British Masters middleweight crown.

Cadets fight for Boyce Hill honours


3:00pm Thursday 4th September 2014

The club’s annual cadet championship featured a number of competitions all played on the same day.

Young Billericay boxers head on tour to Lithuania


2:00pm Thursday 4th September 2014

BILLERICAY Boxing Club will be taking a small team of young boxers out to Lithuania to take part in a four day pre-season training camp next month.

Carp fishing on the up at Doggetts


3:00pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A SLIGHT drop in water temperature and a change in the weather has really seen quite a bonanza with the carp fishing at Doggetts this week.

Cycling star Russell Hampton says solo season has topped past years


1:00pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

CYCLIST Russell Hampton raised a few eyebrows with his decision not to race for a team this season, but the Basildon professional says choosing to ride solo was the best decision of his career.

Danny Brown puts friendship on hold in title push


5:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

MIDDLEWEIGHT boxer Danny Brown will put his friendship with Diego Burton to one side when they square up for a British title next month.

Leigh boxer Ollie Pinnock turns professional


2:12pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

WELTERWEIGHT Ollie Pinnock feels the time is right for him to make his professional debut.

Canvey star Billy Knott made his former coach jump out of his armchair with Capital One Cup stunner


7:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

CANVEY Island’s Billy Knott fired himself into the national spotlight this week with a stunning goal to help his Bradford City side shock Yorkshire rivals Leeds United in the Capital One Cup.

Injury ends Sarah Walker's challenge at World Badminton Championships


1:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

SARAH Walker has been forced to pull out of the Badminton World Championships in Copenhagen with an abdominal strain.

Shoebury's Arsenal starlet bids for the top after signing new deal


11:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

AN Arsenal Ladies starlet from Shoebury has signed new terms with the club, and says the women’s game is only going in one direction.

C&K Basildon Ladies start season in style


11:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

SOUTH Essex’s most successful women’s club, C&K Basildon Ladies, made history on Sunday as they won their first ever match at Women’s Premier League level.

Women's Football in Focus: Billericay Town Ladies boss Kim Coster talks about changing mindsets and the future


10:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A SENIOR figure in women’s football in Essex has said participation in the ladies game is dwindling and has called on budding young stars to don their boots and get involved in the game.

The Big Interview: Jess Judd on her remarkable season


10:16am Wednesday 27th August 2014

JESSICA Judd stepped off the track after the European Championships 800m final knowing those two laps needed to be the last she ran this season.

Lloyd Chapman savours victory at Chilham


12:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

HULLBRIDGE cycling star Lloyd Chapman led his Leigh cycle team Richardson’s-Trek to an impressive one-two at the Chilham Summer Road Race.

Bradley Smith claims two more podium places


4:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

RACING driver Bradley Smith bagged two more podium places as he stepped up his challenge for the Radical European Master crown.

From avoiding a pod of sleeping whales to high seas isolation... Bob’s amazing round-the-world boat race


11:30am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A SOUTH Essex sailor who took part in two legs of the most gruelling amateur yacht races in the world has spoken about his experiences.

Mission accomplished for bike racer Russell Taylor at Brands Hatch


6:40pm Thursday 14th August 2014

IT was mission accomplished for bike racer Russell Taylor as he achieved his ambition of a podium finish at Brands Hatch at the weekend.

Benfleet biker Mason Law targets improvement after fifth at Oulton Park


2:30pm Thursday 14th August 2014

MASON Law missed out on the podium he was looking for at Oulton Park but was still satisfied with fifth place.

Motocross star Dylan Woodcock takes positives from Junior World Championships 13th


11:30am Thursday 14th August 2014

TEENAGE motocross rider Dylan Woodcock had a disappointing Junior World Championship weekend but is taking the positives from the experience.

Max Whitlock wants legend status after Commonwealth success


10:44am Thursday 14th August 2014

MAX Whitlock’s main motivation is to become a legend in the world of gymnastics, according to his coach Scott Hann.

Ex-Essex Pirate Myles Hesson up for EuroBasket qualifier


4:00pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

Hesson ready to step up for GB FORMER Essex Pirate Myles Hesson knows the spotlight is on him as Great Britain’s men gear up for a must-win game Bosnia in the EuroBasket 2015 qualifying campaign.

Basildon & Phoenix youngsters star at swimming championships

Echo: The Basildon & Phoenix Swimming Club team at the Essex Championships

3:00pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

Basildon & Phoenix Swimming Club had six swimmers compete at the National Youth Open Championships and Multi-Classification Disability Championships in Sheffield.

Win and a loss for C&K Basildon


1:20pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

TWO goals in the last five minutes saw Basildon suffer their first defeat in pre-season to a strong Charlton Athletic side, who play in the FA Premiership South.

Connor Van Dal aiming to follow in partner Oliver Dingley's footsteps


1:00pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

SOUTHEND Diving youngster Connor Van Dal is dreaming of following in the foot-steps of his training partner Oliver Dingley.

'Exceptional' Tyler Humphreys can match Tom Daley, says former Commmonwealth gold medalist


12:00pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A YOUNG Southend diver has been labelled “exceptional” by a former Commonwealth Games gold medalist and backed him to compete at the 2020 Olympics.

Diving star Oliver Dingley backs club mates to secure more success


11:00am Wednesday 13th August 2014

OLIVER Dingley is proud to have been Southend Diving Club’s first ever Commonwealth Games medalist.

Toomer celebrates prized 8lb brill


10:04am Wednesday 13th August 2014

A SUPERB 8lb brill was the highlight of a Channel Island trip which saw Basildon angler Mick Toomer also boat tope to 60lb, a cod of 17lb, turbot, bream, pollock, bull huss and a host of smaller species.

Basildon's Commonwealth Games star Sarah Walker excited for World Badminton Championships


9:52am Wednesday 13th August 2014

SARAH Walker will head into the World Badminton Championships with renewed confidence later this month.

Southend Swifts perform against Dutch visitors in international tournament


9:38am Wednesday 13th August 2014

SOUTHEND Swifts’ under-18 team enjoyed a weekend of action against Dutch club HSV and the Sheffield Hatters.

Stuart Bingham beaten in last 16 of Riga Open

Echo: Stuart Bingham

11:30am Monday 11th August 2014

Stuart Bingham reached the last 16 of the first European tour event of the season in Latvia.

Motorsport: Russell Taylor is hungry for podium finish on his return to the track


12:00pm Friday 8th August 2014

MOTORBIKE racer Russell Taylor is determined to make up for lost time by securing a podium finish when he returns to the track this weekend.

GB Motocross call for Hadleigh's Dylan Woodcock


5:00pm Thursday 7th August 2014

TEENAGE motocross rider Dylan Woodcock’s blossoming career has received a massive boost by an invite to represent Britain.

Billericay racer Lewis Plato claims another win at Radical SR3 Challenge


3:00pm Thursday 7th August 2014

LEWIS Plato had a slice of good luck as he added another win to his tally in the Radical SR3 Challenge.

Hero's welcome back in Basildon for our golden star Max Whitlock


12:23pm Thursday 7th August 2014

HUNDREDS of well-wishers welcomed Max Whitlock back to Basildon’s South Essex Gymnastics Club last night.

Basildon's Jesse Jones hunts for funds in bid to rebuild bike


11:00am Thursday 7th August 2014

JESSE Jones is facing a race against time to raise the funds needed to rebuild his bike ahead of the next round of the Triumph Triple Challenge.

Rayleigh horse rider Bethany secures European silver

10:00am Thursday 7th August 2014

Rayleigh dressage rider Bethany-Rose Horobin helped Britain secure a silver medal in a European competition.

Benfleet bike star Mason Law hopes trouble-free races continue


9:10am Thursday 7th August 2014

BENFLEET bike racer Mason Law is hoping to build on a problem-free race when he heads to Oulton Park this weekend.

Hannah crowned open water champion


5:00pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

HANNAH McElroy was crowned Essex open water three kilometre champion.

Southend Swifts prepare for international basketball competition

Echo: Champions – the Southend Swifts under-16 girls team lift the title

3:20pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

INTERNATIONAL basketball is coming to south Essex this weekend as Southend Swifts look to make waves overseas.

Basildon & Phoenix Swimming Club star Brooke wins medal haul


3:00pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

THIRTEEN-YEAR-OLD Brooke Frost had an inspired meeting at the national age group swimming championships in Sheffield.

Silver medal winner Matt Hamilton ecstatic at new PB in IWAS World Junior Championships


1:00pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

PROUD 400m silver medal winner Matthew Hamilton has spoken of his delight at making it onto the podium at the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports’ World Junior Championships at Stoke Mandeville.



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