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A round-up of the latest matches in the Victoria Park League

Essex suffered a third affected no result in the Vitality Blast as rain only allowed 7.5overs of play against Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl.

For the fourth time in succession, Essex and Gloucestershire had to settle for a point apiece from a rain-affected T20 fixture.

Essex have agreed to let Adam Zampa end his spell with the club early to play in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).

Essex beaten in Second XI T20 final

Friday, August 10, 2018

Essex lost out to Lancashire in the final of the Second XI T20 competition at rain-hit Arundel.

Essex Eagles will be looking to end their losing streak in the Vitality Blast when they entertain Gloucestershire on Friday at The Cloudfm County Ground (7pm).

While the senior Essex team have endured a summer of recurring travails, most notably in a parlous Vitality Blast campaign, the fortunes of the second eleven have been in stark contrast: they stand on the threshold of the County Championship-T20 double.

Glamorgan climbed to third place in the Southern Group after a six-run Vitality Blast victory over Essex at Sophia Gardens gave them a fourth successive win.

Essex Eagles will be hoping their fortunes change when they travel to Cardiff to face Glamorgan in a Vitality Blast match on Tuesday (6.30pm).

Essex batsman Varun Chopra admits his side have not done enough in the Vitality Blast T20 this season, following their latest defeat on Sunday.

Rikki Clarke hammered two successive sixes, his third and fourth in an unbeaten 37, to carry Surrey to a comfortable six-wicket win over Essex in the Vitality Blast at Chelmsford.

Essex Eagles continue their Vitality Blast campaign when Surrey visit The Cloudfm County Ground on Sunday (2.30pm).

Essex head coach Anthony McGrath admitted his side had produced their ‘worst performance’ of this season’s Vitality Blast T20 competition after a 10-wicket loss at Somerset on Friday night.

Johann Myburgh smashed a brilliant century as Somerset took a step closer to a place in the quarter-finals with a resounding ten-wicket Vitality Blast victory over Essex at Taunton.

Essex Eagles return to Vitality Blast action against Somerset at Taunton today (Friday, 4.30pm), following last night’s defeat by Kent Spitfires at Canterbury.

Despite dropping four catches in a sloppy fielding display Kent moved into second place in the Vitality Blast T20 south group following their 28-run win over basement side Essex in Canterbury.

The man in the beanie hat is back on a mission to kick-start Essex Eagles’ flagging Vitality Blast campaign.

Essex Eagles have a busy schedule of Vitality Blast cricket ahead with three matches in four days, starting with a trip to The Spitfire Ground, Canterbury where Kent Spitfires are the opponents on Thursday (7pm).

A soft ball cricket festival will take place at Wanstead & Snaresbrook Cricket Club as part of a wider community engagement programme on Thursday August 2 from 6.30pm.

India had to settle for a draw in their tour match with Essex after rain forced the game to be abandoned at Chelmsford.

Essex’s Jamie Porter is still flying under the radar after his maiden call-up to an England Test squad, thanks to the controversy surrounding Adil Rashid’s return.

Jamie Porter has admitted winning the NatWest PCA Young Player of the Year Award in 2017 inspired him after being called up to the England squad for the first Test Match against India at Edgbaston.

India’s batsmen got some vital red-ball practice in the middle in their tour match with county champions Essex at Chelmsford.

Youngster, who has an Indian father, thrilled by opportunity to play against tourists

Large crowds are expected at The Cloudfm County Ground over the next three days when Essex meet the world’s number one Test playing nation, India, in a three-day friendly match.

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