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Essex County Cricket Club have announced that captain Ryan ten Doeschate has signed a one-year contract extension and will remain with the side until at least the end of the 2019 season.

Essex captain Ryan ten Doeschate was delighted to lead his side to a tense one-wicket win over county champions Surrey on a dramatic final day of the season.

Amid extraordinary scenes at the Kia Oval, Essex captain Ryan ten Doeschate’s superb 53 not out from 62 balls earned his side a nerve-shredding one-wicket win as champions Surrey just failed to prevent the 2017 championship winners from chasing down a target of 132.

Cricket: Surrey fight back against Essex

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

It was the stuff of champions at the Kia Oval as Surrey, facing a huge first innings deficit of 410 against Essex, fought back thrillingly through memorable hundreds from Jason Roy and Ollie Pope.

Essex spinner Simon Harmer admitted it had been a ‘really good day’ afte4r hitting a century against county champions Surrey at the Oval.

Centuries from Simon Harmer and Tom Westley put Essex in complete command against Surrey at the Kia Oval, where the champions ended day two facing their first defeat of a triumphant season.

Cricket: Essex dominate champions Surrey

Monday, September 24, 2018

County champions Surrey were skittled for 67, their lowest championship total at the Kia Oval for 56 years, as Jamie Porter and Sam Cook bowled Essex into a position of first-day dominance with four wickets apiece.

Cricket: Essex set for Surrey showdown

Monday, September 24, 2018

Essex travel to the Kia Oval to face Surrey on Monday in the final Specsavers County Championship match of the season that pits the 2017 champions with their 2018 equals.

Murali Vijay led Essex to their fifth victory of the Specsavers County Championship season, compiling a high-quality century against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge.

Essex spinner Simon Harmer is hoping the 2017 county champions can go and complete victory against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge on Thursday.

Jamie Porter’s rise from tail-end Charlie to run-scoring lower-order batsman has been both sudden and unexpected, but not accidental.

Essex will welcome a new face into the ranks for this week’s trip to Trent Bridge to face Nottinghamshire in the Specsavers County Championship clash.

Essex County Cricket Club have announced that Peter Siddle has signed a two-year contract with the club.

Essex batsman Ravi Bopara admitted the defending county champions had been outplayed by current leaders Surrey after a 10-wicket loss at Chelmsford.

Essex captain Ryan ten Doeschate admitted he made the wrong decision in opting to bowl first after winning the toss against Surrey.

Rikki Clarke had an outstanding day all-round at Chelmsford before bad light sliced 25 overs off the second day with Essex, following on, still 212 runs away from making Surrey bat again.

Essex assistant coach Dimi Mascarenhas felt Surrey had just about edged day one of their County Championship Division One match at Chelmsford on Tuesday.

Rory Burns and Dean Elgar compiled a second-wicket stand of 148 to underpin Specsavers County Championship champions-elect Surrey’s first-day ascendancy over reigning champions Essex at Chelmsford.

Michael Pepper was playing the sixth hole at the Gog Magog golf course in Cambridge when he received a call to hurry back to The CloudFM County Ground: Adam Wheater had damaged his shoulder and Pepper was required to stand in behind the stumps.

Peter Siddle took 5-48 with some typically accurate bowling as Essex’s claimed their fourth Specsavers County Championship of the season by beating Hampshire by an innings & 52 with 14.3 overs left on the final day.

Specsavers County Championship: Somerset 324 & 202 lead Essex 191 & 147-1 by 189 runs

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

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.

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.

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