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Sir Alastair Cook: career in numbers

Monday, December 31, 2018

Sir Alastair Cook retired from Test cricket in style in 2018 with a century in his final England innings at The Oval against India.

Just months after walking away from the grind of international cricket, Alastair Cook’s record breaking efforts in an England shirt have been recognised with a knighthood.

One of the most popular transcendental Hindustani vocalists in the West gave a tribute performance in Bethnal Green to “the last queen of Thumri music” on the first anniversary her death.

Veras Academy youngster Harry Elves won two gold medals and a silver at the second international para karate championships in the Ukraine.

Hockey World Cup: England 2 China 2

Friday, November 30, 2018

A late goal from Du Talake saw England denied a win in their opening game of the 2018 Men’s Hockey World Cup in India.

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.

The biggest festival of Bengali music outside the Indian sub-continent returns to east London at the end of the month for its sixth year running.

Essex County Cricket Club have announced first professional contracts for Rishi Patel and Shane Snater, as well as an extension for Michael Pepper.

Essex fast bowler Jamie Porter was delighted to help the 2017 champions wrap up an innings victory over Worcestershire soon after lunch on day three of their County Championship Division One encounter at Chelmsford.

Cricket: Vijay set for Essex home debut

Monday, September 17, 2018

Murali Vijay is set to make his home debut for Essex when they meet Worcestershire in the Specsavers County Championship starting on Tuesday at The Cloudfm County Ground.

The historic Kingsley Hall where Mahatma Gandhi stayed in 1931 to be among the East End’s poor is marking its 90th anniversary tomorrow.

Cricket: Essex reveal Foster departure

Friday, September 14, 2018

Essex County Cricket Club have announced that James Foster is to leave the club at the conclusion of his contract.

Simon Harmer’s best figures of the season and Murali Vijay’s second half-century of the match have given Essex a chance of toppling Nottinghamshire in their Specsavers County Championship meeting at Trent Bridge.

Specsavers County Championship Division One: Nottinghamshire (177) lead Essex (133-5) by 44 runs

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.

Cricket: Essex add Indian batsman Vijay

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Essex County Cricket Club have announced the signing of Indian batsman Murali Vijay until the end of the 2018 Specsavers County Championship campaign.

Cricket: Cook commits to Essex until 2021

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Essex County Cricket Club have announced that Alastair Cook has committed his future to the club and signed a contract extension that will see him remain with the defending county champions for the next three years.

Concern over a damp spot on the bowler’s run-up at the River End caused the abandonment of the first day of Essex’s Specsavers County Championship match with Hampshire at Chelmsford.

England’s hopes of winning the Hockey World Cup on home soil are over following a quarter-final defeat to defending champions the Netherlands.

England’s Laura Unsworth is looking forward to facing the Netherlands in their Vitality World Cup quarter-final at the Lee Valley Hockey & Tennis Centre tonight (Thursday, 8.15pm).

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).

England will take on world number one the Netherlands in the last eight of the Vitality Women’s World Cup on Thursday, after beating South Korea in their crossover match at Lee Valley Hockey & Tennis Centre.

England’s Hollie Pearne-Webb felt they were deserving winners against Ireland in the Vitality Women’s Hockey World Cup at the Lee Valley Hockey & Tennis Centre on Sunday.

England finally got the win they had been craving in their home World Cup, but they were made to wait by a dogged Ireland side before Giselle Ansley’s penalty corner found the net with less than eight minutes left.

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

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