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Walker the coach now looking at bigger picture

Matt Walker already has no regrets about deciding to call time on a first-class playing career spanning two decades in favour of the role as batting coach at Essex where he has spent his last three years. Last November, Walker … Continue reading

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Essex spot-fixing: Mervyn Westfield profile

As a teenager, Mervyn Westfield seemed to have the cricketing world at his feet. Honoured as a schoolboy and lauded by Essex, who gave him his First Class debut aged 17, he even tasted international acclaim as he shared the … Continue reading

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Essex spot-fixing trial: Kaneria fights to clear his name

Danish Kaneria, the Pakistan leg-spinner, is still fighting to clear his name following the Essex spot-fixing scandal. The 30-year-old was arrested alongside Mervyn Westfield over allegations of spot-fixing in county cricket. He was released from bail six months later with no charge. … Continue reading

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Essex spot-fixing trial: Mervyn Westfield pleads guilty

Mervyn Westfield, the former Essex fast bowler, has become the first English cricketer to be convicted for spot-fixing after admitting he took bribes to deliberately bowl badly. The 23-year-old is facing jail after making a dramatic, last-minute guilty plea before … Continue reading

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Petersen interests Essex as overseas player option

Confirmation that Alviro Petersen will not be returning to Glamorgan, having been released from his status as a Kolpak player, could see Essex enter the market for his services. They are seeking to draft in a leading overseas batsman to … Continue reading

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Essex spot-fixing trial: Mervyn Westfield due in court

Mervyn Westfield, the former Essex fast bowler, will stand trial at the Old Bailey tomorrow over alleged spot-fixing in two county cricket matches. The 23-year-old is accused of cheating, and accepting corrupt payments to deliberately bowl badly in 40-over games against … Continue reading

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Injury curse forces Napier home from New Zealand

Graham Napier has again been struck by the injury jinx that has cursed his career. The Essex all-rounder has been forced to return home early from New Zealand to receive treatment on a torn tendon in his right arm after … Continue reading

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New faces make Grayson confident of Essex success

Although Essex head coach Paul Grayson accepts his side were not ready for promotion last year, the introduction of a couple of new faces leads him to believe that his squad is capable of proving worthy challengers in 2012. “We … Continue reading

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Unicorns save Garon Park as county fixtures venue

It appears that the Garon Park ground in Southend will continue to stage domestic county fixtures after all. Essex have dropped the venue from their itinerary but now comes news that Unicorns, the representative side from recreational cricket, are expected … Continue reading

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Walker honoured to be chosen to follow Gooch

When Graham Gooch decided that his role as England batting coach would occupy an increasing amount of his time and thus force him to give up a similar position with his beloved Essex, the county wasted little time in targeting … Continue reading

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