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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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Task force ready to fight for the Southend festival

The decision by Essex County Cricket Club to end the Southend Cricket Festival after 105 years is being contested by a task force who are hoping the county will backtrack on their recent decision. A committee has been formed to apply … Continue reading

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Lancashire win ratio tops 1934 heroes: Andrew Hignell

  The long 2011 season has finally drawn to a close. For batsmen Mark Chilton, Mark Wagh and Ali Brown, it was their final summer of run-scoring on the county cricket before retirement, while for fast bowler Dominic Cork – … Continue reading

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Council oppose Essex decision to scrap Southend festival

Essex’s decision to end 105 years of tradition by scrapping the Southend Festival has met with criticism from the town’s authorities. The county’s general committee decided to draw stumps on the Garon Park venue with the traditional five days of … Continue reading

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Essex set to pull the plug on the Southend Festival

Essex, I understand, are set to stop staging first team cricket at Garon Park, in Southend, one of their two festival grounds alongside Colchester’s Castle Park. The county were forced to re-locate the Southend Festival from Southchurch Park back in 2005 … Continue reading

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