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Foster pressed to make decision on Hampshire move

Despite offering James Foster a renewed contract, Essex have given the 31-year-old permission to explore contract options with Hampshire, having received a formal notification from them requesting permission to approach the player. “He asked us for a three-year contract and … Continue reading

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Impressive Wheater reaps benefit of Zimbabwe winter

Adam Wheater, Essex’s young match-winner when they thrashed previously unbeaten County Championship second division leaders Northamptonshire by 171 runs at Chelmsford, has spoken about the value of the time spent playing cricket in Zimbabwe last winter. The 21-year-old Wheater hit … Continue reading

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Murali heads up all-star cast for Foster’s benefit

Muttiah Muralitharan heads a true all-star cast as internationals past and present turn out for Essex captain James Foster in a special ‘Fozzy’s Big Bash’ Twenty20 match under the Chelmsford floodlights. Darren Gough and thecricketer.com columnist John Emburey head up … Continue reading

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Essex revival “unsurprising”, says Foster

Essex captain James Foster admits that his county’s recent change of fortunes did not surprise him. One of the pre-season favourites to win promotion from Division Two in the  Championship, Essex found themselves without a win from their first three … Continue reading

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Foster welcomes Bopara as his vice-captain

James Foster had a newly-appointed lieutenant by his side when he led Essex into the season, with 25-year-old Ravi Bopara taking on the role of vice-captain. Foster said: “This is great news for the club. Ravi has played his cricket … Continue reading

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County cricket’s wealth of wicketkeeping talent

Ask six people for the name of the wicketkeeper who they think has taken the most number of catches so far this season in the County Championship, and the chances are that you will get a half a dozen different … Continue reading

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