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Grayson hails quality of Essex opening performance

Essex became the first side to record a victory in the County Championship this season when they completed the win over Gloucestershire just 75 minutes into the third morning’s play after a performance that head coach Paul Grayson described as … Continue reading

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Craddock aiming to build on his instant 2011 success

Tom Craddock is currently wearing a permanent smile on his face and it is easy to understand why. He is eagerly anticipating the start of season, having been awarded a two-year contract with Essex towards the end of the 2011 … Continue reading

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Petersen signing a major boost to Essex, says Grayson

Essex head coach Paul Grayson is looking forward to working with Alviro Petersen, the South Africa Test opening batsman who has joined the county as an overseas player for the opening weeks of the 2012 season. “We are delighted to … 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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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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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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Grayson happy with spread of Essex fixtures in 2012

Essex coach Paul Grayson has welcomed the scheduling of matches in the recently-published 2012 domestic fixture list. “Although there’s an early start and we do have four County Championship matches in the first month of the season, there is a … Continue reading

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Essex pace tyro Mills enjoying his meteoric rise

Despite a disappointing season in all three domestic county competitions, Essex believe there are reasons to be positive. Their bullish mood is largely based on the advance of a number of younger players and particularly a couple of fast bowling prospects, … Continue reading

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Essex hopes of an Amla return are dashed

Essex’s hopes of bringing Hashim Amla back to the Ford County Ground for the first couple of months of the 2012 season have been dashed. The 28-year-old South Africa Test opener has decided to stay at home to be with … Continue reading

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