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Grayson supports penalty verdict on Canterbury pitch

Essex head coach Paul Grayson has spoken about his unhappiness with the pitch at Canterbury where Kent completed an LV= County Championship double over their old adversaries. Kent won by six wickets in a low-scoring match where only Geraint Jones … Continue reading

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Praise for Pettini and Shah as Essex stay in CB40 hunt

Essex head coach Paul Grayson has praised his batsmen for their performance against Lancashire at Old Trafford which kept alive hopes of reaching the Clydesdale Bank 40 semi-finals. They chased down 258 to beat Lancashire by six wickets, with two … Continue reading

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Essex still not giving up on County Championship promotion

Although Essex were unable to extend a three-match winning run in the County Championship when they were forced to settle for a draw and eight points from the game with Glamorgan at Cardiff last week, coach Paul Grayson still believes … Continue reading

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Essex set to make formal complaint on CB40 abandonment

Essex head coach Paul Grayson was left seething after his side were prevented from making an attempt to reach a target of 74 runs from 10 overs to beat Nottinghamshire in the Clydesdale Bank 40 match at Trent Bridge on … Continue reading

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Essex ready to award Craddock full-time contract

Tom Craddock has been given a belated 22nd birthday present in the form of a permanent contract with Essex. The leg spinner joined Essex at the start of June on a two-month trial but has made such an initial impression … Continue reading

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Grayson sees Craddock as “exciting prospect”

Tom Craddock’s highly impressive County Championship debut for Essex, in which he took four second innings wickets in victory over Division Two pacesetters Northamptonshire at Chelmsford, has greatly improved his aspirations of winning a professional contract with the county. The … Continue reading

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“Not good enough” Tsotsobe faces Essex chop

Overseas fast bowler Lonwabo Tsotsobe is set to be left out by Essex when they take on Surrey this week in the LV County Championship second division clash at Whitgift School in Croydon. The match is a high-profile one, and … Continue reading

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Siddle signing off so Essex chase Southee

Essex’s hopes of signing Australian fast bowler Peter Siddle appear to have been dashed. I understand that the Victoria quickie has now made himself unavailable for personal reasons, leaving Essex desperately seeking a suitable alternative with the start of the … Continue reading

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Aussie paceman Siddle set to join Essex

Essex are close to signing an overseas bowler for the start of the forthcoming season. It is believed that Australian paceman Peter Siddle is the player in question although Essex first team coach Paul Grayson is keeping the name under … Continue reading

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Shah Essex debut likely to be late May

Essex will have to wait before seeing their new winter signing Owais Shah putting bat to ball in 2011. The former England and Middlesex batsman is currently in South Africa where he has been playing for Cape Cobras and then … Continue reading

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