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Mickleburgh and Craddock benefit from India spin trip

While a number of England batsman have shown themselves to be distinctly uncomfortable against top-class spin bowling this winter, one young Essex batsman has taken steps to familiarise himself with the potential problems caused by that particular bowling art. Jaik … Continue reading

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Smith relishing new challenge in Essex dressing room

The sound of southern African accents is sure to dominate one corner of the Essex dressing room when the new season starts in early April. Joining Johannesburg-born newcomer Greg Smith will be Cape Province born duo Charl Willoughby and short … 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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Silverwood: progress of Mills and Topley will inspire others

The rapid advance of fast bowling talents Reece Topley and Tymal Mills in the past 12 months has naturally delighted all the coaching staff at Essex but, rather than rest on their laurels, they are currently working intensively in their … Continue reading

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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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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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Time for action on county cricket commentary threat

Cricket lovers both domestically and across the world will be shocked and disappointed that coverage of county cricket by BBC local radio stations is set for a major reduction from the 2013 season. Sport is currently covered seven days a … 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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