Tag Archives: Paul Hiscock

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 grant Hawkins leave for experience Down Under

Scott Hawkins is the latest representative from Essex County Cricket Club to make his mark in Australia although the assistant groundsman won’t be as high profile as opening batsman Alastair Cook who made such a stunning impression during last winter’s Ashes … Continue reading

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Saville says Willoughby signing “just what Essex need”

Essex cricket committee chairman Graham Saville is delighted with the signing of Charl Willoughby who is expected to form a tireless new ball partnership with David Masters for the 2012 campaign. “David Masters was the leading wicket-taker in the country … Continue reading

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Hilliard tells Morgan: let all counties make title bid

Essex chairman Nigel Hilliard would like to see the introduction of a system in which all 18 counties have the opportunity to win the County Championship title. “At present, there are nine counties each year that are never going to have … 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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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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Masters extends Essex contract to end of 2014

  David Masters, the country’s leading wicket-taker in 2011, has put pen to paper on an extended three-year deal that will keep him at Essex until the end of the 2014 season. He finished last summer with 93 first-class victims, testimony … 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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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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