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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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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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Topley quits school to concentrate on cricket career

Reece Topley has decided to call time on his academic studies at Royal Hospital School, Ipswich, to concentrate full-time on a burgeoning cricket career. The emerging 17-year-old Essex fast left-arm bowler made the decision after admitting he was disappointed with … Continue reading

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Exam room to new ball burst is latest Topley trick

Reece Topley had a mentally exhausting morning even before he stepped onto the Chelmsford ground to take the new ball for Essex in their current LV= County Championship match against Middlesex. The 17-year-old awoke at 6.30am and, just 75 minutes … Continue reading

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Westley dilemma adds to Essex troubles

Essex’s wretched start to the new season has so far only had the consolation of the form of the three younger members of the team. While 17-year-old Reece Topley continued his superb start to his career with another five-wicket haul … Continue reading

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England Lions call-up next for Topley?

Essex may be enduring a nightmare start to the new County Championship season, but for young Reece Topley the opening weeks of the domestic campaign are nothing short of a dream. Seventeen-year-old Topley continued his impressive introduction to first-class cricket … Continue reading

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Silverwood full of praise for young Topley

Reece Topley marked his County Championship debut with match figures of 29.4-5-114-7 yet ended on the losing side after Essex were beaten by old adversaries Kent by 57 runs. The 17-year-old schoolboy, who stands 6ft 7in tall, bagged 5 for … Continue reading

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Young giant Topley impresses on debut

While Essex were announcing the signing of South Africa fast bowler Lonwabo Tsotsobe as their overseas player for the first couple of months of the campaign, one of the county’s own young talents was among the wickets when Essex met … Continue reading

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Clare impresses for Derbys in Caribbean

Jonathan Clare, the Derbyshire all-rounder, was one of a number of players who caught the eye during the county’s pre-season Barbados T20 Cup clash against Essex. Clare, who has been warming up for the new season in promising fashion with … Continue reading

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