Essex

  • Alastair Cook sets up Essex win over Sri Lanka May 16, 2014

    England captain Alastair Cook's quickfire knock helped ensure Sri Lanka's first match in England ended in defeat. Cook struck 71 on Tuesday as his county Essex made 5161 in a oneday match reduced by rain to 21 overs per side at Chelmsford. In reply, Sri Lanka the recently crowned World Twenty20...
  • Danish Kaneria vows to fight on despite setback May 7, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's banned legspinner Danish Kaneria has refused to give up on his efforts to get the life ban imposed on him by the England Cricket Board removed even after a commercial High Court in London dismissed his appeal. Instead Kaneria challenged the ECB to go public with the evidence against...
  • Danish Kaneria's appeal against life ban fails May 6, 2014

    London: Former Essex and Pakistan bowler Danish Kaneria has failed in his bid to overturn a life ban from cricket for breaking anticorruption rules. Kaneria was banned for life in 2012 by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on charges of inducing his Essex teammate Mervyn Westfield to bowl deliberately...
  • Alastair Cook laments 'tough' Gooch call May 2, 2014

    Alastair Cook said he'd made one of the hardest telephone calls of his career to tell boyhood hero Graham Gooch he was no longer needed by England. Cook, the England captain, was mentored through the ranks at Essex by Gooch, one of the county's greatest players and England's record Test...
  • New Zeakand's Jesse Ryder to play for Essex April 23, 2014

    Wellington: New Zealand Cricket says it will not oppose batsman Jesse Ryder's move to English county side Essex, even though he is currently barred from international selection because of off-field misbehavior. Ryder is expected to join Essex in May and will play for the division two county in all formats for...
  • Banned Danish Kaneria to know his fate next week April 11, 2014

    Karachi: Banned Pakistan legspinner Danish Kaneria will have to wait for a week to know whether he can revive his cricketing career again or will have to serve out the life ban imposed on him for his involvement in spot-fixing. Kaneria's appeal against the life ban imposed on him by the...
  • UK: Aircraft crashes into a field, 2 persons dead March 30, 2014

    London: Two persons, including the pilot, have been killed when a light aircraft crashed into a field in a rural area in the UK, officials said. Emergency services were alerted to a major incident that a plane had gone down in Essex, a home county north-east of London, last evening. "Two...
  • Monty Panesar signs twoyear contract with Essex October 31, 2013

    London: England spinner Monty Panesar has signed a twoyear contract with Essex, the county said on Thursday. Panesar, who is in Australia ahead of next month's Ashes series, joined Essex on loan earlier this year after being released by Sussex. "I loved playing for Essex last season," he told the club's website...
  • Panesar handed suspended ban for intimidating behaviour September 28, 2013

    London: England's troubled spinner Monty Panesar has been given a suspended onematch ban for threatening and intimidating behaviour towards an opponent, the England and Wales Cricket Board said on Friday. The sanction, which follows two incidents in the County Championship match between Essex and Worcestershire in early September, applies only to...
  • Gautam Gambhir dismissed for 3 against Hampshire in County game September 25, 2013

    Southampton: Discarded India opener Gautam Gambhir's rough ride in county cricket continued as he was dismissed cheaply for only 3 runs playing for Essex against Hampshire in a Division Two County Championship match here Wednesday. The lefthander was dismissed edging a swinging delivery from rightarm pacer Matt Coles to wicketkeeper Michael...
  • Gautam Gambhir rejoins Essex, scores patient 32 September 11, 2013

    Canterbury: Rejoining his county duty after a brief hiatus, out-of-favour India opener Gautam Gambhir on Wednesday made a patient 36 during his side Essex's County Championship Division Two four-day match against Kent. Opening the batting, Gambhir played cautiously and faced 132 deliveries, hitting two boundaries at the St Lawrence Ground. Gambhir was...
  • Gautam Gambhir set to rejoin Essex September 10, 2013

    New Delhi: India opener Gautam Gambhir is set to return to England to rejoin county side Essex after he was forced leave for home due to a family bereavement, Sky Sports said on its website on Monday. "Gautam returned home to India on 1 September but will now rejoin...
  • Gautam Gambhir leaves Essex 'for family reasons' September 2, 2013

    New Delhi: English county club Essex have announced that batsman Gautam Gambhir has returned home to India. A statement issued on the Essex website on Monday said: "Gautam Gambhir returned to his native India on Sunday for family reasons. At this stage Essex Cricket and Gautam are unable to make...
  • Gambhir scores century in second innings against Gloucestershire August 30, 2013

    Bristol: Out-of-favour opener Gautam Gambhir roared back to form with a fine century for Essex against Gloucestershire in a Division II County Championship match here on Friday. After four successive failures at the start including a duck in the first innings of this match, the Delhi left-hander showed glimpses of his...
  • Gambhir's Essex woes and Indians in county cricket August 29, 2013

    Gautam Gambhir's attempt to impress the national selectors with runs scored in county cricket has so far not gone as planned, with scores of 31, 21, 2 and 0 leading up to the first day of Essex's four-day match against Gloucestershire at Bristol. With Gambhir struggling in his first few...
  • Gambhir fails again, falls for duck against Gloucestershire August 28, 2013

    Bristol: India discard Gautam Gambhir's woeful county stint continued after he failed for the fourth time while turning up for Essex, this time in a first-class match against Gloucestershire here Wednesday. Gambhir's sequence of scores in the four matches for Essex (two first-class and two List A) read a horrible 31,...
  • Hat-trick of failures as Gambhir's lean patch continues August 26, 2013

    Manchester: India discard Gautam Gambhir's woeful form in the county circuit continued as he failed to make a significant contribution for the third time in a row during a one day game for the Yorkshire Bank Pro 40 Championship. Gambhir made only 2 after Essex captain James Foster elected to bat...
  • Pakistan should not force Danish Kaneria to confess: Rashid Latif August 25, 2013

    Karachi: Former captain Rashid Latif on Saturday said Pakistan cricket authorities should not force leg-spinner Danish Kaneria to plead guilty to spot-fixing until he has exhausted all legal options available to him. A disciplinary panel of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) banned Kaneria for life last year after...
  • Gambhir wants to make most of county stint August 22, 2013

    Gautam Gambhir is looking to make the most of playing in county cricket and says his stint with Essex has given him the opportunity to fulfil his long time dream. "Back home at the moment there's not a lot of cricket and you always want to challenge yourself in different...
  • Gautam Gambhir scores 31 on county debut for Essex August 21, 2013

    London: Out of favour opener Gautam Gambhir scored 31 for Essex against Northamptionshire on his county debut on Wednesday. The lefthander faced 67 balls and hit five boundaries before being being beaten for pace by rightarm pacer Steven Crook after sharing a 44run second wicket stand with Greg Smith at...
  • Monty Panesar has let England down, says Alastair Cook August 21, 2013

    London: Troubled spinner Monty Panesar "let the England shirt down" with the unsavoury incident that sparked his exit from Sussex, captain Alistair Cook said, but insisted he could revive his Test career. Panesar, 31, was fined by police for urinating in public after he was ejected from a Brighton nightclub on...
  • Monty Panesar hopes Essex move will help Ashes chances August 20, 2013

    Monty Panesar is hoping a change of county will help his chances of gaining selection for England's Ashes tour to Australia later in the year. The 31yearold leftarm spinner made his debut for Essex against his old club Northamptonshire on Tuesday, a day after being released by Sussex following his...
  • Gautam Gambhir looking forward to county stint August 16, 2013

    In an exclusive interview to CNNIBN, the 31yearold batsman says he wants to gain maximum experience by playing for Essex....
  • Gambhir joins Essex for rest of the season August 15, 2013

    Indian batsman Gautam Gambhir has signed for English country side Essex for remainder of the season. Gambhir, 31, will replace overseas batsman Hamish Rutherford, who will go back to New Zealand after Saturday's FLT20 finals. "I am delighted to have this chance to make my county cricket debut with Essex," Gambhir was...
  • Tait hattrick guides Essex home August 9, 2013

    London: Australian pace bowler Shaun Tait took a hattrick to help Essex defeat Nottinghamshire by 47 runs in the Twenty20 quarterfinals on Thursday. After Ryan ten Doeschate smashed 82 off 44 balls to give Essex an intimidating total of 1876 from their 20 overs, it was Tait's turn to take over...
  • ECB allows Westfield to play club cricket from April July 4, 2013

    London: Mervyn Westfield, former Essex seamer, who was banned for five years by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), has been allowed to play club cricket from next April but will remain suspended from the professional game until 2017. ECB took the decision while turning down Westfield's former Essex teammate...
  • Graeme Swann spins England to victory against Essex July 3, 2013

    London: Graeme Swann gave Australia a timely reminder of his ability by taking five wickets as England warmedup for next week's first Ashes Test with a 228run win over Essex on Wednesday. Essex, set a second innings target of 415 to win at their Chelmsford headquarters east of London, collapsed to...
  • Graeme Swann shows no lasting effects of arm injury July 3, 2013

    Chelmsford: Graeme Swann showed there were no lasting effects from his arm injury sustained on the second day of England's match against Essex by bowling his team to victory in the Ashes warmup on Wednesday. England's frontline offspinner took 5 for 68 in 20.3 overs as England bowled the county side...
  • Jonathan Trott sees England gain from 'loselose' situation July 3, 2013

    London: England batsman Jonathan Trott insisted the side had made the best out of a "loselose" situation after their Ashes warmup match against Essex was stripped of its firstclass status on the third day of four. Essex saw seamers David Masters and Tymal Mills leave the field Tuesday with Achilles and...
  • Lifeban stays as Danish Kaneria spotfix appeal dismissed July 3, 2013

    London: Former Pakistan legspinner Danish Kaneria's appeal against a life ban from cricket for spotfixing was dismissed by an England and Wales cricket board disciplinary panel on Tuesday. Kaneria, who has repeatedly denied any involvement in trying to engineer particular situations in a game, was banned in June last year...