Essex v Surrey: Kumar Sangakkara hits fifth first-class century in succession

Specsavers County Championship Division One, Cloudfm County Ground Surrey 334-7: Sangakkara 177*, S Curran 90, Meaker 43*; Quinn 3-66 Essex: Yet to bat Surrey 3 pts, Essex 2 pts Match scorecard Kumar Sangakkara’s fifth successive first-class century led a remarkable recovery for Surrey against Essex. The Sri Lankan finished unbeaten on 177 as Surrey closed…

Essex v Hampshire: Jamie Porter stars as hosts win by an innings

Specsavers County Championship Division One, The Cloudfm County Ground (day three): Essex 360: Cook 124, Westley 111; Abbott 5-58 Hampshire 115: McManus 39, Porter 5-24 & 148: McManus 37; Harmer 3-23 Essex (22 pts) beat Hampshire (1 pt) by an innings and 97 runs Match scorecard Essex wrapped up a thumping innings-and-97-run victory over Hampshire…

Essex v Hampshire: Visitors struggle with bat on day two

Specsavers County Championship Division One, The Cloudfm County Ground (day two): Essex 360: Cook 124, Westley 111; Abbott 5-58 Hampshire 92-7: McManus 30*; Porter 3-17 Essex lead Hampshire by 268 runs Essex 5 pts, Hampshire 1 pt Match scorecard Hampshire lost five wickets with the score on 18 before closing on 92-7 as Essex took…

One-Day Cup: Alastair Cook's unbeaten 67 guides Essex to victory over Middlesex

Royal London One-Day Cup, The Cloudfm County Ground Middlesex 148 (40.2 overs): Malan 23; Walter 4-37, Porter 4-40 Essex 149-3 (29.4 overs): Cook 67*, Bopara 33*; Patel 2-39 Essex (2 pts) beat Middlesex by seven wickets Match scorecard Alastair Cook scored an unbeaten 67 as Essex thrashed Middlesex to make it five wins from six…

One-Day Cup: Alastair Cook scores century as Essex beat Sussex

Royal London One-Day Cup, Cloudfm County Ground Essex 295-7 (50 overs): Cook 109, Ten Doeschate 102; Taylor 3-65 Sussex 285 (48.1 overs): Nash 66, Van Zyl 61, Archer 45; Walter 3-45 Essex (2pts) beat Sussex by 10 runs Match scorecard England Test opener Alastair Cook scored a second One-Day Cup century of the season as…

One-Day Cup: Alastair Cook makes 127 as Essex beat Gloucestershire

Royal London One-Day Cup, Cloudfm County Ground Essex 315-8 (50 overs): Cook 127; Liddle 4-54 Gloucestershire 286-8 (50 overs): Mustard 90, Cockbain 79; Bopara 3-34 Essex (2 pts) beat Gloucestershire by 29 runs Match scorecard England opener Alastair Cook’s century set up a 29-run win for Essex against Gloucestershire in the One-Day Cup. The 32-year-old…