T Rippon cricket: Resurgent NAG1 complete 'great escape' after last gasp win in relegation shoot-out

Brentwood Weekly News: Cricket - cxz

11:44am Monday 1st September 2014

NAVESTOCK and Ardleigh Green snatched victory from the jaws of defeat and avoided relegation in the most dramatic fashion at the weekend.

Warwickshire dump Essex out at the quarter-final stage once again

Brentwood Weekly News:

10:12pm Thursday 28th August 2014

ESSEX skipper Ryan ten Doeschate admitted his team was gutted to be knocked out of a second quarter final in a month by Warwickshire.

Town triumphant after happy Monday

Brentwood Weekly News:

1:40pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

BRENTWOOD Town rounded off a successful Bank Holiday weekend with a 2-1 victory over Redbridge at Oakside.

Blues gear up for clash at Redbridge with home draw against Thamesmead Town

Brentwood Weekly News:

10:20am Monday 25th August 2014

Brentwood Town gear up for Bank Holiday clash with Redbridge after 1-1 draw with Thamesmead Town

Young tennis stars make national championships

Brentwood Weekly News: Arabella Moen

6:48pm Thursday 14th August 2014

TENNIS starlets Johnathon Price and Arabella Moen have both made the singles draw of the Under 12’s Nike Junior National Tennis Championships.

Late Akrofi strike secure's Town's first win

Brentwood Weekly News:

1:14pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

ALEX Akrofi scored a 94th minute winner at Great Wakering Rovers to help Brentwood Town to their first victory of the Ryman North season.

Jack Leaning's maiden ton all in vain as Essex Eagles' centurions secure five-wicket win over Yorkshire

Brentwood Weekly News:

7:20pm Monday 11th August 2014

JACK Leaning’s first century for Yorkshire in any form of cricket could not prevent his side crashing to defeat against Essex in a high-scoring Royal London One-Day Cup Group A match at Scarborough.

First day between Essex and Hampshire is a complete wash out while Reece Topley has another injury scare

Brentwood Weekly News:

7:25pm Sunday 13th July 2014

ESSEX and Hampshire were thwarted by the weather at Colchester as rain completely washed out the opening day's play in the County Championship.

Geoffrey Boycott the latest big name to question Alastair Cook's England captaincy

Brentwood Weekly News: Alastair Cook

9:10am Tuesday 24th June 2014

ALASTAIR Cook passed Geoffrey Boycott on England's all-time leading run-scorers list on Monday but the former Test opener believes the current captain is presiding over a "recipe for resignation".

Tim Phillips steers Essex home to win over Middlesex

Brentwood Weekly News: Tim Phillips hits a six against Middlesex. PIC: GAVIN ELLIS/TGS PHOTOS

11:09pm Friday 20th June 2014

TIM Phillips emerged as the Essex hero as they marched towards the quarter-finals of the Twenty20 Blast competition with a thrilling two-wicket victory over Middlesex.

Essex left to reflect on missed opportunities as Hampshire finish day one on top

Brentwood Weekly News: Ravi Bopara leaves the field after being dismissed by James Tomlinson. PICTURES: GAVIN ELLIS/TGS PHOTOS

7:15pm Sunday 15th June 2014

HAMPSHIRE finished the first day in the ascendancy after recovering from 208 for six to make 286 all out and then reduce Essex to 55 for two at stumps.

Ton-up Ravi Bopara gives Essex a slender advantage over Kent going into final day

Brentwood Weekly News: Ravi Bopara is applauded off the field after making 162. PICS: GAVIN ELLIS/TGS PHOTOS

7:38pm Monday 9th June 2014

England all-rounder Ravi Bopara's 162 helped edge Essex into a slender first-innings lead on a rain-hit third day of the LV= County Championship Division Two match with Kent, where Mitchell Claydon fought back with five wickets.

Buoyant Billy batters Boreham to kickstart Nag 1s season...at last

Brentwood Weekly News: CRICKET: Holders at home

7:00am Monday 9th June 2014

NAVESTOCK and Ardleigh Green 1s finally got their season underway thanks to a one-man wonder show.

Kevin Pietersen fails to heed Ravi Bopara's warning as Essex get the better of Surrey in T20 Blast

Brentwood Weekly News: Ravi Bopara celebrates taking the wicket of Kevin Pietersen. PICS: GAVIN ELLIS/TGS PHOTOS

10:17pm Friday 6th June 2014

Kevin Pietersen failed to heed Ravi Bopara's warning as his return to English cricket yielded five runs and Surrey were subjected to a five-wicket NatWest T20 Blast defeat by Essex.

James Foster not handed an England Test recall as Matt Prior returns

Brentwood Weekly News: James Foster. PIC: GAVIN ELLIS/TGS PHOTOS

1:26pm Thursday 5th June 2014

ESSEX skipper James Foster has not won a recall to the England Test squad.

James Foster gives Essex the slight edge over Glamorgan after day two

Brentwood Weekly News: James Foster. PICS: GAVIN ELLIS/TGS PHOTOS

8:34pm Monday 2nd June 2014

ESSEX wicketkeeper James Foster hit a fine 86 to steer to his side to a first-innings lead of 36 over Glamorgan on day two of their County Championship match at Chelmsford.

Reece Topley's six wickets help Essex forget about Monty Panesar's breach of discipline

Brentwood Weekly News: Reece Topley celebrates the wicket of Chris Cooke, his sixth of the innings. PICTURES: GAVIN ELLIS/TGS PHOTOS

7:15pm Sunday 1st June 2014

MONTY Panesar may have been absent through disciplinary reasons but Essex hardly stuggled without him with Reece Topley taking six wickets in his first championship match of the season against Glamorgan.

Monty Panesar dropped for failing to make Essex team meeting

Brentwood Weekly News: Monty Panesar. PIC: GAVIN ELLIS/TGS PHOTOS

5:05pm Sunday 1st June 2014

ESSEX dropped spinner Monty Panesar for their County Championship division two match against Glamorgan at Chelmsford after the England international failed to turn up for a team meeting.

Essex are thumped by Hampshire in T20 Blast

Brentwood Weekly News: Essex bowler Reece Topley shows his frustration PICS GAVIN ELLIS/TGS PHOTOS

7:30am Saturday 31st May 2014

FORMER Essex batsman Owais Shah hit an unbeaten half-century to lead Hampshire to a thumping eight-wicket win over his former side in their T20 Blast match at The Rose Bowl on Friday night.

James Foster has not had his head turned by speculation of England call-up

Brentwood Weekly News: Arun Harinath led the Surrey reply with 63 before he was caught by Mark Pettini off the bowling of Greg Smith. Picture: GAVIN ELLIS/TGS PHOTO

11:00am Friday 30th May 2014

JAMES Foster has not had his head turned by louder calls for England selectors to pick him for a busy summer of cricket.

Gareth Batty's career-best figures puts Essex on the back foot on day one against Surrey

Brentwood Weekly News: Gareth Batty

8:13pm Sunday 25th May 2014

Gareth Batty finished with career-best figures of eight for 68 as Surrey bowled Essex out for 228 on day one of their County Championship Division Two encounter at Chelmsford.

Snooker ace Ali facing another battle with cancer

Brentwood Weekly News: Cool head – Ali Carter is vying for the £32,000 prize at the Shoot-Out in Blackpool

1:30pm Saturday 24th May 2014

SNOOKER ace Ali Carter has been diagnosed with a form of lung cancer.

Essex seal thrilling win over Glamorgan in T20 Blast

Brentwood Weekly News: Matt Salisbury (R) congratulates Greg Smith on scoring the winning runs for Essex. ALL PICS: GAVIN ELLIS/TGS PHOTOS

10:57pm Friday 23rd May 2014

Essex Eagles pulled off a dramatic victory over Glamorgan Dragons with two balls left of Friday night's T20 Blast South Division clash under the floodlights at the County Ground in Chelmsford.

Stand-in skipper Mark Pettini leads Essex to win in their first T20 Blast match of the season against Middlesex

Brentwood Weekly News: Mark Pettini

3:13pm Saturday 17th May 2014

STAND-IN skipper Mark Pettini led Essex to a win in their first match of this year’s T20 Blast against Middlesex at Lord’s.

Jaik Mickleburgh and Greg Smith spearhead Essex fightback against Leicestershire

Brentwood Weekly News: Well done — Monty Panesar is congratulated on the wicket of Jigar Naik, one of six Leicestershire batmen’s scalps he claimed on day three at Chelmsford. Picture: GAVIN ELLIS/TGS PHOTO

7:12pm Tuesday 6th May 2014

ESSEX battled back on day three with an impressive unbeaten partnership from Jaik Mickleburgh and Greg Smith to take a huge slice out of Leicestershire’s first-innings lead of 152 at Chelmsford.

Danish Kaneria loses challenge to life-time ban

Brentwood Weekly News: Danish Kaneria playing for Essex

1:58pm Tuesday 6th May 2014

FORMER Essex and Pakistan cricketer Danish Kaneria, who was given a life ban after a disciplinary panel concluded that he had encouraged a team-mate to underperform, has lost a High Court fight with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).

Century has Ben Foakes feeling upbeat about his place in the Essex team

Brentwood Weekly News: Ben Foakes

11:00am Friday 2nd May 2014

BEN Foakes says hitting a career-best score has put him in a confident mood of retaining his place in the Essex starting line-up heading into the summer.

Graham Gooch's axing as England batting coach backed by Alastair Cook

Brentwood Weekly News: Graham Gooch working with Alastair Cook in the nets in Australia

9:09am Thursday 1st May 2014

ESSEX legend Graham Gooch has become the first casualty of the Peter Moores era after being dismissed from his job as England batting coach.

FOOTBALL: Kelvedon fail in final

Brentwood Weekly News: Girls' football team seeking to sign more under-sevens

7:27pm Wednesday 30th April 2014

KELVEDON Hatch lost out in the Essex Saturday Premier Cup Final as Newbury clinched the silverware for the second time in three years.

HOCKEY: Young hockey stars rewarded

Brentwood Weekly News: Hockey: Wotton defeated by league leaders Firebrands

7:25pm Wednesday 30th April 2014

TWO stand-out players from Brentwood Hockey club received Jack Petchey Awards as their season came to a close.

BASKETBALL: Big Cats’ title shot is ruined by Carnegie

Brentwood Weekly News: Coaching course starts in February

7:24pm Wednesday 30th April 2014

ESSEX Leopards’ dreams of a second Division One play-off title in three years came to an end at the semi-final stage as they lost to Leeds Carnegie on Saturday.

Mighty Ben Foakes’ highest score gets Essex on track against Gloucester

Brentwood Weekly News: Ben Foakes celebrates scoring 100 runs and (inset) batting his way to an unbeaten 132 at the close of play.  Picture: GAVIN ELLIS/TGS PHOTO

7:48pm Tuesday 29th April 2014

BEN Foakes chalked up the highest score of his career as Essex took control against Gloucestershire at the County Ground.

Baseball: Mixed luck for Brentwood Stags

7:07pm Tuesday 29th April 2014

BRENTWOOD Stags took on Richmond AA at Warley Field on Sunday in the AA league of the British Baseball Federation.

Alastair Cook: Essex promotion push could hinge on players staying fit

Brentwood Weekly News: Alastair Cook   PIC GAVIN ELLIS/TGS PHOTOS

3:19pm Thursday 24th April 2014

ALASTAIR Cook says Essex’s promotion hopes this season could rest on steering clear of injuries.

Alastair Cook shows form with classy century as Essex draw with Surrey

Brentwood Weekly News: Alastair Cook celebrates his century against Surrey.    PICTURES: GAVIN ELLIS/TGS PHOTOS

6:04pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

ALASTAIR Cook showed his form with his second County Championship century of the season as Essex batted out a draw with Surrey at The Oval.

FOOTBALL: Brentwood avoid relegation

Brentwood Weekly News: Local football

12:02pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

BRENTWOOD TOWN 3 – 2 SOHAM TOWN RANGERS BRENTWOOD Town finally won their relegation battle after they fought back from 2-1 down to win 3-2 against Soham Town Rangers.

LEOPARDS: Big Cats face semi without Youngblood

Brentwood Weekly News: Robert Youngblood still fancies Essex Leopards for the title

12:01pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

LEOPARDS will be without coach Robert Youngblood when they meet Leeds Carnegie in the play-off semi-final on Saturday.

Jesse Ryder set to be Essex Cricket's overseas star for 2014

Brentwood Weekly News: Jesse Ryder

12:21pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

MASTER-BLASTER batsman Jesse Ryder is set to sign for Essex County Cricket Club as their overseas players for 2014.

Paul Grayson warns Essex not to under-estimate Surrey

Brentwood Weekly News: Paul Grayson. PIC: GAVIN ELLIS/TGS PHOTOS

11:48am Saturday 19th April 2014

ESSEX will be unchanged as they seek to make it back-to-back wins at the start of their County Championship campaign by beating Surrey at the Oval.

FOOTBALL: Witham Town 1-0 Brentwood Town

Brentwood Weekly News: Girls' football team seeking to sign more under-sevens

11:57am Wednesday 16th April 2014

WITHAM’S Tom Wraight scored in the first minute to give the home side victory.

BASKETBALL: Leopards reach semi finals again

Brentwood Weekly News: Andre Lockhart leads Essex Leopards into semi-finals

11:56am Wednesday 16th April 2014

IN a tense game at the Brentwood Centre on Sunday Leopards reached their fourth straight Final Fours with victory against Bristol Academy Flyers.

Graham Napier helps wrap up Essex win over Derbyshire

Brentwood Weekly News: David Masters celebrates taking the final  is congratulated on taking the last wicket of the match, that of Mark Footitt.     PICTURES: GAVIS ELLIS/TGS PHOTOS

2:57pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Graham Napier led the attack as Essex claimed a 53-run victory over Derbyshire on the final day of the County Championship Division Two match at Chelmsford.

Alastair Cook puts Essex in charge going into the final day against Derbyshire

Brentwood Weekly News: Alastair Cook. Pictures Gavin Ellis/TGS Photos

6:52pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

ENGLAND Test captain Alastair Cook came within 19 runs of a double-century to put Essex on the front foot in their County Championship Division Two match against Derbyshire.

Alastair Cook's century puts Essex in control of Derbyshire

Brentwood Weekly News: Alastair Cook celebrates his century for Essex

7:17pm Monday 14th April 2014

ENGLAND Test captain Alastair Cook scored an unbeaten 139 as Essex took control of their County Championship Division Two match against Derbyshire at a sun-baked Chelmsford.

SKIING: Caroline talks about Paralympic medal glory

Brentwood Weekly News: Caroline Powell (left) and Jade Etherington at the bottom of the slope following their third Winter Paralympics medal of the games. Picture: Paul Sanwell/OP Photographic

1:02pm Thursday 10th April 2014

SKI instructor Caroline Powell has spoken of her experience helping Team GB secure four medals at the winter Paralympics.

FOOTBALL: Cup final heartache for Brentwood

Brentwood Weekly News: Girls' football team seeking to sign more under-sevens

1:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

BRENTWOOD TOWN U14s 0, REDBRIDGE U14s 1 BRENTWOOD Town’s youngsters fell to a heartbreaking 1-0 defeat in the county cup final.

BASKETBALL: Bristol up next for Leopards

Brentwood Weekly News: Leading the way — Howard Crawford was the top scorer for Essex Leopards against Reading and Manchester

12:59pm Thursday 10th April 2014

LEOPARDS will host old rivals Bristol Academy Flyers in the play-off quarter-final at the Brentwood Centre on Sunday, at 4pm.

Essex batsmen enjoy time at crease in friendly against Kent

Brentwood Weekly News: Tom Westley

5:52pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

ESSEX continued their preparations for the new season with a day of batting in their friendly with Kent at the County Ground, Chelmsford, yesterday.

Paul Grayson says Essex are desperate for promotion this year

Brentwood Weekly News: Essex players enjoy ice creams at their annual press day

2:39pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

PROMOTION in the County Championship is Essex’s main priority of 2014 according to head coach Paul Grayson.

Defeat leaves Bopara and England's World Twenty 20 campaign in tatters

Brentwood Weekly News: SAME AGAIN: England fielder Ravi Bopara falls on the ground in an unsuccessful attempt to field the ball after a shot played by West Indies' batsman Chris Gayle, rear, during their ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Cup warm up match earlier this week

7:13pm Saturday 29th March 2014

ENGLAND'S hopes of making the World Twenty20 semi-finals were finally extinguished after they lost a do-or-die shootout with South Africa by three runs in Chittagong.







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