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South Africa recall spinner Simon Harmer for New Zealand Test series
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South Africa recall spinner Simon Harmer for New Zealand Test series

Harmer has been a prolific wicket-taker for Essex and was named a Wisden cricketer of the year in 2020.

Former pacer Jahid Khan accuses Essex of racism, sponsor pulls out
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Former pacer Jahid Khan accuses Essex of racism, sponsor pulls out

Jahid is the third player from Essex to accuse it of racism that has rocked English cricket in the wake of the Yorkshire-Azeem Rafiq episode.

Essex cricket chairman John Faragher quits over racism allegations
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Essex cricket chairman John Faragher quits over racism allegations

John Faragher, who stepped down on Thursday, denies the allegations against him, which relate to an Essex board meeting in 2017, but the club are looking into why the incident was not fully and independently investigated at the time.

County Championship: COVID positive case forces abandonment of Derbyshire vs Essex
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County Championship: COVID positive case forces abandonment of Derbyshire vs Essex

The unnamed player has begun to self isolate and other members of the Derbyshire squad have been identified as close contacts.

South African fast bowler Marchant De Lange signs two-year contract with Somerset
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South African fast bowler Marchant De Lange signs two-year contract with Somerset

The 30-year-old, who made the last of his 12 international appearances for the Proteas in 2016, already has county experience after four seasons with Welsh club Glamorgan.

ECB says County Championship will return in 2021 with new-look group-stage format
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ECB says County Championship will return in 2021 with new-look group-stage format

The County Championship will return next year in a group-stage format after it was scrapped this season due to the coronavirus pandemic, the England and Wales Cricket Board said.

Alastair Cook shines as Essex clinch inaugural Bob Willis Trophy after draw against Somerset
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Alastair Cook shines as Essex clinch inaugural Bob Willis Trophy after draw against Somerset

Reigning county champions Essex extended their red-ball dominance after edging the first in what could be a new tradition of first-class season deciders for English counties.

Shoaib Akhtar says only 'one or two' Pakistan teammates mistreated Danish Kaneria for his religious identity
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Shoaib Akhtar says only 'one or two' Pakistan teammates mistreated Danish Kaneria for his religious identity

Akhtar said he immediately stepped in to stop those players from discriminating against Danish Kaneria, which shows that as a society, they don't indulge in racial discrimination

Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon to join Hampshire for next season's County Championship
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Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon to join Hampshire for next season's County Championship

Lyon is the latest Australian to sign with an English county for the 2020 season, with Travis Head joining Sussex, Cameron Bancroft at Durham and Peter Siddle returning to Essex

Sri Lanka great Kumar Sangakkara set to captain MCC against county champions Essex at Galle International Stadium
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Sri Lanka great Kumar Sangakkara set to captain MCC against county champions Essex at Galle International Stadium

Sangakkara — whose 15-year international career encompassed 134 Test appearances and over 400 one day internationals — will lead out his side in the English domestic season's traditional curtain-raiser at the Galle International Stadium

Essex crowned England's county champions after Ryan ten Doeschate's men see off spirited Somerset on final day
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Essex crowned England's county champions after Ryan ten Doeschate's men see off spirited Somerset on final day

Essex won England's County Championship for the second time in three years after holding off a spirited charge by Somerset on the final day of the season

T20 Blast: Captain Simon Harmer's all-round performance helps Essex beat Worcestershire in dramatic final
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T20 Blast: Captain Simon Harmer's all-round performance helps Essex beat Worcestershire in dramatic final

Essex captain Simon Harmer produced a match-winning cameo with the bat to lead his team to victory over Worcestershire on the final ball of Saturday's T20 Blast final.

UK airline fines woman Rs 70 lakh for causing hijack scare on Turkey-bound flight, bans her for life
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UK airline fines woman Rs 70 lakh for causing hijack scare on Turkey-bound flight, bans her for life

Chloe Haines, a Costa Coffee worker who was travelling with her wheelchair-bound grandmother, caused a hijack scare when she attempted to open the aircraft door and storm the cockpit during a flight from London Stansted to Dalaman in Turkey on 22 June.

AB de Villiers slams 43-ball 88 on T20 Blast debut to lead Middlesex to comfortable win over Essex
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AB de Villiers slams 43-ball 88 on T20 Blast debut to lead Middlesex to comfortable win over Essex

De Villiers kept on hammering Essex bowlers all around the park and he went on to score 88 runs off just 43 balls. This knock by the right-handed batsman enabled Middlesex to register an easy win by seven wickets with three overs to spare

'I am guilty', admits Danish Kaneria after six years of denial in Essex fixing scandal
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'I am guilty', admits Danish Kaneria after six years of denial in Essex fixing scandal

Pakistan's Danish Kaneria has finally admitted his role in a fixing scandal that led to the imprisonment of former Essex team-mate Mervyn Westfield after six years of denials

Former England wicket-keeper James Foster to retire from all forms of cricket after end of season
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Former England wicket-keeper James Foster to retire from all forms of cricket after end of season

James Foster rose through the ranks at Essex from his days as a junior cricketer when he also represented England Under-19s.

Murali Vijay slams century on County debut, helps Essex register comfortable victory
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Murali Vijay slams century on County debut, helps Essex register comfortable victory

India's Murali Vijay struck a fine century in a dream county debut, guiding Essex to a comfortable eight-wicket victory over Nottinghamshire in County Championship Division One match at Trent Bridge

Vijay Hazare 2018: Vijay Shankar to lead Tamil Nadu squad bereft of international stars Dinesh Karthik, R Ashwin and Murali Vijay
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Vijay Hazare 2018: Vijay Shankar to lead Tamil Nadu squad bereft of international stars Dinesh Karthik, R Ashwin and Murali Vijay

The Vijay Shankar-led team was announced on Tuesday by the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association's selection committee.

Australia's workhorse Peter Siddle returns to Test squad after two-year hiatus
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Australia's workhorse Peter Siddle returns to Test squad after two-year hiatus

The hard-working Peter Siddle played the last of his 62 Tests in November 2016, and it appeared he had worn the Australian baggy green cap for the last time.

Alastair Cook marks swansong Test with ton, becomes only fifth batsmen to score century on debut and final match
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Alastair Cook marks swansong Test with ton, becomes only fifth batsmen to score century on debut and final match

Alastair Cook scored his 33rd Test century on Monday in his farewell international match at the Oval, bringing the curtain down on a record-breaking England career in style.