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Essex trio disciplined

Flower, Godleman and Westley each fined and reprimanded

Flower: hit his stumps

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Essex have punished Grant Flower, Billy Godleman and Tom Westley for breaches of discipline.

"The club takes these incidents extremely seriously and all the players have been severely reprimanded and fined."

David East

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All three batsmen have been fined, severely reprimanded and warned about their future conduct for separate incidents.

"Tom and Billy were involved in separate incidents where damage was caused to property at Coggeshall Cricket Club after they had been given out during a second XI match last week," explained Essex chief executive David East.

"Grant Flower deliberately struck his stumps having being given run out in the Friends Provident t20 match at Hove versus Sussex Sharks last week.

"The club takes these incidents extremely seriously and all the players have been severely reprimanded and fined.

"In addition they have been warned regarding their future conduct and reminded of their responsibilities as ambassadors for Essex Cricket wherever they are playing."