Essex recovered from a poor start to reach 268-8 at stumps on the opening day of their game with Lancashire.
Essex captain James Foster has been banned for two matches after a spate of disciplinary offences at his club.
Ravi Bopara starred with bat and ball as Essex beat Lancashire by seven wickets in the CB40.
James Foster has taken over as Essex captain following Mark Pettini's decision to stand down.
James Foster will captain Essex for the remainder of the county's Friends Provident t20 campaign.
Robbie Joseph bowled Kent to a 192-run triumph over Essex on the final day at Chelmsford.
Michael Vaughan has been named in the MCC side to play county champions Durham.
Darren Gough is among 20 English players to be entered in the IPL's forthcoming auction.
Gloucestershire batted throughout the final day for a draw against Essex, although it was not enough for to avoid the wooden spoon.
Essex can upset an excellent Kent team in the final of the Friends Provident Trophy, according to wicketkeeper James Foster.
India taught England's batsmen a lesson in one day cricket at Trent Bridge, says David Lloyd.
The chips are down for England, but I'm chipper after Finals Day thanks to the chippies in Whitby...
Alex Hales has honed his batting craft and can now be relied upon in ODI cricket, says Nick Knight.
England v India ODI Series 201
India win by 6 wickets
Sri Lanka v Pakistan ODI Serie
Sri Lanka win by 7 wickets (D/L Method)
England Academy Women v South
South Africa Women win by 5 wickets
Ricky Ponting reflects on his World Cup record and talks us through his fielding drills in Episode 5 of our series.
Michael Holding, Shane Warne and David Lloyd reflect on England’s 3-1 series victory over India.