Devastated Ravi Bopara will fight to prove England selectors wrong

Halstead Gazette:

4:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

RAVI Bopara was devastated to be left out of England’s squad for the one-day international series against India next week.

Monty Panesar has got his mojo back

Halstead Gazette:

2:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

MONTY Panesar has put his troubles behind him and got a spring back in his step, according to Essex coach Paul Grayson.

Essex coach understands why Ben Foakes had to move on

Halstead Gazette:

12:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

ESSEX coach Paul Grayson admits if departing wicket-keeper Ben Foakes was his son he would have advised him to leave the club too.

LIVE Witham Town v Grays Athletic

Halstead Gazette: Garry Kimble. Picture: ADRIAN RUSHTON

7:54pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Live updates from the Witham Town's Ryman League premier division clash with Grays Athletic

Plenty of goals in Tuesday night's Ryman League games

Halstead Gazette:

10:05pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Maldon and Tiptree were held to a draw by visiting Ware.

Dunne urges U's to stay positive after Notts County defeat

Halstead Gazette: Facing the media - Joe Dunne gives his post-match interview following Colchester United's 2-0 defeat at Meadow Lane.

10:31pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Joe Dunne admitted he was “desperately disappointed” after his Colchester United side were beaten 2-1 at Notts County tonight.

U's slip to narrow defeat at Notts County

Halstead Gazette: Crucial strike - Freddie Sears came off the bench to help Colchester secure a 2-2 draw with Bristol City, on Saturday. Picture: NIGEL BROWN (CO90352-12)

9:52pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Colchester United are still searching for their first win of the League One season after losing 2-1 at Notts County tonight.

Dunne hoping time is right to end Meadow Lane hoodoo

Halstead Gazette:

11:43am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Colchester United manager Joe Dunne is confident his side can end their recent poor record against Notts County tonight.

U's skipper Okuonghae ready to return

Halstead Gazette:

10:30am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Magnus Okuonghae is set to return from suspension for Colchester United at Notts County tonight.

Ibehre - first U's victory is just around the corner

Halstead Gazette:

9:09am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Jabo Ibehre feels Colchester United’s early League One performances show they aren’t far away from their first win of the season.

Magical Monty wraps up Essex win

Halstead Gazette:

1:32pm Monday 18th August 2014

MONTY Panesar completed match figures of 11 for 168 as Essex eased to their fourth County Championship Division Two win of the season as they beat Glamorgan by 63 runs on the final morning at Swansea.

Alastair Cook admits his wife stopped him from quitting as England captain

Halstead Gazette:

12:13pm Monday 18th August 2014

ALASTAIR Cook admits his wife Alice stopped him from quitting as England captain.

Frankie's performance helps Joe's spending power

Halstead Gazette:

9:55am Monday 18th August 2014

The assured debut of young Frankie Kent may have handed Colchester United manager Joe Dunne some invaluable extra spending power.

Joe sees positives in encouraging performance at high-fliers

Halstead Gazette: Staying cool - Colchester United manager Joe Dunne is confident his side can avoid a situation where they have to battle against the drop. Picture: WARREN PAGE

5:59pm Saturday 16th August 2014

Colchester United manager Joe Dunne saw plenty of positives from his team's performance despite their 2-1 League One defeat by Bristol City at Ashton Gate.

U's still looking for first win after defeat at Bristol

Halstead Gazette: Facing the media - Joe Dunne gives his post-match interview following Colchester United's 2-0 defeat at Meadow Lane.

4:59pm Saturday 16th August 2014

Colchester United were left still searching for their first League One win of the season as they were beaten 2-1 at Bristol City.

LIVE Bristol City v Colchester United

Halstead Gazette: Switch - U's boss Joe Dunne has criticsed the decision to move Colchester United's game at Swindon Town to tomorrow night. Picture: STEVE BRADING

1:39pm Saturday 16th August 2014

Live updates from Ashton Gate as Colchester United face Bristol City in League One

Opening bowler Adam Rendell back to bolster Old Southendian attack against Benfleet

Halstead Gazette:

8:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

OLD Southendian & Southchurch head to Benfleet today hoping to make full use of the returning Adam Rendell.

Dragons and Seasiders march on in the FA Cup

Halstead Gazette:

9:26pm Saturday 16th August 2014

WIVENHOE TOWN and FC CLACTON took pride of place as north Essex sides embarked on their FA Cup campaigns.

Tale of two halves for the Iron

Halstead Gazette:

5:02pm Saturday 16th August 2014

Braintree Town suffered a role reversal in their Conference Premier match against visiting Chester.

Mixed results in the Ryman League

Halstead Gazette:

5:28pm Saturday 16th August 2014

There were wins for Witham Town and Maldon and Tiptree in the Ryman League.

The French Connection - Jim French's weekly look at Colchester United

Halstead Gazette:

8:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

WITH the August sun beating down we were entertained to a solid and start to the season, with a 2-2 draw against Lee Johnson’s Oldham Athletic last Saturday.

Essex want to carry one-day form over into red ball cricket

Halstead Gazette: Paul Grayson. PIC: GAVIN ELLIS/TGS PHOTOS

7:00am Friday 15th August 2014

Essex return to red ball cricket for the first time in a month today buoyed by having qualified for the quarter-final of the One-Day Cup.

Harrop is pinning his hopes on a much-needed cup run

Halstead Gazette: Taking the reins - Angelo Harrop is the new manager at Stanway Rovers

7:00am Friday 15th August 2014

STANWAY ROVERS boss Angelo Harrop is pinning his hopes on a much-needed FA Cup run.

Dunne left bitterly disappointed after Okuonghae appeal fails

Halstead Gazette: On the lookout - U's manager Joe Dunne wants any new signings he makes to have the character. Picture: WARREN PAGE

4:38pm Thursday 14th August 2014

Colchester United manager Joe Dunne admits the decision to reject their appeal against skipper Magnus Okuonghae's red card against Charlton Athletic has left him bitterly disappointed.

Okuonghae wants red card rescinded

Halstead Gazette:

7:55am Thursday 14th August 2014

Colchester United skipper Magnus Okuonghae has urged the Football Association to overturn his controversial red card against Charlton Athletic.

Stanway, Clacton and Halstead given home ties in Essex Senior Cup

Halstead Gazette:

5:45pm Thursday 14th August 2014

STANWAY ROVERS, FC CLACTON and HALSTEAD TOWN have all been given home draws in the second round of the Essex Senior Cup.

Webster hails the spirit in the Regent camp

Halstead Gazette: Brightlingsea Regent fans prepare for the biggest match their club has ever faced.

8:14am Thursday 14th August 2014

BRIGHTLINGSEA REGENT manager James Webster hailed the spirit in the camp after his side won their first-ever Ryman League fixture.

Ray admits it was strange scoring against the Seasiders

Halstead Gazette: Weapon - Ray Turner

8:11am Thursday 14th August 2014

STANWAY ROVERS striker Ray Turner admitted it was a strange feeling scoring against former club FC CLACTON.

Stephens claims two gold medals at ASA National Championships

Halstead Gazette:

5:12pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

Laura Stephens joined forces with Olympic gold medallist Ruta Meilutyte to win gold at the British Gas ASA National Championships, in Sheffield.

Dunne urged U's to keep attacking

Halstead Gazette:

4:46pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

Colchester United manager Joe Dunne says he had to make attacking substitutions during his side’s Capital One Cup defeat at Charlton Athletic.

U's to appeal Okuonghae red card

Halstead Gazette:

10:25pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

Colchester United boss Joe Dunne says they will be appealing the red card shown to skipper Magnus Okuonghae during their 4-0 Capital One Cup defeat at Charlton Athletic tonight.

Okuonghae sent off as U's bow out of Capital One Cup

Halstead Gazette:

9:37pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

Colchester United were knocked out of the Capital One Cup first round after losing 4-0 at Championship side Charlton Athletic at the Valley tonight.

Iron sink Dover Athletic

Halstead Gazette:

9:43pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

Braintree Town recorded their first win of the Conference premier season.

Late goal denies Heybridge Swifts a win

Halstead Gazette:

10:17pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

Heybridge Swifts were held to a 1-1 draw against visiting Redbridge.

Brightlingsea take win against Soham

Halstead Gazette:

10:07pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

Brightlingsea Regent held their first home game in the Ryman league and celebrated with a win.

Stanway pip the Seasiders in Thurlow Nunn League derby

9:40pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

STANWAY ROVERS ran out 2-1 winners in tonight’s Thurlow Nunn League premier division derby against FC CLACTON.

Danish Kaneria's life-time ban appeal is quashed

Halstead Gazette: Danish Kaneria playing for Essex

1:33pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

FORMER Essex and Pakistan spinner Danish Kaneria has once again had an application to appeal his life ban from cricket dismissed, the England and Wales Cricket Board has announced.

U's reluctant to put timescale on Wright recovery

Halstead Gazette:

12:44pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

Colchester United manager Joe Dunne says he is reluctant to predict how long winger Drey Wright is likely to be out for with his knee injury.

Lewington ready for Valley return

Halstead Gazette:

9:43am Tuesday 12th August 2014

Chris Lewington is preparing to go back to his roots tonight.

U's will not fear Valley trip insists Dunne

Halstead Gazette:

9:11am Tuesday 12th August 2014

Joe Dunne insists his Colchester United players should not fear going to the Valley tonight.

Brightlingsea prepare to host their first Ryman League fixture

Halstead Gazette:

9:17am Tuesday 12th August 2014

BRIGHTLINGSEA REGENT are set to host their first Ryman League fixture.

Stanway and Clacton to meet in first Thurlow Nunn League derby

Halstead Gazette:

9:10am Tuesday 12th August 2014

IT’S derby day in the Thurlow Nunn League.

Clark and Mills grab silver at Olympic test event in Rio

Halstead Gazette:

10:33am Tuesday 12th August 2014

Saskia Clark secured a silver medal at the Olympic test event in Brazil.

Iron defender Matt faces a spell on the sidelines

Halstead Gazette: Matt Paine. Picture: NEIL DADY

9:22am Tuesday 12th August 2014

BRAINTREE TOWN have suffered an early season blow after Matt Paine was ruled out for at least six weeks with a knee injury.

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

Halstead Gazette:

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.

Maldon and Witham to meet in the Robert Dyas League Cup

Halstead Gazette:

4:35pm Monday 11th August 2014

MALDON & TIPTREE and WITHAM TOWN are set to meet in the first round of this season’s Robert Dyas League Cup.

Magnus wants to lead by example for U's

Halstead Gazette:

9:13am Monday 11th August 2014

Magnus Okuonghae celebrated being named Colchester United’s new captain with an opening-day goal – and then pledged to lead by example this season.

The Jammers lose out to Barkingside

Halstead Gazette:

10:07pm Monday 11th August 2014

Maldon and Tiptree fell to defeat at Barkingside.

Eastmond suffers injury blow

Halstead Gazette: Happy - Craig Eastmond is relishing being a regular in Colchester United's starting line-up this season. Picture: STEVE ARGENT (CO83729-02)

2:50pm Sunday 10th August 2014

Craig Eastmond is a major doubt for Colchester United's trip to play Charlton Athletic in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday night.

Paul Grayson desperate for Essex's clash with Yorkshire to go ahead after second successive wash-out

Halstead Gazette:

1:29pm Sunday 10th August 2014

ESSEX coach Paul Grayson is desperate for his side’s clash with Yorkshire in Scarborough tomorrow goes ahead after their second match in a row was washed out today.

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