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Debutante - Shante LIttle will make her British Championships debut in Birmingham this weekend. Picture: BILL CLAXTON

Shante braced for British Championships debut

Back in the groove - U's players Sammie Szmodics (17), Jamie Harney (26) and Tom Lapslie on the first day of pre-season training at Five Lakes. Picture: SEANA HUGHES (CO108276-04)

U's willing to play the waiting game

Moul's Open hopes are dashed by Goosen

Moul's Open hopes are dashed by Goosen

Roast joins the Jammers from the U's

Roast joins the Jammers from the U's

Mark Benterman. Picture: ROGER CUTHBERT LRPS

Benterman: We'll use FA Cup omission to spur us on

Playgolf Colchester teams' winning runs come to an end

Playgolf Colchester teams' winning runs come to an end

Draws made for the early rounds of next season's FA competitions

Draws made for the early rounds of next season's FA competitions

Braintree Town start busy first month at Chester

Braintree Town start busy first month at Chester

Stephens is delighted with medal

Stephens is delighted with medal

Luke Banner in action during his first spell at Halstead Town.

Familiar faces are back at Rosemary Lane

Kimble feels budget will allow Witham to consolidate at the lower level

Kimble feels budget will allow Witham to consolidate at the lower level

Braintree boss is happy with deal for Chez

Braintree boss is happy with deal for Chez

Alex Lynn. Picture: GP2 Media Services

Alex hopes Silverstone will deliver a cocktail of speed

Danny Cowley.

Iron are building for the challenges ahead

MAKING AN IMPACT: Richard Flutter (left) and newcomer Roger Holmes shone for Harwich Runners at the Great Cornard Parkrun.

Lloyd stays cool in soaring heat

Family fortune – Turner Cup winners Nesta and Cai James flanked by Duncan Turner and captain John Williams

Strong finish secures victory

Kirby coach Curtis Austin passes on some top tips to Matt Sage.

New players are welcome to test their tennis skills

Busy time for Tiptree Road Runners

Busy time for Tiptree Road Runners

CONGRATULATIONS: Five Lakes seniors’ captain Richard Taylor receiving the Seniors’ Cup from seniors’ vice-captain David Barbour.

Taylor lifts Seniors Cup

King reigns at Maldon Ladies' Captain's Day

King reigns at Maldon Ladies' Captain's Day

Put through his paces - Colchester United striker Chris Porter undergoes fitness testing as part of their pre-season preparations.

Porter raring to go as U's preparations get underway

Chez Isaac. Picture: ROGER ADAMS

Braintree boss is happy with deal for Chez

Carter bows out of Australian Open

Carter bows out of Australian Open

Rising star – Georgia Tombs

Tombs is looking to add more medals to her collection

One to watch – Ashlie Hale

Hale misses out on Wimbledon chance

MATCH-WINNING HAUL: Ged Spurgin was victorious in a Harwich Angling Club contest on Dock River.

Ged produces a winning weight

Ribchester is back with the Seasiders

Ribchester is back with the Seasiders

Clacton angler Matt Clarke with his stingray, caught from St Osyth beach.

John Popplewell column: Warm weather is making life tricky

Seniors captain Norman Stechman hands out the Summer Medal prizes.

Bill's ace cleans up nearest the pin honours

Wicket - Tom Moore is delighted after taking the wicket of Michael Clarke    Picture: GAVIN ELLIS/TGS PHOTOS

Tom Moore makes headlines for Essex with back-to-back wickets but Australia take control

Addition - Liam Dawson bowling against the Essex Eagles in last season's One Day Cup   Picture: GAVIN ELLIS/TGSPHOTOS

Essex bring in spinner Liam Dawson on one-month loan from Hampshire

Alex Lynn. Picture: GP2 Media Services

Alex feels Silverstone can give him a cocktail of speed

Dowsett prepared for the Tour de France

Dowsett prepared for the Tour de France

Work out - Gavin Massey leads the way as Colchester United's players are put through their paces on the first day of pre-season. Picture: SEANA HUGHES

U's players sweat it out on opening day of pre-season

Considering his options - U's boss Tony Humes (right, pictured with assistant boss Richard Hall at a training session last season), will name his new skipper in the coming weeks. Picture: STEVE ARGENT (CO99161-020)

U's new skipper could be a summer signing

Pastures new - Ben Gordon has been released by Colchester United. Picture: RICHARD BLAXALL

Gordon leaves Colchester

Pastures new - former Colchester United defender Magnus Okuonghae (right, pictured with Clinton Morrison) has signed for League Two side Luton Town.

Former U's skipper Okuonghae signs for Luton

Draw made for early rounds of Thurlow Nunn League Challenge Cup

Draw made for early rounds of Thurlow Nunn League Challenge Cup

Brightlingsea Regent strengthen their midfield

Brightlingsea Regent strengthen their midfield

Kevin Cable (right) and Andrew Taylor had a strong showing at Snetterton. Picture: John Mushet

Cable shows speed after making the step up

Two Village enjoy a memorable win

Two Village enjoy a memorable win

Halstead Thai boxer William Hedger.

William steps in late to face World Champion

Aussies are in town – captain Michael Clarke working out in the nets at Chelmsford yesterday                       Picture: GAVIN ELLIS/TGS PHOTOS

Essex star Tom Westley's weekly Echo column: We can't wait to play Aussies

Hopeful - Paul Grayson

Paul Grayson calls on players to take their chances against Australia

Jamie Porter – looking to make a name for himself against the Australians this week  Picture: GAVIN ELLIS/TGS PHOTOS

Jamie Porter has his eye on claiming prize wicket as Australia tour match begins

Ash Grounds give weight to Lee's win

Ash Grounds give weight to Lee's win

Harwich Youth are holding their AGM

Harwich Youth are holding their AGM

Talks - Colchester United boss Tony Humes says he has held discussions with full-back Ben Gordon on where his future lies.

U's will consider offers for Gordon

Russo determined to ensure U's are fighting fit for new season

Russo determined to ensure U's are fighting fit for new season

James Regan is ready to come back for Halstead Town after a season of injury problems. Picture: LOUISE SMITH

Town boss wants no repeat of injury woes

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