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Jesse Ryder set to be Essex Cricket's overseas star for 2014

Halstead Gazette: Jesse Ryder

12:21pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

MASTER-BLASTER batsman Jesse Ryder is set to sign for Essex County Cricket Club as their overseas players for 2014.

Kelly is the two-goal hero for Brightlingsea and it's honours even between Wivenhoe and Stanway

Halstead Gazette: FOOTBALL: Fluent Didmarton stay third in the league

6:42pm Monday 21st April 2014

PHIL Kelly was the two-goal hero as BRIGHTLINGSEA REGENT defeated Tendring neighbours FC CLACTON 3-0 today.

Point is a positive for U's boss Joe

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

6:34pm Monday 21st April 2014

The fact that his team secured a point from their trip to Crewe Alexandra was a definite positive for Colchester United boss Joe Dunne.

LIVE Crewe Alexandra v Colchester United

Halstead Gazette: Determined - Colchester boss Joe Dunne knows all of his side's games are important between now and the end of the season. Picture: STEVE BRADING (CO89565-123)

2:20pm Monday 21st April 2014

Live updates from Gresty Road for this vital League One encounter between the U's and the Railwaymen

Devonshire pleased to have contract sorted

Halstead Gazette: Braintree Town manager Alan Devonshire. Picture NEIL DADY

9:00am Monday 21st April 2014

Alan Devonshire will be Braintree Town’s manager next season after extending his contract at the club for another season.

Devonshire hopes extra day will aid his team's play-off push

Halstead Gazette: Make some noise - Braintree Town manager Alan Devonshire wants fans to cheer his side on. Picture: Neil Dady

9:00am Monday 21st April 2014

Braintree Town manager Alan Devonshire is hoping an extra day of rest over the Easter weekend will help keep his team’s Skrill Premier play-off push on track at Barnet today.

The Iron draw at Barnet leaves play-off hopes hanging by a thread

Halstead Gazette: Warrington Campus men's end league slump

7:45pm Monday 21st April 2014

Braintree Town’s play-off hopes are now out of their hands.

Witham still on top and Swifts into play-offs

Halstead Gazette: Warrington Campus men's end league slump

5:10pm Monday 21st April 2014

WITHAM Town held on to top spot and will have all to play for on the final day.

Snooker: Ali Carter looking for decent run in World Championships after resisting Xiao Guodong challenge

Halstead Gazette: Ali Carter in action at the Crucible

7:28pm Sunday 20th April 2014

TWO-TIME runner-up Ali Carter is aiming for a long run in the snooker World Championships after book his place in the second round yesterday.

Successful day for Clacton and Regent, Brantham draw but Wivenhoe lose

Halstead Gazette: FOOTBALL: Fluent Didmarton stay third in the league

10:41pm Saturday 19th April 2014

IT proved an excellent day for Tendring’s Thurlow Nunn League pair.

Derby day disappointment but Witham stay top

Halstead Gazette: Runcorn Linnets continued their strong league campaign with a comfortable 4-0 victory at Congleton Town.

8:16pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Witham Town held on to the Ryman League division one north's top spot despite a derby day disappointment at local rivals Heybridge Swifts.

Swifts grab derby victory against leaders Witham

Halstead Gazette: Warrington Campus men's end league slump

5:30pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Heybridge Swifts secured a derby victory against title-chasing Witham Town.

Relief and delight - the look on Devonshire's face says it all

Halstead Gazette: Alan Devonshire. Picture: NEIL DADY

10:10pm Friday 18th April 2014

The look of relief on the face of Braintree Town boss Alan Devonshire was matched only by that of delight as his team picked up three vital Skrill Premier points against Dartford.

Hamann's heroics and Kenny's wonder strike earn Iron a crucial three points

Halstead Gazette: Nick Hamann. Picture: ALAN STUCKEY

6:05pm Friday 18th April 2014

It may have been a slender victory, but what this result could mean to Braintree Town is huge.

Dunne: we're not feeling sorry for ourselves

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

6:25pm Friday 18th April 2014

COLCHESTER United boss Joe Dunne is staying positive about his side’s survival chances – despite suffering a costly 1-0 defeat at home to Oldham Athletic today.

U's slip to defeat at home to Oldham

5:39pm Friday 18th April 2014

COLCHESTER United’s relegation fears deepened this afternoon after slipping to a 1-0 defeat at home to Oldham Athletic.

Braintree skipper is positive ahead of season's opener

Halstead Gazette: Braintree Cricket Club's new captain Nick Butler. Picture: STEVE ARGENT

3:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Braintree Cricket Club captain Nick Butler knows how important it is for his team to make a positive start to their Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship season.

LIVE Braintree Town v Dartford

Halstead Gazette: Marks heads home to move Braintree to within six points of their target

2:30pm Friday 18th April 2014

Live updates from Braintree Town's Skrill Premier game against Dartford at the AMlin Stadium

Live U's v Oldham Athletic - live!

2:27pm Friday 18th April 2014

Stay tuned for live updates from today's big match between Colchester United and Oldham Athletic, at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

Kimble: It's in our hands now

Halstead Gazette: Good job - Garry Kimble

12:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Garry Kimble says his Witham Town players will only have themselves to blame if they fail to win the Ryman League division one north title now

Marks won't mind warming the bench if results keep coming

Halstead Gazette: Sean Marks. Picture: NEIL DADY

8:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Brantree Town striker Sean Marks won’t mind warming the bench when Dartford visit the Amlin Stadium today if the Iron can continue pushing for a top-five finish in the Skrill Premier.

Dunne wants his players to adopt an “aggressive mindset”

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

7:00am Friday 18th April 2014

COLCHESTER United boss Joe Dunne wants his players to adopt an “aggressive mindset” for their remaining League One fixtures.

Wright hopeful of being fit for Easter fixtures

Halstead Gazette: Planning ahead - David Wright hopes to enter into coaching when he eventually calls time on his playing career. Picture: NIGEL BROWN

7:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

DAVID Wright says he should be fit for Colchester United’s double-header of Easter fixtures.

U's future is in safe hands

Halstead Gazette: plenty to play for - Colchester United academy manager Tony Humes believes a trip to Villa Park is the perfect carrot for the U's youngsters ahead of their FA Youth Cup tie against Plymouth Argyle tonight.

3:08pm Thursday 17th April 2014

COLCHESTER United’s future is in safe hands - as proven by their championship-winning young guns.

Carter: I still believe I can win world crown

Halstead Gazette: Cool head – Ali Carter is vying for the £32,000 prize at the Shoot-Out in Blackpool

3:07pm Thursday 17th April 2014

ALI Carter has not given up on his dream of being crowned world champion.

Kimble reveals his new nickname after Witham's latest Great Escape

Halstead Gazette: Garry Kimble. Picture: LOUISE SMITH

1:58pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Garry Kimble says he has acquired a new nickname after his players staged the latest episode of their Great Escape.

Braintree stay bullish over their play-off hopes

Halstead Gazette: Matt Paine. Picture: NEIL DADY

9:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Braintree Town may have seen their Skrill Premier play-off hopes dented after being unable forge a way past Gateshead, but their players are remaining bullish that they can finish in the top five this season.

Late goals put Witham Town top - finally

Halstead Gazette: Kris Newby scores the vital second goal for Witham againsy Chatham. Picture: JIM PURTILL

7:48am Thursday 17th April 2014

Witham Town have taken the initiative in the race for the Ryman League division one north title as late goals once again came to their salvation.

Iron rue missed chances against defiant Gateshead

Halstead Gazette: Matt Paine was having his fitness assessed ahead of Braintree's trip to Hereford. Picture: NEIL DADY

2:21pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Braintree Town felt they were the only team trying to win their Skrill Premier clash against Gateshead but they were ultimately left frustrated at the final whistle as it ended 0-0.

Will it be third-time lucky for Witham?

Halstead Gazette: Garry Kimble. Picture: ADRIAN RUSHTON

9:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Garry Kimble is hoping that it is third time lucky for his Witham Town team as they make another assault on claiming the Ryman League division one north’s top spot tonight.

Rymer seals a vital win for Regent but Seasiders are defeated at Norwich

Halstead Gazette: FOOTBALL: Fluent Didmarton stay third in the league

7:22am Wednesday 16th April 2014

BRIGHTLINGSEA Regent have given their promotion hopes a major boost by winning twice in four days.

Harwich ABC boxer John Wheatley toughs it out to win Eastern title

Halstead Gazette: Body shot – John Wheatley piles the pressure on Liam Goodjohn. Picture: MAXINE CLARKE

5:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

HARWICH ABC’s John Wheatley dug deep to lift an Eastern Counties crown.

Iron frustrated by Gateshead

Halstead Gazette: Alan Devonshire. Picture: SEANA HUGHES

9:58pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Braintree Town were frustrated by Gateshead as this Skrill Premier play-off tussle ended in a goalless stalemate at the Amlin Stadium.

LIVE Braintree Town v Gateshead

Halstead Gazette: Quinton positive over comeback from knee surgery

7:42pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Live updates from the Amlin Stadium as Braintree Town host Gateshead in a crunch Skrill Premier play-off battle

Alastair Cook puts Essex in charge going into the final day against Derbyshire

Halstead Gazette: Alastair Cook. Pictures Gavin Ellis/TGS Photos

6:52pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

ENGLAND Test captain Alastair Cook came within 19 runs of a double-century to put Essex on the front foot in their County Championship Division Two match against Derbyshire.

Nathan will be keeping it simple

Halstead Gazette: Nathan McDonald. Picture: ALAN STUCKEY

11:46am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Nathan McDonald knows he doesn’t need to do anything out of the ordinary to try to impress when he returns to the Braintree Town starting line-up tonight.

Nathan will be keeping it simple

Halstead Gazette: Nathan McDonald. Picture: ALAN STUCKEY

11:38am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Nathan McDonald knows he doesn’t need to do anything out of the ordinary to try to impress when he returns to the Braintree Town starting line-up tonight.

Dunne sings the praises of "exceptional" defender Wynter

Halstead Gazette: New arrival - Alex Wynter has joined Colchester United on loan from Premier League outfit Crystal Palace. Picture: NEIL EVERITT

10:53am Tuesday 15th April 2014

COLCHESTER United boss Joe Dunne has sung the praises of “exceptional” defender Alex Wynter.

Jammers hit four against Aveley

Halstead Gazette: Warrington Campus men's end league slump

9:48pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Maldon and Tiptree secured an emphatic win against Aveley.

Swifts play-off push is on course

Halstead Gazette: Warrington Campus men's end league slump

9:55pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Heybridge Swifts continued their play-off push with a good win against Tilbury.

Sears sky-high after rocketing his tally into double figures

Halstead Gazette: Happy - Freddie Sears (left) celebrates his goal against Coventry City. Picture: SEANA HUGHES (CO90351-06)

4:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

TWO-GOAL hero Freddie Sears was sky-high after rocketing his tally into double figures and firing Colchester United to a precious victory at Stevenage.

Dunne is keeping his feet firmly on the ground

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

10:58am Monday 14th April 2014

COLCHESTER United boss Joe Dunne is keeping his feet firmly on the ground – despite watching his side produce a scintillating second-half performance to win 3-2 at Stevenage.

Dunne pays credit to his U's players after thrilling win at Stevenage

Halstead Gazette: Video: Colchester United manager Joe Dunne reflects on Swindon Town setback

6:05pm Saturday 12th April 2014

MAGNIFICENT.

Sears scores twice as U's secure a vital victory at Stevenage

Halstead Gazette: Happy - Freddie Sears (left) celebrates his goal against Coventry City. Picture: SEANA HUGHES (CO90351-06)

5:37pm Saturday 12th April 2014

COLCHESTER United produced a scintillating second-half performance to secure a precious 3-2 victory at Stevenage.

Live Stevenage v U's - live!

2:30pm Saturday 12th April 2014

Stay tuned for updates from Colchester United's big League One match at Stevenage.

The Iron deny Luton at Kenilworth Road

Halstead Gazette: Warrington Campus men's end league slump

5:38pm Saturday 12th April 2014

Ten-man Braintree Town held off leaders Luto to claim a victory that keeps them two points outside the play-off places.

Swifts keep play-off push on course

Halstead Gazette: Warrington Campus men's end league slump

6:24pm Saturday 12th April 2014

Heybridge Swifts secure a 3-1 win to keep their play-off hopes on course

Regent reign at Haverhill

Halstead Gazette: Warrington Campus men's end league slump

7:12pm Saturday 12th April 2014

Brightlingsea Regent kept their promotion push on course.

We don't want to be a League Two club, insists U's attacker Massey

Halstead Gazette: Focused - Gavin Massey knows it is vital that Colchester United stay in League One this season. Picture: SEANA HUGHES (CO90945-09)

3:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

Colchester United’s players have not talked about the possibility of being relegated, according to Gavin Massey.

Sparkes backs Iron's mental strength as play-off hunt continues at Luton

Halstead Gazette: Dan Sparkes is hoping to return to action after his wrist injury turned out not to be a fracture. Picture: NEIL DADY

11:00am Friday 11th April 2014

Dan Sparkes is backing Braintree Town's players to have the mental strength to go all the way in the race for the Skrill Premier play-off places.



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