Monty Panesar picks up two wickets as Essex begin the new season with a 53-run victory over Derbyshire at Chelmsford.
England captain Alastair Cook made 181 to put Essex in a strong position going into day four against Derbyshire.
Captain Alastair Cook says there are places to be won in the England Test side to face Sri Lanka in June.
England captain Alastair Cook scores an unbeaten century as Essex take control on day two against Derbyshire.
Former Essex bowler Mervyn Westfield scores a century for Frinton on his return to cricket after a ban for spot-fixing.
A hat-trick from Derbyshire's Tim Groenewald steers them into a commanding position in their Championship game at Essex.
Former Pakistan spinner Danish Kaneria denies being involved in a 2009 spot-fixing scandal which led to his life ban.
BBC Sport radio commentators assess the prospects for the teams ahead of the 2014 season
The BBC will broadcast live commentary on every county cricket game this summer.
Essex head coach Paul Grayson confirms that his team will start the season without an overseas player.
Essex all-rounder Ryan ten Doeschate is appointed as the county's new skipper for all forms of limited-overs cricket.
Matt Walker leaves his post as assistant head coach at Essex to join Kent and is replaced by Chris Silverwood
Essex seamer Reece Topley rules himself out of the England Lions tour to Sri Lanka because of a back problem.
Essex spinner Tim Phillips will continue at the club for a 15th season after signing a one-year deal with the Chelmsford club.
Essex head coach Paul Grayson says calls for pace bowler Tymal Mills to join the England Test side are premature.
Essex opener Jaik Mickleburgh signs a one-year contract extension tying him to the county until 2015.
England all-rounder Ravi Bopara signs a new deal with Essex, keeping him at Chelmsford until the end of 2014.
England captain Alastair Cook is awarded a benefit year by Essex, for whom he made his first-class debut in 2003.
Durham will start the defence of their County Championship title with an away game against Northants on 13 April next year.
Essex seamer David Masters signs a one-year extension to his contract, keeping him at Chelmsford until 2015.