Batsman Mark Pettini is set for his 15th season of first-grade cricket with Essex after signing a new one-year deal.
Paul Grayson says Essex would have been promoted had umpires been "brave" enough to report Saeed Ajmal's action.
England Lions paceman Tymal Mills is to leave Essex, while spinner Tim Phillips retires after 16 seasons at Chelmsford.
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England all-rounder Ravi Bopara signs a new one-year deal with Essex to remain at the club next season.
Essex complete an innings and 92-run victory over Worcestershire but still miss out on promotion from Division Two.
Former England seamer Sajid Mahmood will be released by Essex, along with spinner Tom Craddock.
Essex all-rounder Jesse Ryder follows up his county-best 5-24 with a ton as Worcestershire's title hopes fade at Chelmsford.
New Zealand all-rounder Jesse Ryder signs a new contract to stay at Essex for another two years.
Jesse Ryder takes 5-24 as Essex bowl Worcestershire out for 84 before building a sizable lead at Chelmsford.
Batsman Tm Westley says promotion hopefuls Essex believe they have the ability to be a Division One team.
Essex skipper James Foster hits 132 as they beat Leicestershire by an innings and 79 runs in two days at Grace Road.
Jesse Ryder takes 5-50 as Essex bowl out Leicestershire for 138 and then reply with 153-3 on day one at Grace Road.
Essex take only 17 balls and 11 minutes to complete a nine-wicket victory over Kent on day three at Chelmsford.
James Foster hits a century for Essex, who need 22 for victory, after bowling out Kent for 151 at Chelmsford.
Essex are hopeful big-hitting all-rounder Jesse Ryder will sign for a second season with the Chelmsford side.
Sam Northeast scores a century for Kent against Essex as 14 wickets fall on day one at Chelmsford.
Essex coach Paul Grayson says Alastair Cook should decide his future as England ODI captain after the World Cup.
Ryan ten Doeschate admits Essex fell below expectations after going out to Warwickshire in the One-Day Cup quarter-finals.
Warwickshire secure a 67-run win over Essex at Chelmsford to book a place in the One-Day Cup semi-finals.