Live commentary and scorecard from day four of the County Championship Division Two match at Chelmsford (11:00 BST).
Day three of Essex's Division Two match with Kent is abandoned without a ball being bowled because of rain.
A century stand from Ben Harmison and Darren Stevens rescues Kent against Essex on a rain affected day two.
A stand of 88 from Graham Napier and captain James Foster rescues Essex on day one against Kent.
Essex's Ryan ten Doeschate says he will not suffer from mental fatigue after spending the winter playing T20 cricket.
Tom Westley and Jaik Mickleburgh's opening stand of 143 helps Essex chase down a target of 275 against Glamorgan.
Stewart Walters falls two short of a century as he helps Glamorgan hold up Essex's push for victory at Cardiff.
A disciplined century from England batsman Ravi Bopara puts Essex in charge going into day three at Glamorgan.
Jim Allenby hits 77 but David Masters takes 5-44 as Essex bowl out Glamorgan for 231 at Cardiff and reply with 10-2.
Essex sign New Zealand batsman Hamish Rutherford as a replacement for injured overseas player Rob Quiney.
Essex chief executive Derek Bowden says the IPL could be brought forward to free up players for county commitments.
Scotland's Saltires lose a rain-affected YB40 match to Essex by 59 runs as the visitors post a big score.
Essex batsman Rob Quiney suffers a shoulder injury as opener Alastair Cook leaves for England duty.
Lancashire complete an incredible three-wicket victory over Essex with just one ball to left to play.
Jaik Mickleburgh's unbeaten half century helps Essex stretch their lead over Lancashire to 252 runs at Old Trafford.
England captain Alastair Cook warms up for next week's first Test with an unbeaten fifty for Essex against Lancashire.
Graham Napier hits an unbeaten century, but Essex are all out for 226 on the opening day against Lancashire.
Essex head coach Paul Grayson says Ravi Bopara is due a big innings when he joins the England Lions next week.
Essex beat Hampshire by four wickets thanks to Graham Napier's 78 not out after Alastair Cook falls cheaply.
Essex total 254 against Hampshire, a first-innings lead of 57, but the home side reply with 77-2 by the end of day two.