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

Braintree and Witham Times: 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.

Devonshire pleased to have contract sorted

Braintree and Witham Times: 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

Braintree and Witham Times: 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

Braintree and Witham Times: 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

Braintree and Witham Times: 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.

Derby day disappointment but Witham stay top

Braintree and Witham Times: 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.

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

Braintree and Witham Times: 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

Braintree and Witham Times: 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.

Braintree skipper is positive ahead of season's opener

Braintree and Witham Times: 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

Braintree and Witham Times: 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

Kimble: It's in our hands now

Braintree and Witham Times: 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

Braintree and Witham Times: 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.

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

Braintree and Witham Times: 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

Braintree and Witham Times: 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

Braintree and Witham Times: 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

Braintree and Witham Times: 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?

Braintree and Witham Times: 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.

Iron frustrated by Gateshead

Braintree and Witham Times: 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

Braintree and Witham Times: 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

Nathan will be keeping it simple

Braintree and Witham Times: 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.

The Iron deny Luton at Kenilworth Road

Braintree and Witham Times: 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.

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

Braintree and Witham Times: 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.

Play-offs will mean a trim for Iron fan Daniel

Braintree and Witham Times: Daniel Turner has vowed to lose his locks if Braintree get into the Skrill Premier play-offs this season.

3:29pm Thursday 10th April 2014

One of the most distinctive haircuts on the Amlin Stadium terraces is set to disappear if Braintree Town finish the season in the Skrill Premier play-off places.

Pendulum swings back towards Witham ahead of Harlow's visit

Braintree and Witham Times: Garry Kimble. Picture: LOUISE SMITH

3:18pm Thursday 10th April 2014

Witham Town manager Garry Kimble feels his team’s last-gasp heroics against Aveley may have swung the pendulum back their way in the race for the Ryman League division one north title

Witham's battling spirit shines through with late goals

Braintree and Witham Times: Danny Lopez. Picture: LOUISE SMITH

10:06pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

Witham Town's never say die attitude shone through as they renewed their push for the Ryman League division one north title with a dramatic win at the Village Glass Stadium.

Iron's play-off hopes dented by Silkmen

Braintree and Witham Times: Alan Devonshire. Picture: SEANA HUGHES

9:36pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

Braintree Town missed the chance to move back into the Skrill Premier play-off places after losing 1-0 at home to Macclesfield Town.

Braintree Town v Macclesfield Town - live!

Braintree and Witham Times: Jordan Cox is likely to be on the bench for Braintree tonight. Picture: SIMON SPURGEON

7:20pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

Stay here for updates of Braintree Town's big game against Macclesfield Town at Cressing Road tonight!

Devonshire hopes players will return

Braintree and Witham Times: Dan Sparkes is hoping to return to action after his wrist injury turned out not to be a fracture. Picture: NEIL DADY

10:56am Tuesday 8th April 2014

Braintree Town manager Alan Devonshire is hoping that some of his battle-weary troops will be back to being fighting fit as they continue their assault on the Skrill Premier play-offs tonight.

Kimble will lift Witham's weary troops as the push goes on

Braintree and Witham Times: Garry Kimble. Picture: ADRIAN RUSHTON

11:04am Tuesday 8th April 2014

Witham Town manager Garry Kimble is ready to pick his players up after back-to-back disappointments as they continue their quest for the Ryman League division one north title tonight.

It's one game too far for Braintree

Braintree and Witham Times: Luke Daley. Picture: NEIL DADY

11:50pm Saturday 5th April 2014

Braintree Town’s players and manager agreed that their Skrill Premier game against Salisbury City was one too many after the gruelling time that they’ve had this week.

Kimble: We were robbed by penalty decisions

Braintree and Witham Times: Good job - Garry Kimble

9:44pm Saturday 5th April 2014

Witham Town manager Garry Kimble felt his team were on the wrong end of some harsh refereeing decisions in the clash of the top two in Ryman League division one north.

We're not feeling the play-off pressure: Holman

Braintree and Witham Times: Dan Holman celebrates one of his two goals at Southport earlier this week. Picture: ALAN STUCKEY

7:00am Friday 4th April 2014

Despite getting themselves into the thick of the Skrill Premier promotion race with some stunning results in recent weeks, Braintree Town striker Dan Holman feels there is no pressure on the team.

Devonshire is delighted as long week ends with a well-earned point

Braintree and Witham Times: Dean Wells. Picture: NEIL DADY

9:47am Friday 4th April 2014

Braintree Town manager Alan Devonshire was understandably delighted with his players and the excellent team effort shown by all of them as they ended a long week on the road with a draw at FC Halifax Town.

King: All the pressure will be on the leaders

Braintree and Witham Times: Brad King. Picture: NIGEL BROWN

10:00am Friday 4th April 2014

Witham Town may be facing one of the biggest games in their history tomorrow, but assistant manager Brad King feels all the pressure will be on their opponents as the race for the Ryman League premier division hots up.

Gruelling week ends with Braintree sitting fourth

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

10:07pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

Braintree Town's gruelling week of travelling ended with them sitting fourth in the Skrill Premier table after a 0-0 draw at FC Halifax Town.

Defeat at Needham Market keeps Witham off the top spot

Braintree and Witham Times: Runcorn Linnets continued their strong league campaign with a comfortable 4-0 victory at Congleton Town.

10:29pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

Witham Town missed the chance to go top of Ryman League division one north as their eight-game winning run was ended at Needham Market.

LIVE FC Halifax Town v Braintree Town

Braintree and Witham Times: Braintree Town manager Alan Devonshire. Picture NEIL DADY

8:05pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

Live updates from Braintree's Skrill Premier game at FC Halifax Town

Infected toe will keep Kenny out

Braintree and Witham Times: Kenny Davis. Picture: ALAN STUCKEY

2:41pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

Braintree Town will have to do without their skipper for tonight’s Skrill Premier game at FC Halifax Town as Kenny Davis will be sitting it out with an infected toe.

Paul Grayson says Essex are desperate for promotion this year

Braintree and Witham Times: Essex players enjoy ice creams at their annual press day

2:39pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

PROMOTION in the County Championship is Essex’s main priority of 2014 according to head coach Paul Grayson.

Brad is delighted as Witham keep proving their doubters wrong

Braintree and Witham Times: (from left) Witham manager Garry Kimble, coach Brad King and assistant manager Johnny Ray. Picture: SEANA HUGHES

11:58pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

Witham Town assistant manager Brad King is delighted that their players are still proving people wrong as they secured another valuable three points with a 3-0 win against Tilbury.

Braintree shrug off the miles with stunning show at Southport

Braintree and Witham Times: Dan Holman celebrates scoring against Luton. Picture: NEIL DADY

11:17pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

Braintree moved back up to the cusp of the Skrill Premier play-off positions with a stunning 4-0 win at Southport.

LIVE Braintree Town v Southport

Braintree and Witham Times: Braintree Town manager Alan Devonshire. Picture NEIL DADY

7:52pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

Braintree Town face the second of their week's long trips as they head to Southport in the Skrill Premier

Witham out to keep their run going

Braintree and Witham Times: Garry Kimble. Picture: ADRIAN RUSHTON

4:57pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

Witham Town know a place at the summit of Ryman League division one north could be theirs if they can maintain their wonderful run of form on home turf tonight.

Positive mental attitude will help Braintree's travel-weary troops

Braintree and Witham Times: Dan Holman. Picture: NEIL DADY

4:53pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

Braintree Town striker Dan Holman is trying to stay positive rather as he and his Iron team-mates continue their gruelling week on the road.

Steven's hat-trick for Witham helps to heap the pressure on the leaders

Braintree and Witham Times: James Stevens levelled the scores from a free-kick at Sudbury.

11:03pm Saturday 29th March 2014

James Stevens' hat-trick helped Witham Town to a 4-1 win against Waltham Forest that allowed them to close the gap on Ryman League division one north leaders VCD Athletic back to two points.

Devonshire's pride in his players despite last-gasp heartache on the road

Braintree and Witham Times: Alan Devonshire. Picture: NEIL DADY

8:03pm Saturday 29th March 2014

Braintree Town dropped back out of the Skrill Premier play-off places as JJ O’Donnell’s last-gasp strike robbed them of a point at Gateshead.

Kyvat's success fires up Lynn's Formula One ambition even more

Braintree and Witham Times: Alex Lynn has his sights set on following Daniil Kyvat into Formula One.

12:00pm Saturday 29th March 2014

Alex Lynn’s ambition to become a Formula One driver has been fired up by the success of a young racer who has already made the step up that he hopes to take in the next few years.

Phoenix ladies waiting for league's promotion decision

Braintree and Witham Times: Phoenix ladies seconds team of (from left, back row) Abby Swannell, Debbie Jacob, Verity Morris, Karina Tarling, Kim Smith, Lydia Elvin, (front row) Alex Mackle, Rebecca Maybanks, Sylvie Reynolds, Rachael Sims and Louise Childs.

11:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

PHOENIX LADIES II 1 OLD LOUGHTONIANS 2

County gold in the pool for Isabella

5:00pm Friday 28th March 2014

Braintree and Bocking Swimming Club ladies’ captain, Isabella Salthouse and Jordan Rudge shone at sessions six and seven of the Essex County Age Group Championships in Basildon.

Lyons ready for Le Mans test

Braintree and Witham Times: Michael Lyons.

3:00pm Friday 28th March 2014

Felsted racing driver Michael Lyons will graduate to the European Le Mans Series this year with the AF Corse team as part of a high-profile line-up in the GTE Class.







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