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Alastair Cook shows form with classy century as Essex draw with Surrey

Braintree and Witham Times: Alastair Cook celebrates his century against Surrey.    PICTURES: GAVIN ELLIS/TGS PHOTOS

6:04pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

ALASTAIR Cook showed his form with his second County Championship century of the season as Essex batted out a draw with Surrey at The Oval.

DIVING: Rebecca back in London

Braintree and Witham Times: Class: Georgia Ward in practice for the British Gas Diving Championships    Picture: Alex Broadway/Swpix.com

11:59am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

CHELMSFORD’S Rebecca Gallantree simply cannot wait to return to the scene of her London 2012 exploits – but she admits it won’t be the same without partner Alicia Blagg.

CLARETS: Seventh heaven for City

Braintree and Witham Times: BREAKING: Mark Hawkes appointed as Clarets boss

11:58am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

MICHAEL Cheek hit four goals as Chelmsford City took a giant leap towards beating the drop with a 7-1 thrashing of Tonbridge Angels.

FOOTBALL: Local football results

Braintree and Witham Times: FOOTBALL: Fluent Didmarton stay third in the league

11:56am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Chelmsford Invitation League Premier Div Cup Quarter Final

DOMINOS: Chequers' fall short

Braintree and Witham Times: Friendly League Dominoes results

11:54am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE Chequers’ hopes of an all-Felsted final in the Ridley League Dominoes Cup were torpedoed as their A team, four times winners, were undone just one step short.

Rugby: Memorial match to be played for cancer victim

Braintree and Witham Times: Port prove stubborn opposition as Knutsford play their first game in a month

11:52am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

CHELMSFORD Rugby Football Club will be holding a memorial match on Saturday in memory of Robin Smylie, who died last month, after battling cancer.

CRICKET: Season starts well for Chelmsford with friendly wins

Braintree and Witham Times: Local cricket

11:51am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Halstead 213-7 Chelmsford 242-5 

BOXING: Confident win for City's Johnny

Braintree and Witham Times: Smith unable to down Beer in London youth final

11:49am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A SUBLIME performance by Chelmsford boxer Johnny Lee saw him outpunch Rayleigh’s Ricky Anderson.

ICE HOCKEY: Chieftains victorious in play-off final

Braintree and Witham Times: Is it in? Chieftains’ Brears lays siege on the Mustangs’ goal

11:47am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

CHELMSFORD Chieftains finished their 2013/14 season in style by beating the Wightlink Raiders 6-3 over two legs in the NIHL Division 1 South play-off final.

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.

Clarets look set to beat the drop after routing of Angels

Braintree and Witham Times: luke callander

11:58am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

CHANTS of joy and sighs of relief echoed around Melbourne Stadium after Chelmsford City recorded a comprehensive victory over Tonbridge Angels, which subsequently confirmed relegation for the Kent outfit, ending their four-year spell in the Conference South.

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

Braintree and Witham Times: 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

Braintree and Witham Times: 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

Braintree and Witham Times: 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

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.

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.

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

Braintree and Witham Times: 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

Braintree and Witham Times: 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.

Paul Grayson warns Essex not to under-estimate Surrey

Braintree and Witham Times: Paul Grayson. PIC: GAVIN ELLIS/TGS PHOTOS

11:48am Saturday 19th April 2014

ESSEX will be unchanged as they seek to make it back-to-back wins at the start of their County Championship campaign by beating Surrey at the Oval.

Swifts grab derby victory against leaders Witham

Braintree and Witham Times: 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

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.

Dunne: we're not feeling sorry for ourselves

Braintree and Witham Times: 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.

Success in open gala for Harwich swimmers

Braintree and Witham Times: MPs, councillors and school children made up some of the teams racing in the charity event.

4:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

THIRTEEN swimmers from Harwich entered the fifth Halstead Open gala, at Braintree.

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.

Eastern crown for Harwich boxer John

Braintree and Witham Times: Body shot – John Wheatley piles the pressure on Liam Goodjohn. Picture: MAXINE CLARKE

1:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

HARWICH Amateur Boxing Club’s John Wheatley dug deep to lift an Eastern Counties crown.

Heartache for Acorns in the cup

Braintree and Witham Times: Local youth football

1:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

LITTLE Oakley joint-boss Paul Sadler is urging his players to bounce back from their cup semi-final heartache.

Shrimpers boss Matt plans to take a break

Braintree and Witham Times: Local youth football

1:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

HARWICH and Parkeston boss Matt Carmichael has decided to “take a break” from football – and his long-term future at the club is uncertain.

Foxon dominates to win by a comfortable margin

Braintree and Witham Times: Budworth Sailing Club Open Day, near Great Budworth

7:00am Friday 18th April 2014

THE first race of the year – the Haslett Cup – was held at Clacton Sailing Club.

Dunne wants his players to adopt an “aggressive mindset”

Braintree and Witham Times: 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.

Rob’s incredible run in London

Braintree and Witham Times: GET SET, GO!: Runners start the London Marathon

7:00am Friday 18th April 2014

TEN Harwich Runners were among the 36,000 runners at the 34th London Marathon.

Mervyn makes an instant impact

Braintree and Witham Times: Mervyn Westfield

7:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

SKIPPER Mark Jones is backing high-profile new signing Mervyn Westfield to be a major hit for Frinton Cricket Club.

Wright hopeful of being fit for Easter fixtures

Braintree and Witham Times: 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.

Holland seal their place in final

Braintree and Witham Times: FOOTBALL: Fluent Didmarton stay third in the league

3:46pm Thursday 17th April 2014

HOLLAND FC have booked their place in this season’s Kent Blaxill Essex and Suffolk Border League Knockout Cup final.

Injury blow for goal king Aaron

Braintree and Witham Times: Signed on- Aaron Condon has penned a contract for FC Clacton

3:44pm Thursday 17th April 2014

FC CLACTON’S Aaron Condon may have played his last game this season.

Kirk: we’re feeling united and positive

Braintree and Witham Times: Cheating Amir flouts cricket ban in Croydon

3:43pm Thursday 17th April 2014

IT’S the dawn of a new era for rejuvenated Clacton Cricket Club.

U's future is in safe hands

Braintree and Witham Times: 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

Braintree and Witham Times: 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

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.

CLARETS: City look to go one step closer to safety

Braintree and Witham Times: BREAKING: Mark Hawkes appointed as Clarets boss

9:51am Thursday 17th April 2014

CHELMSFORD City will be looking to be the victors against Staines Town on Saturday as they look to secure their Skrill South League status.

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.

Swifts looking forward to Witham clash

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

3:17pm Thursday 17th April 2014

HEYBRIDGE Swifts boss Jody Brown will not prepare any differently ahead of their crunch game against Witham Town.

Spillane pleased as Jammers bounce back

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

3:24pm Thursday 17th April 2014

MALDON and Tiptree boss Terry Spillane was pleased with his side’s win against Aveley.

Wilson wants a home win for Burnham Ramblers' fans

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

3:30pm Thursday 17th April 2014

BURNHAM Ramblers manager Keith Wilson is urging his players to end their season well.

Finch beats her marathon target

Braintree and Witham Times: St Albans man set to run London Marathon for charity dedicated to supporting terminally ill children

3:38pm Thursday 17th April 2014

EIGHT Tiptree Road Runners took part in the London Marathon.

Coker relishing Westfield challenge

Braintree and Witham Times: Local cricket

3:42pm Thursday 17th April 2014

MALDON Cricket Club are raring to go ahead of the new season.

Time trial triumph for Dowsett

Braintree and Witham Times: Another crash – for Alex Dowsett, seen here with a bloodied leg after crashing in the national time-trial championships

3:49pm Thursday 17th April 2014

ALEX Dowsett opened his 2014 winner’s account in France.

RUGBY: Chelmsford 38-31 Saffron Walden

Braintree and Witham Times: Port prove stubborn opposition as Knutsford play their first game in a month

11:54am Wednesday 16th April 2014

CHELMSFORD turned the form book upside down with a terrific win against promotion-seeking Saffron Walden at Coronation Park.






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