Essex has a decent-sized coastline running all the way from the Thames Estuary up to the shipping port of Harwich, but much of it is marshland — great for wildlife, not so good for day trippers. If it’s beach huts, slot machines and candy floss you’re after, read on, for a selection of destinations running…

Jason Roy went off with a back-spasm, but did return to bat later on Royal London One-Day Cup, Kia Oval Surrey 278-8 (50 overs): Foakes 82, Burns 55; Cook 3-37 Essex 213 (42.5 overs): Lawrence 50, Bopara 47; Morkel 4-23, Plunkett 4-50 Surrey (2pts) beat Essex by 65 runs Scorecard Surrey survived injuries to three…

Varun Chopra hit 14 fours and two sixes in his 127 but it was not enough for Essex to avoid defeat at Middlesex Royal London One-Day Cup, Cloudfm County Ground Middlesex 366-8 (50 overs): Malan 95, Scott 63, Gubbins 56; Siddle 3-71 Essex 328 (49.2 overs): Chopra 127, Westley 77; Sowter 6-62 Middlesex won by…

Tom Curran played in two Ashes Tests for England during the 2017-18 tour of Australia Specsavers County Championship Division One, Kia Oval (day two): Surrey 395: Patel 100*, Jacks 88, Foakes 69; Siddle 6-104 Essex 202-4: Lawrence 87*; Curran 3-66 Essex (4 pts) trail Surrey (5 pts) by 193 runs Scorecard Ryan Patel’s maiden first-class…

Surrey’s Ben Foakes played five Tests during England’s winter tours of Sri Lanka and West Indies Specsavers County Championship Division One, Kia Oval (day one): Surrey 342-7: Jacks 88, Patel 70*, Foakes 69; Siddle 4-82 Essex: Yet to bat Surrey 3 pts, Essex 2 pts Scorecard England’s Ben Foakes struck 69 as Surrey began their…