Essex admit ‘work needs to be done’ after player pictured pouring alcohol on Muslim team-mate

Essex have admitted “further work needs to be done” on their approach to diversity after photographs of their celebrations at Lord’s appeared to show a Muslim player being showered with alcohol.Essex lifted the Bob Willis Trophy on Sunday, triggering scenes of jubilation on the balcony of their dressing room at…

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Tom Westley takes pride in ‘massive’ Essex victory as Bob Willis Trophy adds sheen to red-ball legacy

It may not be a test of endurance to rival the traditional County Championship, but Tom Westley, Essex’s captain, is adamant that his side’s claiming of the inaugural Bob Willis Trophy at Lord’s is a “massive” achievement for the club, and one which underpins an era in which they have…

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Bob Willis Trophy Final – Tom Lammonby seizes unexpected chance with record-breaking first impression

Whatever happens on the final day of the English first-class season on Sunday, Somerset – and perhaps England – can take heart from the emergence what may well prove to be a significant new talent.In normal circumstances, there is every chance Tom Lammonby may have spent this season playing second…

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Bob Willis Trophy Final – Eddie Byrom revels in ‘career-best day’ as Somerset edge into ascendancy

Eddie Byrom hailed “the most important innings” of his life after his century helped Somerset into a strong position in the Bob Willis Trophy final at Lord’s.Byrom, who had never previously made more than 56 in a first-class game against a county side, made a fluent 117 to lead Somerset…

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