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Devastated Ravi Bopara will fight to prove England selectors wrong

Thurrock Gazette:

4:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

RAVI Bopara was devastated to be left out of England’s squad for the one-day international series against India next week.

Monty Panesar has got his mojo back

Thurrock Gazette:

2:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

MONTY Panesar has put his troubles behind him and got a spring back in his step, according to Essex coach Paul Grayson.

Essex coach understands why Ben Foakes had to move on

Thurrock Gazette:

12:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

ESSEX coach Paul Grayson admits if departing wicket-keeper Ben Foakes was his son he would have advised him to leave the club too.

Jessica Judd proud of her summer of major finals

Thurrock Gazette:

9:31am Monday 18th August 2014

TEENAGE middle-distance runner Jessica Judd revealed her pride at her summer’s achievements after racing in the European Championships 800m final.

Jessica Judd into the semi-finals of European Championships

Thurrock Gazette:

5:41pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

JESSICA Judd will race for a place in the European Championships 800m final in Zurich tomorrow night.

Southend Swifts perform against Dutch visitors in international tournament

Thurrock Gazette:

9:38am Wednesday 13th August 2014

SOUTHEND Swifts’ under-18 team enjoyed a weekend of action against Dutch club HSV and the Sheffield Hatters.

Paula Radcliffe: Jess can win a European medal...if she can take inspiration from Jo Pavey

Thurrock Gazette:

8:41am Wednesday 13th August 2014

BRITAIN’S most famous distance runner Paula Radcliffe has tipped Canvey’s young star Jessica Judd to win a medal at this week’s European Championships – but only if she takes some of the pressure off herself.

Stuart Bingham beaten in last 16 of Riga Open

Thurrock Gazette: Stuart Bingham

11:30am Monday 11th August 2014

Stuart Bingham reached the last 16 of the first European tour event of the season in Latvia.

Hannah crowned open water champion

Thurrock Gazette:

5:00pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

HANNAH McElroy was crowned Essex open water three kilometre champion.

Basildon & Phoenix Swimming Club star Brooke wins medal haul

Thurrock Gazette:

3:00pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

THIRTEEN-YEAR-OLD Brooke Frost had an inspired meeting at the national age group swimming championships in Sheffield.

Having dominated the Commonwealth Games, Max Whitlock now prepares to take on the world

Thurrock Gazette:

10:09am Monday 4th August 2014

MAX Whitlock believes the Commonwealth Games has proved just how quickly gymnastics is improving in Britain and is quietly confident that can translate into medals in October’s World Championships.

Jess' fourth-place in Commonwealth final has proved she will be a force for years to come

Thurrock Gazette:

4:00pm Monday 4th August 2014

JESSICA Judd has proved to the world that she will be a force to be reckoned with in major championships for years to come.

Heartbroken Jessica Judd finishes just outside the medals in Commonwealth Games 800m final

Thurrock Gazette:

9:22pm Friday 1st August 2014

A TEARFUL Jessica Judd was devastated to finish agonisingly short of the medals in the Commonwealth Games 800m final.

COMMONWEALTH GAMES 800M PREVIEW: Teenage star Jessica Judd goes for glory in Glasgow

Thurrock Gazette:

1:54pm Friday 1st August 2014

TONIGHT’S Commonweath Games 800m final promises to be an enthralling race and Essex fans will have their very own athlete to roar on.

Magical Max Whitlock adds two more medals to his Commonwealth Games haul

Thurrock Gazette:

8:54pm Thursday 31st July 2014

MAGICAL Max Whitlock added more medals to his magnificent Commonwealth Games haul on Thursday - including another gold.

Alex Dowsett: Pain of Tour de France snub powered me to Commonwealth gold

Thurrock Gazette:

4:57pm Thursday 31st July 2014

CYCLING star Alex Dowsett put the pain of his Tour de France snub behind him to win gold in the men’s individual time trial yesterday.

Isobel Ives and Mae Bullman achieve PBs in final UKDL meet of the season

Thurrock Gazette:

11:40am Friday 1st August 2014

ISOBEL Ives and Mae Bullman both claimed a brace of wins as Basildon AC once again joined forces with Newham & Essex Beagles in their final UK Development League match of the season.

Come and remember Kirste in popular charity race

Thurrock Gazette: Raring to go – participants in the five-mile run in memory of Kirste

10:30am Friday 1st August 2014

THE popular Kirste 5 Memorial Race takes place on Sunday, August 10 – and there is still time to enter.

Uche Okafor sprints to 100m glory at under-13s encounter

Thurrock Gazette:

9:30am Friday 1st August 2014

A HANDFUL of athletes from the south of the county were in action for Essex at the under-13 Southern Intercounties match at Kingston, Surrey.

Century walkers aim high in 24 hour mission

11:00am Friday 1st August 2014

HARDY race-walkers from far and wide will be taking part in one of the most gruelling events in Southend tomorrow as they look to join the list of centurions.

Title joy for south Essex athletes at Eastern Championships

Thurrock Gazette:

10:00am Friday 1st August 2014

THERE was gold medal success for a number of south Essex athletes at the Eastern Championships in Sandy at the weekend.

COMMONWEALTH DIARY: England made to feel welcome by Scottish hosts

Thurrock Gazette:

1:10pm Thursday 31st July 2014

EARLIER in the week, my Echo sports desk colleague posed the question, could these Commonwealths be labelled as a home games for us English?

Alex Dowsett aims to put hurt behind him as he pedals for gold

Thurrock Gazette: Tough challenge - Alex Dowsett will attempt to win the National Time Trial jersey for a fourth straight year. Picture: Andy Sheridan

9:49am Thursday 31st July 2014

ALEX Dowsett doesn’t want to settle for second best in the Commonwealth Games time-trial today.

Jessica Judd wants to erase memories of Moscow at Commonwealth Games

Thurrock Gazette:

7:40am Wednesday 30th July 2014

JESSICA Judd is determined to erase the disappointing memories of Moscow when she makes her Commonwealth Games debut this lunchtime.

Hayley McLean ready to get down to business at Commonwealth Games

Thurrock Gazette:

8:54am Tuesday 29th July 2014

TEENAGE hurdler Hayley McLean will walk on to the Hampden Park track this lunchtime still pinching herself she’s competing at the Commonwealth Games.

How Hayley's hero Sally Gunnell is now one of her biggest supporters

Thurrock Gazette:

5:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

HAYLEY McLean may not have been to a Commonwealth Games before, but she knows, should she need any advice, at the other end of the phone there is someone who has been there, seen it and won it.

Jessica Judd has backing from coach and former Canvey Commonwealth champion Rob Denmark

Thurrock Gazette:

2:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

WHEN Jessica Judd steps out on to the track at Hampden Park for the first time next week she will do so knowing she has a former Commonwealth Games champion in her corner.

Southend-based rhythmic gymnast Vicky to battle the best at Commonwealth Games

Thurrock Gazette:

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

VICKY Clow has been selected for Scotland in the Rhythmic Gymnastics Team Event at the Commonwealth Games.

A Day in the Life of our Commonwealth Games stars: Amir Williamson - Hammer Throw

Thurrock Gazette:

4:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

HAMMER thrower Amir Williamson will, quite literally, step out of the fire and into the Commonwealth Games furnace next week.

Michael Shields: Wait to hear if I'd won English Schools gold was the longest of my life!

Thurrock Gazette:

5:30pm Friday 18th July 2014

FITZWIMARC School’s Michael Shields had the most nervous two minutes wait of his life after his intermediate boys 100m hurdles final.

Isobel Ives grateful for her dip finish after she wins bronze at English Schools Championships

Thurrock Gazette:

5:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

ISOBEL Ives has never had to dip in an 800m race before, but she was glad she did after winning a bronze medal in the intermediate girls race by the breadth of a vest.

Poppy Lake proud of her English Schools Championships career after she signs off with silver medal

Thurrock Gazette:

4:20pm Friday 18th July 2014

IT was not quite the perfect English Schools finale for Poppy Lake but the Southend High School for Girls’ pupil still looks back on her championship career with pride.

Castle View teacher Dick Gibbons the man behind English Schools bronze medals for Levi Causton and Victor Adebiyi

Thurrock Gazette:

4:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

CANVEY teenage throwers Victor Adebiyi and Levi Causton were both celebrating bronze medals and both can put their successes down to one man.

Kaylee Dodd makes it five medals from five after silver medal at her final English Schools Championships

Thurrock Gazette:

3:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

KAYLEE Dodd brought the curtain down on her English Schools career with her fifth medal in as many appearances at the biggest event on the calendar of teenage athletes.

Michelle Hughes not sure of future over long hurdles despite English Schools Championships gold medal

Thurrock Gazette:

2:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

SOUTHEND High School for Girls’ hurdler Michelle Hughes admits she doesn’t know if she’ll continue with the long hurdles despite being crowned English Schools champion.

What a weekend for the Head family as Tom and Katie both win medals at English Schools Championships

Thurrock Gazette:

4:11pm Thursday 17th July 2014

THE second day of the English Schools Championships is one the Head family won’t forget in a hurry.

Solo Russell Hampton secures first podium of season

Thurrock Gazette:

10:30am Wednesday 16th July 2014

BASILDON professional Russell Hampton secured his first podium finish of the season – proving he is more than capable of bloodying the noses of the country’s biggest teams.

Jessica Judd is all set for Commonwealth and European double

Thurrock Gazette:

12:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

JESSICA Judd has a Commonwealth Games and European Championships double to look forward to this summer – and the Canvey teenager admits she never would have believed that to have been the case several months ago.

Khai Riley La-Borde celebrates getting World Junior Championships call-up

Thurrock Gazette:

2:24pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

KHAI Riley La-Borde is set for a whirlwind few weeks after he was named in Great Britain’s squad for the World Junior Athletics Championships in the USA.

Seeing the Tour de France come through my home county was a dream come true

Thurrock Gazette:

3:00pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

ECHO reporter Ryan Goad is a massive Tour de France fan. We sent him down to Chelmsford as the Tour passed through Essex on stage three to get his views on the amazing spectacle.

Essex multi-eventers prove to be a class apart at East Anglian Championships

Thurrock Gazette:

4:00pm Friday 4th July 2014

ESSEX dominated the East Anglian Schools Multi-Event Championships at Corby, winning all the team events and winning 11 individual medals.

12 teams from south Essex schools ready to do battle at the English Schools Track & Field Cup final

Thurrock Gazette:

5:00pm Friday 4th July 2014

SOUTH Essex schools have once again proved they are the powerhouses of national athletics with dozens of teams qualifying for tomorrow’s English Schools Track & Field Cup final.

Golf sensation Dulcie Sverdloff aims for big time after USA improvement

Thurrock Gazette:

5:00pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

TEENAGE golfing talent Dulcie Sverdloff has come back from her first year at college in the United States believing she can make it as a professional – and her results are proving it.

Southend golfer Matt Southgate set for maiden Open Championship

Thurrock Gazette:

2:00pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

SOUTHEND golf pro Matt Southgate has qualified for The Open Championship for the first time.

Southend High School for Boys retain athletics title

Thurrock Gazette:

1:20pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

SOUTHEND High School for Boys have retained their Southend Schools Borough Athletics Championships for an amazing 32nd year.

King John School girls triumph at Athletics Champs

Thurrock Gazette:

12:40pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

KING John School’s girls were crowned district champions at the Castle Point and Rochford Athletics Championships.

Holt Farm Infants ace tennis tournament

Thurrock Gazette:

11:51am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

ROCHFORD’S Holt Farm Infants School took a team of eight pupils to compete in the Castle Point & Rochford Year 2 mini-tennis tournament.

Southend High School for Girls athletics team celebrate success

Thurrock Gazette:

12:20pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

SOUTHEND High School for Girls pupils are celebrating plenty of success.

Stuart Bingham to cue off against Mark Joyce in Australian Open

Thurrock Gazette: Join the cue - Stuart Bingham in the action at the World Snooker Championships

2:00pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Stuart Bingham will play world number 37 Mark Joyce in the second round of the Australian Open.

HAYLEY McLean’s magnificent summer continued as she won her first ever medal at the senior British Championships, smashing her personal best in the process.

Thurrock Gazette: Hayley McLean getting her England kit for the Commonwealth Games earlier this week

10:20am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

HAYLEY McLean’s magnificent summer continued as she won her first ever medal at the senior British Championships, smashing her personal best in the process.

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