Football – West Ham are up to fifth in the Premier League.
They picked up their first home victory this season with a 2-0 win over Newcastle last night.
Winger Dimitri Payet got a goal in each half at Upton Park.
The result means Newcastle are now bottom, without a top flight win, and haven’t scored in the league since the opening day of the new campaign.
Chelmsford City thumped Essex rivals Concord Rangers 5-2 in the National League South last night.
Cricket – In the county championship, no play was possible yesterday between Essex and Leicestershire at Grace Road because of rain.