Essex County Cricket Club
Essex County Cricket Club is one of the 18 major county clubs taking part in first-class English domestic cricket leagues.
The club is the defending County Champions after their unbeaten run in the 2017 season, lifting the Specsavers County Championship trophy for the first time since 1992.
Following on from the success of last year’s campaign, a winter of hard work has primed Essex County Cricket Club, both on and off the pitch, for the renewed challenge of Division One cricket. Essex’s young, homegrown side are now aiming to build a dynasty comparable to the golden Fletcher-Gooch era a quarter of a century ago.
“The foundations are here and there’s other young players coming through. The guys we are looking to be our major players are still very young. There are only a couple of us over 30 so, in terms of looking forward, the club is in a very good state and can make our mark in four-day cricket over the next few years.”
– Ryan ten Doeschate, captain
Classified by the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) as an official first-class team since 1895, the side mostly play home fixtures at the Cloudfm County Ground in Chelmsford, competing as the Essex Eagles in limited overs formats of the game.
Their online store offers replica gear for fans to show their support for the team by kitting themselves out in the red, blue, and gold.
Supporters are also able to commemorate highlights from Essex’s storied history with memorabilia and collectables. In addition, cricket equipment for aspiring school and club cricketers (such as gloves, pads, and other essential training supplies) from respected brands such as Surridge, Gunn & Moore, and Gray-Nicolls is available both online and in the club’s retail store at their home ground.