Essex County Cricket Club Past and Present
Essex County Cricket Club was formed in 1876 and were awarded First-Class status in 1894, competing in the County Championship the following year for the first time. The team saw success and dominance throughout the 1970s, ‘80s and ‘90s, winning both the Benson and Hedges Cup and the County Championship in 1979. During the mid-2000’s Essex development a winning formula of limited overs cricket which saw them make the finals at The Rose Bowl in 2008. In 2019 Essex were named County Champions and won the T20 Vitality Blast title for the first time. After many successes over recent years Essex remain a first-class county club going in to the 2020 season.
Recent updates and matches
Essex win the Bob Willis Trophy!
Essex added another red-ball crown to their collection when their draw with Somerset was sufficient to give them the inaugural Bob Willis Trophy!
Sussex Sharks V Essex Eagles
The Essex Eagles travel to the 1st Central County Ground on Monday to face Sussex Sharks in the Vitality Blast, with the fixture set to commence at 2pm on the 14 September.
Essex Eagles V Surrey
The Eagles welcome Surrey to The Cloudfm County Ground for their penultimate home match in this year’s Vitality Blast competition with the fixture set to start at 2pm on the 11 September.
Essex set for Lord's Final in the Bob Willis Trophy
Essex have confirmed a place in the Bob Willis Trophy Final and will reignite the red-ball rivalry with Somerset who secured their spot at Lord’s with a victory over Worcestershire in the Central Group.
Wheater Signs Contract Extension until 2022
Essex County Cricket Club are delighted to announce that wicket-keeper batsman, Adam Wheater, has signed a contract extension that will keep him at The Cloudfm County Ground until at least the end of the 2022 season.
Essex V Middlesex
Essex are through to the final of the Bob Willis Trophy. They made sure of their Lord’s date later this month by completing a 9-wicket triumph over Middlesex at The Cloudfm County Ground.
Surrey V Essex Eagles
Matt Quinn and Cameron Delport combined to salvage a point for the Eagles in a dramatic conclusion as the title-holders tied their Vitality Blast clash with Surrey at The Kia Oval.
Essex Eagles V Middlesex
Title-holders, Essex Eagles begin the defence of the Vitality Blast when they meet Middlesex in the first of 10 South Group matches at The Cloudfm County Ground, starting on Thursday 27 August at 2pm.
3 from 3 in the Bob Willis Trophy!
Essex showed their virtues of character and determination as they beat Sussex by 3 wickets in the Bob Willis Trophy clash with Sussex to record their third successive victory in the competition.
Adam Wheater On Simon Harmer, Batting & County Cap
Standing up to the stumps, Adam Wheater has a unique insight into the mysteries of Simon Harmer’s prolific wicket-taking prowess.
The Rachel Heyhoe Flint Trophy
The Rachel Heyhoe Flint Trophy is a special edition 50-over competition, played between the eight newly formed regions who make up the women’s elite domestic structure.
Essex vs Surrey
Another win at The Cloudfm County Ground, Essex beat Surrey by 169 runs!
Essex Women wrap up regional matches
The Essex Women’s team have completed their London Championship matches with fixtures against Kent, Surrey and Middlesex.
A memorable debut for Feroze Khushi
Feroze Khushi marked a memorable First-Class debut for the Club by hitting 45 on the fourth and final day of the opening Bob Willis Trophy match against Kent.
A win for Essex!
Essex Cricket got off to a winning start in the Bob Willis Trophy, winning their first match against Kent on 04 August 2020. The match had an excess of 100k views, signalling a fantastic start to the live stream service.