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Essex County Cricket Club

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.

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