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Essex County Cricket Club

Essex County Cricket Club was established in 1876 and played their first first class match in 1895. The county have won the County Championships six times. The one day squad of the Essex County Cricket Club is called the Essex Eagles. The County Cricket Ground, Chelmsford is the home ground of the Essex County Cricket Club.


Essex have always been a strong contender in the English domestic circuit. They won the County Championships in 1979, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1991 and 1992. They also won the Benson & Hedges Cup in 1979, 1998, the NatWest Trophy in 1985 and 1997 and Sunday League in the 1981, 1984, 1985. Essex County Cricket Club began the 2006 season as the defending National League champions. They were a semifinalist at the recently concluded Twenty20 Series.


Essex has always boasted of having some of the most talented English and international players in the team. From the legendary Trevor Bailey to the more recent Darren Gough, many renowned cricketers have represented the Essex County Cricket Club. Listed below are some of the most successful Essex players:

England players:
  • Trevor Bailey
  • Keith Fletcher
  • Graham Gooch
  • John Lever
  • Derek Pringle
  • Neil Foster
  • James Foster
  • Ronnie Irani
  • Darren Gough
  • Alastair Cook
  • Nasser Hussain
International players:
  • Andre Adams
  • Andy Flower
  • Grant Flower
  • Danish Kaneria
England all rounder Ronnie Irani is the current captain of the Essex County Cricket Club. provides information on the Essex County Cricket Club and other County Cricket Clubs in the England.

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