With only two weeks to go until the beginning of the County Cricket Season, we’re really looking forward to seeing the Essex team back in action at the Cloudfm County Ground.

This week, we were very pleased to attend the season’s press launch day, which offered the chance for television and other journalists to meet the squad, and speak with the players about their ambitions for the 2018 season. The press day was also an opportunity for the players to showcase the team’s new playing kits, and meet the various team and ground sponsors.

Under their new Head Coach, Anthony McGrath, and with the squad boosted by the addition of two Australian international players, we’ll be cheering on the team’s efforts from the stands. After a victorious 2017, Essex are of course seeking to emulate the recent feats of, most recently, Yorkshire and Durham, and retain the County Championship.

With this season’s schedule including an international warm-up match against India, a leg of the women’s international tri-series, and the ever-popular T20 Blast, it’s shaping up to be an exciting Summer of cricket. We really hope to see you this year at the Cloudfm County Ground.