Champions Essex enjoy visit to London Stadium


Essex County Cricket Club players and staff enjoyed a memorable day out to the London Stadium to watch West Ham United against Sunderland.

Several of the players were in attendance including James Foster, Graham Napier and loyal Hammer Jamie Porter as the squad were presented to the crowd and paraded the trophy at half-time.

After clinching the Specsavers County Championship Division Two title against Glamorgan in September, the celebrations have continued for the players with a day out at The London Stadium just the latest in a line of events.

Winston Reid clinched the three points for the Hammers scoring with the last kick of the game as the home side ran out 1-0 winners against the northeast team.

Porter was in his element at the new home of his boyhood club and donned the claret and blue much to the home crowd’s approval.

The 23-year-old said: “I have been a West Ham fan all my life so to come here today and experience these surroundings is amazing.

“Being up close and personal to the players and the pitch is brilliant and it has been an excellent day so far. Hopefully the team can continue to perform and have a good season.

“We had a memorable campaign ourselves winning the Specsavers County Championship Division Two title so hopefully going into next year we can continue our success.”

Everyone at the club would like to thank West Ham for their hospitality and we look forward to welcoming you to The E.C.G soon.