Essex players past and present attend England celebration at Lord’s


Over 200 England cricketers gathered at Lord’s for a special assembly of men’s and women’s England players from across the generations.

Essex attendees included Alastair Cook, James Foster and Doug Insole, while former players Owais Shah and Sajid Mahmood among others were in attendance.

The guest list spanned many generations of men and women’s players, from those representing England in the 1950s, to those travelling to the West Indies for the latest tour.

The presentations began with current captains Joe Root and Heather Knight presenting caps to Doug Insole and Ann Sanders, the oldest players present, who started playing for England in 1950 and 1954 respectively.

This cap presentation was the most significant element of the night with every player at the dinner, and those who couldn’t make it, receiving a ceremonial cap as a memento of their contribution to English cricket.