Dan Lawrence awarded County Cap


Essex batsman Dan Lawrence was awarded his County Cap at lunchtime of today’s Specsavers County Championship match against Surrey.

Having become a permanent member of the first-team fold and regularly making match winning contributions, the 19-year-old has received the great honour of being handed his Essex County Cap.

Lawrence saved the Championship game against Lancashire in April with a resilient 141* and emerged onto the scene with a debut hundred against Surrey at the tender age of 17.

It has been quite the week for Lawrence¬†following an England Lions call up¬†and now receiving his County Cap, and he commented: “It is definitely something you strive towards. Playing County cricket is one thing but receiving your County Cap is a very special feeling.

“The Lions call up was a lovely surprise and this just caps off a fantastic week.”

Head Coach Chris Silverwood is thrilled to see Lawrence awarded his Cap and added: “Dan thoroughly deserves this honour for his contributions to the team ever since he burst onto the scene.

“He has gone on to become a key member of our squad and if he continues to work as hard as he has done over the last couple of years he will have a very bright future in the game.”