Just one month until Lancashire encounter!


As preparations continue in Barbados ahead of the upcoming title defence, there is now just ONE month to go until the opening home encounter against Lancashire.

The Red Rose travel to Chelmsford on Friday 20 April, in a repeat of the opening home Championship fixture of the 2017 season.

The clash between the two sides last year saw a host of big names head to The Cloudfm County Ground, with more stars expected this time around!

Ryan ten Doeschate, Peter Siddle, Tom Westley and Nick Browne are all expected to be in action for the County Champions, while Haseeb Hameed, Alex Davies, Graham Onions and Keaton Jennings are likely to travel with the visitors.

Dan Lawrence’s imperious 141 not out in 2017 helped Essex save the game and come away with a draw, which eventually contributed to an unbeaten season, and Anthony McGrath’s side will once again be looking to get the season off to a solid start in home comforts.

A big crowd will help the team do just that, and you can gain free entry to this match, and all other Championship home games buy purchasing an Essex Cricket Membership here!

A range of other benefits are included in a Membership, with entry to all One-Day Cup home group games, discounted Blast tickets and entry to other major sporting events.

Packages are on sale now and available in person, by phone (01245 254010) or online.