Allen Ford Group Continues Long-Standing Support with Essex Cricket


The Graham Gooch Cricket Centre is celebrating its refurbishment after significant investment and is proudly sponsored by the Allen Ford Group.

The long-standing partnership between Essex Auto Group (now part of the Allen Ford Group) and the indoor cricket centre spans over eight years; a time which has seen the rise of Dan Lawrence, Sam Cook, Nick Browne and Jamie Porter into the First Team.

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Photo: Graham Gooch OBE pictured with Allen Ford’s Matt Brown

Graham Gooch OBE, Essex County Cricket Club Ambassador said: “Essex Auto Group and now the Allen Ford Group have shown real commitment to both the Club and to the community in Essex and have been supporters of the Club for a number of years. Their backing and sponsorship of the Cricket Centre helps to run a vast number of courses and sessions throughout the year, and we look forward to a bright future working together.”

Matt Brown, Head of Marketing at Allen Ford: “This is a really exciting time for the Club and we’re delighted with how the refurbishment of the Centre has gone. The modernised facilities are a terrific resource for everyone and we’re happy to be playing a part of providing cricket to the community in Essex.”

The Allen Ford Group Graham Gooch Cricket Centre and its new facilities are available to hire on a daily basis throughout the year. Further information is available at or by phone 01245 254028.