Cricket Unites Behind Charity Auction


Signed shirts from England internationals Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer and Jack Leach are amongst the lots in an online charity cricket auction supported by all 18 first-class counties in partnership with the ECB, PCA and MCC.

A catalogue of 62 lots are now open for bidding at where cricket fans can also secure international match hospitality experiences at Lord’s, Kia Oval, Trent Bridge, Edgbaston, Emerald Headingley and Emirates Old Trafford.

Essex have offered three packages to be auctioned. Firstly, there is a unique coaching session for up to four people at The Cloudfm County Ground with Head Coach Anthony McGrath and Assistant Head Coach Andre Nel.

Next up is the 12th man package, where you can bid for the chance to become part of the squad for a Vitality Blast group match. You’ll get to join the players for the pre-match warm-up, attend the coin toss with the Captains, have photographs with the players in the dressing room and watch the game pitchside. You’ll also get 4 additional match tickets.

Lastly is the Essex Eagles Vitality Blast Champions Bundle, which includes a framed Essex Eagles shirt signed by the Vitality Blast winning squad, Double Champions Collectors’ Edition Books and 2 Vitality Blast tickets to a group match of your choice.

All lots are now open for bidding and the Essex packages are lots 59, 60 and 61 over on

The auction forms part of the Together Through This Test campaign, cricket’s co-ordinated response to Covid-19 that seeks to highlight initiatives across the professional and amateur game.

All donors have nominated a charitable cause to receive the proceeds from their lots.