Watch: Our First Virtual Members’ Forum


The Club hosted a first virtual Forum on Thursday 28 May in what was an opportunity to hear from our panel of Committee Members, which included John Faragher, Derek Bowden and Ronnie Irani.

This event was exclusively for 2020 Members with 300 attendees logging on to hear the discussion on a range of different areas, including finances, the current domestic cricket landscape for 2020 and the First Team squad.

We pride ourselves on being a Members’ Club and will continue to provide opportunities to engage with the Committee, coaching staff and players in the weeks ahead.

The Committee Panel for our first Forum of the year included:

• John Faragher, Chairman
• Peter Northfield, Deputy Chairman
• Derek Bowden, Chief Executive
• Ian Patterson, Treasurer
• Ronnie Irani, Chairman of the Cricket Advisory Board
• Philip George, Essex Cricket in the Community Chair

Essex Chairman John Faragher welcomed Essex Members to the virtual Forum and introduced Executive Board Member Mike Smith as host and moderator for the evening. After a substantial financial update from Treasurer Ian Patterson, the meeting continued with questions to the panellists that were submitted by Members…

Information on further virtual events will be available soon and please let us know any feedback by email – [email protected].

In case you missed it…

Due to the exceptional circumstances which prevail as a result of COVID-19, the Club has taken the decision to defer its AGM this year.

The AGM is normally held prior to 31 May in any given year. Currently, the Club feels it is appropriate to defer until July.

No fixed date has yet been identified but it is hoped within the next three to four weeks that we should be in a position to specify a date and time.