Wheater and Cook Awarded County Caps


Essex wicket-keeper Adam Wheater and paceman Sam Cook were awarded their County Caps today during Day One of Essex v Surrey in The Bob Willis Trophy.

Head Coach Anthony McGrath and Club Captain Tom Westley presented the pair with their caps, with the news being greeted by a loud roar and then a round of applause from the Essex changing room.

Wheater, who returned to Chelmsford in 2016 following a spell at Hampshire, has scored a total of 4,078 runs across all formats for the Club, whilst also having 151 dismissals to his name.

Cook is into his fourth season at Essex and has taken 98 wickets across all formats in that period, with his best bowling figures of 7 for 23 coming against Kent in a memorable match at Canterbury last year.

Essex Head Coach, Anthony McGrath, said: “Both Adam and Sam have been outstanding since I came to Chelmsford and both have played a big part in our recent success.

“Adam is an extremely talented cricketer and a great figure in the dressing room, whilst we sometimes forget that Sam is just 23 as he’s a proper team player and an excellent influence on the younger lads in the side.

“Both of them really deserve it for their contribution to the Club and I know how much being awarded their caps means to them.”