Essex Cricket announce Thatchers as Official Cider Partner


Essex Cricket are pleased to announce that Thatchers Cider has become the Club’s Official Cider Partner.

The family-run business has signed a three-year agreement and will become the cider provider for Essex Cricket, working in conjunction with Brewing Partner Greene King.

Thatchers branding will be present around The Cloudfm County Ground whilst a variety of Thatchers ciders will be available in the bar areas for Members and supporters to purchase once crowds are permitted to return.

Darrell Fox, Commercial Manager at Essex Cricket, said: “This is another exciting partnership for the Club and one I’m sure the Members and fans will certainly enjoy once they’re back watching cricket at The Cloudfm County Ground.

“Cricket and cider go hand in hand, so it’s a partnership we’re really enthusiastic about and one we’re looking forward to developing over the next three years.”

Martin Thatcher, fourth generation cider maker at Thatchers Cider, said: “We’re delighted to further our involvement within cricket to become a Partner of Essex Cricket.

“The emerging friendly rivalry between Somerset and Essex based on such close league encounters means supporters from both counties will eagerly anticipate the summer watching the cricket with a refreshing cider in hand.”

About Thatchers:

Thatchers Cider is a family-run cider maker. Its knowledge and passion for apples is reflected in its ciders: authentic, full of flavour and with a distinct character that reflects Somerset cider making at its best. Its range of ciders include Thatchers Gold, Thatchers Haze, Thatchers Cloudy Lemon and Thatchers Rosé, but whichever you choose, you can be sure they have all been made with the same care, attention and hands-on experience.