Essex 50s eyeing a unique treble


Having successfully defended their CB 50+ County Championship title in 2021, the Essex Senior side are eyeing up a unique treble this summer.

Head Coach, Peter Rider insisted his side are in good shape, saying: “We are looking forward to defending our National title, and will be aiming to make the Final at Arundel to compete for what would be an unprecedented ECB treble.”

Essex made a terrific start to the 2021 season, winning six of their seven group matches to reach the knockout stages.

Berkshire, Cambridge and Hampshire were edged out in tough encounters. However, the Final proved to be a little more straightforward as Essex cruised to victory over Lancashire with 36 balls to spare.

Mel Hussain led the side with great enthusiasm. Meanwhile, Giles Ecclestone of Saffron Walden hit 775 runs at an incredible rate of 155 and Wanstead’s Mo Fayaz claimed 20 wickets at an impressive average of 14.75, with an economy rate of 3.78. Both players also excelled for England 50+ in the majority of the 2021 Internationals fixtures.