Presidents Day Sees Essex Players In Action


Over the bank holiday weekend, Essex Cricket in the Community was proud to help Hutton CC with their annual Presidents Day by providing a representative team to play a hundred ball game against Hutton CC’s first XI.

The game saw players from across the club play together, players included first-teamers, Academy Players, Ability, Seniors, East London Development players, and even an ex-player.

Aiming to celebrate the range of diversity throughout Essex, the event was a significant success with face-painting and cake sales adding to the pleasant atmosphere as the day supported the Essex Cricket Foundation.

Ben Allison and Will Buttleman were there to represent the first XI while up-and-coming Vivan Hassan and Chalie Allison, brother of Ben, were showing the next generation of Essex Cricket, coming from the Academy.

Alongside Essex’s current crop of players was ex-opening bowler Joe Grant, who took 400 wickets across his career with 58 coming for Essex between 2001 and 2003.

The day also saw appearances from Issac Elles, Joe Freestron, Ben Aust, Benny Fryett, and Alfie Jeeves from the ability teams. As well as Chirag Desai from the senior XI and Abdullah Mir and Charlie Sutton from the East London Development teams.