Jason Gallian Appointed Chair of the Cricket Committee


The Club are pleased to announce the return of former player Jason Gallian who has been appointed the new Chair of the Cricket Committee.

Gallian, 51, succeeds David Acfield who was in the role on an interim basis, and he will oversee all levels of cricket at the Club, including working alongside Head Coach Anthony McGrath and Captains, Tom Westley (Club Captain) and Simon Harmer (T20 Captain) in the men’s professional game.

The Australian’s association with the County started in 2008 when he joined from Nottinghamshire. He made 50 appearances across all three formats before retiring from cricket at the end of the following season in 2009.

Since retiring, Gallian has been Director of Cricket at Felsted School and has worked closely with current First Team player, Will Buttleman and Kent’s Jordan Cox; both of which were students at the school.

Jason Gallian, said: “It is an honour to take up the position of Chair of the Cricket Committee and it is set to be an exciting year for everyone associated with the Club.

“I have fond memories of my playing career and have continued to support the Club since I left, especially through my role at Felsted School.

“The role is all-encompassing and will dovetail my current position on the Essex Cricket in the Community Board to help develop the player pathway and women’s cricket with Essex and Sunrisers.

“Anthony McGrath continues to do an excellent job with the First Team squad and I’m relishing the opportunity to offer as much support as I can to him, his coaching team and the players during my tenure.”