The Vitality Blast Preview Show | Watch LIVE from 6pm


We’ve been made to wait for it, but Essex’s Vitality Blast campaign finally gets underway tomorrow and it will do so in front of a home crowd at Chelmsford.

The weather is set fair and so fans can look forward to playing Gloucestershire in what would be the first T20 since 2019 to see any play between the two sides – weather and covid have previously hampered the fixture.

Tickets are still available for the game against Gloucestershire on Tuesday 30 May and there will be no better place to be than at The Cloud County Ground supporting Simon Harmer and his Eagles.


If you’re looking to sink your teeth into some Vitality Blast material ahead of Essex’s opener, you’re in the right place. On the eve of the tournament, Essex Cricket TV’s Live Stream Host, Simon Ward sat down with some of the Eagles’ stars to talk about the upcoming campaign.

The Vitality Blast Preview Show will air tonight (Monday 29 May) at 6pm on Essex Cricket TV.

The South Group Preview:

Get to know every team that Essex will come up against during the Vitality Blast group stages with our preview of the South Group. Here you’ll find every overseas signing as well as a run down of each teams past performances and hopes for 2023.


The Pundits Predictions:

We enlisted the help of pundits and content creators to give their opinions on Essex’s chances ahead of the 2023 campaign.

In charge of dishing out the verdicts were Phil Walker, Editer-in-chief of Wisden Cricket Monthly, Dail Mail Cricket Correspondent Paul Newman, BBC Essex Radio Presenter and host of the Around the Wicket podcast Victoria Polley, Martin Smith of the ECB Reporters Network and the Presenter of Essex Cricket TV’s live stream and stadium host, Simon Ward.

Also adding their unique insights cricket content creators, Cricket District, run by Toby Marriott and Jack Meacher, as well as founder of The Cricket Draft, John Welch.

Will you agree with them?