Walter, Critchley, and Rossington receive county caps


Paul Walter, Matt Critchley, and Adam Rossington have become the latest Essex players to have their service to the club recognised with the award of county caps.

The trio, who are respectively the 166, 167, and 168th Essex players to receive the honour, had their caps bestowed upon them during the Day 1 lunch break of the home LV= Insurance County Championship fixture against Hampshire, on 19th September.


Batting all-rounder Walter, 29, who made his first-team debut in a T20 Blast match at home to Hampshire in 2016, has scored more than 3,500 runs and taken exactly 100 wickets across all formats.

Fellow all-rounder Critchley, 27, signed for Essex from Derbyshire ahead of the 2022 season and made his debut in a home County Championship game against Kent, has since scored over 1,800 runs and taken 73 wickets for the Eagles across first-class and T20 cricket.


Wicketkeeper-batter Rossington, 30, joined from Northamptonshire at the same time as Critchley and made his debut in the same match against Kent, has scored over 1,000 runs and has claimed 61 victims from behind the stumps in both red- and white-ball cricket.

They take the number of county-capped players in the current squad to 11, joining Nick Browne, Alastair Cook, Tom Westley, Dan Lawrence, Simon Harmer, Sam Cook, Shane Snater, and Jamie Porter.