2024 2nd XI fixtures released


Essex 2nd XI have learned their schedule for the 2024 season and will kick off their campaign with an away Championship fixture against Kent, beginning on Monday 08 April.

A three-day friendly against the South Asian Cricket Academy (SACA) in Billericay from Monday 22 April will form the Eagles’ first home outing of the season, in between further away games against Warwickshire and Hampshire.

A clash with Somerset will be Essex’s first home match in the 2nd XI Championship, before a run of six T20 games begins with a trip to Horsham to face Sussex on Wednesday 22 May.

Barry Hyam’s side will then return home to Garon Park in Southend the next day for their first home T20 match against Middlesex.

A mid-summer Championship match at home to Lancashire, from Monday 17 June, and another friendly against SACA punctuate the blocks of T20, before the format resumes with a home game against Hampshire on 01 July.

Second XI T20 Finals Day will take place on Tuesday 16 July, a week on from the Eagles’ final group stage game against Surrey in Southend.

A 50-over friendly away to Kent on Thursday 18 July then precipitates the season pausing for a month, before the resumption on Monday 19 August sees the start of a run of four season-concluding Championship matches.

Gloucestershire are the first opposition in that run, hosting Hyam’s side in Rockhampton, before three home games, all in Billericay, bring the season to an end.

Having entertained Sussex and Surrey in consecutive weeks, the curtain will fall on 2024 after a fixture against Middlesex from Monday 09 September.