Michael Pepper signed a professional contract with the Club after a string of impressive performances for the Second XI, in 2017. Before making his debut in a County Championship encounter with Somerset during the next season.

Following a good season with the second XI, 2021 saw Michael get more chances in the first team, which he took against Durham in May as he scored 92 and narrowly missing his first century. He was also awarded Man of the Match for a Vitality Blast game against Somerset as he guided Essex to the win under the DLS with an unbeaten 55*.

Date of Birth: 25/06/1998
Squad No: 19
Debut: 2018
Role in Team: Wicket-Keeper
Batting: Right-Hand
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