Essex County Cricket Club is one of eighteen professional major clubs in English domestic cricket. As per the records in the 16th century cricket began in Essex and had a tremendous growth over the decades.
In 1895 the first class debut of the Essex Cricket club took place at Leyton against Leicestershire. Right after the debut in first class cricket the Essex Cricket club experienced quick improvement. During the 1897 season the club won all the matches with the exception of the match against Surrey. During the 1950s after the World War duration Essex slowly strengthened its team to gain much more accolades and triumphs than they had done before. During the late 1980s the club exhibited a consistent performance and the result was that several players were chosen to play at an international level by representing the national country team.
Essex County Cricket team had several international players during the 1990s and this included Nasser Hussain who was the captain of the England cricket team in several international series. Bowlers like Peter Such and Mark IIott as well as wicket keeper James Foster earned caps. The Essex county also was successful in signing the fast bowlers of England like Alex Tudor and Darren Gough who had resigned from Surrey and Yorkshire respectively.In the Pro40 format of the game during the 2006 season Essex successfully defended their National Cricket League title. In the same year there was a participation of Essex in the Twenty20 Cup. During the matches of this cup Essex was triumphant in beating Yorkshire at the Trent Bridge and occupying a place in the semi finals.Several noted players like Percy Perrin, Neil Foster, Derek Pringle and Graham Gooch have been members of the Essex county at some point of time. In the current scenario players like Danish Kaneria and Grant Flower have registered a considerable name for themselves.
Won 6 County championshipsWon 5 Pro40 tournamentsWon 2 Friends Provident Trophy