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Essex's ebullient '80s

Dec 23, 2016: From loveable pushovers to strutting county titans, Essex's self-made story through the '80s chimed perfectly with the times

Phil Walker

The academy of cricket

Jul 2, 2016: Essex county have produced several England captains and batting giants, but they don't have silverware of their own to brag about and they'd like to change that

Phil Walker


The birth of a nation

Mar 24, 2012: We look back to the day Sri Lanka became the eighth country to play Test cricket

Martin Williamson

Ex-England captain predicts Cook could be all-time great

Fletcher surprised at Cook's progress

Jul 14, 2007: Keith Fletcher, the former England captain, admits he's surprised with the progress made by Alastair Cook, England's opening batsman

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

Cricinfo XI

'Is the microphone live?'

Aug 15, 2006: Dean Jones's recent on-air gaffe about Hashim Amla was not the first time a player or commentator has said something on-air they have instantly regretted, and nor will it be the last

Andrew Miller

Ashes to Ashes - The Rise, Fall and Rise of English Cricket

Melancholic memories

Jul 28, 2005: John Stern reviews Keith Fletcher's book Ashes to Ashes - The Rise, Fall and Rise of English Cricket

John Stern

The gnome of Essex

May 20, 2003: 1944 The Gnome is born

Rob Smyth

Essex Appoint Graham Gooch as Head Coach

Sep 9, 2001: Former Essex and England Captain Graham Gooch is to take over from Keith Fletcher as Head Coach of the Club at the end of the season

Essex CCC Media Release


Mar 27, 1996:

April 1982

Sri Lanka come of age

Apr 1982: David Frith, the WCM editor, travelled to Sri Lanka to watch their inaugural Test against England in February 1982


Keith Fletcher

1974: One of the few really satisfactory features of English Test cricket last summer was that Keith Fletcher finally came good and, with a series of impressive performances, at last established himself as a regular member of the England XI

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