Following the 2019 fixture announcement in November, and subsequent feedback from Members and supporters, the Club consulted with the ECB and other Clubs to increase the number of day’s cricket being played on a weekend.
After exploring all possibilities in a busy fixture schedule and taking into account other outside influences such as the ICC Cricket World Cup and team logistics, two matches have been rescheduled to start on Sundays.
The home Specsavers County Championship matches taking place in June will now start a day earlier than scheduled. This will create two further days of weekend cricket with the games against Hampshire and Somerset now beginning on Sunday 16 and Sunday 23, respectively.
The Club would like to thank Somerset and Hampshire for their cooperation and understanding.
The new campaign starts on Friday 5 April against Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl, with the opening home match at The Cloudfm County Ground taking place on Friday 19 April against Middlesex in the Royal London One-Day Cup.
Membership packages are now on sale for 2019, with Early Bird prices available when purchased in 2018. Visit essexcricket.org.uk for further information on the available packages, which start from just £176 for Adults.
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