Robert Croft MBE

One of then most recognisable cricketers of the modern era, Robert Croft MBE played county cricket for 23 seasons, proving testament to his reputation as a hugely reliable and consistent performer for both club and country. Representing both England and Wales during his career, Croft has played in … Read More

Ronnie Irani

Ronnie Irani was born in Greater Manchester with an Irani-descended dad and Lancashire mum but it is with Essex that he will always be associated. He moved from Lancashire to Essex in 1994 and had a great rapport with the Chelmsford supporters over the following thirteen years. Ronnie … Read More

Sir Garfield Sobers

Garfield St. Aubrun Sobers, was born in Bay Land, St. Michael Parish, Barbados. Undoubtedly the greatest cricket player of his era (1952 to 1974), he was knighted by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II in 1975 in recognition of his outstanding contribution to international cricket. In 1998, Barbados declared him … Read More

Sir Ian Botham

Sir Ian Botham was one of the greatest all-rounders ever to step foot on a cricket pitch, and he later turned his enormous energy and stamina to marathon charity walks, raising millions of pounds and earning a knighthood from the Queen. He scored 14 centuries and took 383 … Read More

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