Essex Cricket at The HECC

We take a look at how Essex CC use HECC to keep their performance at it its best.

Summary of the season:

  • Essex finished third in Division one of the County Championship
  • Seventh in the south group of the Vitality Blast
  • Got to the quarter finals of the Royal London One day cup

Essex county cricket club started their season off in the winter of this year at The Hertfordshire and Essex Cricket Centre working on their skills twice a week up until they went off Barbados for the warm weather training, to get game practice before the start of the season.

Essex had a good start the season getting a win and draw in their first three county championship campaign. They contented their good form in the royal London One day cup getting the quarter finals but were defeated by Yorkshire on their quest to play in the final at lords.

This then lead to them struggling throughout the middle stage of the season in the vitality blast finishing third bottom in the sound group only winning two games in their fourteen games.

Now Essex have finished heir season on a high winning their last three county championship matches including new county champions Surrey in their last game of the season.

Ravi Borpara endured a good season with the bat in all competitions scoring 1,392 runs. He was at The HECC last winter both with the team and by himself when he wasn’t flying of all around the world playing in T20 competitions.

We would all like to say congratulations to Alistair Cook who has retired from international cricket. He came to the centre once just after a tough series lose to Australia.

It is a shame James Foster has hung up his keeping gloves after he has retired after a nineteen year career. He has been an inspiration to so many young wicket keepers over the years and had nothing but kind words to say about the centre. He would also help us with anything questions that we had.

Therefore, on the whole they have had a successful season after finishing third in the county championship and getting to the quarter finals of the royal London cup. This all started with them using HECC last winter.

So if the hard graft of training leads to the  professionals players to have a good season in the hardest competitions in the country then it will work for you. With the right coaching and time spent training, your match performance will always improve.