Essex County Cricket Club have confirmed their pre-season schedule with Lancashire and Kent visiting Chelmsford ahead of the 2021 season.
Lancashire arrives in the County Town between Tuesday, March 23 to Friday 26 for a couple of two-day matches, while Ken crosses the river for a similar contest a week later on Friday 29.
An inter-squad match has been pencilled in for early April. Speaking to www.essexcricket.org.uk, Head Coach, Anthony McGrath, said: “Pre-season is always an exciting time and although things are a little different this year, the lads are all itching to get started.
“We’ve managed to pencil in some fixtures against strong opposition, which will remind the lads how tough the season is going to be and how hard they’re going to have to work if they want to have another successful year.
“We played without a crowd last year and sadly we’re going to start this campaign in the fashion. We have one of the best and most dedicated fanbases in the country here at Essex and me and the team are really looking forward to welcoming the Members and supporters back to Chelmsford when the UK Government allows us.”