Essex CCC On This Day revisits all the most magical and memorable moments from the county's distinguished cricketing past, mixing in a maelstrom of quirky anecdotes and legendary characters to produce an irresistibly dippable diary of Essex history - with an entry for every day of the year. From the club's Victorian foundation through to the Twenty20 era, Essex's illustrious history takes in victories over touring teams, triumphs in the County Championship and one-day trophies. County players' individual achievements in Test matches are recalled with pride, alongside landmark events such as Percy Perrin's triple century and Graham Napier's record number of sixes in an innings. Fully endorsed by the club, a history of great matches and sensational signings, hilarious and controversial events form a backdrop against which the county's cricketing heroes - Walter Mead, Nasser Hussain and Trevor Bailey; Keith Fletcher, Graham Gooch and Alastair Cook - all loom larger than life.
Ian Brookes is a writer and editor who has worked on The Chambers Dictionary, the author of both Chambers Good Writing Guide and Collins Easy Learning English Spelling. Ian has also written about sport as a contributor to Chambers Sports Factfinder and Chambers Biographical Dictionary, as well as to the magazine When Saturday Comes.