Felsted extend deal with Essex

PUBLISHED: 17:00 05 July 2017

Spectators watch play under blue skies at Essex (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Spectators watch play under blue skies at Essex (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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School partnership to continue for three years

Essex County Cricket Club have announced an extension of their partnership with Felsted School for a further three years.

The Essex school will continue to sponsor the Felsted Family Stand and the Family Sunday matches as the partnership continues to flourish.

With a number of academy players such as Ben Waring, Will Buttleman, Alex Went and Annabel Hills studying at Felsted School, and Essex Women and Academies playing matches on the School grounds, the partnership is wide-ranging across all facets of Essex County Cricket Club.

Darrell Fox, Essex’s commercial manager, said: “This has been a longstanding partnership that has gone from strength to strength over the years.

“Felsted School are involved across all areas of Essex County Cricket with the pathway for future professional players proving very smooth for those wishing to achieve at a high level.

“We are looking forward to more Felsted students progressing into the first-team fold as we have seen in past years, with players such as Tim Phillips and Nick Knight.”

Former Essex and England batsman Jason Gallian, director of cricket at Felsted, added: “Cricket at Felsted is going from strength to strength and our partnership with Essex is key to that.

“In particular our growth and success in girls’ cricket has been phenomenal, with our under-15 team claiming the Lady Taverners’ National Title this year, outdoing the boys, who were last year’s national 20/20 beaten finalists.

“Supported by Carla Rudd, a current SuperLeague Player, pupils at Felsted really have all the coaching, fixtures and expertise they need to support them on their cricketing journey, whatever their level.”

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