On Wednesday (19 April), the Essex squad and coaching staff were invited by Colchester Borough Council to the Town Hall in Colchester for a Civic Reception in recognition of the Division Two Championship success last season.
Welcomed by Mayor Julie Young, Chief Executive Derek Bowden and Head Coach Chris Silverwood both gave speeches to the guests and it was a chance to celebrate not only Essex Cricket’s success, but also sport across Colchester with representatives from a number of other Clubs and businesses in attendance, such as Colchester United FC.
Chris Silverwood said, “It’s great that the Club’s achievements from last season have been recognised in this way and we thank the Mayor and Colchester Borough Council for putting on the Civic Reception for us.
“The team can be very proud of what they did in 2016 as a lot of planning and hardwork went into winning the trophy, so it’s good that the players can come and meet people around the county to share the success.
“We’ve had a good start to the season so hopefully we can bring some more silverware back home to the county in the times ahead!”
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