Captain’s Statement

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Following yesterday’s Club statement regarding events during the Lord’s balcony celebrations in the Bob Willis Trophy Final, Club Captain, Tom Westley, has issued this further announcement.

“On behalf of myself and the team, we would like to apologise for any offence that was caused during our celebrations at Lord’s on Sunday.

“At Essex, we believe we have built a strong dressing room culture that supports one another both on and off the field.

“As a group, we have come together today and discussed the event and on reflection, we are disappointed that we let this happen.

“Moving forward, the squad will be more responsible and aware of our actions and will continue to learn and develop with the help of the ECB and the PCA.”