On this day…

English cricketer Arthur Fagg, who played both for Kent and England, was born on the 18th of June, 1915.

After retiring from the sport, he went on to become a well-known umpire. He died in September 1977.

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Sport, Cricket, pic: 1930's, Arthur Fagg, (1915-1977) who played for Kent C,C,C, 1932-1957 and England 5 times 1936-1939, Arthur Fagg was an opening right hand batsman and in 1938 achieved the unique feat of scoring a double century in each innings of a c

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On this day: the founding of Essex County Cricket Club

Essex County Cricket Club was founded at a meeting in Chelmsford‘s Shire Hall on the 14th of January, 1876.

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The Essex team in 1897. X

The sport of cricket had been in the area since some time in the 16th century, but no major teams were organised until the late Victorian era. Essex CCC became First-Class in 1894.

Most of the team’s home games are played in Chelmsford, the county town of Essex.