Professionals

Essex Record Breaker - Graham Napier

Napier made his mark in county cricket as an allrounder of great promise, particularly in the one-day game, where his hard-hitting batting was complemented by a nifty line in seam bowling. in 2008 he wrote his name in the record books with an astonishing 152 against Sussex in the Twenty20, which included a world record 16 sixes. That innings drew the attention of England but also Mumbai Indians, the IPL franchise.

Essex Batsman - Mark Pettini


Mark Pettini is a talented strokeplayer and occasional wicketkeeper. The former England Under-19 player had graduated to become an integral part of the Essex batting order. Pettini was handed the captaincy reins from 2007-2010. In the same month he was nominated in England's Twenty20 World Championship squad. There is a bright future ahead.