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New Essex Cricket head coach feels they can defend their title

Anthony McGrath will be looking to defend their County Championship title Credit: ITV News Anglia

The new head coach of Essex Cricket says there's no reason why they can't successfully defend their County Championship title next season.

Anthony McGrath admits they will be targeted, but is excited by the challenge he faces.

McGrath succeeds Chris Silverwood in the top job at Chelmsford's cloud fm County Ground, having worked alongside him for the past two years.

After steering Essex to promotion into the County Championship's top tier, they guided them to their first county title in twenty-five years.

Silverwood officially becomes England's fast bowling coach next January.

  • Watch an interview with Anthony McGrath from ITV News Anglia's sports correspondent Donovan Blake