Essex Cricket Club will be looking to defend their County Cricket Championship after the success of the 2017 season.
They start their season away at Yorkshire on the 13th April before welcoming Lancashire to the County Cricket Ground on the 20th.
They have a new assistant to Anthony McGrath too, the former England player Dimi Mascarenhas.
You can see the full report from our sport correspondent Donovan Blake plus interviews with player Jamie Porter and assistant head coach Dimi Mascarenhas.
- Report from Donovan Blake
- Full interview with Jamie Porter
- Full interview with Dimi Mascarenhas