GAZETTE readers have a chance to win five copies of an Essex Cricket Memories book.

The 372 page illustrated, colour hardback features players past and present, club members and other supporters who share their memories of playing and watching the county, which was founded in 1876.

The book recalls key moments, matches, batsmen, bowlers, wicket-keepers, all-rounders, fielders and overseas stars - all of which have made Essex a successful county cricket club.

There is also a chapter on the festival grounds previously used by the club.

To be in with a chance of winning a copy, answer the following question:

When was Essex Cricket Club founded? 1876 or 1976?

To enter by phone, call 09011 510 224 and leave your answer and details when prompted. To enter by text, send your details to 80360 starting with CRICKET CLUB leave a space, followed by your answer, name and contact details. To enter by post, send your answer, name, email address, contact number and full address to: Essex Cricket Club Competition, Unit 1 Brunel Court, Brunel Way, Severalls Industrial Estate, Colchester, CO4 9XP.

Calls cost no more than 51p per call from a BT Landline, texts cost 50p plus your normal operator charge.

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