Known throughout the cricketing world as 'Reggie', Ronnie Irani was an Essex and England legend. Playing the majority of his international cricket in the one day form of the game he gained cult status during the 2001/2002 Ashes tour where his 'crowd warm-ups' went down a storm!
Having started his career at Lancashire, the call of white stilettos and boys racers was too much as Ron swapped counties in 1994 and soon became an adopted Essex boy, even becoming captain in 2000. Ron rejected a new contract in 2007 and shortly afterwards became a Talk Sport Breakfast host.
During recent times, Ronnie has captained Essex, whilst last season saw him have his most successful season ever, culminating in being voted, 'Essex Sportsman of the Year'. He has also developed his off-field potential considerably, whilst holding the position of captain.