Essex make their first appearance since the tour of the UAE today.
They travel to Canterbury to face Kent.
The two teams will complete a two day match, before facing each other in a Twenty20 match on Friday.
Tom Westley and Nick Browne are both currently representing the MCC against Yorkshire in Abu Dhabi, whilst Jesse Ryder and Matt Quinn are yet to return to England.
But, Alastair Cook will feature as he prepares for a big summer of Test cricket for England.