The First Team is selected following the Ladies’ County Championship and then participates in the East Region Inter‐County Match Week playing each of the other five counties on a separate day in one week, usually in June. The format of each match is three foursomes in the morning and six singles in the afternoon all played off scratch.

If Essex win the East Region Inter‐County Match Week they progress to the England County Finals and will play the winners of the five other England regions during the course of one week which is usually in September. The format of each match is the same as that of the East Region Inter‐County Match Week all played off scratch.

Friendly warm‐up scratch matches are held early in the season against counties outside the East Region.