The 1986 English cricket season saw Essex win the County Championship for the third time in four seasons.
The Zimbabwe national cricket team made a short visit to England and played a single limited overs match against Northamptonshire, the county winning by 7 wickets.
Rest of the World team
The Rest of the World XI played a one day versus a West Indies XI for the Sport Aid charity at Edgbaston cricket ground in Birmingham. The match was a no result due to rain.