The Jamaica-born fast bowler made his first-class debut for Essex against Durham in 2005, but failed to force his way into the first team the following season.
Though he was selected for the England Under-19 tour to Malaysia in early 2007, a stress fracture of the back prevented him from playing any first-team cricket for Essex that summer.
He qualified for British citizenship midway through the 2007 season and his potential was rewarded when he signed a one-year contract extension keeping him at Chelmsford until the end of the 2009 campaign.
Chambers’ appearances became more regular in 2008, when he played a handful of championship and NatWest Pro40 games but was a regular in the Twenty20 Cup side.
Having played a bit-part role in 2009, Chambers impressed the following season with 32 LV= County Championship wickets and was handed a place in the England Performance Programme squad that winter.
He was involved in the majority of England Lions’ tour of the West Indies in early 2011, although a thigh injury ended his trip a little early and he did not feature for England representative sides for the next few years.