The Ford County Ground
6500
Yes
River End, Hayes Close End
Essex
17:42, Sun Apr 20, 2014 (UTC +0100)
County Ground
 

Records and statistics

Australia v India - Jun 20, 1983 Scorecard
South Africa v Zimbabwe - May 29, 1999 Scorecard
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Profile

The County Ground has been the headquarters of Essex since 1967. The ground is notoriously windy but with great drainage following improvements in 1982. It is a compact ground for a county HQ, but nevertheless much use has been made of the space available. The ground has one double-decker seating area, marquees, executive suites and mostly single-tier seating. Its pavilion, built in the 1970s, has recently been extended and contains all sorts of memorabilia.. It is also one of the only two current grounds with permanent floodlights which were installed in 2002. Graham Gooch has scored most of his 40,000 plus first-class runs here and Essex have had their most successful seasons here, too. Surrey will remember one match for a different reason, though: in 983, they recorded their lowest innings of 14. The playing area, which slopes slightly from south-east to north-west, has been used for more than just cricket in the past: it was used for some time as a standby emergency helicopter landing place for the nearby hospital, until the casualty department was relocated.

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Travel
Train Chelmsford train station is half a mile away from the ground.
Car 12 miles away from M25 Jnct 28. An NCP car park is available for public parking (175 spaces). It is heavily used by commuters on weekdays but it is largely available at weekends. Car parking for the public is available at various short- and long-stay car parks in the town centre.
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Fixtures

2014
Sun May 4 - Wed May 7
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division Two
Essex v Leicestershire
Tue May 13 (50 ovs)          
14:00 local | 13:00 GMT
09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT
Essex v Sri Lankans
Wed May 14 (20 ovs)
Second Eleven Twenty20
Group C - Essex 2nd XI v Unicorns
Wed May 14 (20 ovs)
Second Eleven Twenty20
Group C - Essex 2nd XI v Unicorns
Thu May 15 (20 ovs)
Second Eleven Twenty20
Group C - Essex 2nd XI v Leicestershire 2nd XI
Thu May 15 (20 ovs)
Second Eleven Twenty20
Group C - Essex 2nd XI v Leicestershire 2nd XI
Fri May 23 (20 ovs)          
19:00 local | 18:00 GMT
14:00 EDT | 13:00 CDT | 11:00 PDT
NatWest t20 Blast
South Division - Essex v Glamorgan
Sun May 25 - Wed May 28
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division Two
Essex v Surrey
Sun Jun 1 - Wed Jun 4
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division Two
Essex v Glamorgan
Fri Jun 13 (20 ovs)          
19:00 local | 18:00 GMT
14:00 EDT | 13:00 CDT | 11:00 PDT
NatWest t20 Blast
South Division - Essex v Gloucestershire
Fri Jun 20 (20 ovs)          
19:00 local | 18:00 GMT
14:00 EDT | 13:00 CDT | 11:00 PDT
NatWest t20 Blast
South Division - Essex v Middlesex
Sun Jun 29 - Wed Jul 2
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division Two
Essex v Gloucestershire
Fri Jul 4 (20 ovs)          
19:00 local | 18:00 GMT
14:00 EDT | 13:00 CDT | 11:00 PDT
NatWest t20 Blast
South Division - Essex v Surrey
Tue Jul 22 (20 ovs)          
18:30 local | 17:30 GMT
13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT
NatWest t20 Blast
South Division - Essex v Hampshire
Fri Jul 25 (20 ovs)
17:30 local | 16:30 GMT
12:30 EDT | 11:30 CDT | 09:30 PDT
NatWest t20 Blast
South Division - Essex v Sussex
Thu Jul 31 (50 ovs)          
14:00 local | 13:00 GMT
09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT
Royal London One-Day Cup
Group A - Essex v Leicestershire
Tue Aug 5 (50 ovs)
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
Royal London One-Day Cup
Group A - Essex v Lancashire
Fri Aug 8 (50 ovs)          
14:00 local | 13:00 GMT
09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT
Royal London One-Day Cup
Group A - Essex v Gloucestershire
Wed Aug 13 (50 ovs)          
14:00 local | 13:00 GMT
09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT
Royal London One-Day Cup
Group A - Essex v Hampshire
Mon Sep 1 (20 ovs)          
18:30 local | 17:30 GMT
13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT
1st T20I - England Women v South Africa Women
Tue Sep 9 - Fri Sep 12
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
LV= County Championship Division Two
Essex v Kent
Tue Sep 23 - Fri Sep 26
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
LV= County Championship Division Two
Essex v Worcestershire
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An artists impression of the development at Chelmsford, January, 19, 2013
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Ground Fixtures Ground Results
Essex v Leics at Chelmsford
May 4-7, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Essex v Sri Lankans at Chelmsford
May 13, 2014 (14:00 local | 13:00 GMT | 09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT)
Group C: Essex 2nd XI v Unicorns at Chelmsford
May 14, 2014
Group C: Essex 2nd XI v Unicorns at Chelmsford
May 14, 2014
Group C: Essex 2nd XI v Leics 2nd XI at Chelmsford
May 15, 2014
Group C: Essex 2nd XI v Leics 2nd XI at Chelmsford
May 15, 2014
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