April 14, 2003

Essex CCC - Easter Bonanza - Kids for a Quid

Essex County Cricket Club begin their Frizzell County Championship Division 1 campaign with a home match against near neighbours and rivals Middlesex, commencing on Good Friday. The game runs over the full Easter weekend and Essex, as part of their on-going Kids Into Cricket campaign with associate sponsors Essex & Suffolk Water, are offering children under 18 entry into the match days for just £1 over the holidays. There are no limits to the number of children that adults may bring.

A good crowd is expected with many seeing the new installation of the impressive Essex floodlights at the County Ground for the first time, as well as the new public and Members' seating in many areas of the ground and the new Public Bar Marquee where the public visitors may now purchase Shepherd Neame beers under shelter.

The Club are also opening the new Hayes Close Members' Restaurant under canvas, which replaces the Riverside Restaurant. The new facility offers excellent views of the cricket and is expected to be extremely popular.

Commercial Manager Dave Comley said:

"The Club has done an awful lot to improve facilities for the Members and Public for the new season and we hope that we will get a bumper support to start the ball rolling on Good Friday."

The first day of the new season at Chelmsford is Good Friday, commencing at 11.00 a.m. with the game scheduled to run to Easter Monday.