The Ford County Ground
6500
Yes
River End, Hayes Close End
Essex
23:02, Sat Dec 16, 2017 (UTC +0000)
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

2018
Fri Apr 20 - Mon Apr 23
Specsavers County Championship Division One
Essex v Lancashire
Fri May 4 - Mon May 7
Specsavers County Championship Division One
Essex v Yorkshire
Fri May 25 (50 ovs)          
14:00 local | 13:00 GMT
09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT
Royal London One-Day Cup
South Group - Essex v Somerset
Sun May 27 (50 ovs)
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Royal London One-Day Cup
South Group - Essex v Surrey
Wed May 30 (50 ovs)
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Royal London One-Day Cup
South Group - Essex v Glamorgan
Wed Jun 6 (50 ovs)          
14:00 local | 13:00 GMT
09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT
Royal London One-Day Cup
South Group - Essex v Kent
Wed Jun 20 - Sat Jun 23
Specsavers County Championship Division One
Essex v Nottinghamshire
Mon Jun 25 - Thu Jun 28          
Specsavers County Championship Division One
Essex v Somerset
Sun Jul 1
Final - TBC v TBC (01 July 2018)
Wed Jul 4 (20 ovs)          
NatWest t20 Blast
Essex v Sussex
Fri Jul 6 (20 ovs)          
NatWest t20 Blast
Essex v Middlesex
Fri Jul 13 (20 ovs)          
NatWest t20 Blast
Essex v Glamorgan
Sat Jul 21 (20 ovs)          
NatWest t20 Blast
Essex v Hampshire
Sun Aug 5 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
Essex v Surrey
Fri Aug 10 (20 ovs)          
NatWest t20 Blast
Essex v Gloucestershire
Fri Aug 17 (20 ovs)          
NatWest t20 Blast
Essex v Kent
Wed Aug 29 - Sat Sep 1
Specsavers County Championship Division One
Essex v Hampshire
Tue Sep 4 - Fri Sep 7
Specsavers County Championship Division One
Essex v Surrey
Tue Sep 18 - Fri Sep 21
Specsavers County Championship Division One
Essex v Worcestershire
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Chelmsford prepares to toast the champions, Essex v Yorkshire, Specsavers Championship Division One, Chelmsford, September 27, 2017
Chelmsford prepares to toast the champions
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Essex CCC Chelmsford, Essex v Gloucestershire, NatWest Blast, Chelmsford, June 16, 2016
Essex CCC, Chelmsford
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General view of the County Ground, Essex v Kent, County Championship Division Two, Chelmsford, 2nd day, April 20, 2015
General view of the County Ground
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An artists impression of the development at Chelmsford
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