The Ford County Ground
6500
Yes
River End, Hayes Close End
Essex
23:52, Thu Sep 18, 2014 (UTC +0100)
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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
Tue Sep 16 - Fri Sep 19
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
Second Eleven Championship
Final - Essex 2nd XI v Leicestershire 2nd XI
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
2015
Wed Jul 1 - Sat Jul 4
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Essex v Australians
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An artists impression of the development at Chelmsford, January, 19, 2013
An artists impression of the development at Chelmsford
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A blanket of snow over the County Ground at Chelmsford, February 2, 2009
A blanket of snow over the County Ground at Chelmsford
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A section of the Chelmsford crowd, England Lions v Indians, Tour match, 2nd day,  Chelmsford, July 14, 2007
A section of the Chelmsford crowd
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County Ground, Chelmsford
County Ground, Chelmsford
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Ground Fixtures Ground Results
Final: Essex 2nd XI v Leics 2nd XI at Chelmsford
Sep 16-19, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Essex v Worcs at Chelmsford
Sep 23-26, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Essex v Australians at Chelmsford
Jul 1-4, 2015 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
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