The Ford County Ground
6500
Yes
River End, Hayes Close End
Essex
19:46, Sun Dec 09, 2018 (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

2019
Fri Apr 19 (50 ovs)
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
One-Day Cup
South Group - Essex v Middlesex
Sun Apr 28 (50 ovs)
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
One-Day Cup
South Group - Essex v Hampshire
Tue Apr 30 (50 ovs)
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
One-Day Cup
South Group - Essex v Sussex
Tue May 7 (50 ovs)          
14:00 local | 13:00 GMT
09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT
One-Day Cup
South Group - Essex v Gloucestershire
Tue May 14 - Fri May 17
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Specsavers County Championship Division One
Essex v Nottinghamshire
Mon May 27 - Thu May 30
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Specsavers County Championship Division One
Essex v Kent
Thu Jun 13 (50 ovs)
ICC Women's Championship
3rd ODI - England Women v West Indies Women
Mon Jun 17 - Thu Jun 20
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Specsavers County Championship Division One
Essex v Hampshire
Mon Jun 24 - Thu Jun 27
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Specsavers County Championship Division One
Essex v Somerset
Sun Jul 7 - Wed Jul 10
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Specsavers County Championship Division One
Essex v Yorkshire
Fri Jul 19 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
South Group - Essex v Surrey
Fri Jul 26 (20 ovs)
1st T20I - England Women v Australia Women
Sat Jul 27 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
South Group - Essex v Gloucestershire
Thu Aug 1 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
South Group - Essex v Hampshire
Wed Aug 7 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
South Group - Essex v Somerset
Wed Aug 14 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
South Group - Essex v Middlesex
Fri Aug 16 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
South Group - Essex v Glamorgan
Fri Aug 30 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
South Group - Essex v Kent
Tue Sep 10 - Fri Sep 13
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
Specsavers County Championship Division One
Essex v Warwickshire
Mon Sep 16 - Thu Sep 19
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
Specsavers County Championship Division One
Essex v Surrey
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A view of the County Ground, Chelmsford
A view of the County Ground, Chelmsford
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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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