The Ford County Ground
6500
Yes
River End, Hayes Close End
Essex
13:49, Sun May 29, 2022 (UTC +0100)
County Ground
 

Records and statistics

Australia v India - Jun 20, 1983 Scorecard
South Africa v Zimbabwe - May 29, 1999 Scorecard
ODI records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
Bangladesh v Ireland - May 24, 2020 Scorecard
T20I records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
Records index

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.

Notes

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

2022
Thu May 26 - Sun May 29
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
First Class Counties XI v New Zealanders
Tue May 31 (20 ovs)          
19:00 local | 18:00 GMT
14:00 EDT | 13:00 CDT | 11:00 PDT
Vitality Blast
South Group - Essex v Hampshire
Tue Jun 7 (20 ovs)          
19:00 local | 18:00 GMT
14:00 EDT | 13:00 CDT | 11:00 PDT
Vitality Blast
South Group - Essex v Kent
Fri Jun 10 (20 ovs)          
19:00 local | 18:00 GMT
14:00 EDT | 13:00 CDT | 11:00 PDT
Vitality Blast
South Group - Essex v Middlesex
Fri Jun 17 (20 ovs)          
19:00 local | 18:00 GMT
14:00 EDT | 13:00 CDT | 11:00 PDT
Vitality Blast
South Group - Essex v Sussex
Sun Jun 19 (20 ovs)
14:30 local | 13:30 GMT
09:30 EDT | 08:30 CDT | 06:30 PDT
Vitality Blast
South Group - Essex v Somerset
Fri Jun 24 (20 ovs)          
19:00 local | 18:00 GMT
14:00 EDT | 13:00 CDT | 11:00 PDT
Vitality Blast
South Group - Essex v Surrey
Sun Jun 26 - Wed Jun 29
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
County Championship Division One
Essex v Hampshire
Sat Jul 2 (20 ovs)          
18:30 local | 17:30 GMT
13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT
Vitality Blast
South Group - Essex v Glamorgan
Mon Jul 11 - Thu Jul 14
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
County Championship Division One
Essex v Gloucestershire
Sat Jul 16 (50 ovs)
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy
Sunrisers v Western Storm
Thu Jul 21 (20 ovs)          
19:00 local | 18:00 GMT
14:00 EDT | 13:00 CDT | 11:00 PDT
1st T20I - England Women v South Africa Women
Mon Jul 25 - Thu Jul 28
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
County Championship Division One
Essex v Somerset
Fri Aug 5 (50 ovs)          
13:00 local | 12:00 GMT
08:00 EDT | 07:00 CDT | 05:00 PDT
Royal London One-Day Cup
Group B - Essex v Derbyshire
Thu Aug 11 (50 ovs)          
13:00 local | 12:00 GMT
08:00 EDT | 07:00 CDT | 05:00 PDT
Royal London One-Day Cup
Group B - Essex v Kent
Sun Aug 14 (50 ovs)
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Royal London One-Day Cup
Group B - Essex v Glamorgan
Wed Aug 17 (50 ovs)
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Royal London One-Day Cup
Group B - Essex v Yorkshire
Sun Aug 21 - Wed Aug 24
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
1st Youth Test - England Under-19s v Sri Lanka Under-19s
Sun Sep 11 (50 ovs)
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy
Sunrisers v Lightning
Tue Sep 20 - Fri Sep 23
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
County Championship Division One
Essex v Lancashire
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A general view of the action at the County Ground, FCC Select XI vs New Zealanders, Tour match, Chelmsford, 2nd day, May 27, 2022
A general view of the action at the County Ground
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A view of the weathervane at the County Ground in Chelmsford
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A view of the County Ground, Chelmsford, May 4, 2018
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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