The Ford County Ground
6500
Yes
River End, Hayes Close End
Essex
04:47, Fri Feb 26, 2021 (UTC +0000)
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
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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

2021
Thu Apr 8 - Sun Apr 11
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
County Championship
Group 1 - Essex v Worcestershire
Thu Apr 15 - Sun Apr 18
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
County Championship
Group 1 - Essex v Durham
Thu May 13 - Sun May 16
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
County Championship
Group 1 - Essex v Derbyshire
Thu May 20 - Sun May 23
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
County Championship
Group 1 - Essex v Warwickshire
Sat May 29 (50 ovs)
Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy
Sunrisers v South East Stars
Thu Jun 3 - Sun Jun 6
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
County Championship
Group 1 - Essex v Nottinghamshire
Fri Jun 11 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
Essex v Hampshire
Tue Jun 15 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
Essex v Sussex
Fri Jun 18 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
Essex v Gloucestershire
Fri Jun 25 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
Essex v Kent
Tue Jun 29 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
Essex v Somerset
Thu Jul 1 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
Essex v Glamorgan
Fri Jul 2 (20 ovs)          
19:00 local | 18:00 GMT
14:00 EDT | 13:00 CDT | 11:00 PDT
Women’s Regional T20
Group B - Sunrisers v Northern Diamonds
Sun Jul 18 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
Essex v Middlesex
Sun Jul 25 (50 ovs)
Royal London One-Day Cup
Essex v Middlesex
Thu Jul 29 (50 ovs)
Royal London One-Day Cup
Essex v Worcestershire
Sun Aug 1 (50 ovs)
Royal London One-Day Cup
Essex v Kent
Tue Aug 10 (50 ovs)
Royal London One-Day Cup
Essex v Sussex
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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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