The Ford County Ground
6500
Yes
River End, Hayes Close End
Essex
12:16, Thu Feb 09, 2023 (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
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

2023
Thu Apr 13 - Sun Apr 16
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
County Championship Division One
Essex v Lancashire
Sat Apr 29 (50 ovs)
Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy
Sunrisers v The Blaze
Mon May 1 (50 ovs)
Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy
Sunrisers v Northern Diamonds
Thu May 4 - Sun May 7
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
County Championship Division One
Essex v Surrey
Thu May 18 (20 ovs)          
Charlotte Edwards Cup
Sunrisers v Central Sparks
Sun May 28 - Tue May 30
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Essex v Ireland
Tue May 30 (20 ovs)          
Vitality Blast
South Group - Essex v Gloucestershire
Tue Jun 6 (20 ovs)          
Vitality Blast
South Group - Essex v Sussex
Sun Jun 11 - Wed Jun 14
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
County Championship Division One
Essex v Somerset
Fri Jun 16 (20 ovs)          
Vitality Blast
South Group - Essex v Glamorgan
Thu Jun 22 (20 ovs)          
Vitality Blast
South Group - Essex v Kent
Sun Jun 25 - Wed Jun 28
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
County Championship Division One
Essex v Warwickshire
Wed Jul 19 - Sat Jul 22
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
County Championship Division One
Essex v Kent
Thu Aug 3 (50 ovs)
One-Day Cup
Group B - Essex v Nottinghamshire
Fri Aug 4 (50 ovs)
One-Day Cup
Group A - Sussex v Durham
Fri Aug 11 (50 ovs)          
One-Day Cup
Group B - Essex v Middlesex
Sun Aug 13 (50 ovs)
One-Day Cup
Group B - Essex v Yorkshire
Tue Aug 22 (50 ovs)
One-Day Cup
Group B - Essex v Surrey
Sat Sep 2 (20 ovs)
14:30 local | 13:30 GMT
09:30 EDT | 08:30 CDT | 06:30 PDT
1st T20I - England Women v Sri Lanka Women
Sun Sep 3 - Wed Sep 6
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
County Championship Division One
Essex v Middlesex
Sun Sep 10 (50 ovs)
Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy
Sunrisers v Central Sparks
Tue Sep 19 - Fri Sep 22
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
County Championship Division One
Essex v Hampshire
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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, Essex vs Warwickshire, LV= Insurance Championship, Chelmsford, 1st day, May 20, 2021
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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