The Ford County Ground
6500
Yes
River End, Hayes Close End
Essex
22:40, Mon Feb 26, 2024 (UTC +0000)
County Ground
 

Records and statistics

Australia v India - Jun 20, 1983 Scorecard
Bangladesh v Ireland - May 14, 2023 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.

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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

2024
Fri Apr 12 - Mon Apr 15
County Championship Division One
Essex v Kent
Fri Apr 19 - Mon Apr 22
County Championship Division One
Essex v Lancashire
Fri May 17 - Mon May 20
County Championship Division One
Essex v Warwickshire
Fri May 24 (20 ovs)
Charlotte Edwards Cup
Sunrisers v Southern Vipers
Wed May 29 (50 ovs)          
13:00 local | 12:00 GMT
08:00 EDT | 07:00 CDT | 05:00 PDT
ICC Women's Championship
3rd ODI - England Women v Pakistan Women
Sun Jun 2 (20 ovs)
14:30 local | 13:30 GMT
09:30 EDT | 08:30 CDT | 06:30 PDT
Vitality Blast
South Group - Essex v Middlesex
Fri 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 Glamorgan
Fri Jun 14 (20 ovs)          
19:00 local | 18:00 GMT
14:00 EDT | 13:00 CDT | 11:00 PDT
Vitality Blast
South Group - Essex v Sussex
Wed Jun 19 (20 ovs)
Charlotte Edwards Cup
Sunrisers v Western Storm
Thu Jun 20 (20 ovs)          
19:00 local | 18:00 GMT
14:00 EDT | 13:00 CDT | 11:00 PDT
Vitality Blast
South Group - Essex v Hampshire
Sun Jun 23 - Wed Jun 26
County Championship Division One
Essex v Durham
Fri Jun 28 (50 ovs)
1st Youth ODI - England Under-19s v India Under-19s
Fri Jul 5 (20 ovs)          
19:00 local | 18:00 GMT
14:00 EDT | 13:00 CDT | 11:00 PDT
Vitality Blast
South Group - Essex v Somerset
Thu Jul 11 (20 ovs)          
19:00 local | 18:00 GMT
14:00 EDT | 13:00 CDT | 11:00 PDT
Vitality Blast
South Group - Essex v Kent
Sun Jul 14 (20 ovs)
14:30 local | 13:30 GMT
09:30 EDT | 08:30 CDT | 06:30 PDT
Vitality Blast
South Group - Essex v Surrey
Wed Jul 24 (50 ovs)
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
One-Day Cup
Group B - Essex v Warwickshire
Wed Jul 31 (50 ovs)
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
One-Day Cup
Group B - Essex v Leicestershire
Sun Aug 4 (50 ovs)
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
One-Day Cup
Group B - Essex v Glamorgan
Fri Aug 9 (50 ovs)          
14:00 local | 13:00 GMT
09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT
One-Day Cup
Group B - Essex v Surrey
Thu Aug 29 - Sun Sep 1
County Championship Division One
Essex v Worcestershire
Mon Sep 9 - Thu Sep 12
County Championship Division One
Essex v Nottinghamshire
Thu Sep 26 - Sun Sep 29
County Championship Division One
Essex v Surrey
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