Essex v Lancashire | Your Match Pack


The 2017 is set to get underway  on Friday morning as Lancashire visit The Cloudfm County Ground in what is set to be a great first fixture back in Division One of the Specsavers County Championship.

Come down and support Ryan ten Doeschate men, who will be looking to get off to a winning start after a very postitive pre-season.

The match is free for all 2017 Essex County Cricket Club Members and day tickets are available on the gates from 9:30am – priced £15 Adult | £10 Young Adults (aged 18-25 years old) | £5 Juniors (U18s). Alternatively, tickets can be purchased in advance online – here.

Play on all 4 days begins at 11am with gates open from 10am for all spectators.




There are a limited number of parking spaces at The Cloudfm County Ground for Members, which are on a first come, first served basis at the cost of £1 per car. We stress that these spaces are limited and the quantity fluctuates on a game-by-game basis. Parking will be available at Meteor Way for all 4 days of this match for Members, at the price of £1.

There will also be a limited number of spaces available at The Cloudfm County Ground for Members with a Blue Badge and Premier Suite Members, which will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

View the full list of Parking Dates for the 2017 season – here.




Spectators can travel the match by many means of transport including by train, bus and car.

Train | Chelmsford Train Station, operated by Greater Anglia, is situated less than half a mile from the ground and takes approximately 5 minutes to walk from the station to the River Gate. There is a regular direct service to London Liverpool Street, Stratford, Colchester, Ipswich and Norwich.

Bus | Chelmsford Bus Station is situated next to Chelmsford Train Station with connections to all over the county. Alternatively, bus number 42 and 100 stop on New London Road, which is approximately a two minute walk from the ground.

Taxi | Essex Cricket’s Official Taxi Partner is Fareway Taxis. Why not travel to the match by taxi? Contact 01245 355555 to book.




Spectators can keep refreshed throughout the match with food and drink available from Spinner’s Bar. There will be a selection of hot and cold food options available. Greene King is the Club’s official beer partner for 2017, which includes a choice of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. The bars around the ground will be serving the following alcoholic drinks: Foster’s, Stowford Press, Guinness and Greene King IPA, plus a choice of seasonal real ales in the Members’ Pavilion.

Members can also enjoy an extensive choice of hot and cold meals in the Pavilion with a different choice of dishes available on each day of play.

Spinners will have a range of hot food on offer, with burgers, hot dogs, pies, sausage rolls and new for 2017, jacket potatoes with a choice filling.

Our young fans, can enjoy a packed lunch for this game, priced £3.75 and includes a sandwich, packet of crisps, fruit bag and drink!




Supporters unable to attend the match versus Lancashire can keep up to date with the action via the Essex Cricket Matchzone with BBC ball-by-ball commentary, the live scorecard, match report and highlights.

Live updates are also available through official Essex Cricket social media channels. Follow now – Twitter | Facebook.




Claim Your Free Drink | Members can receive a free drink during this match, as a special gift from our new ground sponsors, Cloudfm. Simply visit the Cloudfm Hub, located by behind the Pavilion to collect your voucher.

Seating | Due to the position of the pitch for this match, unfortunately Block 11 & 12 in the Essex Cricket Foundation Stand (formerly River Stand), and Blocks 27 & 28 of the Boundary Club Stand in the Hayes Close End will be closed for this fixture. We apologise for the inconvenience caused for this match.