Match Pack: Essex v Kent


Following a week without cricket in the First Team schedule, the team return to action in the Specsavers County Championship on Bank Holiday Monday for our second home match of the season. The match is the second in a block of eight 4-day games and an opportunity to record back-to-back victories.

Kent were in action over the past week, coming up against current Champions, Surrey at Beckenham which ended in a draw. This result moved Kent to 4th in the Division One table; 9 points ahead Essex but playing one game more.

They will be strengthened by the return of vice-captain, Joe Denly following his omission from England’s World Cup squad. have started their 2019 campaign in similar fashion to Essex, recording one draw and one defeat so far; currently two points ahead in the Division One table.

Gates open at 10am for spectators with play set to get underway at 11am.


By Foot: We ask all supporters to refrain from using the main car park as an access route in the ground as there are moving vehicles.

All spectators entering via New Writtle Street are required use the entry point on the main driveway.

By Train: Chelmsford Railway Station is operated by Greater Anglia and is an approximate 10 minute walk from The Cloudfm County Ground. Regular direct train services depart from Chelmsford to London, Stratford, Shenfield, Romford, Colchester, Ipswich and Norwich. Chelmsford is situated on the Liverpool Street to Norwich mainline, with 5 trains per hour to and from Central London. It takes approximately 8 minutes to walk to the ground from Chelmsford train station. Please note that a revised Bank Holiday schedule will be in operation – check Greater Anglia website for further information – here.

By Bus: Chelmsford Bus Station is situated on Duke Street, next to Chelmsford Train Station, with connections to all over the County. Alternatively, bus numbers 42 and 100, which are operated by First Group, stop on New London Road, which is approximately a two minute walk to the ground, via New Writtle Street.

Parking: There is no parking available at The Cloudfm County Ground for the 2019 season, however the Club operate parking at Meteor Way (open at 8am) for Members at the cost of £1 per car.

The High Chelmer multi-storey car park is just a two-minute walk to the ground and is open until 10pm (7pm on Bank Holiday Monday).


Food & Drink:

The Cloudfm County Ground offers a wide range of home-cooked food options including meals suitable for vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free diets, plus also smallers options for our younger Eagles!

Our bars are also located around the concourse area at either ends of the ground, as well as in the Doug Insole Pavilion for Members, serving a choice of lagers, ciders, ales, wines and soft drinks.

Alcoholic drinks will be served in reusable cups, which you will pay a £1 deposit for. This will be returned if you return the cup at the end of the match, or alternatively you’re welcome to keep as a souvenir!

You are allowed to bring in 4 cans of beer/cider, or a bottle of wine, in line with the Ground Regulations. There is strictly no glass permitted in The Cloudfm County Ground.

Spectators looking to enjoy our Members’ Meal Offer must make orders at the Doug Insole Pavilion bar with table service also in operation. This offer also allows you to watch the match from the Woodland Group Premier Marquee.



Tickets for the match are on sale now with a discount available when purchased in advance.

Advance Prices: £13 Adults, £10 Students/Young Adult (18-24), £5 Juniors (U18s) and 4-day tickets priced: £28.

Gate Prices: £15 Adults, £10 Students/Young Adult and £5 Juniors

Post-Lunch Break Prices: £10 Adults, £10 Students/Young Adult and £3 Juniors


Please note that the Essex Cricket Yearbook is now in stock at The Essex Cricket Store, priced £5 for Members and £15 non-Members.

For any further questions, please feel free to drop the Club an email to [email protected].