Match Pack: Essex v Yorkshire


After being on the road with a trip to Nottingham last week, we now head back to HQ for a home clash against Yorkshire, which begins on Sunday.

The important games keep on coming with Sunday’s opponents currently sitting in third position, after their most recent victory over Surrey moved them ahead of Hampshire in the Division One table.

Timings (subject to change):

Gates open at 10am for all spectators with play set to get underway at 11am. News from the toss will come at 10:30am on Day One but Play Regulations permit the away side to have an uncontested toss and bowl first, should they wish.

11am-1pm: Session One
1pm-1:40pm: Lunch
1:40pm-3:40pm: Session Two
3:40pm-4pm: Tea Break
4pm-6pm: Session Three
6pm: Close of Play

Please note: Due to pitch position, the Foundation Stand will not be open to Members for this fixture.


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.

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 Chelmsford multi-storey car park is just a two minute walk to the ground and is open until 10pm (6pm for Sunday on Day One).

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 or metal/sharp kitchenware 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-Tea Break Prices: £10 Adults, £10 Students/Young Adult and £3 Juniors


Other Matchday Information:

Day Two: Chairman, John Faragher will be hosting a Q&A session for Members in the Doug Insole Pavilion during the lunch break.

Day Three: We will be welcoming the Dance Network’s ‘Keep Dance Alive’ to the ground on Tuesday who work with schools and community groups to raise the profile of dance across Essex. This will be their second visit to the ground this season and they will be taking to the outfield during lunch.

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