Match Preview: Essex Eagles v Glamorgan


Essex Eagles and Glamorgan are set to meet at The Cloudfm County Ground for the Vitality Blast match on Friday night.

Both clubs have been badly affected by the weather, which has left them each with three no result matches in the competition and includes the scheduled clash at Sophia Gardens last Friday.

Both counties also experienced wash-outs this week with the Eagles home clash with Middlesex and Glamorgan’s trip to Kent Spitfires falling victim to the elements with not a ball bowled in either match.

Eagles Head Coach Anthony McGrath remained positive despite the weather, saying: “There’s nothing that we can do about it, but it is frustrating and unfortunate.

“We would have been keen to play on Wednesday against Middlesex even if it had been reduced to a 5-overs per side game because we need to put some wins together.

“Now we must focus on the match with Glamorgan and with five games left, we’ve got to try and win them all. That’s the task ahead of us so let’s hope the weather is better on Friday and we can try and get the first of those wins. 

“We need to be playing these matches because we’ve got a fairly big squad made up of quite a lot of younger players and the only way to improve in this form of the game is is to get out there and play.

“Hopefully, we can get these last five games played and finish on a positive note. If we do win them all, you never know what the table might look like then.”

Essex Eagles squad to face Glamorgan:

Simon Harmer (11) (captain)
Mohammad Amir (5)
Aaron Beard (14)
Ravi Bopara (25)
Sam Cook (16)
Cameron Delport (89)
Ryan ten Doeschate (27)
Dan Lawrence (28)
Jamie Porter (44)
Shane Snater (29)
Paul Walter (22)
Tom Westley (21)
Adam Wheater (31) (wicket-keeper)
Adam Zampa (88)



Scheduled Match Timings:

Gates Open: 5pm
The Toss: 6:30pm
Play Starts: 7pm
Interval: 8:15pm – 8:30pm
Close of Play: 9:45pm

Tickets: This match is sold out but you can keep up to date with the action via our Match Zone, which includes a live stream of the match, scorecard and stats – here.

Wet Weather Policy: There is rain forecast over Chelmsford on Friday and any decision made on play will be made by the match officials, not based on forecasts. If the game is abandoned due to bad weather then refunds are processed in line with our Wet Weather Policy.

If due to adverse weather conditions, 10 completed overs play or less is possible on the day of the match and the match has not been completed or a result obtained, the Club will refund the full ticket price to the purchaser (Season Tickets will be refunded on a pro-rata basis) without need for application. Wherever possible refund will be made to the credit/debit card used for payment. If not possible the Club will make contact to make other arrangements.

By Train – Chelmsford Railway Station is operated by Greater Anglia and is approximately a 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. There are no disruption or rail replacement scheduled for this day. It takes approximately 8 minutes to walk to the ground from Chelmsford train station – More Information.

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 this match. Members can park at our Meteor Way car park for the priced of £1 – View Map.

The High Chelmsford multi-storey car park is just a two-minute walk to the ground and will be operating extended hours for this match, closing at 11pm.