England v New Zealand: Match Pack


England Women return for our second Vitality International T20 match this summer at The Cloudfm County Ground.

Play gets underway at 6:30pm on Wednesday evening, with gates open from 5:30pm.

This match pack outlines the important information you require ahead of your visit.

Scheduled Hours of Play

Gates Open: From 5:30pm Toss: 6pm Game Begins: 6:30pm
First Innings: 6:30pm-7:45pm Second Innings: 8pm-9:15pm



We want to make sure you are all set ahead of your visit and please read the following information carefully.

If you have any COVID-19 related symptoms then please do not travel to the ground and follow the Government guidelines.

View our checklist to make sure you have everything ready:

• Your ticket is a QR code that has been sent to you via email. Make sure you have your match ticket available on your phone or printed out so it is easily accessible for ticket scanning on arrival. If you choose to print it out please ensure that the match details (including name and seat) are included as per the image below. Please do not take a ‘screen grab’ of your QR code as that will not be read by the scanners.
• Pack adequate clothing and sun protection if required so you are prepared for all eventualities.
• Most seated areas are uncovered so we advise bringing a compact foldable umbrella should rain be forecast for the day. We do not permit metal spiked umbrella into the ground.
• Spectators can bring food and drink with them however there is strictly no glass or sharp objects permitted.
• The importation of alcohol is prohibited for Twenty20 matches.


There is strictly no parking available for spectators at The Cloudfm County Ground but we do have options available which are located in the vicinity of the ground.

Essex County Cricket Club Members can park at Meteor Way from 3pm for this match. This is a 5-minute walk from the ground and you can find a map – here.

General Public are able to park at the High Chelmer Multi-Storey car park which is a short walk from the ground with easy access to the Tees River Gate entrance. This is operating extended opening hours and will close at 11pm.


Gates will be open from 5:30pm for ground ticket holders and all tickets for this game are allocated so please sit in the seat displayed on your ticket.

We appreciate that Government restrictions have been relaxed across the country, but we still ask you respect fellow spectators and encourage you to wear a mask when entering and moving around the ground.

• There are two entrances into the ground located at Tees River Gate and Main Gate via New Writtle Street. Please use the ground map below to identify the suitable entry point for your allocated seat.
• Before you can enter the ground you will be greeted by an initial ticket check, followed by the mandatory bag check. Please do not bring large bags as this will hold up others in the queue.
• Please follow the directional signage and guidance on your way into the ground as you make your way down to the entry gate.
• Please have your match ticket ready and you will be required to scan the QR code to enter.

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During Your Visit

We want to make your experience as safe and enjoyable as possible with the guidelines and protocols currently in place.

• Your allocated seat is designated to you for the duration of the match and you are not able to change seat unless authorised by a Steward or member of staff.
• Please remain seated during overs and during breaks unless visiting the food/drink areas or using the toilet facilities. You will not be permitted to walk to other areas of the ground during your visit.
• Please refrain from moving in and out of your seat during overs. The players’ areas are strictly prohibited and we ask spectators not have photos, selfies with players or ask for autographs.
• The Club Store and Membership & Ticketing Office are closed for the duration of today. You can also make purchases online at www.essexcricketshop.co.uk or contact [email protected].

Food & Drink

Food and drink bars are open to spectators and alcohol will be on sale.

Anne’s Pantry kiosks are located at the River End and Hayes Close End of the ground and offer a wide range of home-cooked meals, including curries, paella, cakes, gourmet burgers, and chips.

The Cloudfm County Ground is cashless this season and food and drink purchases can only be made using a debit/credit card.

Leaving The Ground

At the conclusion of the day’s play, we ask spectators to exit the ground in a safe and patient manner whilst also respecting our neighbours. Exit points are located at Tees River Gate and the Main Entrance.

Stewards will be on hand if you require assistance and they will be on hand to direct you safely out of the ground.