Sunrisers v Loughborough Lightning Friendlies


The Cloud County Ground hosts Sunrisers on Thursday for two T20 friendlies against Loughborough Lightning.

Play begins for the first of two at 10:30am, with the second commencing at 2:00pm.

Scheduled Timings:

Gates Open: From 9:30am Toss: 10am
First Game Begins: 10:30am Second Game Begins: 2:00pm

Ahead of your visit:

In the event of adverse weather conditions on the day of the match, please keep up to date with the prospects of play via The Cloud County Ground’s ‘@HomeOfEssex’ Twitter channel.

The Cloud County Ground is now a cashless ground for 2022, so please make sure you bring a suitable method of payment for your visit. Find out more – here


• Spectators travelling by car will need to locate a public car park in the proximity of the ground as there is no parking available on-site at The Cloud County Ground.

• The High Chelmer multi-storey will be open on Sunday and closes at 6pm.

 Ground Entry:

Spectators are able to enter the ground via the Main Gate located on New Writtle Street or through the Tees River Gate.

A limited section of the ground will be open for spectators and please follow steward guidance when entering.

In the event of rain forecast on the day of the match, spectators can bring a small umbrella into the ground but metal spiked umbrellas are not permitted.

Moving around the ground:

• Spectators are able to access behind the Doug Insole Pavilion but please respect the players’ area and walkway.

• Toilets are located across The Cloud County Ground with wheelchair accessible by the main scoreboard and rear of the Doug Insole Pavilion.

• The Club Store (10am-2pm) and Membership & Ticketing Office (9am-2pm) will be open for spectators.

If you experience any anti-social or discriminatory behaviour during your visit to The Cloud County Ground then, please contact your nearest steward. Alternatively, you can text ‘CROWD’ including your stand and issue to 60070.

Food & Drink:

• The Doug Insole Pavilion and Spinners Bar will be open for the duration of the game, offering a wide range of hot & cold drinks and snacks.

• Anne’s Pantry will also be offering up home-cooked hot meals with a wide choice of options available.

• Spectators can bring food and drink into the ground for this fixture. There’s a limit of four cans of beer/lager or one bottle of wine per person but strictly no glass or sharp objects is permitted into the ground.

• Please note that The Cloud County Ground is now a cashless ground for 2022, so please make sure you bring a suitable method of payment for your visit.

Leaving the Ground:

At the conclusion of the day’s play, we ask spectators leave the ground in a safe and patient manner. Stewards will be on hand to help direct you safely out of the ground.

We hope you have an enjoyable visit to The Cloud County Ground and further information regarding the match for get in touch with us by email if you have any further questions at [email protected] or via the Club’s official Twitter and Facebook channels.