New Zealand Head to Chelmsford this week


Chelmsford will welcome the World Test Champions on Thursday (26 May) for four days of red-ball cricket.

The match will be a chance to see New Zealand in action before their opening Test match against England at the beginning of June.

The Blackcaps have named their touring party, which includes the likes of Kane Williamson, Trent Boult and Kyle Jaimeson, and they will be facing a First-Class County XI that is yet to be announced. Play begins at 11am on each day with gates open from 10am.

There will also be a chance to welcome back former Eagles, Hamish Rutherford, Tim Southee and County Champion, Neil Wagner who are all part of the travelling group.

Members can apply for a free ticket to all four days of this match with public tickets also on sale now. Members must apply for a match ticket before the fixture and can do this by phone on 01245 254010 (Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm) or via their online account by simply logging in and adding a ticket to the basket.

Public tickets are priced at £15 Adults, £10 Students/Young Adults (18-24) and £5 Juniors (U18s). These can be purchased by phone, in person or online now via


New Zealand squad for the tour of England:

Kane Williamson (c)
Tom Blundell (wk)
Trent Boult
Michael Bracewell
Devon Conway
Colin de Grandhomme
Jacob Duffy
Cameron Fletcher
Matt Henry
Kyle Jamieson
Tom Latham
Daryl Mitchell
Henry Nicholls
Ajaz Patel
Rachin Ravindra
Hamish Rutherford
Tim Southee
Blair Tickner
Neil Wagner
Will Young