Spectator Information: Ireland v Bangladesh (ODI 2)


After the fantastic atmosphere created during the opening One Day International between Ireland and Bangladesh, the two sides return to The Cloud County Ground on Friday 12 May.

Supporters who wish to pray or reflect during their visit to The Cloud County Ground are invited to join one our jamaat with two time slots available to attend at 1:45pm and 2:15pm. This will take place within the Allen Ford Graham Gooch Cricket Centre on a first come, first served basis with a limited capacity of 150 people.

Spectators are also welcome to leave and re-enter the ground to attend the local Chelmsford mosque which a short 5-minute walk away via the Tees River Gate. Please note spectators must keep their valid match ticket to access on the ground on their return.

Further information can be viewed at the Chelmsford Muslim Society – here.

Match Information:

Tuesday 09 May (10:45am) | Friday 12 May (10:45am) | Sunday 14 May (10:45am)

Tickets for the third ODI on Sunday 14 May are sold out and will not be available to purchase on the gates.

Key Timings (scheduled):

Gates open: 9:15am
Toss: 10:15am
First Innings: 10:45am – 2:15pm
Innings Break: 2:15pm-2:45pm
Evening Session: 2:45pm-6:15pm
Scheduled Close of Play: 6:15pm


Matchday Purchases:

The Cloud County Ground is a cashless ground, which includes purchases from the range of food and drink kiosks located on the concourse and within the Doug Insole Pavilion. Find out more – here

Please note that the Essex Cricket Store is the only location on-site which accepts cash payments.

Complimentary matchday programmes will be available on entry points and from the Essex Cricket Store and include a match scorecard for the respective fixture.



Accessible parking:
Accessible car parking spaces are located at The Cloud County Ground and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Accessible Seating:
All tickets for this match must be purchased in advance with accessible seating located in the Hayes Close End, whilst a wheelchair-accessible platform is located in Block One of the Tom Pearce Stand.

Carer tickets must also be booked in advance and is upon the presentation of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) or Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for people under 16 years old.

We can also accept a Blue Badge and Access card.

Accessible Toilets:
Wheelchair-accessible toilets are located behind the main scorecard (Red Area), rear of the Doug Insole Pavilion (Blue Area) and adjacent to Block 25 at County Corner (Green Area).


Ahead of Your Visit:


• 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 across all three matches with extended opening hours in operation.

• Meteor Way car park will be open from 7:45am for spectators and is free of charge. However, spaces are only available on a first come, first served basis.

Public Transport:
• Chelmsford Bus Station is situated on Duke Street, next to Chelmsford Train Station, with connections to all over the County. Alternatively, bus numbers 13, 46 and C1 shuttles, stop on New London Road, which is approximately a two-minute walk to the Ground, via New Writtle Street.

• Chelmsford Railway Station is operated by Greater Anglia and is an approximate 10-minute walk from The Cloud 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.


Ground Entry & Seating:

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

• The Doug Insole Pavilion is open for supporters who present their Essex County Cricket Club Membership card in addition to their valid match tickets. Entry is also permitted to those who have purchased a specific tickets for the Doug Insole Pavilion and benches.

• Supporters who have purchased tickets can enter the ground by scanning the QR on your tickets that has been sent to you via email following your purchase. If you choose to print out your ticket, please ensure that the match details (including name and seat details) are included as per the image below. Make sure you have your match ticket available on your phone or printed out so it is easily accessible for ticket scanning on arrival. Please do not take a ‘screen grab’ of your QR code as that will not be read by the scanners.


• 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.

• Entry to this fixture is not included in 2023 Membership and all areas of The Cloud County Ground are allocated so please refer to your match ticket for your seat information. If you require any assistance finding your seat then please speak to one of our matchday stewards who will be happy to help.


Around the Ground:

Essex are proud to welcome supporters of both teams to the matches this week. Our aim is make your visit as comfortable and welcoming as possible.

• Supporters who wish to pray or reflect during their visit to The Cloud County Ground can visit the newly installed faith & reflection room which is located in the Allen Ford Graham Gooch Cricket Centre.

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

• The Club Store and Membership & Ticketing Office will be open for spectators for the duration of your visit.

• 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 email [email protected] or text ‘CROWD’ including your stand and issue to 60066.


Food & Drink:

• Anne’s Pantry will be offering a choice of home-cooked meals including a wide range of halal curries. Other options will also be available as well as cakes/snacks, and drinks from their refreshment kiosks located in the Hayes Close End and River End.

They will be serving a range of meals suitable for all dietary requirements including vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free and gluten-free, as well as children’s portions.

• Other refreshment kiosks include bar areas located at either end of the ground in County Corner and Spinners Bar.

• The Doug Insole Pavilion will be serving a wide range of hot and cold drinks from the bar. A choice of other snacks will also be available to purchase.

• Spectators can bring food and drink into the ground but there is a strict policy on no glass, sharp objects or the importation of alcohol.

• Please note that The Cloud County Ground is a cashless ground, 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 to 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, including squad announcements and a full match preview will be available on essexcricket.org.uk ahead of the match.

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.