Thank you, Ireland and Bangladesh fans


Essex Cricket thanks all of the Ireland and Bangladesh fans who created such an incredible atmosphere during the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super Series between the two sides at The Cloud County Ground over the past six days.

Chelmsford came alive with noise, colour and fantastic cricket during the three One Day Internationals with Bangladesh coming out on top by recording a 2-0 series victory.

Over 10,000 fans came through the gates at The Cloud County Ground in the three games, which included two sold out fixtures on the Tuesday and Sunday.

The match sparked a fantastic new relationship with the Chelmsford Muslim Society who supplied prayer mats for use in the Allen Ford Graham Gooch Cricket Centre each day. More than 1,000 visitors attended jamaat on Friday with many more making use of the newly installed faith & reflection room at The Cloud County Ground.

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There is plenty of cricket still to come at Chelmsford this summer, with Essex’s T20 Blast campaign beginning on Tuesday 30 May against Gloucestershire.

Fans can also look forward to more International cricket, with England Women playing Sri Lanka Women in a Vitality IT20 in September. Tickets to watch Essex in the T20 Blast and England Women v Sri Lanka are available online or over the phone on 01245 254010 (phone lines are open Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm).


There is T20 cricket at Chelmsford coming tomorrow night (Monday 15 May) with the Essex Second XI taking on an East London XI, formed in collaboration with the South Asian Cricket Association, at 6:30pm. Entry to this fixture is FREE and the Doug Insole Pavilion will also be open, so if you liked what you saw this week then come back for more, free of charge.

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