Metro Bank One Day Cup: Spectator Information


The Metro Bank One Day Cup continues on Friday and Sunday for back-to-back home matches in the Metro Bank One Day Cup at The Cloud County Ground.

The Eagles will be looking to bounce back, starting with a day/night floodlit fixture against Middlesex. The 50-over action continues on Sunday for the visit of Yorkshire Vikings, with play beginning at 11am.

The Cloud County Ground will be operating an open ground for these fixtures, which permit spectators to walk the full concourse of the ground throughout your visit.

The Doug Insole Pavilion and Tom Pearce Upper and Lower stands are exclusively for Members and proof of membership will be required to enter these seated areas.

The Metro Bank One Day Cup is part of the 2023 Membership and the capacity for Members’ entry into the ground will remain unrestricted for these fixtures. Members are not required to purchase a ticket in advance and can enter the ground using their 2023 Membership card.

General Public tickets are on sale now and can be purchased in advance for a discounted price.


A very limited number of tickets will be available to purchase on the gates and priced £22 Adults, £11 Students/Young Adults (18-24) and £5 Juniors (U18s). However, you can still save by purchasing an advance tickets with adult tickets priced at jus £16.

Scheduled Hours of Play:


Gates Open: From 12:30pm Toss: 1:30pm
Game Begins: 2pm First Innings: 2pm-5:30pm Second Innings: 6pm-9:30pm

Yorkshire Vikings:

Gates Open: From 9:30am Toss: 10:30am
Game Begins: 11am First Innings: 11am-2:30pm Second Innings: 3pm-6:30pm


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 Club’s Twitter and Facebook channels.

Please note that the Prospect of Play phone line is no longer in use and all updates will be available online.



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

Spectators with accessibility needs can be dropped off by drivers at the main gate via New Writtle Street.

Accessible Seating:
Accessible seating is located in The Kenton Group Stand (Hayes Close End) and in Block 1 of the Tom Pearce Stand Lower for this game.

Carers can enter the ground on a companion ticket which is free of charge and must be arranged in advance. This is upon the presentation in the Membership & Ticketing Office or on the gate with proof 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 scoreboard (Red Area), rear of the Doug Insole Pavilion (Blue Area) and adjacent to Block 25 at County Corner (Green Area).



• 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 and closes at 11pm on Friday v Middlesex and 7pm on Sunday v Yorkshire Vikings.

• Meteor Way will be open for Members from three hours before the start of play and on a first-come, first-served basis. This car park will close 30 minutes after play has concluded.

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.

Please note that there will be a disrupted train service on Friday due to a train strike. For further information and to view the revised timetable, please visit Greater Anglia – here.


Ground Entry:

Spectators are able to enter the ground via the Main Gate located on New Writtle Street or through the Tees River Gate. Please enter through the gate nearest your seat location.

General Public Seating:

• 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.

• Please note, blocks 28 and 29 are strictly alcohol-free. If you are seated in either block you will not be permitted to take an alcoholic beverage to your seat.

• The designed Family Area is located in block 30-31.


Around the Ground:

• Spectators are permitted on the pitch during the interval and please be guided by the safety stewards on the playing areas. We also ask that only soft balls are used when playing cricket on the outfield.

• The Essex Store will be open for the duration of the match, as well as our additional store located by the Tees River Gate.

• The pitch will also be accessible for 30 minutes after play for spectators.

• 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.

• Scorecards will be available for £1 from the Club Store for cash or card payment, or alternatively by card from the Tees River Gate entrance.

• 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 ‘RESPECT’ including your stand and issue to 60066.

• Fan Wi-Fi is available at The Cloud County Ground for every matchday giving you the opportunity to share photos and videos of your Eagles experience. Simply logon to ‘EC-Public’ from your seat to access.

Food & Drink:

• The Food Court is located in the blue area of the ground by the Essex Cricket Store which includes hog roast for this match.

• The Level Head Bar is new for 2023! This new area in partnership with Greene King and provides a great place to eat and drink before and throughout your visit.

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

• Anne’s Pantry will be offering a choice of hot meals, cakes/snacks, and drinks from their refreshment kiosks located in the Hayes Close End, River End and will also be operating a Food Court outside the Essex Cricket Store.

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 Spinner’s Bar.

• Spectators are permitted to bring alcohol into the ground for Metro Bank One Day Cup fixtures but there is a limit of 4 cans of beer/cider or a bottle of wine. However, please note there is no glass or sharp objects such as cutlery allowed to be brought into the ground.

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


Leaving the Ground:

At the conclusion of the game, players will be signing autographs by the players steps which are accessible in front of the Doug Insole Pavilion.

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 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.

Watch The Action On the Move

Our Live Stream will be available for spectators with multi-angled ball tracking and replays.

Head to the Essex Cricket Matchzone to watch the action live, plus view an interactive scorecard, stats and individual match clips.

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