Spectator Information: England v Sri Lanka


International cricket returns to Chelmsford this weekend as England face Sri Lanka in the second Vitality Women’s International T20 of the series. It’s always a special occasion when England’s Women make their annual trip to The Cloud County Ground after England secured a win in the opening match at Hove on Thursday.

Gates Opening Times:

From 12:30pm via the Main Entrance on New Writtle Street or the Tees River Gate which is the closest entrance from Chelmsford City Centre and Chelmsford Bus/Train Stations.

Scheduled Hours of Play:

Toss: 2pm
First Innings: 2:30pm – 3:45pm
Interval: 3:45pm – 4pm
Second Innings: 4pm – 5:15pm

Matchday Tickets:

A very limited number of tickets are still available for this fixture and can be purchased online now. We encourage fans to purchase tickets in advance to speed up ground entry. Supporters will, however, be able to buy tickets on the gate.

Tickets are available from £10 for Essex County Cricket Club Members, £5 for Juniors, £16 for Adults and £12 for Students/Young Adults.

Tickets can be bought online via the following link or alternatively by phone (01245 254010 – Friday, 10am-4pm).



Matchday Purchases:

The Cloud County Ground is a cashless ground, which includes all food and drink purchases in the concourse areas. Find out more – here

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



Accessible parking:
There will be a very limited number of wheelchair accessible car parking spaces at The Cloud County Ground and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Accessible Seating:
Accessible seating is located in The Kenton Group Stand (Hayes Close End) 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).


Ahead of Your Visit:

We want to make sure supporters are all set ahead of visiting the ground and please get in touch if you have any queries by email [email protected] or via the Club’s official Twitter and Facebook channels.

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.



• 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 for this fixture.

• 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.


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.

• The Doug Insole Pavilion is open for Members upon the presentation of a valid ticket and Membership card. This area accessible by entering the ground through the Main Gate. Doug Insole Pavilion ticket upgrade holders can also enter for this match.

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.

• The Eagles Area is unallocated seating, which are available on a first-come-first-served basis.


• 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.


Around the Ground:

• Spectators are not permitted to enter the field of play during a T20 match.

• 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.

• 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 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.

An additional food area is located in the blue area of the ground by the Essex Cricket Store which includes a range of hot food choices for this match.

Anne’s Pantry 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.

• Soft drink kiosks will be available for this fixture and located next to the Essex Cricket Store and behind the Tom Pearce Stand.

• Spectators are not permitted to bring alcohol into the ground for international T20 fixtures. However, food and non-alcoholic beverages are allowed providing there is no glass or sharp objects such as cutlery.

• Please note that The Cloud County Ground is now a cashless ground for 2023, so please make sure you bring a suitable method of payment for your visit.


Leaving the Ground:

During T20 fixtures, spectators are not allowed to re-enter the ground after leaving.

At the conclusion of the game, 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.

Watch The Action

The game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Cricket.