The Specsavers County Championship returns on Tuesday for our opening home match of the season against Nottinghamshire. The match is the third 4-day fixture this season and begins a run of 8 games, following the conclusion of the Royal London One-Day Cup a week before.

Notts have started their 2019 campaign in similar fashion to Essex, recording one draw and one defeat so far; currently two points ahead in the Division One table.

Gates open at 10am for Members with play set to get underway at 11am.


By Train: Chelmsford Railway Station is operated by Greater Anglia and is an approximate 10 minute walk from The Cloudfm 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, with 5 trains per hour to and from Central London. It takes approximately 8 minutes to walk to the ground from Chelmsford train station.

By Bus: Chelmsford Bus Station is situated on Duke Street, next to Chelmsford Train Station, with connections to all over the County. Alternatively, bus numbers 42 and 100, which are operated by First Group, stop on New London Road, which is approximately a two minute walk to the ground, via New Writtle Street.

Parking: There is no parking available at The Cloudfm County Ground for the 2019 season, however the Club operate parking at Meteor Way (open at 8am) for Members at the cost of £1 per car.

The High Chelmsford multi-storey car park is just a two minute walk to the ground and is open until 10pm.


Food & Drink:

the Cloudfm County Ground offers a wide range of home-cooked food options including meals suitable for vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free diets, plus also smallers options for our younger Eagles!

Our bars are also located around the concourse area at either ends of the ground, as well as in the Doug Insole Pavilion for Members, serving a choice of lagers, ciders, ales, wines and soft drinks.

Alcoholic drinks will be served in reusable cups, which you will pay a £1 deposit for. This will be returned if you return the cup at the end of the match, or alternatively you’re welcome to keep as a souvenir!

You are allowed to bring in 4 cans of beer/cider, or a bottle of wine, in line with the Ground Regulations. There is strictly no glass permitted in The Cloudfm County Ground.

Spectators looking to enjoy our Members’ Meal Offer must make orders at the Doug Insole Pavilion bar with table service also in operation. This offer also allows you to watch the match from the Woodland Group Premier Marquee.



Tickets for the match are on sale now with a discount available when purchased in advance.

Advance Prices: £13 Adults, £10 Students/Young Adult (18-24), £5 Juniors (U18s) and 4-day tickets priced: £28.

Gate Prices: £15 Adults, £10 Students/Young Adult and £5 Juniors

Post-Tea Break Prices: £12 Adults, £5 Students/Young Adult and £1 Juniors


Q&A With The Chairman (Day Two):

Club Chairman, John Faragher will be hosting a Members’ Q&A in the Doug Insole Pavilion during the lunch break on Day Two (Wednesday 15 May). This is a great opportunity to hear more on the latest news, plus a chance to ask questions on Club matters.

For any further questions, please feel free to drop the Club an email to [email protected].