The Eagles are looking to reach a Lord’s final for the first time since 20098 and take on Notts Outlaws at The Cloudfm County Ground in the Royal London One-Day Cup semi-final clash.
Gates: Members 12pm & Non-Members 12.30pm | Toss: 1pm | Play: 1.30pm
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 entirety of the 2017 season. Parking is available in Meteor Way for Members on a first come, first served basis, at the cost of £1 per car.
High Chelmer multi-storey is also open for extended hours and just a two minute walk from the ground.
The weather is set fine throughout Friday’s crunch semi-final clash with high temperatures, meaning a pleasant evening of cricket is expected at The Cloudfm County Ground.
ENTRY IN THE GROUND:
There are three entrance points to The Cloudfm County Ground on Friday; the Hayes Close End, the Main Member’s Gate, & the River Gate. The easy accessible entrance point into the ground is via the driveway from New Writtle Street, which is suitable for wheelchair users.
Following recent events, heightened security measures will be in place with bag searches upon entry, which will take place in Sky Blue Pastures and on the main driveway. Any bags left unattended will also be removed.
All spectators will be required to scan into the ground on arrival, and scan out, if departing more than 15 minutes before the end of play.
Gates open at 12pm for Members and 12.30pm for Non-Members. Please arrive in good time to avoid queues and find your seat before the start of play.
FINDING YOUR SEAT:
The Cloudfm County Ground, home of the Essex Eagles, is split into four areas which are named and coloured; Blue, Red, Yellow and Green. This includes 31 individual blocks.
Tickets for this match are unallocated but the game is sold out so please make sure you do not leave bags on seats and leave space for other spectators. We urge spectators to arrive at the ground in plenty of time to avoid queuing and to get your desired seat.
If you require assistance on entry to the ground, then please find one of our ground stewards who will be able to help you.
FOOD & DRINK:
A range of food and drink will be available throughout the day with Spinner’s Bar at the River End open all day, along with concessions stands serving Wraps and Burgers among other things. Hot meals are also available by the Beaumont Seymour Stand (Block 27) with Pulled Pork Sliders, Chinese Chicken Curry and Feijoada (Brazilian Beef Stew) options.There are also vegetarian choices and children’s portions on sale.
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. View Ground Regulations – here.