The Kia Super League Finals Day is almost here with some great matches in prospect. With the Southern Vipers, Western Storm and Loughborough Lightning battling it out to be crowned as champions, here’s some key stats ahead of the day…
-Southern Vipers have gone down as the first side to ever finish top of the Kia Super League group table.
-The Vipers won four of their five group games but lost in their most recent match away from the Ageas Bowl, that defeat coming against semi-finalist Western Storm.
-Suzie Bates posted 57 versus Western Storm and 38 against Loughborough Lightning.
-Linsey Smith had the best average of a bowler during the group stage (8.1); nobody took more wickets than her (8).
-The best four economy rates have been recorded by Vipers bowlers (Smith, Nielsen, George and Bates).
-Western Storm have won three matches on the bounce heading into this contest.
-Heather Knight hit 74 against Loughborough Lightning and 31 versus the Vipers, her highest scores of the competition.
-Stafanie Taylor posted 78* off only 51 balls in Storm’s win over Southern Vipers.
-Anya Shrubsole comes into this game having taken figures of 5/23 in Storm’s final group game.
-Heather Knight is one of only three players to bowl their full allocation of 20 overs so far this campaign and the only one to reach finals day.
-Loughborough Lightning inflicted Western Storm’s only defeat during the group stage.
-Amy Jones smashed 46 off just 30 balls in that win over Western Storm.
-Loughborough Lightning have only won two of their last four matches (L2) ahead of their semi-final against Western Storm.
-Dane van Niekerk’s 91 v Surrey Stars was the highest score of the group stage.
-Ellyse Perry scored 35+ against Western Storm and Southern Vipers in the group phase.
You will find all the information you need ahead of the game below. If you have selected ‘[email protected]’ when purchasing your tickets, please remember to print them out in advance of your visit.
Match Information | Gates: 9am
There are showers forecast during the afternoon, however as we have seen recently forecasts are liable to change at very short notice. Keep up to date on weather by checking out our social media channels throughout the day tomorrow.
By Train | Chelmsford Railway Station is operated by Abellio Greater Anglia and is an approximate 10 minute walk from The Essex 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.
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 E.C.G for the entirety of the 2016 season. Parking is available in Meteor Way for Members on a first come, first served basis, at the cost of £1 per car.
Please note that parking at the Our Lady Immaculate School (opposite the main entrance) is available for tomorrow’s game, again for Members on a first come, first served basis, at the cost of £1 per car. This car park does not open until 4:30pm, and will close promptly at 10:15pm.
High Chelmer multi-storey is open and just a 2 minute walk from the ground. Chelmsford train station is just an 8 minute walk away.
Entry to The E.C.G:
There are two entrance points to The E.C.G on match days. The Main Gate, which is accessible via New Writtle Street, is located down the driveway which includes your security checks as you enter. The River Gate is the closest entrance to Chelmsford Train & Bus Stations.
All spectators are required to scan their Print @ Home / Match ticket at the entrance points
Gates open two hours before the start of play, so get down early to soak up the atmosphere and avoid the rush before Blast Off!
Food & Drink:
Our concession stand will be located by the Pavilion throughout the day, serving a range of hot and cold options, including burger, hot dogs and chips.
Please note you cannot bring any alcohol or glass into the ground for this event. Alcoholic drinks will be readily available around the ground and will be served is the Essex Fan Cups which include new designs for 2016. The price will include a £1 deposit which can be claimed back at any time from the bar areas, and will exchanged for a fresh cup every time you buy a drink.
In addition to the new food offering, spectators can also enjoy a whole variety of drinks at The E.C.G on match days. Alcoholic drinks include Fosters, San Miguel, Guinness, Thatcher’s Gold, Greene King IPA and wine, along with a wide range of soft drinks.