Please see below important information about your hospitality booking at Essex County Cricket Club.

Hospitality Tickets

Please note that the client purchasing the Hospitality package is responsible for distributing tickets to their guests. No person will be admitted to the ground or the hospitality facility without a valid ticket. No liability is accepted by Essex Cricket in the event that a guest is denied entry to the hospitality facility or any other part of The Cloudfm County Ground as a result of customer or guest failure to comply with this agreement. If a hospitality ticket has been stolen, lost or temporarily mislaid, a duplicate ticket can be issued as a replacement. A duplicate ticket will only be issued upon email request to [email protected] by the customer who purchased hospitality.

Special Dietary Requirements

If any of your group has any special dietary requirements, please notify us at least one week prior to the match. Please note we may not be able to accommodate any special dietary requests on the day of the event.

Sample Menus

Vitality Blast | Royal London One-Day Cup | Specsavers County Championship | Tourist Match versus India

Dress Code

A strict smart casual dress code applies in the Woodland Group Pavilion Marquee, Woodland Group Premier Marquee and Executive Boxes – ripped jeans, sportwear (including training shoes) are NOT permitted. Please note in hot weather, tailored shorts are permitted.

All visitors to the Scrutton Bland Premier Suite are required to dress smartly, with a jacket and tie preferable for gentlemen. In the Scrutton Bland Premier Suite, jeans and trainers are not permitted.

Failure to comply with the dress code may result in non-admittance to our Corporate Facilities. To avoid any disappointment please ensure that all your guests are aware of the dress code in advance.

Arrival Time

In order to provide an efficient food service for your event, please ensure all your guests arrive as close to the arrival time as possible. If you are aware in advance of any delay in your arrival to the hospitality facility, please contact Lisa Watkins on 01245 254038 or by emailing [email protected]

On the matchday if you are aware of any delay in your group’s arrival time please contact Ruth Leatherdale on 07787 294978.

Match Times

To view the match times, please click here.

Departure Times

All hospitality facilities will close 30 minutes after the close of play. Under no circumstances can this time be extended.

Payment of Drinks

An account bar can be set up on the day by using the CardSafe system, all drinks must be paid for on departure. Alternatively, drinks can be purchased by cash or credit/debit card at the time of order. Please ensure that this important information is passed on to your representative on the matchday so that they are clear on the procedure before they arrive.

The bar facility in all hospitality areas will close 15 minutes after the last ball is bowled.

Wet Weather Policy

If due to adverse weather conditions, 10 completed overs play or less is possible on the day of the match and the match has not been completed or a result obtained, Essex Cricket will issue a match ground entrance ticket to another comparable/similar home fixture in the 2018 or 2019 season (subject to availability).

Please note the value of the ground entrance ticket(s) issued cannot be used as discount against future Blast and Tourist hospitality bookings played at The Cloudfm County Ground. The decision of ‘no play’ is at the discretion of the on-field Match Officials, not Essex County Cricket Club.


Please note that there is no parking available at The Cloudfm County Ground. Parking is available in the City Centre (please refer to Chelmsford Car Park map) approximately 5 minutes walk from The Cloudfm County Ground.


If you require a taxi to and from The Cloudfm County Ground, please call our Official Taxi Partner, Fareway Taxis, on 01245 355555.


If your query is not listed, please contact the Commercial Department on 01245 254120 or e-mail: [email protected]