Topping out ceremony as first phase of new Essex county cricket ground completed

Chelmsford deputy mayor Sandra Pontin pours beer over the ceremonial slab, watched by (l-r) David Ma

Chelmsford deputy mayor Sandra Pontin pours beer over the ceremonial slab, watched by (l-r) David Masters, Essex CCC facilities/safety manager Graham Childs, Graham Napier, Essex CCC chief executive Derek Bowden and Matt Salisbury. Nick Wood - Unshaken Photography - Credit: Archant

A milestone in the building of a new ground for Essex County Cricket Club was celebrated by club officials, players and guests.

A milestone in the building of a new ground for Essex County Cricket Club was celebrated by club officials, players and guests.

A topping out ceremony was held as the final concrete ceremonial slab was laid, with Sandra Pontin, Chelmsforddeputy mayor, pouring beer on it.

Work will now continue inside the block of flats.

Club chief executive Derek Bowden said: “This an important moment in the recent history of the club. We want to have a top class ground and the completion of phase one is a key part of that process.”


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