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New Road End, Diglis End
Worcestershire
22:24, Tue Dec 10, 2019 (UTC +0000)
New Road
 

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When people think of the perfect English cricket ground, New Road will be high on their list. It is on the banks of a river, tree-lined, and with the famous cathedral spire creating a stunning backdrop, while the Ladies Pavilion continues to churn out its famous cakes during tea intervals. The county ground was owned by the cathedral until 1976, when it was bought for £30,000. Worcestershire had moved to New Road in 1899, after playing at Boughton Park and the arrangements for the first game were made in such a rush that the sightscreens were still being painted when play started. During the winter New Road has often looked more suitable for rowing or water-skiing than cricket, as the proximity to the Rivers Teme and Severn cause regular flooding, and in the wet summer of 2007 more than half the season's matches were lost as the ground was underwater. With its excess moisture the pitch often helps the seamers, but it hasn't stopped the likes of Graeme Hick, Tom Graveney and Basil D'Oliveira making batting look simple against a succession of bowling attacks. D'Oliveira now has a stand named after him, the newest addition to New Road, but further development has been resisted and the ground retains its English charms.
Andrew McGlashan January 2008

Notes

Travel
Train Mainline station Worcester Foregate Street
Car Parking available but the ground is just five minutes walk from town centre
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Fixtures

2020
Sat Apr 25 - Tue Apr 28
Specsavers County Championship Division Two
Worcestershire v Sussex
Fri May 15 - Mon May 18
Specsavers County Championship Division Two
Worcestershire v Middlesex
Fri May 22 - Mon May 25
Specsavers County Championship Division Two
Worcestershire v Nottinghamshire
Tue Jun 2 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
North Group - Worcestershire v Northamptonshire
Sun Jun 7 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
North Group - Worcestershire v Yorkshire
Fri Jun 12 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
North Group - Worcestershire v Nottinghamshire
Fri Jun 19 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
North Group - Worcestershire v Warwickshire
Sun Jun 21 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
North Group - Worcestershire v Leicestershire
Fri Jul 3 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
North Group - Worcestershire v Durham
Sun Jul 5 - Wed Jul 8
Specsavers County Championship Division Two
Worcestershire v Durham
Sun Jul 12 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
North Group - Worcestershire v Lancashire
Wed Jul 22
The Women's Hundred
Birmingham Phoenix Women v Manchester Originals Women
Sun Jul 26 (50 ovs)
Royal London One-Day Cup
Worcestershire v Sussex
Fri Jul 31 (50 ovs)
Royal London One-Day Cup
Worcestershire v Middlesex
Sun Aug 2 (50 ovs)
Royal London One-Day Cup
Worcestershire v Kent
Thu Aug 6 (50 ovs)
Royal London One-Day Cup
Worcestershire v Durham
Sun Aug 9
The Women's Hundred
Birmingham Phoenix Women v London Spirit Women
Sat Aug 29 - Tue Sep 1
Specsavers County Championship Division Two
Worcestershire v Leicestershire
Tue Sep 8 - Fri Sep 11
Specsavers County Championship Division Two
Worcestershire v Derbyshire
Tue Sep 22 - Fri Sep 25
Specsavers County Championship Division Two
Worcestershire v Glamorgan
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A view of the County Ground in Worcester, England v South Africa, 1st women's ODI, Worcester
A view of the County Ground in Worcester
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Early season in front of the Worcester Ladies Pavilion, Worcestershire v Northamptonshire, County Championship, Division Two, New Road, 1st day
Early season in front of the Worcester Ladies Pavilion
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Worcester with T20 in full swing, Worcestershire v Nottinghamshire, NatWest Blast, Worcester, June 18, 2016
Worcester with T20 in full swing
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Young fans enjoy T20 at Worcester
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