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New Road End, Diglis End
Worcestershire
19:07, Tue Jul 26, 2016 (UTC +0100)
New Road
 

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West Indies v Zimbabwe - Jun 13, 1983 Scorecard
Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe - May 22, 1999 Scorecard
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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

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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

2016
Wed Jul 27 (50 ovs)
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Royal London One-Day Cup
North Group - Worcestershire v Northamptonshire
Fri Jul 29 - Sat Jul 30
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Worcestershire v Pakistanis
Sun Jul 31 (50 ovs)
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Royal London One-Day Cup
North Group - Worcestershire v Lancashire
Sat Aug 13 - Tue Aug 16
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Specsavers County Championship Division Two
Worcestershire v Glamorgan
Tue Aug 23 - Fri Aug 26
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Specsavers County Championship Division Two
Worcestershire v Northamptonshire
Tue Sep 20 - Fri Sep 23
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
Specsavers County Championship Division Two
Worcestershire v Derbyshire
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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, Worcestershire v Nottinghamshire, NatWest Blast, Worcester, June 18, 2016
Young fans enjoy T20 at Worcester
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New Zealand's Test preparations continued on a delightful day, Worcestershire v New Zealanders, Tour match, New Road, 3rd day, May 16, 2015
New Zealand's Test preparations continued on a delightful day
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Worcestershire elected to bowl first under some cloud cover, Worcestershire v Somerset, County Championship, Division One, New Road, 1st day, May 3, 2015
Worcestershire elected to bowl first under some cloud cover
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Ground Fixtures Ground Results
North Group: Worcs v Northants at Worcester
Jul 27, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Worcs v Pakistanis at Worcester
Jul 29-30, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
North Group: Worcs v Lancashire at Worcester
Jul 31, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Worcs v Glamorgan at Worcester
Aug 13-16, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Worcs v Northants at Worcester
Aug 23-26, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
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