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4500
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New Road End, Diglis End
Worcestershire
19:31, Sat Dec 16, 2017 (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

2018
Sun Apr 1 - Tue Apr 3
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Marylebone Cricket Club University Matches
Worcestershire v Leeds/Bradford MCCU
Fri Apr 27 - Mon Apr 30
Specsavers County Championship Division One
Worcestershire v Nottinghamshire
Fri May 11 - Mon May 14
Specsavers County Championship Division One
Worcestershire v Essex
Sat May 19 (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 Derbyshire
Sun May 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 Lancashire
Tue May 29 (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 Leicestershire
Sun Jun 3 (50 ovs)
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Royal London One-Day Cup
South Group - Worcestershire v Northamptonshire
Sat Jun 9
ICC Women's Championship
1st ODI - England Women v South Africa Women (09 June 2018)
Wed Jun 20 - Sat Jun 23
Specsavers County Championship Division One
Worcestershire v Lancashire
Fri Jul 6 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
Worcestershire v Warwickshire
Fri Jul 13 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
Worcestershire v Northamptonshire
Sun Jul 15 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
Worcestershire v Yorkshire
Sun Jul 22 - Wed Jul 25
Specsavers County Championship Division One
Worcestershire v Somerset
Sun Jul 29 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
Worcestershire v Lancashire
Fri Aug 3 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
Worcestershire v Durham
Thu Aug 9 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
Worcestershire v Derbyshire
Sun Aug 12 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
Worcestershire v Nottinghamshire
Tue Sep 4 - Fri Sep 7
Specsavers County Championship Division One
Worcestershire v Hampshire
Mon Sep 10 - Thu Sep 13
Specsavers County Championship Division One
Worcestershire v Surrey
Mon Sep 24 - Thu Sep 27
Specsavers County Championship Division One
Worcestershire v Yorkshire
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Latest Photos

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, 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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