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New Road End, Diglis End
Worcestershire
09:50, Thu Dec 25, 2014 (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

2015
Sun Apr 12 - Wed Apr 15
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division One
Worcestershire v Yorkshire
Sun May 3 - Wed May 6
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division One
Worcestershire v Somerset
Thu May 14 - Sun May 17
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Worcestershire v New Zealanders
Sun May 24 - Wed May 27
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division One
Worcestershire v Durham
Fri May 29 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Worcestershire v Leicestershire
Sun Jun 7 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Worcestershire v Nottinghamshire
Sun Jun 14 - Wed Jun 17
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division One
Worcestershire v Warwickshire
Fri Jun 19 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Worcestershire v Derbyshire
Fri Jun 26 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Worcestershire v Northamptonshire
Sun Jul 5 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Worcestershire v Durham
Mon Jul 6 - Thu Jul 9
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division One
Worcestershire v Hampshire
Fri Jul 10 (20 ovs)          
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Worcestershire v Warwickshire
Fri Jul 24 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Worcestershire v Lancashire
Sun Jul 26 (50 ovs)
ICC Women's Championship
3rd ODI - England Women v Australia Women
Thu Jul 30 (50 ovs)
Royal London One-Day Cup
Group A - Worcestershire v Yorkshire
Sun Aug 2 (50 ovs)
Royal London One-Day Cup
Group A - Worcestershire v Northamptonshire
Wed Aug 5 (50 ovs)
Royal London One-Day Cup
Group A - Worcestershire v Gloucestershire
Fri Aug 7 - Mon Aug 10
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division One
Worcestershire v Nottinghamshire
Mon Aug 17 (50 ovs)
Royal London One-Day Cup
Group A - Worcestershire v Leicestershire
Sat Aug 22 (50 ovs)
5th Youth ODI - England Under-19s v Australia Under-19s
Tue Sep 1 - Fri Sep 4
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division One
Worcestershire v Sussex
Tue Sep 22 - Fri Sep 25
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
LV= County Championship Division One
Worcestershire v Middlesex
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Latest Photos

The severe flooding has left major battles for the Worcestershire groundstaff, New Road, February 18, 2014
The severe flooding has left major battles for the Worcestershire groundstaff
© Worcestershire CCC
Groundstaff battle the floods at New Road, February 18, 2014
Groundstaff battle the floods at New Road
© Worcestershire CCC
An RAF helicopter lands on the New Road outfield, Worcestershire v Australians, Tour Match, New Road, 1st day, July 2, 2013
An RAF helicopter lands on the New Road outfield
© PA Photos
Afternoon tea is served in the Ladies Pavilion, Worcestershire v Gloucestershire, County Championship, Division Two, New Road, 1st day, May, 22, 2013
Afternoon tea is served in the Ladies Pavilion
© PA Photos
 
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Ground Fixtures Ground Results
Worcs v Yorkshire at Worcester
Apr 12-15, 2015 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Worcs v Somerset at Worcester
May 3-6, 2015 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Worcs v N Zealanders at Worcester
May 14-17, 2015 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Worcs v Durham at Worcester
May 24-27, 2015 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
North Group: Worcs v Leics at Worcester
May 29, 2015 ()
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