1899
4500
No
New Road End, Diglis End
Worcestershire
03:51, Tue May 03, 2016 (UTC +0100)
New Road
 

Records and statistics

West Indies v Zimbabwe - Jun 13, 1983 Scorecard
Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe - May 22, 1999 Scorecard
ODI records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
Records index

Profile

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
Map & Hotels Click here

Fixtures

2016
Sun May 1 - Wed May 4
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Specsavers County Championship Division Two
Worcestershire v Essex
Sun May 15 - Wed May 18
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Specsavers County Championship Division Two
Worcestershire v Sussex
Fri May 20 (20 ovs)
17:30 local | 16:30 GMT
12:30 EDT | 11:30 CDT | 09:30 PDT
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Worcestershire v Durham
Sun May 29 - Wed Jun 1
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Specsavers County Championship Division Two
Worcestershire v Gloucestershire
Thu Jun 2 (20 ovs)
17:30 local | 16:30 GMT
12:30 EDT | 11:30 CDT | 09:30 PDT
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Worcestershire v Yorkshire
Sun Jun 5 (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
Fri Jun 10 (20 ovs)
17:30 local | 16:30 GMT
12:30 EDT | 11:30 CDT | 09:30 PDT
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Worcestershire v Northamptonshire
Wed Jun 15 (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
Sat Jun 18 (20 ovs)
14:30 local | 13:30 GMT
09:30 EDT | 08:30 CDT | 06:30 PDT
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Worcestershire v Nottinghamshire
Wed Jun 22 (50 ovs)
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
ICC Women's Championship
2nd ODI - England Women v Pakistan Women (Reserve Day)
Fri Jul 1 (20 ovs)
17:30 local | 16:30 GMT
12:30 EDT | 11:30 CDT | 09:30 PDT
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Worcestershire v Derbyshire
Sun Jul 3 - Wed Jul 6
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Specsavers County Championship Division Two
Worcestershire v Leicestershire
Fri Jul 8 (20 ovs)
17:30 local | 16:30 GMT
12:30 EDT | 11:30 CDT | 09:30 PDT
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Worcestershire v Lancashire
Sun Jul 10 - Wed Jul 13
Pakistan A v Sri Lanka A
Fri Jul 15 (20 ovs)
17:30 local | 16:30 GMT
12:30 EDT | 11:30 CDT | 09:30 PDT
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Worcestershire v Warwickshire
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
Day and Night - Day and Night International Matches - International Matches Live - Covered by Cricinfo
No responsibility is taken by Cricinfo for the accuracy of this information.

Latest Photos

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
© Getty Images
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
© Getty Images
The view of Worcester cathedral has been opened up at New Road, Worcestershire v Yorkshire, County Championship Division One, New Road, 2nd day, April 13, 2015
The view of Worcester cathedral has been opened up at New Road
© Getty Images
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
 
View the full index of related photos »

Weather

Weather.com
Wed
06/04

Partly Cloudy/Wind
Partly Cloudy/Wind

Max 10° C
Min 4° C
Thu
07/04

Showers
Showers

Max 12° C
Min 5° C
Fri
08/04

Cloudy
Cloudy

Max 13° C
Min 3° C
Sat
09/04

PM Showers
PM Showers

Max 10° C
Min 1° C

Hour by Hour forecast » | 10-day forecast »

Ground Fixtures Ground Results
Worcs v Essex at Worcester - May 1-4
Essex 335/2 (90 ov)
Worcs v Sussex at Worcester
May 15-18, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
North Group: Worcs v Durham at Worcester
May 20, 2016 (17:30 local | 16:30 GMT | 12:30 EDT | 11:30 CDT | 09:30 PDT)
Worcs v Gloucs at Worcester
May 29-Jun 1, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
North Group: Worcs v Yorkshire at Worcester
Jun 2, 2016 (17:30 local | 16:30 GMT | 12:30 EDT | 11:30 CDT | 09:30 PDT)
Complete fixtures » | Download Fixtures »
Video / Audio
News and Analysis: England prepare to face South Africa without Pietersen