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New Road End, Diglis End
Worcestershire
10:58, Fri Nov 28, 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
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 Jul 26 (50 ovs)
ICC Women's Championship
3rd ODI - England Women v Australia Women
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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 N Zealanders at Worcester
May 14-17, 2015 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
3rd ODI: Eng Women v Aus Women at Worcester
Jul 26, 2015
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