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New Road End, Diglis End
Worcestershire
00:26, Sat Aug 29, 2015 (UTC +0100)
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

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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

2015
Tue Sep 1 - Fri Sep 4
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 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
2016
Fri Jul 29 - Sat Jul 30
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Worcestershire v Pakistanis
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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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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
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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
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Sat
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Sun
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Mon
31/08

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Ground Fixtures Ground Results
Worcs v Sussex at Worcester
Sep 1-4, 2015 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Worcs v Middlesex at Worcester
Sep 22-25, 2015 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 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)
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