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New Road End, Diglis End
Worcestershire
17:12, Fri Feb 12, 2016 (UTC +0000)
New Road
 

Records and statistics

West Indies v Zimbabwe - Jun 13, 1983 Scorecard
Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe - May 22, 1999 Scorecard
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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

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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

2016
Sun Apr 10 - Wed Apr 13
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division Two
Worcestershire v Kent
Sun May 1 - Wed May 4
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= 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
LV= County Championship Division Two
Worcestershire v Sussex
Fri May 20 (20 ovs)
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
LV= County Championship Division Two
Worcestershire v Gloucestershire
Thu Jun 2 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Worcestershire v Yorkshire
Sun Jun 5 (50 ovs)
Royal London One-Day Cup
North Group - Worcestershire v Derbyshire
Fri Jun 10 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Worcestershire v Northamptonshire
Wed Jun 15 (50 ovs)
Royal London One-Day Cup
North Group - Worcestershire v Leicestershire
Sat Jun 18 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Worcestershire v Nottinghamshire
Wed Jun 22 (50 ovs)
ICC Women's Championship
2nd ODI - England Women v Pakistan Women (Reserve Day)
Fri Jul 1 (20 ovs)
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
LV= County Championship Division Two
Worcestershire v Leicestershire
Fri Jul 8 (20 ovs)
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)
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Worcestershire v Warwickshire
Wed Jul 27 (50 ovs)
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)
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
LV= 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
LV= 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
LV= County Championship Division Two
Worcestershire v Derbyshire
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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
© Worcestershire CCC
 
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Ground Fixtures Ground Results
Worcs v Kent at Worcester
Apr 10-13, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Worcs v Essex at Worcester
May 1-4, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
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
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)
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