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New Road End, Diglis End
Worcestershire
14:52, Sat Apr 29, 2017 (UTC +0100)
New Road
 

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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

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

2017
Fri May 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 Yorkshire
Fri May 12 (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 Warwickshire
Sun May 14 (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 Durham
Mon May 15 (50 ovs)
Second Eleven Trophy
North Division - Worcestershire 2nd XI v Durham 2nd XI
Fri Jun 9 - Mon Jun 12
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Specsavers County Championship Division Two
Worcestershire v Glamorgan
Mon Jun 19 - Thu Jun 22
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Specsavers County Championship Division Two
Worcestershire v Kent
Mon Jul 3 (20 ovs)
Second Eleven Twenty20
North Division - Worcestershire 2nd XI v Leicestershire 2nd XI
Mon Jul 3 (20 ovs)
Second Eleven Twenty20
North Division - Worcestershire 2nd XI v Leicestershire 2nd XI
Fri Jul 7 (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
Fri Jul 14 (20 ovs)
17:30 local | 16:30 GMT
12:30 EDT | 11:30 CDT | 09:30 PDT
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Worcestershire v Leicestershire
Wed Jul 19 (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
Fri Jul 21 (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 30 (20 ovs)
14:30 local | 13:30 GMT
09:30 EDT | 08:30 CDT | 06:30 PDT
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Worcestershire v Durham
Sat Aug 5 (20 ovs)
14:30 local | 13:30 GMT
09:30 EDT | 08:30 CDT | 06:30 PDT
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Worcestershire v Northamptonshire
Sun Aug 6 - Wed Aug 9
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Specsavers County Championship Division Two
Worcestershire v Sussex
Sun Aug 13 (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
Mon Aug 28 - Thu Aug 31
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Specsavers County Championship Division Two
Worcestershire v Gloucestershire
Tue Sep 12 - Fri Sep 15
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
Specsavers County Championship Division Two
Worcestershire v Leicestershire
Mon Sep 25 - Thu Sep 28
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
Specsavers County Championship Division Two
Worcestershire v Durham
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Latest Photos

Early season in front of the Worcester Ladies Pavilion, Worcestershire v Northamptonshire, County Championship, Division Two, New Road, 1st day
Early season in front of the Worcester Ladies Pavilion
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Worcester with T20 in full swing, Worcestershire v Nottinghamshire, NatWest Blast, Worcester, June 18, 2016
Worcester with T20 in full swing
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Young fans enjoy T20 at Worcester, Worcestershire v Nottinghamshire, NatWest Blast, Worcester, June 18, 2016
Young fans enjoy T20 at Worcester
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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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Ground Fixtures Ground Results
North Group: Worcs v Yorkshire at Worcester
May 5, 2017 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
North Group: Worcs v Warwickshire at Worcester
May 12, 2017 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
North Group: Worcs v Durham at Worcester
May 14, 2017 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
North Division: Worcs 2nd XI v Durham 2nd at Worcester
May 15, 2017
Worcs v Glamorgan at Worcester
Jun 9-12, 2017 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
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