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4500
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New Road End, Diglis End
Worcestershire
14:17, Sun May 29, 2022 (UTC +0100)
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

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

2022
Fri Jun 3 (20 ovs)
14:30 local | 13:30 GMT
09:30 EDT | 08:30 CDT | 06:30 PDT
Vitality Blast
North Group - Worcestershire v Birmingham Bears
Sat Jun 4 (20 ovs)
14:30 local | 13:30 GMT
09:30 EDT | 08:30 CDT | 06:30 PDT
Charlotte Edwards Cup
Group B - Central Sparks v Western Storm
Sun Jun 5 (20 ovs)
14:30 local | 13:30 GMT
09:30 EDT | 08:30 CDT | 06:30 PDT
Vitality Blast
North Group - Worcestershire v Leicestershire
Fri Jun 10 (20 ovs)          
17:30 local | 16:30 GMT
12:30 EDT | 11:30 CDT | 09:30 PDT
Vitality Blast
North Group - Worcestershire v Derbyshire
Sat Jun 18 (20 ovs)
14:30 local | 13:30 GMT
09:30 EDT | 08:30 CDT | 06:30 PDT
Vitality Blast
North Group - Worcestershire v Northamptonshire
Thu Jun 23 (20 ovs)
18:30 local | 17:30 GMT
13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT
Vitality Blast
North Group - Worcestershire v Yorkshire
Sun Jun 26 - Wed Jun 29
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
County Championship Division Two
Worcestershire v Glamorgan
Fri Jul 1 (20 ovs)
17:30 local | 16:30 GMT
12:30 EDT | 11:30 CDT | 09:30 PDT
Vitality Blast
North Group - Worcestershire v Lancashire
Sun Jul 3 (20 ovs)
14:30 local | 13:30 GMT
09:30 EDT | 08:30 CDT | 06:30 PDT
Vitality Blast
North Group - Worcestershire v Nottinghamshire
Thu Jul 14 (50 ovs)
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
England Lions v South Africans
Sat Jul 16 (50 ovs)
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy
Central Sparks v Northern Diamonds
Sat Jul 23 (20 ovs)
14:30 local | 13:30 GMT
09:30 EDT | 08:30 CDT | 06:30 PDT
2nd T20I - England Women v South Africa Women
Mon Jul 25 - Thu Jul 28
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
County Championship Division Two
Worcestershire v Derbyshire
Tue Aug 2 (50 ovs)
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Royal London One-Day Cup
Group A - Worcestershire v Kent
Sun Aug 14 (50 ovs)
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Royal London One-Day Cup
Group B - Worcestershire v Derbyshire
Fri Aug 19 (50 ovs)
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Royal London One-Day Cup
Group B - Worcestershire v Essex
Tue Aug 23 (50 ovs)
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Royal London One-Day Cup
Group B - Worcestershire v Glamorgan
Mon Sep 5 (50 ovs)
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
1st Youth ODI - England Under-19s v Sri Lanka Under-19s
Thu Sep 8 (50 ovs)
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
2nd Youth ODI - England Under-19s v Sri Lanka Under-19s
Fri Sep 9 (50 ovs)
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy
Central Sparks v Lightning
Sat Sep 17 (50 ovs)
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy
Central Sparks v Sunrisers
Tue Sep 20 - Fri Sep 23
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
County Championship Division Two
Worcestershire v Nottinghamshire
Mon Sep 26 - Thu Sep 29
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
County Championship Division Two
Worcestershire v Middlesex
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Worcestershire's players take part in a pre-season photo shoot, New Road, April 1, 2022
Worcestershire's players take part in a pre-season photo shoot
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A general view of New Road, Leicestershire v Lancashire, Bob Willis Trophy, August 1, 2020
A general view of New Road
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New Road was heavily flooded in December 2019
New Road was heavily flooded in December 2019
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A general view of the Lions and India A game, England Lions v India A, Worcester, July 17, 2018
A general view of the Lions and India A game
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