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New Road End, Diglis End
Worcestershire
11:35, Fri Feb 03, 2023 (UTC +0000)
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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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

2023
Thu Apr 20 - Sun Apr 23
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
County Championship Division Two
Worcestershire v Gloucestershire
Sat Apr 29 (50 ovs)
Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy
Central Sparks v Northern Diamonds
Thu May 4 - Sun May 7
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
County Championship Division Two
Worcestershire v Sussex
Thu May 18 - Sun May 21
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
County Championship Division Two
Worcestershire v Leicestershire
Fri May 26 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
North Group - Worcestershire v Yorkshire
Mon May 29 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
North Group - Worcestershire v Leicestershire
Mon May 29 (20 ovs)
Charlotte Edwards Cup
Central Sparks v Thunder
Sun Jun 4 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
North Group - Worcestershire v Northamptonshire
Sat Jun 10 (20 ovs)
Charlotte Edwards Cup
Final - TBC v TBC
Sat Jun 10 (20 ovs)
Charlotte Edwards Cup
Playoff - TBC v TBC
Tue Jun 20 (20 ovs)          
Vitality Blast
North Group - Worcestershire v Lancashire
Sun Jun 25 - Wed Jun 28
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
County Championship Division Two
Worcestershire v Derbyshire
Mon Jul 10 - Thu Jul 13
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
County Championship Division Two
Worcestershire v Yorkshire
Sat Jul 22 (50 ovs)
Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy
Central Sparks v Sunrisers
Sun Aug 20 (50 ovs)
One-Day Cup
Group A - Worcestershire v Sussex
Fri Aug 25 (20 ovs)
Worcestershire v New Zealand
Sun Sep 3 - Wed Sep 6
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
County Championship Division Two
Worcestershire v Glamorgan
Tue Sep 19 - Fri Sep 22
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
County Championship Division Two
Worcestershire v Durham
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Latest Photos

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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