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New Road End, Diglis End
Worcestershire
23:22, Mon Aug 02, 2021 (UTC +0100)
New Road
 

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West Indies v Zimbabwe - Jun 13, 1983 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

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

2021
Fri Aug 6 (50 ovs)
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Royal London One-Day Cup
Group 2 - Worcestershire v Sussex
Tue Aug 10 (50 ovs)
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Royal London One-Day Cup
Group 2 - Worcestershire v Durham
Mon Aug 23 - Thu Aug 26
Second Eleven Championship
Worcestershire 2nd XI v Warwickshire 2nd XI
Sat Aug 28 (20 ovs)
14:30 local | 13:30 GMT
09:30 EDT | 08:30 CDT | 06:30 PDT
Charlotte Edwards Cup
Group A - Central Sparks v Lightning
Mon Aug 30 - Thu Sep 2
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
County Championship
Division 3 - Worcestershire v Sussex
Mon Aug 30 (20 ovs)
14:30 local | 13:30 GMT
09:30 EDT | 08:30 CDT | 06:30 PDT
Charlotte Edwards Cup
Group A - Central Sparks v South East Stars
Sun Sep 12 (50 ovs)
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy
Central Sparks v South East Stars
Sun Sep 19 (50 ovs)
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
2nd ODI - England Women v New Zealand Women
Tue Sep 21 - Fri Sep 24
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
County Championship
Division 3 - Worcestershire v Leicestershire
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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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A view of the County Ground in Worcester, England v South Africa, 1st women's ODI, Worcester
A view of the County Ground in Worcester
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