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New Road End, Diglis End
Worcestershire
21:47, Tue Feb 27, 2024 (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

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

2024
Fri Apr 19 - Mon Apr 22
County Championship Division One
Worcestershire v Durham
Fri Apr 26 - Mon Apr 29
County Championship Division One
Worcestershire v Somerset
Sun May 19 (20 ovs)
Charlotte Edwards Cup
Central Sparks v Sunrisers
Fri May 24 - Mon May 27
County Championship Division One
Worcestershire v Nottinghamshire
Fri May 31 (20 ovs)
17:30 local | 16:30 GMT
12:30 EDT | 11:30 CDT | 09:30 PDT
Vitality Blast
North Group - Worcestershire v Lancashire
Fri Jun 14 (20 ovs)
17:30 local | 16:30 GMT
12:30 EDT | 11:30 CDT | 09:30 PDT
Vitality Blast
North Group - Worcestershire v Nottinghamshire
Sun Jun 16 (20 ovs)
Charlotte Edwards Cup
Central Sparks v Southern Vipers
Sun Jun 16 (20 ovs)
15:30 local | 14:30 GMT
10:30 EDT | 09:30 CDT | 07:30 PDT
Vitality Blast
North Group - Worcestershire v Northamptonshire
Fri Jun 21 (20 ovs)
17:30 local | 16:30 GMT
12:30 EDT | 11:30 CDT | 09:30 PDT
Vitality Blast
North Group - Worcestershire v Warwickshire
Sun Jun 23 - Wed Jun 26
County Championship Division One
Worcestershire v Surrey
Sun Jun 30 (50 ovs)
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
2nd ODI - England Women v New Zealand Women
Thu Jul 11 (20 ovs)
15:30 local | 14:30 GMT
10:30 EDT | 09:30 CDT | 07:30 PDT
Vitality Blast
North Group - Worcestershire v Leicestershire
Sun Jul 14 (20 ovs)
14:30 local | 13:30 GMT
09:30 EDT | 08:30 CDT | 06:30 PDT
Vitality Blast
North Group - Worcestershire v Yorkshire
Thu Jul 18 (20 ovs)          
17:30 local | 16:30 GMT
12:30 EDT | 11:30 CDT | 09:30 PDT
Vitality Blast
North Group - Worcestershire v Derbyshire
Wed Jul 24 (50 ovs)
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
One-Day Cup
Group A - Worcestershire v Middlesex
Sun Jul 28 (50 ovs)
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
One-Day Cup
Group A - Worcestershire v Durham
Wed Aug 7 (50 ovs)
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
One-Day Cup
Group A - Worcestershire v Kent
Sun Aug 11 (50 ovs)
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
One-Day Cup
Group A - Worcestershire v Hampshire
Thu Aug 22 - Sun Aug 25
County Championship Division One
Worcestershire v Kent
Mon Sep 9 - Thu Sep 12
County Championship Division One
Worcestershire v Warwickshire
Thu Sep 26 - Sun Sep 29
County Championship Division One
Worcestershire v Lancashire
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Latest Photos

A summer downpour forced the game into a reserve day, The Blaze vs Southern Vipers, Charlotte Edwards Cup final, New Road, June 10, 2023
A summer downpour forced the game into a reserve day
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An aerial view of New Road during Worcestershire's County Championship match with Leicestershire, Worcestershire vs Leicestershire, LV= County Championship, 1st day, New Road
An aerial view of New Road during Worcestershire's County Championship match with Leicestershire
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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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