Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

70Th Anniversary Of Highest Flood At County’s Headquarters

70Th Anniversary Of Highest Flood At County’s Headquarters

Today is the 70th anniversary of the deepest ever flood to engulf Worcestershire CCC's New Road headquarters.

The flood peaked in the city on March 21, 1947 at an incredible height of 16 feet, eight inches.

It was the highest in Worcester since November 18, 1770 when the water reached a level of 16 feet, 10 inches – and long before New Road had been transformed into a cricket ground.

That 1947 flood was even greater than the one of 2007 which caused such devastation at New Road and meant no cricket was played at the County's base after June.

But incredibly Worcestershire were back in action on home soil in 1947 just six weeks later.

It was a memorable triumph as well against the South African tourists who apparently struggled to cope with snow flurries and icy winds. 

No doubt they will be hoping for less inclement weather when they take on England Lions at New Road this summer!

Details of all the great floods in Worcestershire CCC's history can be found in 'Pears 150' by Andrew Thomas which is still available to purchase from the Supporters' Association shop on matchdays, priced £28.