Thursday, May 27th, 2021

Matchday Spectator Guide: Worcestershire vs Derbyshire

We can’t wait to welcome Members back to New Road this week as Worcestershire host Derbyshire in the LV=Insurance County Championship.

Tickets for this fixture have been allocated to Members via a ballot process, and no tickets are available on the gate on any day of the fixture.

Please note that there is no longer a requirement to fill out a health screening form before attending.

If you are attending this fixture, this matchday spectator guide will tell you everything you need to know.

If you are unable to attend the fixture, we will be Live Streaming the fixture for supporters to follow from the comfort of their own homes (or office!), and will again feature replays and BBC commentary. You will be able to access this via or via our official YouTube channel.

Please find below:

  • A summary of measures in place to comply with government guidelines
  • Updated Spectator Code of Conduct
  • Hours of play
  • Where to find us
  • Transport options
  • Food and drink
  • Public Wi-Fi
  • Club Shop
  • Digital Scorecards
  • Toilet facilities
  • Smoking policy

In comparison to your previous visits to New Road, a great deal will have changed. Some of the most profound differences are listed below, but please also read our updated Spectator Code of Conduct so you’re aware of every detail.

  • A mask must be worn at all times, including when seated in your allocated seats
  • All General Admittance spectators must enter through the Severn Bridge Car Park (next to the Premier Inn)
  • Spectators must sit in their allocated seating within household or support bubbles
  • Food and drink can ordered from, and served directly to your designated seat via an online web application
  • No facility for cash sales with all outlets operating contactless payments. However for Members with no access to a credit or debit card, pre-paid cards can be purchased with cash from main reception in the View building
  • The Graeme Hick Pavilion and all of its seating is restricted to use by players, support staff and match officials only

Visiting safely and comfortably

A Spectator Code of Conduct can be found here, supplementing our usual ground regulations due to the unique nature of the current situation.

Subject to exemptions, face coverings will be compulsory for adults at all times in the venue, even when sat in your allocated seat.

We would also advise bringing clothing for all eventualities, as wet weather cover may is not available as on a regular matchday.

In order for us to comply with government guidance for the safe return of spectators, your allocated seat must be the only seat you use throughout the day’s play.

When you do need to move around the ground, please follow signage, maintain a safe distance and continue to wear your face covering.

Hours of Play

Gates open at 9am, with the toss set to take place at approximately 10.30am on day one.

Each day’s play is scheduled to start at 11am, before a 40-minute lunch interval at 1pm.

Following the afternoon session, tea will be taken at 3.40, or when 32 overs remain (whichever is later). The close, meanwhile, is scheduled for 6pm or at the completion of 96 overs (whichever is later).

A maximum of 30 minutes time lost from play on days one, two and three shall be made up on that respective day. Up to 30 minutes of lost time can be carried forward to subsequent days (except day four), but no more than 30 minutes in total can be added to a day’s play.

In the case of a longer day, times will be announced each day.

Where to find us

New Road is situated in the centre of Worcester, our full address is: Worcestershire County Cricket Club, New Road, Worcester, WR2 4QQ

Travel Information


From north: From the M5 junction 7 follow the cricket stumps on the road signs to the ground. From south: from M5 junction 7 follow the cricket stumps on the road signs to the ground. From east: from A422, Alcester, continue on this road to roundabout junction with A4440 (Swinesherd Way), take second exit at roundabout on to A44, continue to follow the A44 and it will lead you to New Road, the county ground will be on your left. From west: from A44, Evesham, stay on A44 (east) and it will lead you to New Road, the county ground will be on your left.

Car Parking

There is no car parking available for spectators at the ground for this fixture with the exception of Blue Badge holders. However, there are a number of car parks within short walking distance of the ground listed below:

Tybridge Street, Worcester, WR2 5BA

Distance to ground: 0.3 miles / 6 minutes
24 hours: £3.50
Standard spaces: 67
Disabled spaces: 3

Copenhagen Street Car Park, Worcester, WR1 2HB

Distance to ground: 0.4 miles / 8 minutes
24 hours: £10
Standard spaces: 161
Disabled spaces (Free): 4

Newport Street, Worcester, WR1 3NR

Distance to ground: 0.3 miles / 6 minutes
24 hours: £6
Standard spaces: 163
Disabled spaces: 3

Cattle Market Car Park, Croft Road, Worcester, WR1 3NZ

Distance to ground: 0.4 miles / 8 minutes
24 hours: £6
Standard spaces: 208
Disabled spaces: 25

Please note that all Car Park pass holders will be offered a pro-rata refund at the end of the 2021 season.


Once you are in Worcester city centre’s bus station that is beneath the Crown Gate Shopping Centre, walk out of the station, turn left, continue to walk straight ahead to a pedestrian crossing, walk across this and another pedestrian crossing, continue across the bridge over the Severn River and you will arrive at the county ground on your left.


Worcester Foregate Street is the closest train station to the county ground and is approximately 0.5miles from the ground. To get to the county ground from Foregate Street station turn left out of the main entrance, head towards the cross where you turn right onto Broad Street. Continue straight, across two pedestrian crossings to get to the other side of New Road, walk over the bridge and you will shortly arrive at the cricket ground on your left.

Food & Drink

All spectators are able to order food and drink via a web app from their seat during this fixture. Unfortunately, due to the limited size of the concourse areas at New Road, spectators are unable to go to food and drink outlets in person.

You can view the full food and drink menu, and order directly to your seat during the fixture by scanning one of our QR codes located around the stadium.

Public Wi-Fi

A newly upgraded public Wi-Fi is available throughout New Road, which you are very welcome to use at your leisure. Simply connect to The Cloud from the available list of wireless networks and follow the sign-in or login instructions.

Our friendly staff will, of course, endeavour to assist you should you struggle with the process of connecting your device to the Wi-Fi or with using our online web application to order food and drink

Official Club Shop

For souvenirs, replica shirts and training wear, our Club Shop is also accessible via the online food and drink app. All products  will be delivered to you directly in your seat by one of our retail team members.


Sadly, printed scorecards will not be available for this fixture. However, both of our electronic scoreboards will be in operation, you will have access to free Wi-Fi via The Cloud and will be able to follow the live scorecard via

You can also download a scorecard to print at home for this fixture by clicking here.

Toilet Facilities

Toilet facilities will be open and signposted, stewards will be on hand to guide you in relation to your nearest facility.

Smoking Policy 

Designated smoking areas are assigned in various concourse areas, but smoking (including e- cigarettes) is only permitted in these areas, so please refrain from smoking in your seat.

Smoking is not permitted inside the bowl of the ground and is only permitted on uncovered concourse areas behind the stands or in car parks.

Weather Forecast

We would advise bringing clothing for all eventualities, as wet weather cover will not be available as on a regular matchday.