Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Rapids All Geared Up For First Semi-Final In 13 Years

Rapids All Geared Up For First Semi-Final In 13 Years

It's all systems go on and off the pitch at New Road as Worcestershire Rapids gear up for their first semi-final in 13 years.

The players are practicing their white ball skills which proved so effective in topping the North Group ahead of Saturday's Royal London One-Day Cup meeting with Surrey at New Road.

And away from the middle no stone is being left unturned to ensure it is a memorable customer experience for the capacity crowd expected to cheer on the Rapids.

A food village catering for all tastes will be erected next to the old scoreboard and take care of supporters cullinary requirements.

So there will be no need to eat beforehand or bring any food or drink – with the Rapids having ensured it will all be available to purchase at competitive prices.

Foley's eatery and coffee house will also be open from 8am – the time the gates will open at New Road – and already it has built a reputation for serving top quality food in the two and a half months it has been open.

And, with a scorching day forecast, if spectators fancy an ice cream to cool down then there will be outlets close to the nets area and next to the Graeme Hick Pavilion

Worcestershire CEO Tom Scott said: "We have been preparing for this game for two weeks, the ticket sales are very strong and the weather is set fair for Saturday.

"We are anticipating an extra surge of tickets now we know who our semi-final opponents will be.

"We feel we are very much geared up for what will be an exceptionally big day at New Road.

"We will have a food village which will provide every food you can think of – fish and chips, burger, chicken etc, etc.

"Foley's will also be open providing it's usual top qualify food and drinks and we have ice cream outlets in front of the nets area and next to the Hick Pavilion.

"We are catering for all needs and there is really no need for supporters to bring their own food – or eat beforehand.

"We are determined to provide a top quality service for our customers and make it a day to remember – hopefully on and off the pitch."