Saturday, September 18th, 2021

Spectator Guide: England Women vs New Zealand

We are looking forward to welcoming spectators to New Road tomorrow for the Royal London Series One Day International between England Women & New Zealand. We have included a lot of information in this spectator guide to help make spectator’s visit as enjoyable as possible. This spectator guide includes:

  • Hours of play
  • Where to find us
  • Transport options
  • Food and drink
  • Public Wi-Fi
  • Club Shop
  • Digital Scorecards
  • Toilet facilities
  • Smoking policy
  • Prohibited Items
  • Inclusion and Diversity ECB One Game Statement of Intent

In comparison to any previous visits to New Road in previous years, a lot will have changed. Some of the biggest differences are listed below.

  • All General Admittance spectators must enter through the Severn Bridge Car Park (next to the Premier Inn)
  • No car parking is available on site for General Admittance ticket holders, with the exception of Blue Badge holders
  • New Road is a cashless stadium and there is no facility for cash sales. However, for spectators with no access to a credit or debit card, pre-paid accounts can be loaded 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

Hours of Play

09:30 Gates Open
10:30 Coin Toss
11:00 Play Commences
14:10 Lunch interval
14:40 Play restart
17:50 Scheduled finish

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 General Admittance 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


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

The Diglis Bar, at the back of the Basil D’Oliveira Stand is open for cold drinks & tea and coffee, baguettes, pastys hot dogs & sausage rolls.

The Stowford Bar will be open for cold drinks & tea and coffee, baguettes, pastys, hot dogs & sausage rolls.

Big Al’s, at the back of the Basil D’Oliveira Stand is open serving cold drinks.

In addition to this the Food Village behind the Basil D’Oliveira Stand will provide several other options:

Original Burgers & Chips
Jerk Chicken Baps with Slaw and Mango Sauce
Slow Roasted Pulled Pork Baps with apple sauce and ‘Slaw

Official Club Shop & Café

In addition to the above food and refreshment options the Official Club Shop & Café is open selling hot drinks including Method Coffee & Storm Tea and chilled soft drinks.

A selection of sustainably sourced cakes, snacks & scones are also available

You can also browse the official Club Shop.

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


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

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.

Prohibited Items

  • Any article that is offensive, dangerous, hazardous and/or illegal or that may be used or that may be expected to be used as a weapon or a missile or that may compromise or otherwise interfere with the enjoyment, comfort or safety of (or pose a hazard to) any person or security at a Venue (including, without limitation, knives, fireworks, firearms, explosives, flammable items (other than cigarette lighters or matches for personal use), compressed gas containers, maces, flares, lasers, smoke bombs, illicit drugs (other than those prescribed by a registered medical practitioner
  • Alcohol unless the Venue has an exemption granted by the ICC
  • Unless otherwise specified in the Venue Regulations (and other than those purchased or provided in a Venue), any food or non-alcoholic drink other than small amounts for personal consumption
  • Animals other than assistance dogs
  • Banners, placards, leaflets, signs or other materials, items, objects or clothing displaying political, religious, offensive or race-related messages, slogans or images or promotional or commercial identification or messages in breach of ECB policies
  • Any tripods, monopods or commercial digital video camera equipment whatsoever (whether or not for personal use)
  • Any camera or other type of photographic or recording device (of any nature whatsoever and whether capable of capturing still or moving pictures) other than for personal non-commercial use

Inclusion and Diversity ECB One Game Statement of Intent

The ECB is fully committed to the principles of Inclusion and Diversity and aims to ensure that no individuals (this includes players, spectators, coaches, officials and administrators) receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of their age, sex, disability, race, ethnic origin, gender reassignment, parental or marital status, pregnancy, religion or belief, class or socio-economic status, sexual orientation or political belief.

The ECB will ensure that there will be a safe and welcoming environment to all those who wish to be involved in cricket and that they are treated fairly and with respect.

The ECB specifically supports initiatives by other organisations within cricket which recognise the principles of inclusion and diversity, such as those from the International Cricket Council.