Monday, September 18th, 2023


We are looking forward to welcoming spectators to New Road from 9.30am Tuesday to Friday this week for the LV=County Championship fixture between Worcestershire and Durham.

We have included a lot of information in this spectator guide to help make everyone’s visit to New Road as enjoyable as possible. This spectator guide includes:

Match Tickets

Tickets for this fixture are available in advance of each match day for £16, or on each day of the fixture for £19.

Scheduled Hours of Play

09.30am Gates Open (9.15 on Day Two)
10:00am Coin Toss (Day One)
10:30am Morning Session
12:30pm Lunch Interval
1:10pm Afternoon Session
3:10pm Tea Interval
3:30pm Evening Session
5:30pm Scheduled Close

Entry into New Road

Ticket holders can enter New Road through either the main turnstile entrance through the main reception in the View Building or through the gates next to the Graeme Hick Pavilion.

Upon your arrival at either gate, your bags may be checked by our trained security team.

Where to find us

New Road is situated in the centre of Worcester, and 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

A limited amount of car parking is available at New Road on a first come, first served basis prices at £10 per day or £5 for Worcestershire members. Blue badge holders can park for free until the car park is full.

The entrance for all spectator parking is situated on the hotel side of the ground, and the car park will be open from 9.00am.

There are also 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 0.5 miles 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 Sports Bar, on the bottom floor of The View is open, serving a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

The Club Cafe is also open, serving a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and hot drinks alongside a wide range of food, including baguettes, salad boxes, pasties, breakfast baps, sweets and chocolate. 

Graeme Hick Pavilion

Worcestershire members will also be able to buy drinks and a selection of food in the Tom Graveney Lounge of the Graeme Hick Pavilion.

Official Club Shop

Located next to the Graeme Hick Pavilion, next to the Cafe, our Official Club Shop is open on all match days stocking a wide range of Worcestershire merchandise, including the latest training and leisure wear. Make the most of our end of season sale during the Durham game.

Gifts for supporters of all ages are also available amongst the wide range available.

Products are also available online via the Club’s official website.

Public Wi-Fi

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


Free blank scorecards are available at all food and drink outlets and the Club Shop.

Toilet Facilities

Ample male, female, inclusive and accessible toilet facilities are located and well-signposted in various locations around the ground. Baby changing facilities are available in the Basil D’Oliveira Stand, Cafe, and the Graeme Hick Pavilion.

Smoking Policy 

Smoking of cigarettes or electronic cigarettes is only permitted in the designated areas (by the entry to the player’s nets and the car parking area at the rear of the ladies’ pavilion/marquee). Smoking is not permitted on the grassed picnic area or behind the Basil D’Oliveira Stand. 

Smoking is also prohibited in any building or under any permanent structure. 

Weather Forecast

The weather forecast for this fixture can be found here, and we advise that you come prepared for all weather conditions.

Ground Regulations

To view all terms and conditions of entering New Road, please click here

Accessibility Information

Free Blue Badge Car Parking is available at New Road for all games. These spaces can be pre-booked by contacting the Ticketing Department on 01905 337921 or by emailing

Accessible and wheelchair-access seats are available in all areas of the ground. These can be reserved on a first-come-first-served basis, again by contacting the ticketing department on the above contact details.

To ensure that spectators with accessibility needs are catered for, the Club has five fully trained Disability Inclusion Officers working during all fixtures. In addition, the Club has a number of safeguarding officers present whose role is to ensure the welfare of all spectators and help everyone enjoy their experience at New Road to the maximum.

Sensory Kits

Sensory packs for supporters with additional needs will be available at New Road. The packs have been designed to improve the matchday experience for supporters at the stadium, with the Club committing to becoming a more friendly environment for supporters with additional needs.

The pack, which comes complete with the following items, have been designed to make the matchday experience more accessible, comfortable and enjoyable for all supporters.

  • Drawstring bag
  • Fidget popper
  • Noise-cancelling headphones (optional)
  • Fidget spinner
  • Coloured Pencils
  • Colouring book

The sensory packs can be collected from the main reception area during all fixtures, are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and are to be returned to reception following the conclusion of the fixture. 

Inclusion and Diversity ECB One Game Statement of Intent

Worcestershire County Cricket Club & 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. 

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

Worcestershire & 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.