Sunday, March 26th, 2023


The sterling work of a group of volunteers has ensured the Worcestershire Heritage Collection in the Graeme Hick Pavilion is in pristine condition for the start of the new season.

The traditional March spring clean of the cabinets and bat displays which greet supporters entering through the main pavilion entrance took place on Saturday morning.

Those helping out included the club’s Club Heritage Co-ordinator, Tim Jones, and Sue and Martin Jackson, the daughter and son-in-law of Worcestershire legend, Don Kenyon.

They relived happy memories of Worcestershire’s record first class run scorer when cleaning the cabinet dedicated to Don.

Supporters Association Chair, Andrew Jenkins, Tony and Margot Worton, Richard and Jenny Packer, Gerry Morley, Simon Thomas, Phil Vaughan and Mick Bishop also lent a helping hand.

Tim Jones said: “A good job done and a massive thanks to all the volunteers who came forward and gave up their time to help.

“It was a fantastic effort and everything has come up fantastic and looks nice and smart and as good as ever.

“The Heritage Collection is the first thing that people would see when coming through the main entrance to the pavilion and is a really good advertisement for the club’s proud history.

“With the AGM and new season around the corner, it’s great to see everything in pristine condition for when people come into the pavilion.”

The collection will be expanding with Tim Jones revealing that a new cabinet will be housed inside the New Road Club Shop-Café with many more interesting items on display.

He said: “Once the new cabinet is in place, we have got some new items including Roly Jenkins’s MCC blazer when he toured South Africa in 1947, donated by his nephew, Peter Robinson, who also played for Worcestershire.

“We will also have Dick Howarth’s MCC sweater from the same tour and some items belonging to Wing Commander Shakespeare, who played for Worcestershire and was also President of the club, including pads and leg guards.”

Shakespeare won the Military Cross and the Air Force Cross during his time as a pilot in the Royal Flying Corps and made 26 first class appearances for Worcestershire.