Thursday, July 18th, 2019


all tickets for this match are sold out so please only turn up if you have purchased an advanced match day ticket or have a valid membership. members are reminded that any guests must have purchased an advance match ticket and will not be able to purchase any on arrival.

free transferable junior card – this is not valid for any vitality blast fixtures in 2019
as a reminder, this year, all full adult memberships included a free transferable junior card but this card is not valid for vitality blast matches, meaning all juniors without full junior membership will require a match ticket for any of our vitality blast fixtures, including this fridays birmingham bears fixture.

key timings
3.15pm – gates open
5.15pm – 1st innings
6.30pm – interval
6.45pm – 2nd innings
8.00pm – close of play

getting to New Road/parking
New Road is located in the centre of the city and has a superb links to all forms of public transport.

by car
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, New Road will be on your left.

by bus
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 New Road will be on your left.

by train
worcester foregate street is the closest train station to New Road 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.

parking for worcestershire ccc members with a valid car park pass will be available on-site on a first come first served basis via the main entrance.

parking for members & supporters without a valid car park pass will be unable able to park on-site for this fixture. please see the map below for local pay & display areas.

there are a dozen reserved disabled car parking spaces on-site at New Road which are accessible on a first come, first served basis, charged at £10.

free giveaways
vitality blast 4’s & 6’s cards are available from the turnstile entrance point and the supporters association club shop.

match day scorecards
match day scorecards will be available for just £1 and can be purchased from the tuck shop and the supporters association club shop, whilst members can also purchase one in the foyer in the graeme hick pavilion.

food & beverages
please note; no alcohol is allowed to be brought into the venue for any vitality blast fixture.

graeme hick pavilion
(members only facility) offering a range of hot dishes & bar serving alcoholic and soft drinks.

members and non-members are welcome. barista coffee, hot & cold drinks and a chilli & rice takeaway option will also be available. (please note; the usual foley’s menu will not be available during this fixture.)

big al’s (behind the basil d’oliveira stand)
serving bacon baps, burgers, hot dogs, chicken wings, pizza twists & chips.

tuck shop (behind the basil d’oliveira stand)
offering a wide range of chocolate bars, sweets, crisps, baguettes & soft drinks.

hilltop farm (next to the family stand)
hilltop farm will be onsite offering a hot pig roast, with all the trimmings.

pork peddler (in the food & picnic area)
pork peddler have a passion for sourcing the best quality local free-range ingredients using low and slow cooking methods with wood, fire and smoke to create authentic bbq flavours. offering homemade delicious artisan sausage rolls and quail scotch eggs.

bushman woodfire pizza (in the food & picnic area)
offering a range of delicious wood fire cooked pizzas using fresh local ingredients.

sports bar (the view – level 0)
this bar facility will be open to both members and non-members, serving a range of soft and alcoholic drinks.

diglis bar (behind the basil d’oliveira stand)
this bar facility will be open to both members and non-members, serving a range of draft beer and wine.

bottle bar (in the food & picnic area)
this bar will be serving a wide range of bottled beer, cider & lager.

stowford press bar (pitch level below the premier inn hotel)
serving a range of draft beer, lager & cider.

gin bar (behind the basil d’oliveira stand)
serving a range of flavoured and non-flavoured gins.

mobile draft bar (behind the basil d’oliveira stand)
offering a range of draft beer, lager and cider.

cow corner ice cream pod (in the food & picnic area)
positioned on the grassed area behind the cathedral block, churchfields will be offering the highest quality ice cream, with new and exciting flavours, as well as the old favourites.

batfast (behind the basil d’oliveira stand)
new for 2019, there will also be a chance for visitors to take part in our batfast cricket simulator – put your batting skills to the test against a number of virtual bowlers and see if you hit them for six!

supporters’ association club shop
worcestershire ccc and worcestershire rapids merchandise is available from our worcestershire supporters’ association club shop, which is located between the graeme hick pavilion and foley’s cafe.

sunday season pass
the full season pass has now sold out but you can watch the rapids on four sundays and make a huge 25% saving – perfect if you work 9-5 monday to friday. enjoy all four sunday vitality blast fixtures for the price of three!
sunday 28th july – durham jets
sunday 4th august – leicestershire foxes
sunday 11th august – northants steelbacks
sunday 25th august – lancashire lightning
to purchase please click here.

sunday funday family bundle
new for this season we have introduced a sunday funday family bundle which is ideal for families wishing to attend any of the four sunday fixtures here at New Road.
for only £60 (a saving of over 25%) the bundle includes;
4 x general admission tickets (2 adults, 2 juniors)
4 x burger and chips from big al’s
4 x match scorecards from the tuck shop
to take advantage of this great offer please click here.

enjoy your visit
should you require any further assistance during your visit to New Road, please do not hesitate to ask one of our stewards or members of staff who will be more than happy to help.