Wednesday, April 20th, 2022


We are looking forward to welcoming spectators to New Road tomorrow for the LV=Insurance County Championship fixture between Worcestershire & New Sussex. 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

Match Tickets

Tickets are available in advance of each day’s play priced at £16 adults, and on the gate priced at £19 for adults. Entry is free for all under 17’s for all County Championship cricket at New Road.

Tickets for all fixtures, including the Vitality Blast and all internationals are also available via the Club’s official website.

Scheduled Hours of Play

09:00 Gates Open
10:30 Coin Toss
11:00 Play Commences
13:00 Lunch interval
13:40 Play restart
15:40 Tea interval
16:00 Play restart
18:00 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

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 CCC members. Blue badge holders can park for free.

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 0.5miles 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, the Severn Suite, located in The View and the Club Cafe are open serving a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, and hot drinks alongside a wide range of food including baguettes, salad boxes, hot dogs, pastys, breakfast baps, sweets and chocolate. 

A burger stand will also be available in the Picnic Area to the rear of the Basil D’Oliveira stand serving a range of finest quality burgers and breakfast rolls.

The Ladies Pavilion will be open offering hot drinks, and of course, cake in the afternoon. 

Members of both counties will also be able to order hot food in the Graeme Hick Pavilion


Official Club Shop

Our Official Club Shop is open on all match days stocking a wide range of Worcestershire merchandise including match shirts, training wear and leisure wear. 

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

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.


Scorecards are available to purchase at all food and drink outlets and the Club Shop priced at just £1 each

Toilet Facilities

Ample 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, below the Ladies Pavilion and the Graeme Hick Pavilion.


Smoking Policy 

Smoking of cigarettes or electronic cigarettes are only permitted in the designated areas (hard standing parking area behind the new scoreboard 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.

Tim Jones Book Signing

Tim Jones will be doing a book signing on between 9.30am – 11.30am on Friday in our Club Shop & Cafe signing copies of his book, The 52 – Worcestershire’s Forgotten First Class Cricketers.

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

• 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

 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.