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List of Worcestershire County Cricket Club grounds

 

List of Worcestershire County Cricket Club grounds

Worcestershire County Cricket Club was established on 4 March 1865. The county entered the Minor Counties Championship in 1895 and competed in the competition until 1898, after which it was elevated to first-class status for the 1899 season. It has since played first-class cricket from 1899, List A cricket from 1963 and Twenty20 cricket from 2003, using a different number of home grounds during that time. New Road in Worcester has played host to the clubs first home fixtures in all three formats of the game; in first-class cricket in 1899 against Yorkshire; in List A cricket in 1963 against Surrey; and in Twenty20 cricket against Northamptonshire in 2003. Worcestershire have played home matches at twelve grounds, but have played the majority of their home fixtures at New Road, which has also held One Day Internationals.

The twelve grounds that Worcestershire have used for home matches since 1895 are listed below, with statistics complete through to the end of the 2014 season.

Contents

  • Grounds 1
    • Minor county 1.1
    • First-class county 1.2
  • Notes 2
  • References 3

Grounds

Minor county

Below is a complete list of grounds used by Worcestershire County Cricket Club in Minor Counties Championship matches before its elevation to first-class status in 1899.
Name Location First Last Matches Refs
Minor Counties Championship
War Memorial Athletic Ground
Amblecote 5 August 1895
v Staffordshire
18 June 1896
v Northamptonshire
2 [1][2]
Malvern College Ground Malvern only match:
9 August 1895
v Hertfordshire
  1 [3][4]
Boughton Park Worcester 19 August 1895
v Cheshire
12 August 1896
v Norfolk
3 [5][6]
Chester Road North Kidderminster 28 August 1895
v Durham
23 August 1897
v Glamorgan
3 [7][8]
New Road
Worcester 28 July 1897
v Berkshire
8 August 1898
v Buckinghamshire
8 [9][10]

First-class county

Below is a complete list of grounds used by Worcestershire County Cricket Club in first-class, List A and Twenty20 matches following its elevation to first-class status in 1899.
Name Location First Last Matches First Last Matches First Last Matches Refs
First-class List A Twenty20
New Road
Worcester 4 May 1899
v Yorkshire
9 September 2014
v Surrey
1,112 22 May 1963
v Surrey
13 August 2014
v Gloucestershire
451 13 June 2003
v Northamptonshire
25 July 2014
v Derbyshire
50 [11][12][13][14][n 1]
War Memorial Athletic Ground
Amblecote 26 June 1905
v Leicestershire
29 July 1981
v Northamptonshire
61 17 August 1969
v Glamorgan
8 August 1982
v Leicestershire
3 0 [15][16][17]
Bournville Cricket Ground Bournville 30 June 1910
v Essex
18 May 1911
v Surrey
2 0 0 [18][19]
Tipton Road Dudley 28 August 1911
v Gloucestershire
24 July 1971
v Yorkshire
88 6 July 1969
v Kent
31 July 1977
v Nottinghamshire
14 0 [20][21][22]
Racecourse Ground
Hereford 14 July 1919
v HK Foster's XI
13 July 1983
v Leicestershire
5 10 July 1983
v Nottinghamshire
30 August 1987
v Surrey
3 0 [23][24][25][n 2]
Chester Road North Kidderminster 9 July 1921
v Glamorgan
17 September 2008
v Middlesex
68 1 June 1969
v Middlesex
7 May 2012
v Netherlands
6 29 June 2007
v Northamptonshire
1 July 2007
v Gloucestershire
2 [26][27][28][29][n 3]
Evesham Cricket Club Ground Evesham only match:
18 July 1951
v Gloucestershire
  1 0 0 [30][31]
Seth Somers Park Halesowen 17 June 1964
v Cambridge University
21 June 1969
v Cambridge University
2 0 0 [32][33]
Chain Wire Club Ground Stourport-on-Severn only match:
12 July 1980
v Lancashire
  1 0 0 [34][35]
Flagge Meadow
Worcester 0 only match:
14 July 2007
v Sri Lankan A
  1 0 [36][37]

Notes

  1. ^ Only the first-class, List A and Twenty20 matches played by Worcestershire at the ground are recorded in the table.
  2. ^ The Racecourse Ground is located in the adjacent county of Hereford. HK Foster's XI played a first-class match here against the Australian Imperial Forces in 1919. Only the first-class matches played by Worcestershire at the ground are recorded in the table.
  3. ^ The Worcestershire Cricket Board have played four List A matches here, while the Unicorns cricket team has played one List A match here. Only the List A matches played by Worcestershire at the ground are recorded in the table.

References

  1. ^ "War Memorial Ground, Amblecote".  
  2. ^ "Minor Counties Championship Matches played on War Memorial Ground, Amblecote (2)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-02-01. 
  3. ^ "Malvern College Ground, Malvern". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-02-01. 
  4. ^ "Minor Counties Championship Matches played on Malvern College Ground, Malvern (1)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-02-01. 
  5. ^ "Boughton Park, Worcester". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-02-01. 
  6. ^ "Minor Counties Championship Matches played on Boughton Park, Worcester (3)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-02-01. 
  7. ^ "Chester Road North, Kidderminster". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-02-01. 
  8. ^ "Minor Counties Championship Matches played on Chester Road North, Kidderminster (3)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-02-01. 
  9. ^ "New Road, Worcester". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-01-31. 
  10. ^ "Minor Counties Championship Matches played on New Road, Worcester (8)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-01-31. 
  11. ^ "New Road, Worcester". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-02-01. 
  12. ^ "First-Class Matches played on New Road, Worcester (1,112)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-02-01. 
  13. ^ "List A Matches played on New Road, Worcester (451)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-02-01. 
  14. ^ "Twenty20 Matches played on New Road, Worcester (50)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-02-01. 
  15. ^ "War Memorial Ground, Amblecote". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-02-01. 
  16. ^ "First-Class Matches played on War Memorial Ground, Amblecote (61)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-02-01. 
  17. ^ "First-Class Matches played on War Memorial Ground, Amblecote (3)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-02-01. 
  18. ^ "Bournville Cricket Ground, Bournville". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-02-01. 
  19. ^ "First-Class Matches played on Bournville Cricket Ground, Bournville (2)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-02-01. 
  20. ^ "Tipton Road, Dudley". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-02-01. 
  21. ^ "First-Class Matches played on Tipton Road, Dudley (88)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-02-01. 
  22. ^ "List A Matches played on Tipton Road, Dudley (14)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-02-01. 
  23. ^ "Racecourse Ground, Hereford". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-02-01. 
  24. ^ "First-Class Matches played on Racecourse Ground, Hereford (5)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-02-01. 
  25. ^ "List A Matches played on Racecourse Ground, Hereford (3)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-02-01. 
  26. ^ "Chester Road North, Kidderminster". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-02-01. 
  27. ^ "First-Class Matches played on Chester Road North, Kidderminster (68)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-02-01. 
  28. ^ "List A Matches played on Chester Road North, Kidderminster (6)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-02-01. 
  29. ^ "Twenty20 Matches played on Chester Road North, Kidderminster (2)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-02-01. 
  30. ^ "Evesham Sports Club Ground, Evesham". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-02-01. 
  31. ^ "First-Class Matches played on Evesham Sports Club Ground, Evesham (1)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-02-01. 
  32. ^ "Seth Somers Park, Halesowen". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-02-01. 
  33. ^ "First-Class Matches played on Seth Somers Park, Halesowen (2)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-02-01. 
  34. ^ "Chain Wire Club Ground, Stourport-on-Severn". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-02-01. 
  35. ^ "First-Class Matches played on Chain Wire Club Ground, Stourport-on-Severn (1)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-02-01. 
  36. ^ "Royal Grammar School Ground, Flagge Meadow, Worcester". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-02-01. 
  37. ^ "List A Matches played on Royal Grammar School Ground, Flagge Meadow, Worcester (1)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2015-02-01. 

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