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Caption for Worcester, Worcester V Surrey Cricket Match 1907: Overlooked by the cathedral, New Road is one of the most attractive grounds in the country. There has been a county side since 1847 but the present club dates from 1865. First class county status was achieved in 1899, even though the county ground was simply three hay fields, rented from the Dean and Chapter of the cathedral.

An extract from Worcester Photographic Memories.

Memories of Worcester, Worcester v Surrey Cricket Match 1907

Happy memories of watching cricket at New Road in the 1950s, the most well-watered pitch in the country! It was often under water for three winter months each year, when the Severn chose to flood. My dad was friendly with Sid Styler, the groundsman at the time. Dad arranged for Sid to get me a cricket bat signed (...Read full memory)

Spent the summer of 1983 working as a temporary groundsman at Worcester Cricket Ground New Road in Worcester. I was waiting to join the Royal Air Force so was extremely fit. I got a lovely tan met some of the famous cricketers of the day and managed to save a descent sum of money in the process. It was all thanks to my (...Read full memory)

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