Worcestershire Rapids’ take on local rivals Birmingham Bears at New Road tomorrow in a top of the table clash as the Rapids aim to wrestle top spot from the Bears. All tickets for this match are SOLD OUT so please only turn up if you have purchased an advance match ticket/membership. Members are reminded that any guests must have purchased an advance match ticket and will NOT be able to purchase any on arrival.

 

KEY TIMINGS

Gates open 3pm

Hospitality opens 3pm

Match starts 5.30pm

Interval 6.45pm

Match ends 8.15pm

Timings are approximate    

 

MATCH DAY ENTERTAINMENT

Throughout the evening there will be music and pyro technics displays, with Worcestershire Rapids’ mascot Nile the Crocodile mingling amongst supporters. We have free giveaways at both entrances and “Blast Breaks” after the 8th and 16th overs in each innings, as free t-shirts are thrown into the crowd.

During the interval we have our Rapid Eat Off in front of The Watershed on the New Road outfield which will see 8 contestants race their way through a spicy hot curry, with a meal for 2 at Browns @ The Quay up for grabs for the lucky winner.

Following the Rapid Eat Off, focus will switch to the opposite side of the ground as the 20m Arctic Spas Challenge takes place, offering lucky junior Rapids supporters the chance to win a Rapids replica shirt. For the chance to take part, juniors can head over to the boundary edge in the direction of the practice nets, from where participants will be selected.

 

POOR WEATHER REFUND POLICY

Please note that New Road has a full refund policy for all NatWest T20 Blast home group matches.

If 5 overs or less are bowled and a no result is the final outcome, you may use your ticket for a future home Royal London One-Day Cup group match or a day of a LV= County Championship match, but NOT a NatWest T20 Blast match.

If you’re unable to come to another match you can claim a refund on the value of your ticket. To do this you must send in your match tickets with a cover letter including your account details for your refund to be processed. Please note that refunds are not made on the day.

 

TRAVEL

Address

Worcestershire County Cricket Club, New Road, Worcester, WR2 4QQ

 

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, the county ground will be on your left.

 

By Bus

Once you are in Worcester’s bus station which 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.

 

By Train

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.

 

By Taxi

If you are in need of a taxi when getting to or from the ground for either cricket or a function, Worcestershire CCC is pleased to recommend Worcester based VIP Taxis as its preferred taxi firm. If you would like VIP to take care of your transportation needs, give them a call on 01905 768768.

Car Parking

Match day car parking for spectators who already possess advance match tickets will be available for £10 per vehicle, payable at the Main Entrance, which is accessed by turning first left after the speed camera on New Road itself. Alternatively, off-site pay & display car parking can be found on the map below. There are reserved disabled car parking spaces on-site at New Road which are accessible on a first come, first served basis.

 

FOOD & DRINK OFFERING

Outlet(s)

Offering

Members Bar (Graeme Hick Pavilion)

Eat in food facility serving a wide range of hot food options, baguettes, tea and coffee. The bar serves both alcoholic and soft drinks, and is fitted with several LCD TV’s and a giant screen.

Severn Sports Bar

(The View – Level 0)

Bar facility with tea, coffee, hot & cold food available. Also located in the Severn Sports Bar is the new Club Shop, making it one definitely worth visiting.

Tsunami Bar

(The View – Pitch Level under Premier Inn)

Built in the area formerly used as the Club Shop in 2014, this fresh addition is now one of the busiest at New Road, selling a range of draught beer, lager and cider.

Black Pear Refreshments (The View – Pitch Level)

Refreshments kiosk serving a range of sweets, crisps and soft drinks.

Cider Bar

(Next to Scoreboard by Premier Inn)

A new bar for Friday’s match, this temporary structure will be offering a variety of Apsall ciders poured from cider boxes.

Gibbo’s Grill

(Cathedral Block)

New for 2015, Gibbo’s Grill serves a variety of delicious burgers and has proved a massive hit at Rapids matches this season.

Bottle Bar

(Cathedral Block)

Located next to Gibbo’s Grill, this temporary bar will serve a range of alcoholic drinks in plastic bottles.

Diglis Bar (Basil D’Oliveira Stand)

Bar facility serving a selection of both alcoholic and soft drinks.

Black Pear Refreshments (Basil D’Oliveira Stand)

Food facility serving a wide range of hot and cold food options, tea, coffee and soft drinks.

Ice Cream Vans

(Diglis Stand & Basil D’Oliveira Stand)

One van will be positioned near the entrance to the nets next to Gibbo’s Grill, with the other positioned between the end of the Basil D’Oliveira Stand and The Watershed Marquee Bar.

 

CLUB SHOP Our new Club Shop is situated on Level 1 of The View, attached to the Severn Sports Bar, and sells a wide range of products including caps and sun cream.

There is also a range of books, gifts and souvenirs available at the Supporters’ Association Shop which is situated in the back of the Basil D’Oliveira Stand at the end nearest the Chestnut Marquee.

 

SCORECARDS

Match day scorecards are available for £1 and can be purchased from the main Turnstiles and the Supporters’ Association Shop, whilst members can also purchase one in the foyer of the Graeme Hick Pavilion.

 

FIRST AID

If you require any medical attention please alert the nearest steward who can then summon help. The First Aid point on the ground is located to the rear of the Basil D’Oliveira Stand at the end nearest the marquee. A ground map can be found on the back of your match day ticket.

 

SMOKING

Smoking is ONLY permitted to the back of the Basil D’Oliveira Stand or in car park areas.

 

SEATING

As you will be aware, all seating will be required for this match. Please be considerate and do not occupy available seats with belongings that could potentially be used by your fellow spectators

 

ENJOY YOUR VISIT

Should you require any further assistance during your visit to New Road, please don’t hesitate to ask one of our match day stewards or front of house staff members who will be more than happy to help. We hope you have a fantastic time and look forward to welcoming you to New Road again in future.