Many of the Worcestershire CCC scorecards from the 19th century unearthed by Andrew Thomas when researching his book 'Pears 150' are now available for County supporters to view via Cricket Archive (CA).

Andrew reports that about one third of 160 Worcestershire CCC scorecards he discovered from the years 1865-1898 have already been checked and are now on the Cricket Archive website.

It is intended for the remainder of the scorecards to also be on line via Cricket Archive for anyone to enjoy who has an interest in the County's formative years before they became a first class county at the turn of the century.

Andrew came across this invaluable slice of Worcestershire CCCs history when researching his book 'Pears 150' which celebrates the County's sesqui-centenary.

Even though 'Pears 150' – which costs £28 – contains more than 500 pages, there was still insufficient room for all material – including these scorecards – to be included.

Copies of Pears 150 can be purchased during the winter months by contacting Andrew Thomas via the club offices at New Road by leaving an email address or contact phone number.

They will again be available to buy from the Supporters' Association Shop at the back of the Basil D'Oliveira Stand when the new season gets underway in April on match days.