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Worcestershire hope for development green light

Worcestershire hope to find out on Thursday March 1 whether they will be given planning approval to build a conference centre and hotel at New Road. The county are working closely with hotel chain Premier Inn on the development which … Continue reading

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Gifford back at New Road after a 30-year absence

Former England slow left-armer Norman Gifford has rejoined Worcestershire after a 30-year absence as the county’s new part-time bowling coach. Gifford played for Worcestershire from 1960 to 1982 and captained them to the County Championship title in 1974. He left … Continue reading

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Moeen to complete busy winter with MCC chance

Worcestershire’s Moeen Ali and Alan Richardson and Northamptonshire pair Stephen Peters and Niall O’Brien have been included in the MCC squad for the match against champion county Lancashire in Abu Dhabi from March 27 to 30. It will be the third … Continue reading

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Thermals at the ready for March friendlies

There is frost on the window and the remnants of last week’s snow in the garden which must mean the new cricket season is just around the corner. The earliest ever start to an English season, with a round of … Continue reading

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Saeed Ajmal agrees to return to Worcestershire

Saeed Ajmal, England’s chief tormentor in their series whitewash by Pakistan, will play county cricket again this summer as Worcestershire’s second overseas player in the Friends Life t20. The off-spinner took 24 wickets in three Tests against England in the … Continue reading

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Rhodes tells ECB to reject 14-game County Championship

Worcestershire’s director of cricket Steve Rhodes has made an impassioned plea for the England and Wales Cricket Board to reject the recommendations in the Morgan Report to reduce the County Championship to a 14 match per-side programme. The ECB board … Continue reading

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Worcestershire announce profit for 2011 of £211,893

Worcestershire have announced a pre-tax profit of £211,893, an increase of more than £123,000 on their 2010 surplus. Though income from the England and Wales Cricket Board fell, attributed to the prize money Worcestershire won for winning promotion in 2010, … Continue reading

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Olympic flame to visit Worcestershire’s New Road HQ

Worcestershire’s New Road ground has been chosen as a venue for this year’s Olympic Torch Relay. The Olympic Torch will be used to light a giant celebration cauldron at New Road when it is carried into the ground on May 24. … Continue reading

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Willis criticism of Saeed Ajmal angers Rhodes

Worcestershire director of cricket Steve Rhodes has criticised Bob Willis for raising doubts about the legality of Saeed Ajmal’s bowling action after the Pakistan off-spinner had taken a career-best seven for 55 in the first Test against England in Dubai. … Continue reading

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Sir Mervyn King goes into bat for Mason’s testimonial

Sir Mervyn King will take a little time out from grappling with the global recession to help former Worcestershire seamer Matt Mason raise money for his testimonial this year. King, the Governor of the Bank of England, is a cricket … Continue reading

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