Worcestershire fear New Road flooding

April 30, 2012
New Road
Stephen Mckay

Worcestershire County Cricket Club are preparing themselves for flooding at New Road after heavy rain forced the abandonment of their County Championship match against Nottinghamshire.

There are severe flood alerts in the town, put in place by the Environment Agency. With the nearby river Severn and Teme in close quarters, river levels are already higher than normal, and there is more rain expected this week.

The ground at New Road was flooded in 2007 and 2008 causing the county to switch fixtures to Kidderminster. Contingency plans are already in place this year if the worst were to happen to move fixtures to Kidderminster again.

If the ground does flood again Worcestershire will suffer yet again heavy clean-up costs and the loss of revenue from fixture sales. In 2008 it was estimated that the Worcestershire lost £1 million which hugely affected the County who do not host any international cricket.

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2 Comments to “Worcestershire fear New Road flooding”

  1. Mike
    April 30th, 2012 @ 3:05 pm

    Just seen the forecast! Looks like Worcestor are off to Kiddy again!

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  2. Donald
    April 30th, 2012 @ 3:06 pm

    Not looking good! Get the boats out…

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