Change of venue: Worcestershire v Somerset

Worcestershire County Cricket Club has announced a venue change for its first two home fixtures of the 2024 season.

The fixtures will now be hosted at Kidderminster Cricket Club, a decision prompted by the recent adverse weather conditions impacting New Road.

The affected fixtures include the County Championship fixture against Durham, scheduled to begin on 19th April, followed by the fixture against Somerset, starting on 26th April.

This move to Kidderminster, the Club’s Official Outground, ensures that the fixtures can proceed and offers a seamless start to the 2024 cricket calendar.

Ashley Giles, CEO of Worcestershire expressed his thoughts on the venue change, stating, “Despite facing four floods since the close of the 2023 season, we remained highly confident in our ability to start this season at New Road.

“However, the occurrence of a fifth flood this week has necessitated the decision to move our initial home games to Kidderminster.

“This decision, though difficult, underscores our commitment to ensuring the season progresses smoothly, prioritising the experience of our supporters and players.”

The Club is currently finalising ticketing details and logistical arrangements for the relocated fixtures. Members and supporters are assured that all information will be released promptly, ensuring a smooth transition and an enjoyable experience at Kidderminster Cricket Club.