Monday 16 July 2007 

New Road Set To Welcome Lancashire After Inspection

A meeting involving Worcestershire CCC, Lancashire CCC, Alan Fordham and Chris Wood from the ECB took place earlier today to decide whether to play Friday's LV County Championship match at New Road.

After a thorough inspection of the ground, Worcestershire and Lancashire have both agreed the game will go ahead at New Road starting at 11am.

Following this meeting, Lancashire County Cricket Club Chief Executive Jim Cumbes said:

“On arriving at New Road this morning I was surprised at how well everything looked, it’s obvious that the staff at Worcestershire County Cricket Club have worked very hard over the last few days to get this Ground and it’s facilities up to the standard they are.

“There were one or two minor issues I had with the outfield, but nothing a couple of days of drying weather won’t fix.”