Wednesday 25 July 2007 

Worcestershire To Play Sussex At Edgbaston

Worcestershire Royals will play their NatWest Pro40 match against Sussex Sharks on Sunday 29th July at Edgbaston (1-45pm start) because of the recent flooding of New Road.

Chief executive, Mark Newton, says "We would like to thank Edgbaston for agreeing to stage this game and the ECB for allowing us to switch to a venue outside the County. Whilst we realise that most Counties are suffering badly from the extreme weather conditions, we are suffering more than most and all we want to do is play some cricket.

Over the last 18 days, we have played just 180 hours of cricket so it will be good for everybody to get back into a routine and put recent events behind us. We hope our Members and Supporters will turn up in large numbers to support the team. I think everybody is desperate just to watch a normal game of cricket!"

The Club has announced that all Worcestershire and Warwickshire members will gain admission to the game upon production of their membership cards. In addition any person still in possession of unused tickets from previously abandoned games at New Road will be able to use them at this game. Public admission on the day will be £15 for adults and £5 for 16 and under.

The Edgbaston Ground Authority has warned they have a non cricket event taking place at the ground which may restrict car parking on the day.

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