Worcestershire County Cricket Club

Worcestershire County Cricket Club

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Worcestershire County Cricket Club is one of the 18 major county clubs which make up the English and Welsh domestic cricket structure, representing the historic county of Worcestershire. Its limited overs team is called the Worcestershire Royals, although unofficially the county is known by some fans as "the Pears".

The club is based at New Road, Worcester.


  • County Championship (5) - 1964, 1965, 1974, 1988, 1989
Division Two (1) - 2003
  • Gillette/NatWest/C&G/Friends Provident Trophy (1) - 1994
  • Sunday/Pro 40 League (4) - 1971, 1987, 1988, 2007
  • Twenty20 Cup (0) -
  • Benson & Hedges Cup (1) - 1991

  • Minor Counties Championship (3) - 1896, 1897, 1898; shared (1) - 1895

Second XI honours

  • Second XI Championship (3) - 1962, 1963, 1982; shared (0) -
  • Second XI Trophy (1) - 2004


Earliest cricket

Cricket must have reached Worcestershire by the 18th century but surprisingly the earliest reference to cricket in the county is as late as 1829.

A match on 28 August 1844 at Hartlebury Common between Worcestershire and Shropshire is the earliest known instance of a county team in Worcestershire. Two years later, XXII of Worcestershire played William Clarke's All-England Eleven at Powick Hams.

Origin of the club

Worcestershire CCC was formed on 4 March 1865 at the Star Hotel in Worcester.

The club owes much to Paul Foley who was from a family of iron masters in Stourbridge. He also owned an agricultural estate at Stoke Edith in......
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