COMPETITIVE cricket has been thin on the ground recently for Worcestershire.
Pitchcroft, on the East bank of the Severn with its tree lined promenade is a favourite recreations area, covering 100 acres including the race course. Centre course parking, picnic area and riverside walks.
In the heart of Crowngate, Worcester, Huntingdon Hall plays host to a wide variety of music including Jazz, Folk, Blues and Classical.
Lower Broadheath, Worcester. Visit the cottage in which Elgar was born on June 2, 1857, in the heart of the countryside he loved, facing the Malvern hills.
A stunning complex of buildings, the Commandery holds rich and varied interests.
Centre of prayer and pilgrimage beside the River Severn, built between 1084 and 1375.
OPENING batsman Paul Pollard has put last season's injury nightmares behind him and is hoping to help Worcestershire complete a dream season.
A BUDDING Worcestershire star of the future -- that's rookie paceman Kabir Ali.
ELLIOTT Wilson is determined to learn his trade as a cricketer with Worcestershire after putting his university studies on hold.
STEVE Rhodes will soon be leading Worcestershire into County Championship action in the absence of captain Graeme Hick -- and he's determined to make a good job of it!
CAN Worcester City put their league woes behind them and have a decent run in the FA Umbro Trophy?
AUSTRALIAN pace ace Glenn McGrath has made an immediate impact at New Road - in more ways than one.
WORCESTER City have another chance to nail their home bogey on Saturday when they entertain Clevedon Town in the Dr Martens League Premier Division (3.00).
Worcester's past spans more than 1,500 years and it is this rich and varied heritage that has made the city what it is today - a vibrant, bustling regional centre combining the best of old and new, with many traditional skills and industries thriving alongside the new technology in the workplace of the 1990s.
Many historians argue that the English Civil War began and ended at Worcester, and probably gave rise to the city's motto Civitas Fidelis - The Faithful City - because of its support of the Stuart cause.
Worcester is the home of the person destined to be the last in line of a family dynasty tracing its ''tree'' back to 1066 and having played a crucial role in the industrial prosperity of the Faithful City for much of two centuries.
This is a most beautiful walk in one of the lesser-known parts of the count, just north of Kidderminster.
LOOKING back on Worcestershire's four-day match with Leicestershire, it was a wonderful effort to save the game, batting through four sessions to do so with Phil Weston making a fine 157.
MUCH of north-east Worcestershire is now so urbanised and so blighted by major roads and motorways that it's hard to find any unspoilt, peaceful countryside to enjoy.
SPORT is full of "ifs" and "buts," none more so than cricket. "If only he'd caught that catch" - "but for that dodgy decision."
DISAPPOINTING though last Wednesday's defeat against Surrey in the NatWest Trophy was, I don't think we should be too cast down.
WORCESTER City's Sam Bowen has been warned about his future conduct by manager John Barton.
WORCESTER City are setting their sights on six holiday points to lift them clear of trouble in the Dr Martens League Premier Division.
WORCESTER City manager John Barton has saluted Steve Lutz's role in the club's recent revival.
PAUL Davies has quit as assistant manager of Worcester City.
WORCESTER City Football Club's total debts are now approaching £500,000.
The 19th century was an equally important time for the arts.The composer, Elgar,was born in nearby Broadheath and spent much of his life in Worcester where his works have been performed ever since. One of the most popular landscape artists of the time, B W Leader, was also born in Worcester and, like Elgar, drew much of his inspiration from the surrounding countryside.
The Worcester Royal Porcelain Company is the oldest factory for the manufacture of porcelain in England today. Established in 1751, the company still encourages the craftsmanship of the 18th century although much of the work which leaves the factory today is of a quality which would leave the early craftsman astounded.
WORCESTER City may be struggling on the field -- but they have moved into the big league with their new-look matchday programme.
MICK Tuohy says he is delighted to be back at Worcester City -- after a six-month break.
A 4-0 victory over Gloucester City on Monday continued our fine run of recent results.
WORCESTERSHIRE spent a worthwhile three days in Cambridge despite being unable to secure victory over the University at Fenner's last night.
IF you want to avoid injury watercolour painting could be a suitable past-time.
IT HAS been the cause of many a sleepless night, produced stars of the future and draws a huge crowd every year.
IT'S not Suez, or Black Wednesday, the depression of the 1930s or the miners strikes.
WORCESTER have launched their season with high hopes and higher ambitions.
RUGBY'S top flight might be at least another season away for Worcester but three of their players have already started to rub shoulders with the likes of Lomu, Campese and Cullen.
STEVE Daley has quit as Bromsgrove Rovers manager for the second time.
BROMSGROVE Rovers are planning a title assault in the Dr Martens League Western Division next season -- once they have a new board in place.
BROMSGROVE Rovers expect their biggest crowd of the season tomorrow when Dr Martens League Western Division champions-elect Stafford Rangers come to town (3.00).
STEVE Daley has set his Bromsgrove Rovers players a target of remaining unbeaten for the rest of the season.
BROMSGROVE Rovers have released their former Wolves and Birmingham City defender Kevin Ashley.
GLADIATOR (15): Russell Crowe as magnificent Roman in toga-drama.
WORCESTERSHIRE are today reflecting on the plus points which emerged from their drawn game against the West Indies at New Road.
WORCESTERSHIRE'S players are "champing at the bit" to entertain Australia on Monday after yesterday's World Cup warm-up match against Zimbabwe at New Road was ruined by rain.
ADAM Gilchrist put a dampner on Worcestershire's rain-affected centenary celebrations by producing a match-winning innings in Australia's World Cup warm-up at New Road yesterday.
FORMER Worcester City defender Mark Shail is to sign for Football League newcomers Kidderminster Harriers.
PAUL Webb has agreed a two-year full-time contract with Kidderminster Harriers.
JAN Molby has been honoured for masterminding Kidderminster Harriers' Nationwide Conference title triumph.
MANAGER Jan Molby accepts that Kidderminster Harriers will be linked with a variety of players during their preparations for life in the Nationwide League Third Division.