Worcestershire’s ground is well-known for two reasons.
It is located in stunning surroundings, with Worcester Cathedral appearing through the trees which circle the ground. It sits on the bank of the River Severn and River Teme.
The beauty of this ground has attracted cricket fans for over 120 years.
Its proximity to the rivers have historically, however, left the county dealing with regular flooding.
In the summer of 2007 more than half of Worcestershire’s home matches were lost as the outfield was submerged.
The beauty of the ground’s setting has meant that the board of directors have never been keen, instead choosing to invest in improving its resilience against floodwater.
In 2014, having had eight floods in an 18-month period, the club spent between £7million and £8million making the ground more flood-resistant.
Worcestershire has been home to the D’Oliveira family since Basil D’Oliveira emigrated from South Africa in 1960, making his first-class debut for Worcestershire in 1964.
D’Oliveira became a household name due to the controversy surrounding his selection for a tour to South Africa during the apartheid regime, in 1968.
D’Oliveira went on to play in 44 Test matches for England as well as four ODIs.
Both D’Oliveira’s son and grandson have gone on to play for Worcestershire.