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Last Updated: Tuesday, 26 June 2007, 15:28 GMT 16:28 UK
Severn floods ground at New Road
New Road, Worcester
The devastation at New Road can be seen from this picture

The county ground at New Road has flooded, forcing Worcestershire to cancel Wednesday's Twenty20 match against Warwickshire.

The River Severn burst its banks to leave the ground under water.

Worcestershire are due to play home games against Northamptonshire on Friday and Gloucestershire on Sunday.

The club is not allowed to play outside the county boundaries, so they will hopefully play at either Kidderminster, Ombersley or Barnt Green.

New Road's proximity to the Rivers Teme and Severn has often caused floods during winter and spring months, with problems for fixtures in April.

But the last time the ground flooded during the season was in 1969, when a Championship fixture with Middlesex had to be switched to Dudley.

Worcestershire's chief executive Mark Newton told BBC Hereford and Worcester: "As soon as we have got this sorted out, we'll be on the phone to other grounds within the county to see if anything can be done.

"The problem there of course is that they don't have the logistics for the crowd and the first three games are virtual sell-outs, but we've just got to do the best that we can."

Both Worcestershire and Warwickshire will take one point each from Wednesday's cancelled match.



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