Worcestershire County Cricket Club
The main memorabilia collection is exhibited in the pavilion at Worcester’s ground. It comprises items such as bats, caps, blazers, match balls, programmes, scorecards, ephemera, much of which belongs to former players.
The collection covers the formative years of the club, the difficulties of the 1920’s to the glory days of the 1960’s and the 1980’s. The collection is collection is being added too each year with items of memorabilia donated by current players.
It covers our history from 1882 (prior to becoming a first class county) to the modern day. The collection continually evolves through items which are donated, loaned or purchased at auction. The exhibition is displayed in 14 illuminated cabinets, making for a stunning entry to the pavilion.
Many items – old papers, scorebooks, documents etc are stored away from the ground. due to flooding issues where items are normally stored. It is hoped that a museum will specifically be built in the near future to house the collection. in addition, we are working with Worcestershire Council’ Archives team to get all of the ‘paper’ items, catalogued, stored professionally & digitised so that the material can be accessed by the public for research or educational purposes