Pavilion honour for Graeme Hick
Wednesday 10 September 2008
Worcestershire will honour Graeme Hick by naming the new £2m pavilion at New Road after the veteran batsman.
The first phase of the club's ground development scheme gets under way later this month.
Hick, 42, who is to retire from county cricket at the end of the summer, has played for the Royals for 25 seasons and scored 41,112 first-class runs at an average of just over 52.
The current members' pavilion has been in existence since 1899 and has needed renovation work on several occasions in recent years.
The new complex will be housed on its current site with the original building eventually being rebuilt on the site of the existing ladies' pavilion.
Crucially the new two-floor complex will be built above flood level after the problems the club have experienced in recent years.
It will incorporate new dressing rooms, a cricket office, the umpires' room, the players' dining room and a new physio-rehab facility.
Tom Graveney, who like Hick also scored more than 100 first-class hundreds, will have the members' lounge named after him in the same building.
Worcestershire anticipate that the project will be completed by late April to early May 2009.
Arsenal vs Besiktas: Seven reasons why Arsenal could suffer a Champions League upset
Arsenal transfer news: Could Arsene Wenger move for Danny Welbeck, Loic Remy or Edinson Cavani after Olivier Giroud's injury?
Manchester United transfer news: Is Angel Di Maria really worth £59.7m?
MK Dons vs Manchester United League Cup match report: Louis van Gaal is humiliated after Jonny Evans' error sparks drubbing
Fernando Torres: Chelsea striker insisting on permanent AC Milan deal - reports
- 1 Rice Bucket Challenge: India's take on the Ice Bucket Challenge 'for Indian needs'
- 3 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
- 5 Car tax disc changes: Make sure you know the new rules from 1 October or risk £1,000 fine
Exclusive: We share blame for creating 'jihad generation', says Muslim strategist
Scottish independence TV debate: Pumped-up Alex Salmond bounces back in bruising second round against Alistair Darling
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
Jeremy Clarkson is a cultural tumour and needs to be removed, says comedian Frankie Boyle
Air strikes? Talk of God? Barack Obama is following the jihadists’ script after James Foley beheading