Neel Park

In the late 1980s the club obtained a short term lease on the Froude Sports ground in Droitwich Road. The increasing number of junior players wanting to play senior cricket meant that we needed to play regular third and fourth team cricket. The Froude Ground accomodated this well until the year 2000. We shared the facility with Perrywood Football Club.

In 2000 the local council obtained the Froude Sports Ground so it could build the brand new North Worcester Park and Ride. Things worked out well for the cricket club as the council helped us relocate on the adjecent City NALGO facility. A floodlit football training area was constructed, and can be seen adjacent to the main OE's Memorial Ground. We also managed to get an extended main football pitch for Perrywood FC to use, as well as a relaid junior soccer pitch. A brand new pavilion was erected to replace the run down shack that once was, which has since been further extended to increase the changing area. We also obtained a long term lease on the ground.

The facility was officially opened in August 2001 by Tony Neel, after which the ground was named. Tony has been a long standing servant of both Old Elizaabethans Cricket Club and Perrywood Football Club. The ground is now run by a co-operation between both clubs as the Froude Sports Association