Worcestershire County Cricket Club represents the English county of Worcestershire as part of the English and Welsh domestic cricket establishment.
The club is one of 18 major county clubs, and has a rich history within the English and Welsh cricket scene.
Worcestershire County Cricket club can be traced back to its official formation in 1865, at the Star Hotel in Worcester.
After early successes in the then-newly established Minor Counties Championship, including winning the championship in 1896, 1897, 1898 and sharing the title with Norfolk and Durham in 1895, Worcestershire County Cricket Club applied for 1st class status and in 1899 entered the County Championship, having been formed a few years earlier, in 1890.
The club played its first 1st class match against Yorkshire County Cricket Club, between 4th and 6th May 1899.
The County Championship, then consisting of 15 teams, was a fresh challenge to the club, and the club met with only modest success around the turn of the century.