Old Trafford Cricket Ground

This famous cricket field is situated in Greater Manchester. The Old Trafford cricket ground opened in 1857 as the home of Manchester Cricket Club and has also been the home of Lancashire County Cricket Club since 1864.

The prestigious Old Trafford cricket ground is England's second oldest test venue and one of the most renowned venues in world cricket with an amusing past. It was the site for the first Ashes test, held in England in July 1884. It has also hosted two Cricket World Cup semi-finals.

Some of the historical moments in cricket witnessed here. In 1956, England bowler Jim Laker achieved the first 10-wicket haul in a single innings. He achieved bowling figures of 19 wickets for 90 runs - a bowling record, which is matchless in test and first-rate cricket to this day. This ground, in the 1993 Ashes series, witnessed the arrival of leg-spinner Shane Warne, who bowled Mike Gatting with the 'Ball of the Century'.

In 2009, widespread renovation of the ground to increase its capacity and modernise the facilities began as an effort to safeguard international cricket at the venue. The pitch at the Old Trafford Cricket ground has traditionally been the fastest in England and the erratic Manchester weather can often make or break a match.
City: Manchester (England)

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