Trafford Day Success
Emirates Old Trafford threw open its doors on Saturday 17 May to celebrate everything that is good about the game we all love.
'Trafford Day' offered a fun filled day for everyone to enjoy by watching two games of cricket, the FA Cup Final on big screens and getting involved various activities for all the family. And all this was just for £2 per person for Trafford residents.
A recreational cricket game was on display first off when the Lancashire Cricket Board (LCB) hosted a showcase recreational T20 match between the Central Lancashire League representative XI and the Last Man Stands XI. This was an excellent opportunity for the amateur players of the sport to show their skills and passion for the game in front of a large crowd and in an international arena. Simply a once in a life-time opportunity for most.
CLL won the match by 87 runs. CLL 202 for 3 off 20 overs and LMS 116 for 9 off 20 overs. Full scorecard can be downloaded below.
CLL v LMS T20 Scorecard (141 Kb)
Following this game, Lancashire Lightning, buoyed by their England stars, James Anderson, Jos Buttler and Stephen Parry, beat Worcestershire Royals to mark the start of their NatWest T20 Blast home campaign. Lancashire won by 12 runs with details of the match available by clicking here.
Throughout the day, there were a number of activities to keep everybody entertained and of course the showing of the FA Cup Final on big screens throughout the ground.
Bobby Denning, Managing Director for the LCB, said: "On behalf of the Lancashire Cricket Board, in particular the Clubs and Leagues Department, I would like to convey a heartfelt thank you to everyone involved in pulling together a successful Trafford Day. We were able to showcase the recreational game on an international stage showing the strength of club / league cricket and wider forms of recreational cricket in the County and also attracted people and their families to spend the day at Emirates Old Trafford supporting the work of the Lancashire Cricket Board, the Lancashire County Cricket Club Foundation and Lancashire County Cricket Club."
More images from the CLL v LMS match on the right in Image gallery.
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