Come And Celebrate Trafford Day
Emirates Old Trafford is throwing open its doors on Saturday 17 May to celebrate everything that is good about the game we all love.
'Trafford Day' will definitely be a date to put in your diaries as the home of Lancashire County Cricket Club will be serving up a double helping of cricket with plenty of side offerings to fill your appetite whether you are a seasoned connoisseur or you will be experiencing the sound of leather on willow for the very first time.
The grassroots of the game will be on display from 2:15pm when the Lancashire Cricket Board (LCB) will host a showcase recreational T20 match between the Central Lancashire League representative XI and the Last Man Stands XI.
This will be a great opportunity for the amateur players of the sport to show their skills and passion for the game in front of a large crowd. The teams have just recently been announced:
Lake Garage Central Lancashire League XI
- Robert Cross (captain) - Heywood CC
- James Rawlinson - Walsden CC
- J Hooson - Walsden CC
- Chris Schofield - Littleborough CC
- Scott Butterworth - Rochdale CC
- Daniel Pawson (wk) - Heywood CC
- Simon Wright - Crompton CC
- Oliver Makin - Norden CC
- Steven Cheetham - Clifton CC
- Michael Burns - Littleborough CC
- Dale Highton - Rochdale CC
Last Man Stands XI
- Mark Law (captain) - Magnificent Marauding Mongeese
- Sulaymaan Butt - Leap29 Lightning
- Tom Mitcham - UMCC Freshers
- Niall Boyle - UMCC Sri Lanka
- Tom Atkinson - UMCC Sri Lanka
- Mark Costin - Education CC
- David Phillips - UMCC Tour Team
- Tom Walker (wk) - Top Scousers
- Elliot Gerrard - UMCC Sri Lanka
- Adam Rogers - UMCC Tour Team
- Kelan Florentine - Cherry Tree CC
- Tom Hutton - UMCC Freshers
Following this game, Lancashire Lightning, buoyed by their England stars, James Anderson, Jos Buttler and Stephen Parry, the latter two of whom will be returning from playing in the ICC T20 World Cup, will pit their wits against Worcestershire Royals (7pm) to mark the start of their NatWest T20 Blast home campaign.
Throughout the day, there will be a number of activities to keep everybody entertained and we will also be showing the FA Cup Final on video screens throughout the ground.
Tickets are available to buy now and there's a fantastic offer especially for those who are involved in LCB affiliated Leagues and clubs.
Adults and Juniors (aged 15 & under) can secure their seat for just £2 by calling the LCCC Box Office on 0161 282 4000, selecting option 2 and providing details of the Club / League they are part of. Juniors aged 11 or under can attend for free when they become a Thunderbolt Member: Click here for more information.
Alternatively, if you would like to organise a group trip with your team or other members of your club, simply give our Box Office a call on the above number and our friendly staff will be more than happy to help organise tickets for you and your party, allowing you all to sit together in your preferred choice of stand and benefit from the fantastic £2 price.
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