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England & Wales Cricket Board

Merchant named Groundsman of Year

Dec 8, 2009: Matt Merchant from Old Trafford has been named the 2009 Groundsman of the Year by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).

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Old Trafford's abandoned international

Lancashire exonerated in cancellation enquiry

Sep 11, 2009: Following an extensive enquiry into the events that led to the abandonment of the second Twenty20 between England and Australia, the ECB has recommended that a reserve playing surface should be prepared for all future international fixtures

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England news

Old Trafford to host Bangladesh Test

Sep 11, 2009: Test match cricket will return to Old Trafford in 2010 after it was awarded one of the two Tests against Bangladesh, while Lord's will host three Tests in a season

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Australia in England 2009

County match goes on after washout

Sep 2, 2009: The morning after Old Trafford's Twenty20 washout, conditions were fit enough for Lancashire and Sussex to start their Championship match on the same pitch that was due to host England and Australia

Andrew McGlashan at Old Trafford

England domestic news

Lancashire face crucial time in Ashes bid

Aug 30, 2009: Lancashire are confident of securing one of the Pakistan-Australia Test matches next year, but their ultimate aim is to bring Ashes cricket back to a redeveloped Old Trafford

Andrew McGlashan at Old Trafford

County news

Lancashire will turn pitch in 2010

Apr 23, 2009: Lancashire have pushed back the timetable for turning the Old Trafford square by a year but are still on course to meet the redevelopment deadline of 2012

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County news

Demolition work begins at Old Trafford

Mar 13, 2009: Demolition work has begun at Old Trafford in preparation of the first phase in a multi-million pound investment scheme

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County news

Peter Marron quits as Old Trafford groundsman

Oct 31, 2008: Peter Marron, the head groundsman at Old Trafford, will leave Lancashire at the end of the year to pursue other opportunities as a freelance consultant

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Four-year project announced

Lancashire unveil plans for 'New' Trafford

Sep 22, 2008: Lancashire have revealed plans for a massive four-year redevelopment of Old Trafford which will turn England's second-oldest Test venue into a state-of-the-art 25,000 capacity stadium

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English cricket needs a new home

May 29, 2008: Despite revamps, capacities at England's cricket grounds remain below par. The ECB needs to consider adopting London's Olympic Stadium

Andrew Miller

County news

Old Trafford prepares for redevelopment

Feb 22, 2008: Lancashire will begin the first stages of redeveloping Old Trafford next January with the initial work costing the club £12 million

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The Week That Was...August 27 to September 2

Of maidens, and forming partnerships

Sep 2, 2007: Hampshire cricketers strip for a good cause while Australian ones don sleeveless uniforms

Faras Ghani

County news

Lancashire hit record profit

Feb 16, 2007: Lancashire have made a record profit of £747,370 for 2006, the third year in a row they have reached a new level

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County news

Old Trafford set for new stadium

Feb 14, 2007: The future of Old Trafford has moved a step closer to being safeguarded after Lancashire signed up to a four-way sports-leg regeneration scheme, which includes a new 25,000-seater stadium

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Behind the scenes of Lancashire CCC

A picture tells a thousand words

Jan 14, 2007: Andrew McGlashan reviews Access All Areas: Behind the Scenes at Lancashire County Cricket Club

Andrew McGlashan

England v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Old Trafford

England's chance to right Old Trafford record

Jul 26, 2006: A stats preview of the second Test between England and Pakistan at Old Trafford

George Binoy

A mutil-million pound redevelopment on the cards

Lancashire to stay at Old Trafford

May 16, 2006: Lancashire have announced that they will be staying at Old Trafford and are planning a multi-million pound redevelopment of the ground

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May 2006

Return of the sticky wicket

May 2, 2006: Sticky wickets could become a feature of county cricket again, in name at least, following the ECB's decision to allow groundsmen to coat one-day pitches with glue

Paul Bolton

Test match allocation row rumbles on

Flintoff dismay at Old Trafford Ashes snub

Apr 26, 2006: Andrew Flintoff has expressed his disappointment that Old Trafford has lost out to Cardiff in the race for the 2009 Ashes

Andrew Miller

Lancashire insist their future remains in Manchester

Old Trafford future in doubt after Ashes snub

Apr 21, 2006: Lancashire have put a brave face on the decision to award an Ashes Test in 2009 to Cardiff rather than Old Trafford, vowing to bounce back from the disappointment

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