Old Trafford, Manchester

  • CountryEngland
  • CityManchester
  • Capacity19000
  • Flooditno
  • Established-
  • EndsStretford End and Brian Statham End

Old Trafford, also known as Emirates Old Trafford, home to the Lancashire Cricket Club, is located south of the Manchester city centre. It is also home to the famous football club Manchester United. Old Trafford has been hosting Test cricket since 1884 and holds a special place in history. This is where Jim Laker destroyed arch-rivals Australia in 1856 with mind-boggling match figures of 19 for 90. This act propelled Old Trafford to find a place cricket’s timeless Hall of Fame.

Old Trafford will be one of the most happening venues of the upcoming World Cup 2019 as it will be hosting six fixtures including the first semi-final. The much-anticipated India vs Pakistan clash will also be held here on June 16.

Prior to this, Old Trafford has hosted the mega-tournament on previous occasions in 1975, 1979, 1983 (The Prudential World Cups) and the 1999 World Cup as well. Hosts England have played two World Cup semi-finals here; winning against New Zealand (1979) and losing to India (1983).

Fans can reach Old Trafford as it is three miles from Manchester Piccadilly, which is well-connected through rail network.

Upcoming Matches on Old Trafford, Manchester

VENUE TRACKER

Matches
78
Home Team Wins
28
Away Team Wins
14
Wins batting 1st
29
Wins batting 2nd
14
No Results
36
Neutral Team Wins
0
Matches Tied
0
Most Prolific Batsman
Denis Compton
818
Runs
Most Prolific Bowler
Sir Alec Bedser
51
Wickets
Highest Innings Score
656/8
by Australia on July 23, 1964 - England drew with Australia
Lowest Innings Score
58/10
by India on July 17, 1952 - England beat India by an innings and 207 runs
Highest Score by an Individual
311
by Bobby Simpson v England on July 23, 1964 - England drew with Australia
Best Bowling Figures by an Individual
10/53
by Jim Laker v Australia on July 26, 1956 - England beat Australia by an innings and 170 runs
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