Old Trafford Cricket Ground History and Records

Old Trafford Cricket Ground

Old Trafford Cricket Ground is known as the home of Lancashire County Cricket Club. Manchester Cricket Ground is the 2nd oldest Test venue that hosted two semi-finals of the ICC Cricket World Cup. There is a number of records have been made which are listed below. The first 10 wickets haul in a single innings was achieved by England bowler Jim Laker who achieved bowling figures of 19/90 runs which is still unmatched in Test and first-class cricket as well. The top 5 highest totals scored at Old Trafford Cricket Ground are just 300+ runs which clearly stats that pitch isn’t that much scoring.

Previously highest runs at this ground were 318/7 by Sri Lanka against England which SL win quite comfortably. During the recent WC 2019, the top two highest scores have been recorded at this ground while in a match between England and Afghanistan, ENG scored 397/6 in 50 overs. Eoin Morgan smashed a thriller century with 148 runs off 71 balls with 17 sixes and 4 fours in his innings and Rashid Khan on the other end conceded 110 runs in his 9 overs spell that’s the highest ever by a spin bowler.

Cricket fans around the globe have witnessed another nail-biting contest between New Zealand and West Indies. While batting first NZ scored 291 runs with Kane Williamson 148 runs. Carlos Brathwaite delivered another thriller and scored his maiden ODI century but lost the game by just 6 runs and WI knocked out from the WC.

Old Trafford Cricket Ground History

First TestEngland v Australia, July 10, 1984
First ODIEngland v Australia, August 24, 1972
First T20England v New Zealand, June 13, 2008
LocationOld Trafford, Greater Manchester, England
Home TeamLancashire County Cricket Club
CapacityDomestic-19,000, International-26,000, Concerts-50,000
TenantsLancashire County Cricket Club, England cricket team
End NamesJames Anderson and Brian Statham
Boundary Dimensions137.16 x 59.43

Test, OD and T20 Records

First, 10 Wickets HaulJim Laker  ENG-19/90 (Still unmatched in Test & First Class)
Highest Test total-Test656/8D by Australia v England, July 23, 1964
Highest run scorer-Test818-Denis Compton, 729-Mike Atherton, 704-Alec Stewart
Leading Wicket-taker-Test51-Alec Bedser, 28-James Anderson, 27-Jim Laker
Highest team total-ODI397/6 by England vs Afghanistan WC 2019
Leading run scorer-ODI405-Graham Gooch, 341-Allan Lamb, 309-David Gower
Leading Wicket-taker-ODI15-RGD Willis, 14-James Anderson, 13-Darren Gough
Updated: 09/11/2019 — 1:44 pm