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 Test||England v Australia, July 10, 1984|
|First ODI||England v Australia, August 24, 1972|
|First T20||England v New Zealand, June 13, 2008|
|Location||Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, England|
|Home Team||Lancashire County Cricket Club|
|Capacity||Domestic-19,000, International-26,000, Concerts-50,000|
|Tenants||Lancashire County Cricket Club, England cricket team|
|End Names||James Anderson and Brian Statham|
|Boundary Dimensions||137.16 x 59.43|
Test, OD and T20 Records
|First, 10 Wickets Haul||Jim Laker ENG-19/90 (Still unmatched in Test & First Class)|
|Highest Test total-Test||656/8D by Australia v England, July 23, 1964|
|Highest run scorer-Test||818-Denis Compton, 729-Mike Atherton, 704-Alec Stewart|
|Leading Wicket-taker-Test||51-Alec Bedser, 28-James Anderson, 27-Jim Laker|
|Highest team total-ODI||397/6 by England vs Afghanistan WC 2019|
|Leading run scorer-ODI||405-Graham Gooch, 341-Allan Lamb, 309-David Gower|
|Leading Wicket-taker-ODI||15-RGD Willis, 14-James Anderson, 13-Darren Gough|