A MATCH VENUE OF RENOWN

The Inter District Tournament fixture between North West district and Wales district, scheduled for the 6th June 2018, will be played on the Aigburth cricket ground, the home of Liverpool CC.  This is one of the old Lancashire CCC ‘out’ grounds and is a famous venue in its own right.

Aigburth Cricket Ground in Liverpool is the home of Liverpool Cricket Club, founded in 1807 and the oldest amateur sports club in Merseyside.  The ground hosted its maiden  first class match in 1881, a fixture between Lancashire and Cambridge University.

Designed by Thomas Harnett Harrison and built in 1880, the pavilion is the oldest at a first-class cricket ground. During the first Women’s Cricket World Cup in 1973, Aigburth hosted a Women’s ODI, between an International XI and Trinidad and Tobago Women. The West Indies men’s team toured England in 1984 and played a tour match against Lancashire at Aigburth. Watched by a crowd of 7,633 Lancashire lost by 56 runs, and Gordon Greenidge scored 186 while opening the batting. The innings was the second of three one-day centuries scored at the ground and remains the highest score in the format at Aigburth.

While Old Trafford Cricket Ground was undergoing a renovation in 2011, Lancashire played five county matches at Aigburth. The move away from Old Trafford coincided with Lancashire winning the County Championship for the first time since 1950, and Lancashire won four out of their six matches at Aigburth. The ground has hosted 192 first-class matches and 16 List A matches.

So it should be an ideal venue for the North West to play Wales !