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The legendary Old Trafford Cricket Ground
One of the oldest sporting stadiums in the world, you cannot help but feel the character and history when walking through the gates at Old Trafford Cricket Ground. The site of the first ever Ashes Test match held in England has experienced a number of redevelopments, helping transform it into a state-of-the-art oval. To experience a spiritual home of English sport, make sure you get Old Trafford Cricket Ground tickets on StubHub.
The ball of the century
First used to host cricket matches in 1857, it became the second venue to host an international Test match. A popular ground ever since its establishment, more than 28,000 fans piled in to see W. G. Grace and his Gloucestershire county team over the course of a three-day match in 1878. Old Trafford Cricket Ground is widely considered to be the fastest pitch in England, providing favourable conditions to pace bowlers. The pitch is also conducive to spin later in matches, as highlighted by Shane Warne's famous ‘Ball of the Century' in 1993. Bamboozling English great Mike Gatting and sending the crowd into rapture, the delivery is one of the most iconic moments in the history of cricket. Old Trafford Cricket Ground has experienced extensive redevelopments since 2009, including the erection of a modern glass pavilion and a double-storied cantilevered grandstand. A fantastic stadium to sit back and enjoy a game of cricket, you'll have a fantastic view of the ground regardless of where your seat is located. One of the most significant sporting ovals in all of England, don't miss the chance to buy or sell Old Trafford Cricket Ground tickets online on StubHub.
An integral part of Ashes history
Among the most prestigious sporting competitions in the world, the Ashes were first held on English soil at Old Trafford Cricket Ground. In July of 1884, the England Cricket side hosted their first ever Ashes test against Australia Cricket, a drawn match that would help them retain the series. Popularity of both the Ashes and cricket continued to grow and during the 1898 Test match, more than 50,000 spectators turned up to see the nations face off. In the modern era, Old Trafford Cricket Ground has been used to host important One Day International games, including the Semi-final of the 1983 World Cup. Fans scrapped for tickets to see the English side battle for a spot in the Final, however Kapil Dev and the India Cricket team would outclass them before going on to win the tournament. Having hosted some of the most memorable matches of all time, grab Old Trafford Cricket Ground tickets on StubHub to secure a slice of history.
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