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MATCH GUIDE: 4th Specsavers Ashes Test

MATCH GUIDE: 4th Specsavers Ashes Test

Check out our match day guide below

Are you heading to Emirates Old Trafford to witness the 4th Specsavers Ashes Test?

Find out all the information you need ahead of your visit with our match guide below.

 

  • The Match

    The Match: #TheRetURN

    4th Specsavers Ashes Test

    Wednesday 4 - Sunday 8 September

    Gates Open: 9.00am

    Start Time: 11.00am

  • Opening Times

    Opening Times

    Start time: 11.00am

    Gates open: 9.00pm

    Hours of play: 11.00am – 6.00pm (approximately)

    Prospects of play: Updates online via our Match Centre and on Twitter @LancsCricket

    Entry: Ticket entry points are located at Gate 1 on Talbot Road, Gate 5 underneath the Red Rose Building and Gate 3 next to the Hilton Garden Inn on Brian Statham Way, and Gate 7 beside the Trafford Cricket Centre.

    Gate 1

    Gate 5

     

  • Travel

    Travel

    Emirates Old Trafford

    Lancashire Cricket Club

    Talbot Road

    Manchester

    M16 0PX

    By Car

    The official match day car parking is provided at Manchester United's Stadium car parks, which is also the location for all minibus and coach drop-off and parking. These car parks are approximately a 15 minute walk from Emirates Old Trafford and costs £20 per car which is payable on entrance. Follow signs for the N4 car park (Days 1 – 4) and E1 (Day 5 only).

    Please be aware that unofficial parking operations do take place when matches are on, and the Club advises all spectators to steer clear of these facilities - many operate on private property which can lead to fines and clamping.

    Lancashire Cricket Club accept no responsibility if cars are fined or clamped for parking illegally.

    Please note: There will be no cash parking available onsite at Emirates Old Trafford for this fixture.

    By Train

    Greater Manchester’s rail connections mean it’s easy to get here.

    Manchester Piccadilly, Deansgate Castlefield and Victoria all have access to tram stops, which will take you directly to the ground.

    To plan your journey via train, please click here.

    Please note: There are currently Metrolink works planned on Day 5 of the Test match (Sunday 8 September) that will effect some routes to Old Trafford tram stop. A shuttle bus service will be available from outside Manchester Piccadilly Station (Fairfield Street) to Emirates Old Trafford. For more details on alternative routes for Day 5 please click here.

    By Bus

    Emirates Old Trafford is easily accessible via public transport.

    Greater Manchester has an extensive bus network operated by different commercial bus companies. To plan your journey via bus, please click here.

    Please note: The individual operators will always have the latest information about your service.

    By Metrolink

    If you are travelling via the Metrolink, the Old Trafford stop is located directly behind Emirates Old Trafford and is just a two minute walk away from the front gates.

    To plan your journey via Metrolink, please click here.

    Please note: There are currently Metrolink works planned on Day 5 of the Test match (Sunday 8 September) that will effect some routes to Old Trafford tram stop. A shuttle bus service will be available from outside Manchester Piccadilly Station (Fairfield Street) to Emirates Old Trafford. For more details on alternative routes for Day 5 please click here.

    By Bike

    If you are cycling to the ground, you will be able to lock up your bike on the fence-line in carpark 3.

  • Tickets

    Tickets

    Tickets are still available for Day 5, buy now.

    Refund Scheme

    If play is restricted or does not take place at the ground on the day for which this ticket is valid, you will be entitled to a refund of only the match ticket value subject to there being: (a) 15 overs or less because of adverse weather conditions or completion of the match - a full refund; (b) 15.1 overs to 29.5 overs because of adverse weather conditions or completion of the match - a 50% refund. In no other circumstances can money be refunded. In respect of tickets purchased in advance for the day on which this ticket is valid, refunds will be made automatically by Lancashire Cricket Club to the original purchaser only, either by refunding his or her debit or credit card or by sending a cheque. In respect of tickets purchased at the Ground on the day for which this ticket is valid, refunds may be claimed by sending this ticket with your name and address in block capitals to International Refund Application, Lancashire Cricket Club, Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester M16 0PX within 28 days of the Match date.

    This refund policy does not apply to Day 5 of a Test Match. For any pre-purchased Day 5 tickets, a full refund may only be claimed if there is no play whatsoever on Day 5 either because of adverse weather conditions or completion of the match before Day 5. Please be aware that no refund will be given should any play occur on Day 5. Anyone holding a Day 5 ticket that has been purchased as part of a 5 Day Ticket package will not be entitled to any refund if there is no play on Day 5.

    Return of tickets is not required. If you do not receive your refund within 28 days please contact 0161 282 4000 or e-mail tickets@lancashirecricket.co.uk. Please note that under no circumstances will a monetary refund be given.

    Ticket and Membership Office

    The Ticket and Membership Office is located on the corner of Talbot Road and Brian Statham Way.

    Please note that the Ticket Office is only accessible from Brian Statham Way and will be open from 9am until the start of the second innings.

    If you have any queries about your Membership, please contact 0161 868 6868 or email membership@lancashirecricket.co.uk

    Hospitality ticket collections will be available from The Ticket Office (off Brian Statham Way), from 9am.

  • Seating

    Seating

    All seating is reserved and your seat number will be shown on your ticket. Please ensure you are sat in your designated seat.

    If you have any problems locating particular areas of the ground, our friendly stewards will be on hand to point you in the right direction.

     

    Stadium Map

  • Accessibility

    Accessibility

    There are designated wheelchair and accessible seating areas located in AO Stand B, Lightning Stand C and Thomas Cook Sport Stand E. 

    If you require assistance on the day please speak to one of our friendly stewards.

  • Food and Drink

    Food and Drink

    There will be a variety of delicious food and drink options available throughout the ground, suitable for the whole family.

    Member’s discount

    2019 Lancashire Cricket Members can receive a 10% discount off food and drink purchases at bars within The Point, the Pavilion and areas under all stands (including the Hilton Garden Inn Emirates Old Trafford).

  • Toilets

    Toilets

    Toilet and baby changing facilities are easily accessible throughout the ground. Toilets are available within the Pavilion (Members and hospitality bookers only), Stand A, AO Stand B, Lightning Stand C and Thomas Cook Sport Stand E. A changing places facility will be on site, provided by Mobiloo and more information can be found here: https://www.mobiloo.org.uk/

    Accessible toilets are located in AO Stand B, Lightning Stand C and Thomas Cook Sport Stand E which can all be accessed using a RADAR Key. Please speak to the nearest steward if you require a RADAR key.

    If you have any trouble locating these facilities, please speak to one of our friendly stewards who will be more than happy to point you in the right direction.

  • Souvenir Cups

    Souvenir Cups

    For the 2019 season, all Fan Village and concourse bars will no longer serve drinks in single use plastic cups.

    These have been replaced by a more sustainable, reusable souvenir cup which celebrates Lancashire and England cricket legends who have graced the sacred turf at Emirates Old Trafford. 

    ORDERING YOUR FIRST DRINK

    When you arrive at a bar to purchase your first drink of the day, the price of each of your drinks will include a £1 deposit for a reusable, souvenir cup.

    Gone are the days of boring, flimsy, see through cups.

    You can now enjoy your ice cold drink under the summer skies whilst looking back at some of Lancashire’s greatest ever players. Sit back, relax and drink it all in!

     

    HOW MUCH IS THE DEPOSIT?

    The deposit for a pint or half pint is just £1.

     

    FANCY ANOTHER DRINK?

    After you have purchased your first drink, you will be able to exchange your cup for a fresh one without paying an additional £1 deposit. Simply turn up to the bar, make your order, and we will serve your drink in a fresh new cup...Easy!

     

    WANT YOUR £1 BACK?

    Don’t want to take your cup home?...You sure?

    If you would like to return your souvenir cup and reclaim your £1 deposit, you just need to return it to one of our designated return points located around the ground which will remain open until 30 minutes after the close of play.

    These will be clearly signposted. If you are having trouble locating our return points, please speak to one of our friendly stewards.

     

    CAN I TAKE MY CUP HOME?

    You can! We are encouraging fans to take their souvenir cups home in a bid to help us reduce our plastic waste and help the environment.

    Note, you will not be able to collect your £1 refund if you are taking the souvenir cup home.

     

    WHY NOT DONATE YOUR CUP?

    The Club is also using the initiative to help support Lancashire Cricket Foundation, by offering exiting fans the chance to donate their cup (£1) at drop-off points around the stadium. All funds will go towards the charitable arm of the Club, which aims to change lives through the power of cricket.

     

     

  • Games and Activities

    Games and Activities

    Looking for something to do away from the cricket with the kids? There are plenty of games and activities in our Fan Village at the front of the Pavilion and behind Lightning Stand C.

    • Live music
    • Lancashire Foundation fancy dress stall
    • RAF stall
    • Roaming entertainment 
  • Lancashire Cricket Store

    Lancashire Cricket Store

    Show your support for England!

    You can pick up your official England and Ashes merchandise from the official Lancashire Cricket Store before, during or after the game.

    The Lancashire Cricket Store is located just behind Lightning Stand C or you can drop by the pop up store at the front of the ground in the Fan Village. If you don’t feel like missing any of the action, you can always visit the online store.

    Visit Store

     

     

  • 2020 International: Register Interest

    2020 International: Register Interest

    Want to be the first to know when the ticket ballot will open for the 2020 international fixtures?

    Register now to stay in the know.

    Register Now

  • Hilton Garden Inn

    Hilton Garden Inn

    The hotel (including bar and restaurant areas) is only open to residents and pre-booked hospitality guests during the Ashes Test. The hotel will also be open for Members’ lunch dining each day (this requires pre booking in advance).

 

 
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