Vitality Blast Quarter Final - Update
Update: Vitality Blast Quarter Final
Lancashire Cricket Club has confirmed that should Lancashire Lightning secure a home quarter-final fixture in the Vitality Blast it intends to host the fixture at Emirates Old Trafford.
Ahead of Wednesday’s final Vitality Blast fixture, Lancashire Lightning had secured three straight wins, including a victory at Headingley on Thursday 9 August to secure a double over their Roses rivals. Wednesday night’s defeat to Birmingham Bears means that Lancashire are level on points (17) with Worcestershire Rapids and Durham Jets one point ahead, who both play their final group stage fixtures on Friday evening.
The venue will host a sold-out 50,000 capacity Liam Gallagher concert this Saturday (18 August), and the Club has invested over £30,000 in additional outfield protection, specialist equipment and labour, ahead of, and after, the concert to ensure the outfield is ready for a home fixture.
Confirmation of a home quarter-final depends on the final Vitality Blast fixtures on Friday, and the Club has formally requested the Sunday afternoon (26 August), which is the last quarter-final fixture slot with the ECB and will provide the best opportunity to ensure the outfield is ready after a detailed and intensive preparation plan.
Should the Club be hosting a quarter-final, details of tickets for Members and supporters will be announced in due course.