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MATCH GUIDE: Lancashire v Birmingham, Vitality Blast

MATCH GUIDE: Lancashire v Birmingham, Vitality Blast

Check out our match day guide below

Are you coming to watch Lancashire Lightning v Birmingham Bears, sponsored by Thomas Cook Sport, in the Vitality Blast at Emirates Old Trafford?

Find out what to expect at our iconic stadium for this Friday's clash.

  • The Match

    The Match

    Lancashire Lightning v Birmingham Bears

    Sponsored by Thomas Cook Sport                                                         

    Friday 16 August 2019

    Emirates Old Trafford

    Vitality Blast


  • Opening Times

    Opening Times

    Start time: 6.30pm

    Gates open: 5.00pm

    Members’ areas open: Members’ Suite (2019 Members), Red Rose Suite (2019 Members), 1864 Suite (2019 Red Rose Members).

    Hours of play: 6.30pm – 9.30pm (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 on Brian Statham Way, Gate 7 beside the Trafford Cricket Centre and between the side of The Point front doors and Gate 15.

    Gate 1

    Gate 5


  • Travel


    Emirates Old Trafford

    Lancashire Cricket Club

    Talbot Road


    M16 0PX

    By Car

    If you are travelling to Emirates Old Trafford by car, parking will be located on Car Park 3 from 5.00pm – with entry via Gates 10 and 11 on Great Stone Road. Please note: Parking is on a first come, first served basis

    Car Parking for Box Holders will also be available on Car Park 3. Red Rose Car Park Permit holders will be able to park on Car Park 1 via Gate 2 on Brian Statham Way. Accessible parking will be available on a first come, first served basis from 5.00pm on Car Park 3 with access via Great Stone Road.

    Parking for a day’s play at Emirates Old Trafford is priced at £10 per car, with a £5 discount for 2019 Lancashire Cricket Members. 

    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.

    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.

    By Bike

    If you are cycling to the ground, you will be able to lock up your bike at the racks located underneath The Point. The easiest entry point to access this area is via Gate 15 on Talbot Road.

  • Tickets


    Pre match day prices

    Stand A: Adults £15, juniors £8

    AO Stand B: Adults £12, juniors £1

    Lightning Stand C: Adults £15, juniors £8

    Thomas Cook Sport Stand E: Adults £20

    Pavilion Terrace (Members only): Adults £22 


    Match Day prices

    Stand A: Adults £20, juniors £8

    AO Stand B: Adults £17, juniors £1

    Lightning Stand C: Adults £20, juniors £8

    Thomas Cook Sport Stand E: Adults £25

    Pavilion Terrace (Members’ only): Adults £27



    You can buy tickets online here, by calling 033 33 282 833* or in person at the Ticket Office.

    We urge all fans who wish to purchase tickets to buy online for the best possible prices and to beat the Ticket Office queues by choosing our digital ticket option, where you can download your tickets to a mobile phone or print at home.

    NOTE: Tickets for this match, purchased on Friday 16 August will be subject to an additional £5. Don’t forget to buy early for the best possible prices.

    Refund Scheme

    If play is restricted or does not take place at the Venue on the day for which your ticket is valid, including any reserve days, subject to there being fewer than 10 overs played because of adverse weather conditions and no result is achieved, a refund of the face value of the ticket (excluding booking and postal charges) will be made.

    Tickets purchased with a credit or debit card will be automatically refunded the face value of the ticket to the card used for payment.

    Tickets purchased with PayPal will be credited the face value of the ticket to their PayPal account.

    Tickets purchased with Bondholder Points will be credited the points used to their Lancashire Cricket account.

    Tickets purchased by cash will be credited the face value of the ticket to their Lancashire Cricket account that can be used to spend on tickets for future matches at Emirates Old Trafford or 2020 Memberships.

    Vitality Blast Season Ticket holders and Members will be contacted individually regarding next steps.

    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 is unreserved in all open stands. The stands open for this fixture are Stand A, AO Stand B, Lightning Stand C, Thomas Cook Sport Stand E and the Pavilion Terrace (2019 Members only).

    All access is via ground level apart from the elevated seating in Thomas Cook Sport Stand E which can be accessed via the lift in The Point.

    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.

  • Accessibility


    There are designated wheelchair and accessible seating areas available in AO Stand B, Lightning Stand C and Thomas Cook Sport Stand E. These can be purchased by calling 0161 868 6868, by emailing tickets@lancashirecricket.co.uk or in person at the Ticket Office.

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

  • Thomas Cook Sport competition

    Thomas Cook Sport: #SayYouWereThere

    To celebrate Lancashire Lightning’s success in the Vitality Blast, our match sponsor for the fixture against Birmingham Bears on 16th August, Thomas Cook Sport, is giving fans the chance to win a seat upgrade here at Emirates Old Trafford.

    To be in with the chance of winning, all you need to do is share a picture or video of yourself on social media imitating your favourite umpire calls and signals from the Emirates Old Trafford stands on the day, before 6pm, including the hashtag #SayYouWereThere and tag @ThomasCookSport in the post.

    The best submission, chosen by Thomas Cook Sport at 6pm, will win an upgrade to the best seat in the house, located in the Thomas Cook Sport Terrace where you’ll be king for an innings with sofa-seating right on the boundary, a free bar and a dedicated waiting service. On top of all this, you will be joined by a Lancashire legend…

    The winner will be shown on the big screen at Emirates Old Trafford and be invited down to the Thomas Cook Sport Terrace. 

    Free bar, snacks and an amazing view of the action directly on the boundary rope – get snapping!

    After the first innings are complete, a second winner will be chosen at 7:45pm and they will be invited to the Terrace to enjoy the second innings in style!

    The Thomas Cook Sport Terrace at Emirates Old Trafford is an informal hospitality area as close as you can get to the boundary, with sofa seating, picnic tables and a private dedicated bar for its guests – you can’t get closer to the action in more comfort.

    Head to https://www.thomascooksport.com/Cricket/Thomas-Cook-Sport-Terrace-at-Emirates-Old-Trafford--Manchester for more information.

  • 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


    Toilet 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.

    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 Foster’s 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. 


    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!



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



    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!



    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.



    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.



    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 Foster’s Fan Village at the front of the Pavilion and behind Lightning Stand C.

    • Live music
    • Batfast
    • Circus skills
    • Fancy Dress stall
    • UA92 stall
    • RAF stall
    • Much more
  • Lancashire Cricket Store

    Lancashire Cricket Store

    Show your support for the Red Rose!

    You can pick up your official Lancashire Lightning merchandise from the official Lancashire Cricket Store before, during or after the game - including the new 2019 T20 official replica.

    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 Foster’s Fan Village. If you don’t feel like missing any of the action, you can always visit lancashirecricket.co.uk/store



  • New to cricket?

    New to Cricket?

    New to T20 cricket?

    Take a look at our helpful guide on the Vitality Blast, so you can cheer on Lancashire Lightning this summer.

  • T20 Programme and Scorecards

    T20 Programmes and Scorecards

    It’s back!

    Our 2019 Vitality Blast official match programmes are available to purchase from the Lancashire Cricket Store and around the ground.

    This year’s Official Match day Programme is now available on match days and will include £50 of retail vouchers inside!

    The programme, which also includes a free scorecard, will be sold in the ground by volunteers and is priced at £4.

    Pick up one of our new look Vitality Blast programmes for just £4 each – this is a must read for any T20 cricket fan.

    Official scorecards will also be available to purchase from the Lancashire Cricket Store and are priced at £1 each.

  • Follow the game online

    Follow the game online

    Can’t make it to the game? You can follow the action online with our Match Centre which gives you live in-depth coverage of the game.

    Match Centre

    Alternatively you can follow us on Twitter and get live match updates from Lancashire Lightning’s Vitality Blast home fixture against Yorkshire Vikings.


  • Hilton Garden Inn

    Hilton Garden Inn

    Served à la carte from 3pm, bookings are advised

    Freshly prepared dining is available from 3pm on Friday 16 August in our modern Garden Grille® restaurant (pre-bookings are advisable). To book, contact hotelrestaurant@lancashirecricket.co.uk or call 0161 868 7100

    Match day accommodation is also available during the Vitality Blast fixture against Birmingham – where you can enjoy a comfortable stay after an unforgettable evening of T20 cricket at our iconic ground. To book your stay, please contact 0161 868 7100 or speak to our friendly reception staff at the Hilton Garden Inn Emirates Old Trafford.

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