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Lancashire confirm Liverpool date
11:40am Wednesday 5th February 2014 in Sport
LANCASHIRE have decided to take just one fixture away from Emirates Old Trafford this season – and that game will go to the Aigburth home of Liverpool CC.
In recent seasons the Red Rose took games away from their Manchester headquarters, largely due to redevelopment work at Old Trafford with Liverpool and Southport and Birkdale both getting matches last season, while Blackpool’s Stanley Park hosted a match in 2012.
Officials are taking just one County Championship game – against Nottinghamshire in July – on the road this summer and they have opted for Aigburth, which was Lancashire’s base for the majority of 2012 as Old Trafford was closed.
Cricket director Mike Watkinson said: “For a number of reasons, the selection of our out ground venue for this fixture has been a tough process. However, after much deliberation we have decided to place this fixture with Liverpool CC.
“Southport & Birkdale CC have done a great job in recent years and put in a compelling case to host this fixture.”
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