Facility close to Preston to be coaching base and reserve venue when Previous Trafford is unavailable
Lancashire plan to construct a brand new coaching facility in Farington, close to Preston, which can host males’s and girls’s first-team video games to deal with a “urgent” want for a 2nd everlasting house floor.
The membership printed their plans together with Lancashire County Council on Wednesday which, matter to public session and making plans construction, would see a brand new, year-round facility construct in Central Lancashire that includes two full-sized pitches and coaching amenities together with nets, a pavilion, a fitness center and hospitality house.
Lancashire mentioned in a press unlock that the ability would transform a “centre of excellence” for ladies’s cricket within the North-West and would host “various males’s and girls’s aggressive fits each and every 12 months when Emirates Previous Trafford is unavailable”, in addition to offering a coaching base.
Whilst Lancashire clarified that they’re going to proceed to make use of their outgrounds at Liverpool, Southport, Blackpool and Sedbergh Faculty, Andy Anson, the membership’s chairman, mentioned that the rising selection of fixtures and different occasions – together with common rock live shows – staged at Previous Trafford had created a necessity for some other house venue.
“We are delighted to be operating with Lancashire County Council in this mission as we intention to develop the sport of cricket in all its bureaucracy, from elite throughout to leisure membership cricket, in combination around the county,” Anson mentioned.
“With the selection of world and home fits, in addition to different occasions being held at Emirates Previous Trafford, the desire for a 2nd floor has transform urgent. It is one thing that we have now been operating on for some time and the brand new construction will supply implausible elite amenities for each our males’s and girls’s aspect and can be used for leisure cricket and the broader group.”
Matt Curler is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo. @mroller98