RSS feeds from

Media Releases news RSS

Lancashire survive pitch punishment

Worcestershire CCC

An ECB pitch panel comprising pitch liaison officers Bill Hughes and Jack Birkenshaw was convened to consider the pitch used for the LV= County Championship match at Old Trafford commencing on 18 July between Lancashire and Worcestershire.

After interviewing the umpires, the captain and coach of both teams and the Lancashire head groundsman, the pitch panel determined that the pitch had demonstrated excessive turn and should therefore be rated "poor".

The pitch panel also determined that there were sufficient extenuating circumstances relating to the weather that prevailed during the preparation period of the pitch that meant that there would be no points penalty.

County highlights

Jon Lewis promo

Watch highlights from every LV= County Championship match all summer - plus weekly round-ups of the best of the action in Divisions One and Two

Latest county interviews

David Wainwright promo

Watch all the latest interviews from your county and across the county game on ECB Video

Get our free apps

Apps Promo

Download the ECB Cricket app for iPhone, Android, BlackBerry or Nokia phones and get live scores, news, video and other services on the move