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Peter Marron

Old Trafford's head groundsman Peter Marron

Old Trafford’s long-serving head groundsman Peter Marron has been granted a testimonial by Lancashire.

Marron has produced some of the best wickets in international and domestic cricket in recent years and in the process has become one of the most popular and well-known figures at Old Trafford.

There will be a small number of fundraising events in 2006 including a gala dinner in July at which members will get the opportunity to show their appreciation for his efforts.

England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff, who is also enjoying a benefit with Lancashire this year, has given his blessing to this and vowed to support Marron wherever he can at these events.

The idea of a benefit for the groundsman was recommended to the Lancashire committee by the Reverend Malcolm Lorimer and Paul Beck, chief executive of official club sponsor LBM.

Beck said: “Pete is one of the unsung heroes at Old Trafford and has made a considerable contribution to some of this ground’s finest sporting moments by producing such great wickets. I am delighted that the committee have seen fit to grant Pete this honour.”

Details of the various events will be circulated in due course.

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