General News | 5th July 2007
Trent Bridge ODI right on schedule
Nottinghamshire are confident they are winning their battle with the elements and Saturday’s One-day International at Trent Bridge will go ahead as planned.
Head groundsman Steve Birks and his team have been carrying out non-stop mopping up operations throughout the wettest June on record and have removed well over one million litres of water from the playing area.
Thanks to their efforts, Notts believe the sell-out crowd won’t be disappointed on Saturday and Chief Executive Derek Brewer said: “The weather forecast suggests that there will be a significant improvement on Friday and Saturday so there should be no problems.
“Steve and his team have done a fantastic job to get the ground in shape and although they still have a heavy workload because the water table is so high, they are winning the battle.”
With the NatWest Series currently level - England and the West Indies have one win apiece - the scene is set for another epic international occasion at Trent Bridge.
All tickets for the match were snapped up within two days of going on sale in the autumn and following on from three exciting Twenty20 Cup wins, which attracted more than 26,000 spectators, it confirms Trent Bridge’s position as one of the major cricket venues in this country.
Notts have warned spectators that as in previous years, no alcohol, cans or glass bottles can be brought into the ground in accordance with ICC regulations.
And ground regulations for Major Matches state that any items that may be deemed offensive, disruptive, dangerous or likely to infringe on any parties’ safety or security are also banned.
Items on this list include flares, klaxons, megaphones, horns, whistles, drums and other musical instruments, plus flags with poles or sticks or banners that may restrict other spectators’ views.