Shane Palmer, a member of the Guest Services team here at Emirates Old Trafford, was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia. He came to Manchester this summer and is loving life in the UK. However, after watching his beloved Australia struggle in England during the recent Investec Ashes series, will he still be smiling after the series Down Under?
The ECB has announced a new four-year broadcast rights deal with sports media company PERFORM to deliver live and on-demand coverage of England's home international matches to fans in North America and the Caribbean.
THE ECB has announced a series of changes to its rules and regulations for First Class cricket from next season which will include the wider use of the Super Over concept, the advent of coloured crease markings and a new 60-second cut off time for incoming batsmen in NatWest T20 cricket.
The wet and windy conditions at Emirates Old Trafford in November are a far cry away from traditional cricket weather, but that has not deterred the Lancashire players as they report back for fitness tests ahead of the 2014 campaign.
PLANS to tackle heavy congestion along the A6 to the north of Preston and prepare for future economic growth took a step forward today as an application to renew planning permission for the Broughton Bypass was approved.