First Lancashire Cricket Expo held at Emirates Old Trafford
3,000 attend the inaugural Lancashire Cricket Expo
The first ever Lancashire Cricket Expo saw cricket lovers from around the county pack out Emirates Old Trafford this weekend.
A free event, put on by Lancashire Cricket and the Lancashire Cricket Foundation, the Expo was designed to connect with the recreational game and offer clubs a service ahead of the 2020 season.
There was a star-studded line-up, along with over 50 cricket brands exhibiting their latest products, James Anderson, Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff, David 'Bumble' Lloyd and Michael Vaughan all gave keynote speeches.
Cricket World Cup winner Jos Buttler was also in attendance on Day One, for photos with the trophy which England lifted last July, he also took part in a fascinating batting masterclass with Assistant Coach Mark Chilton.
Head Coach Glen Chapple led a fast bowling masterclass with Liam Hurt while Academy Director Gary Yates and Performance Manager Karl Krikken offered their expertise in spin bowling and wicketkeeping masterclasses.
A series of interesting workshops, designed to help clubs to enhance their cricketing offers, also took place with Sustainable Clubs, Women and Girls' Cricket, Junior Cricket, Groundsmanship and online tool Play-Cricket all on the agenda.
Attendees also had the opportunity to take a tour of the Emirates Old Trafford dressing room and take part in activation sessions such as All Stars and Dynamos Cricket, Wicketz and step inside the BatFast simulator.