General News | 22nd June 2005

Praise for Notts' staff

The attendance of 9,400 exceeded expectations - thanks to a late rush on sales which fully stretched the Ticket Office - and the organisation for the floodlit fixture typically ran like 'clockwork'.

Said chief executive Derek Brewer: "Having only been in the job for two weeks it was a really interesting experience for me and the main thing I've learned is how much planning goes into staging an international game.

"Our staff handled it superbly. Everyone pulls together in a real team effort to make things happen and it was clear to see why Nottinghamshire have such an excellent reputation for running big matches."

Many of the plaudits went to head groundsman Steve Birks and his team for preparing an outstanding one-day pitch.

Former England captain David Gower was among those who was generous in his praise and he said in his Sky commentary: "Trent Bridge has had a few problems in recent years but this pitch was certainly up to the standard we expect in Nottingham."

With four home matches in the Twenty20 Cup to organise within the space of seven days - and the Ashes Test in August - there will be no let-up for Trent Bridge staff in a really busy summer.

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