Ashes double is delight for Trent Bridge

Nottinghamshire were the big winners when the England and Wales Cricket Board announced Trent Bridge and Old Trafford will stage 2013 Ashes Tests along with Lord’s, The Oval and Durham’s Riverside.

While Lancashire, Warwickshire and Glamorgan must content themselves with one Test each against Australia spread over two series – Edgbaston and the SWALEC Stadium’s turn will be in 2015 – Nottinghamshire have learned they, like England’s two London venues, will be used in each of the Ashes summers.

The ECB delivered the independent major match group’s decision on Thursday afternoon, not just on which venues will stage the next two Ashes series but also many other international fixtures between 2013 and 2016.

For Nottinghamshire in particular, the revenue they can expect from England-Australia Tests is vindication of millions spent on upgrading facilities and presenting a compelling case.

For other counties, there will be disappointment as they seek to stay in the black in an increasingly dire financial climate.

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