Captains Nasser Hussain and Stephen Fleming watched by Bob Willis of Sky TV toss up for the first Brits-v-Rest of the World Match, Millennium Stadium, 4 October 2002
The ball came on to the bat... bowlers were able to get pace and lift from the pitch when banged in short... an excellent pitch for limited overs cricket.
A one-day pitch has to have even bounce and favour the batsman, and this ClubTurf Pitch fitted the bill perfectly...and there was assistance for top quality bowlers.
This pitch provided a fair contest between bat and ball... something in it for the bowlers and the batsmen could go for their shots with confidence.
A great tournament made possible by the first class venue and pitch.
Simon Hughes, Daily Telegraph:
The pitch, provided by Derek Underwoods artificial turf company, played ideally.
The pitch was very good, start to finish.
Simply a great all-round cricket pitch.
All the players were surprised and impressed with the exceptional playing qualities of the pitch... the most realistic and closest to natural grass that I have played on. Non-turf pitches must have consistency of bounce and the ClubTurf pitch certainly provided that.