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    Egmaston - England v Australia - First match what to expect

    I have been a cricket fan for some time, and my wife is treating me to a ticket at the ICC England v Australia match on 8th June

    The ticket details are
    South Lower Tier - Block 33

    A few questions, as it is the first ever live match that I have been too!

    a. What time should I aim to arrive - it starts at 10.30am

    b. What time roughly should I pencil in for leaving - how long will the match last (I know it is "how long a piece of string")

    c. Any tips for my day at Edgbaston?

    d. Can Edgbaston be reached easily by train - looking at the website I think I would need a taxi from the station - would car be the better choice!

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    A - Look to arrive in Brum before 9am

    B - Be around 6 as long as weather doesn't intervene.

    C - Park across road is nice to stretch legs in at lunch break.

    D - Buses used run from station to ground but not been that way for many years so may be different.

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    Buses do run, but it is walkable if the weather's good.

    Last time we did it we got a cab from the station, but that was more due to it being in the middle of the riots.
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    You could go by train to Birmingham University Train Station and then either get a bus or walk to Edgbaston.


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    Take an umbrella.

    Also, I'm very sorry to hear you have to go to Birmingham
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    2 **** teams on current form.

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    Could be a scoreless draw

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    Probably be a short game whatever the result.

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    Must I be the guy to point out the spelling mistake

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    Is the weather set fair? HJ to provide the obligatory answer.

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    Forecast is very promising at the moment. Of course, that's no guarantee that it will actually happen, but it's a start.

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    Seems good for a while yet, no doubt the final stages will be ruined by rain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    Must I be the guy to point out the spelling mistake
    I'll do it...

    Egmaston? WTF?

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    Would've been a great day for the OP at the game. Be interested to hear what they thought of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Would've been a great day for the OP at the game. Be interested to hear what they thought of it.
    Yes I did - I had a great day - though I did not have a chance to get any autographs.

    I had a chance to get some photos though when I first got there.

    Enjoyed it so much, I have booked to go the the England v Austrilia ODI (Area QL) at the Agnes Bowl whatever that is, and the England v Australia ODI at Yorkshire - West Stand.



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