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    Advice for a cricket watching newbie

    Hi

    This forum is jam packed with useful advice & info. So, I'm looking for some advice - I would like to watch England v Pakistan at The Oval in 2006. If I'm lucky enough to get tickets which day should I choose? The last day - it's more exciting, the first day, the fourth day - help me.

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    Personally I'd go on the first day, the players are fresh and the pitch is at its best, you should see some quality cricket.
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    the 3rd day.

    you'll get a full days action barring weather interferance and the game is set up for a result.

    you could compare it to a book;

    day 1-the intro
    day 2-the plot lines progress
    day 3-the begining of the end
    day 4-the end
    day 5-the end
    Last edited by open365; 24-10-2005 at 12:38 PM. Reason: trying to look slightly less like a complete idiot

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    That's a bloody long end. Didn't know that ends could beg, either.


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    ^with the pace england are playing cricket theese days,i don't see any tests lasting 5 days
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    Did I put begin? Did you put beginning?

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    Saturday is best, the cricket is sorting itself out result-wise and you get to see all the funny costumes people are wearing.
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    so testwise day 3
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    Er, why dont you go to all days?

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    Quote Originally Posted by open365
    the 3rd day.

    you'll get a full days action barring weather interferance and the game is set up for a result.

    you could compare it to a book;

    day 1-the intro
    day 2-the plot lines progress
    day 3-the begining of the end
    day 4-the end
    day 5-the end

    Test cricket is really a superb novel unfolding in front of our eyes.

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    The first day will likely have the least wickets considering the pitch is new. Also as a lot of time is left, the batsmen may take it slow though these days the runs keep flowing. So its the day you would not like to go on if you have just one day to chose.

    The second day and third day will see the story unfold much more. If you want to see a bit more of spinners, third day is the better option. If you want to see more of pacers, 2nd day would be better.

    Day 5 is a day which a test match may not even go to. And all matches may not always have an exciting finish.

    Day 4 is a day I would personally prefer to go as it would be a day with action, likely conclusion or near conclusion and tougher batting conditions as pitch has worsened.

    But for you I would recommend Day 2 or Day 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linda
    Er, why dont you go to all days?

    cause from what i understand its hard and expensive to get tickets
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    Quote Originally Posted by Linda
    Er, why dont you go to all days?
    Because he has a life and has not become a real cricket fan yet.

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    And then he was a she and she says

    I'll be going on the 3rd day then. It was the funny outfits that did it. Can't wait.

    Muchos gracias, sweet as, many thanks, dhan-ya-vaad

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