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    Old Trafford Cricket Ground

    Just wondering to those who have been, where the best seats, and viewing point are in the ground?

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    I go a few times every year to see Lancashire and England play. I almost always sit at the Brian Statham End, between the Old Trafford Lodge and the sightscreen, for big games the atmosphere is best there. Ground is in a fairly terrible condition though.

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    that's where i was sat yesterday, probably there or the opposite side of the sightscreen(sat there for 5th day Ashes) are the best but cost more for international games. Quite often sit in E2 why is a bit further round but usually has a decent atmosphere
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    I'm usually infront of the Jubilee suite(/the Ladies Pavilion, if you're that old), which is stand L. Best to get round close to behind the bowler's arm for the best view of a cricket match, imo.

    And I, actually George, like the ground. The worst bit about it is that horrific double-tiered stand.


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    Must say of all the test grounds i have been to Old Trafford is by far the worst a grubby little dump of a ground. Although to be fair i did go to it for a very poorley atended county championship match against Hampshire on a very grey day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superkingdave
    that's where i was sat yesterday, probably there or the opposite side of the sightscreen(sat there for 5th day Ashes) are the best but cost more for international games. Quite often sit in E2 why is a bit further round but usually has a decent atmosphere
    I was in E1 last night, that was good fun. We had a fairly long beer-snake going, as well as cheering the guy trying to carry twelve pints.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pothas
    Must say of all the test grounds i have been to Old Trafford is by far the worst a grubby little dump of a ground. Although to be fair i did go to it for a very poorley atended county championship match against Hampshire on a very grey day.
    grubby, dump yes. little? not really with the extra stands for international matches i think, alongisde the Oval its the biggest outside Lords.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jungle Jumbo
    We had a fairly long beer-snake going
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    Quote Originally Posted by steds
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    Quote Originally Posted by superkingdave
    grubby, dump yes. little? not really with the extra stands for international matches i think, alongisde the Oval its the biggest outside Lords.
    ok it wasnt really that small but the extra stands wernt their so i realy didnt see it on a good day.

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    I went once during the ashes i was in the Temp stand infront of the beer tent

    Sorry bout the quality of pic was on a poor camera fone, was opposite the pavilion
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    Do they let you in with cameras at OT? Wanting to take my digitcal camera to the Test match but obviously don't wanna get not allowed in
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    I'll be taking my camera - my mate took his last year.

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    Well I thought it would be fine, obviously it says on the ticket you can't take one but then they say that on football tickets, and I take my digital cam to every ground I go to

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