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    I haven't been on here for a while. At the end of last year I bought tickets for the first two days of the 3rd Ashes Test at Edgbaston.

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    Good call. I'll be there day three. Bloody expensive, edgbaston

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Good call. I'll be there day three. Bloody expensive, England Test matches at home.
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    Edgbaston more expensive than OT or Headingley, though


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    That's as maybe, but they're all extremely expensive, by Joe Public standards.

    It's been pointed-out that watching England play cricket is becoming increasingly an upper-class pastime.

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    My ticket for Headingley last year was 40 - seeing as you can pay that to watch a Premier League football match that lasts for about a quarter of the time, I don't think it's as bad as some people make out.

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    If the demand wasn't there the prices wouldn't be so high. The problem we have is that there is nothing outside of international cricket to justify having large stadiums, this coupled with higher population means demand per place will always be higher than Australia, which is currently the only other country in which test cricket is regularly played to sell out/large crowds, and where international cricket is only a minor part of stadium income in 3 of the main 5 cities. It was nice to pay less than a tenner to watch the ODI series final at the MCG the other year tho

    Nethertheless i'd say international cricket compares pretty well with other professional sports especially when you consider that you are getting a full day rather than acouple of hours

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    I had a dry run of the Ashes test on Tuesday, I went to the ODI at Edgbaston. The ground is smaller than I thought it would be, but it was still a nice one and the atmosphere was great. I can see why Twenty20 finals day is there. I was sat in the Eric Hollies stand, one row in front of the Smurfs. Everyone was in a good mood, the banter with the players was fun and England played well. A good day all round. I have to say, though, both the ground itself and the surrounding area is inferior to Trent Bridge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    That's as maybe, but they're all extremely expensive, by Joe Public standards.

    It's been pointed-out that watching England play cricket is becoming increasingly an upper-class pastime.

    One reason why I've attended one Test match since 1996 - although I must have gone to about 200 county matches in the same period. Amuses me to hear people talk about Test cricket and Twenty20 as if they're the only forms of the game still in existence.

    Suits me fine though, ITBT. The day when I have to queue for 40 minutes for a beer at a Championship match will be the last time I go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    I hate it when people misquote a previous post and then write "Corrected." I'd never do that myself.
    Corrected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    That's as maybe, but they're all extremely expensive, by Joe Public standards.

    It's been pointed-out that watching England play cricket is becoming increasingly an upper-class pastime.
    A jolly good thing too. Keeps out the riff-raff.

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    DTSTL. I've seen plenty of riff-raff in Test crowds in England.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    DTSTL. I've seen plenty of riff-raff in Test crowds in England.
    Yes and the sooner we replace them with cravat-wearing landed gentry, the better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    DTSTL. I've seen plenty of riff-raff in Test crowds in England.
    Thought you'd never been to one?

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    Never been to a Test?! I've been to two - The Oval 1998 and Headingley 2003. And anyway, I've watched plenty on TV which merely backed-up my impression I got on said occasions.

    There was one entire section of a crowd at the former which stood and applauded\catcalled... when one female steward walked past. Every time. Even at 13 I could tell the bogan-ness of that. Latter involved the usual hefty amount of throwing rubbish all over everywhere (including onto the field and into the space of other spectators) in the name of having some fun Mexican Waving... yeah.

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