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Thread: Durham awarded Ashes Test (four years too late)

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    Quote Originally Posted by pskov View Post
    If Edgebaston had been encouraged to develop a proper drainage system then we would have seen play start around 1ish today.
    More like 11am. Morning was fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by four_or_six View Post
    Why is the Ashes on in 2016?
    Makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. Since 1977 Ashes have worked perfectly well in odd-numbered years, increasingly due to the fact that they miss football World \ European Championships.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pskov View Post
    If Edgbaston had been encouraged to develop a proper drainage system then we would have seen play start around 1ish today.
    They were awarded the grant to do it, but decided not to implement it because 'it did not fit in with other redevelopment plans at the ground'

    Just speculating here, but having paid for an ashes test, ground improvements which increase income were probably given higher importance on the list than drainage.
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    So:

    Durham
    Lord's
    Edgbaston
    ???
    Oval
    Or something.

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    Why is it only the main five grounds in this country get named? The others just get the town\city\county.

    I presume The Riverside won't be given the opener will it? Mind, SWALEC was this year.

    Would much prefer see it go Edgbaston, Lord's, Riverside, Trent Bridge, The Oval. Well, ideally I'd like it to be a six-Test series, but sadly the ECB's insistence that all summers have seven makes this impossible.

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    must be egdbaston's turn to miss out, it ain't far to nottingham

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    I'm expecting Lord's, Trent Bridge and Old Trafford.

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    Edgbaston also got one last time and they're nowt flash.
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    There is no way on Earth Edgbaston deserves a Test ahead of Old Trafford. Trent Bridge has to have one, surely?

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    OT aren't supposed to be getting a Test til 2014 though

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    OT aren't supposed to be getting a Test til 2014 though
    Someone should tell Lancs that

    Quote Originally Posted by lccc.co.uk
    LCCC will enter the bidding process for the unallocated games in due course, which includes three of the five Ashes Tests in 2013, and the Club is therefore confident of securing more international fixtures to add to those announced today.

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    Strange, i was just trusting Gower tbh

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    OT aren't supposed to be getting a Test til 2014 though
    Where'd you get that from? Last I heard the redevelopment was scheduled to finish in 2012 in the hope of getting a 2013 Ashes Test.

    Dammit, Dave! You're too quick.
    Last edited by steds; 30-07-2009 at 11:48 AM.

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    David Gower

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    Information from a prick with a posh accent != reliable information.

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