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    lords is the best english test ground for me though i found the oval with its gasworks background to be more evocative of cricket in england.
    but i prefer the scg, adelaide, newlands and galle as charming grounds for watching the game. and the eden gardens, mcg and bridgetown (in its heydey) for real atmosphere.
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    Headingley has the best atmosphere IMO
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    headingley. yeah, can buy that but the oval on a sunny day with king viv batting......

    those were the days. those were the days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shivfan View Post

    I really don't care much whether the Windies play at Lords or not, because I believe that ground is highly overrated....
    Spot the guy who's never been to Lord's.
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    The Filth have comfortably the better bowling. But the Gash have the batting. Might be quite good to watch.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Headingley has the best atmosphere IMO
    Yes and no.

    Love the atmosphere at Headingley but there is something very special about the murmur of the fans you get at Lords.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    Spot the guy who's never been to Lord's.
    I've been there. It is slightly over rated if you aren't right into the history of the game, I imagine. Having said that, I thought it was fascinating and loved it.

    Question four interests me. Look forward to catching up with certain cretinous bufoons on here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    I've been there. It is slightly over rated if you aren't right into the history of the game, I imagine. Having said that, I thought it was fascinating and loved it.

    Question four interests me. Look forward to catching up with certain cretinous bufoons on here.
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    South African series is only 3 tests?

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    one of the reason mentioned for this is that, Lord's will be hosting the Olympic archery event at the same time
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    Well that's fair enough then, most of the members won't notice the difference anyway.
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    a question as pointless as asking is it fair eng and aus play 25 per cent of their cricket between each other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bun View Post
    a question as pointless as asking is it fair eng and aus play 25 per cent of their cricket between each other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TT Boy View Post
    South African series is only 3 tests?
    I think it's 4 but with a venue still to be announced

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bun View Post
    a question as pointless as asking is it fair eng and aus play 25 per cent of their cricket between each other.
    India and Australia would play as much I'd reckon, at least the last few years.

    Mind you, the absurd Ashes scheduling coming up means Aus-Filth will be playing a lot coming up though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    I've been there. It is slightly over rated if you aren't right into the history of the game, I imagine. Having said that, I thought it was fascinating and loved it.

    Question four interests me. Look forward to catching up with certain cretinous bufoons on here.
    Yea it was fantastic because of the prestige and history associated with it, but purely as a ground (from a spectators pov), it didn't seem all that great - most of the stadiums in the US seem a lot more spectator friendly in terms of comfort and amenities (I haven't been to any other cricket stadiums in places like uk or Australia so I can't compare it to other cricket stadiums).
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