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    Watching cricket this summer in England without taking out a second mortgage.

    Hi all... so, after this calculation (for two people, vs South Africa):

    Crappiest seats - £100 or Reasonable seats - £180
    Food/drink - £30 (conservative!)
    Train tickets - £90

    Total = £220/£300
    I have sadly decided against the Lord's ballot this year. I consider myself lucky enough to potentially be able to afford it, but thinking what else I can do with this kind of money - especially given I know who crappy the crappy seats are - it's just not going to be worth it.

    So... I was wondering... what is the best way to watch cricket for a decent price next summer? Anyone got any thoughts/suggestions? I'm wondering if there's anything 'off the beaten track' as it were - or something a bit different - that anyone has enjoyed before.

    I'm in East Anglia/the South East, BTW.

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    I've got sky sports so you're welcome round at mine for the price of a few tins of lager and some ad hoc childcare

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    Just thinking, how expensive are tickets for Old Trafford likely to be in 2013?
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    The other option you have is to become a day trader. Earn some quick cash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbinator View Post
    The other option you have is to become a day trader. Earn some quick cash.
    Worst advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    Just thinking, how expensive are tickets for Old Trafford likely to be in 2013?
    Not sure, but we've got best category seats for £60 a head for the Australian ODI this time.

    Mind you that can be no guide, tickets for the India game at Edgbaston last year £35, for same seat and Windies £60 this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178 View Post
    Mind you that can be no guide, tickets for the India game at Edgbaston last year £35, for same seat and Windies £60 this year.
    wtf?

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    I thought that. Behind the bowlers arm as well (which made the £35 such a bargain)

    I wonder if one being a Wednesday (India) and one a Friday makes a difference? Still £48 for day 1 tickets though!

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    I suppose the better the opposition, the higher the price.


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    If you had decent sized grounds it wouldn't be an issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    If you had decent sized grounds it wouldn't be an issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    If you had decent sized grounds it wouldn't be an issue.
    Yeah, it would. Twickers holds 82k and they still cut your balls off.

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