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    Ground Profiles

    I need a paragraph or two profiling each cricket ground in CWLand. It's for the website and it offers the writer the option of creativity in inventing the dimensions (within reason), image and capacity of the grounds.

    Do I have any volunteers?
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    I'll give it a go. I also had the idea of making an image of the ground from Photoshop or something

    I have a few questions though.

    1) Please name all the grounds in Cricket Web Land
    2) Is there a known capacity of the grounds or do we make them up.
    3) Please name the ends.
    4) Is there a known location for them in Cricket Web or do we make that up too.
    Last edited by Dravid; 24-04-2006 at 05:51 PM.

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    Clowich

    The Clowich Oval is a small ground with a long history behind it. It's picturesque location overlooks the bay and on the horizon is the mainland of CWLand. Clowich itself is a smallish town that's one of the most rapidly growing areas in the country. As people move away from the suburban lifestyles of Nixonstown, Gofftown and some of the other urban centres for the sea-change lifestyle of the tourst-driven Garven Island. As the town expands the stadium might also have to be expanded from it's current capacity of 5000. Around 1000 of that 5000 is made up of seats in the famous "Maddocks Stand". Named after the long retired Andre Maddocks who scored many a run for Garven Island, particularly at Clowich. The stand has alot of history and was built roughly in 1904. While a few refurbishments have kept it standing over the years, it still maintains it's traditional character and blends in perfectly with the white picket fence. The stand doesn't match the age of the scoreboard which is beleived to have been erected in around 1892. The rest of the ground is made up of a grassed areas with a few trees dotted around for shade. Grade matches regularly see crowds in excess of 2000 people and the capacity of 5000 has been reached on a few occasions when the likes of Fitzsimmons, Garven, Rose and Cloete play for the Sharks. The pitch itself is generally a fairly dry and bouncy wicket that rewards batsmen who play themselves in, it also has the potential to be a bit daunting early on in the day when there is often a bit of assistance for the bowlers. The wind can also sometimes play a factor as the afternoon "Campsfield doctor" howls in from the coast. Rumour is that as a few of the Dev League teams look to rural areas to expand their fan base, Clowich might just be on the list of places for one of them. If this was to happen it would certainly be a well attended first class game, particularly on the Sunday as the locals brought their picnic lunches and enjoyed the sun from the grassed area as the action unfolds. The three-day grade games are always well recieved by the Clowich residents and are always eagerly awaited games for many of the Sharks players. While the Clowich Oval doesn't host international games, and isn't likely to soon, it's one of the best grade grounds in country and certainly a must see destination for any cricket purist while on holiday on the beautiful island.
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    a paragraph or two andrew? not one ridiculously long paragraph...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dravid
    I'll give it a go. I also had the idea of making an image of the ground from Photoshop or something

    I have a few questions though.

    1) Please name all the grounds in Cricket Web Land
    2) Is there a known capacity of the grounds or do we make them up.
    3) Please name the ends.
    4) Is there a known location for them in Cricket Web or do we make that up too.
    The main stadia are the CW Oval, PDV Dome, CWBCC Stadium, Pickford Reserve, and Goffmouth Park. I'll be doing the PDV Dome, but anyone can feel free to do one of the others, as well as any minor ground in CWLand.

    You can be creative with end names and the like. The capacity should go along the lines of:

    CWBCC Stadium - largest in CWLand
    CW Oval - second largest
    PDV Dome - third
    Pickford Reserve - fourth
    Goffmouth Park - fifth
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    for t he uneducated

    Stadia: CW Oval is in Nixonstown, the Dome is in the outskirts of Edfield and the CWBCC stadium overlooks Garven Island on the coast outside Campstown. There are two new stadia under construction in Pickford and Goffmouth.
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    and the map

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    Quote Originally Posted by age_master
    for t he uneducated
    I've altered history for the intents of the history of Campsfield. The new PDV Dome is in Campsfield. The other dome was a poser.

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    Wouldn't the new stadia have large capacities?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matteh
    Wouldn't the new stadia have large capacities?
    Yes, but it's still 3rd biggest in the land.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Mxyzptlk
    I've altered history for the intents of the history of Campsfield. The new PDV Dome is in Campsfield. The other dome was a poser.

    so campsfield has 2 stadia?

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    Quote Originally Posted by age_master
    so campsfield has 2 stadia?
    The other one was in Campstown.

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    CW Oval
    End Names: Sandgropers End, Nixon Stand End

    The Cricket Web Oval is situated at the centre of Nixonstown. The ground is most known for its cheer culture, as there's little special about the pitch - although it has been blamed as both batting-friendly and bowler-friendly at times. The crowd culture comes from the enthusiastic CW Red fans, whose cheerleaders are ever present both at domestic and international games, but often cause the Reds to lose focus on the cricket. The CW Oval hosted the first international match on Cricket Web soil, during Season 7, when CW XI beat Sri Lanka in the opening one-day international, and has hosted a total of eight one-day internationals and four Tests.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel_Vimes
    CW Oval
    End Names: Sandgropers End, Nixon Stand End

    The Cricket Web Oval is situated at the centre of Nixonstown. The ground is most known for its cheer culture, as there's little special about the pitch - although it has been blamed as both batting-friendly and bowler-friendly at times. The crowd culture comes from the enthusiastic CW Red fans, whose cheerleaders are ever present both at domestic and international games, but often cause the Reds to lose focus on the cricket. The CW Oval hosted the first international match on Cricket Web soil, during Season 7, when CW XI beat Sri Lanka in the opening one-day international, and has hosted a total of eight one-day internationals and four Tests.
    Adding this now.

    Still need the CWBCC Stadium, Pickford Reserve, Fardin Qayyumi Cricket Centre (formerly Goffmouth Park).

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