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Development Plans available to view in Dollery
Old Trafford get the go-ahead too:
http://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/ne...t-approved
The competition for big matches is hotting up. Who will be the winners and losers?
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How many Tests do we hold in this country?

The equation is L=TV-(TM-C)

L = Loosers
TV = Test Venues
TM = Test Matches
C= The constant 1 as Lords gets 2 tests.

Example:

12 Test Venues - seven test (2 at Lords).

L= 12-(7-1) = 6

It will all end in tears for some.
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Warley and the Daily Mail seem to be in agreement (which is a bit worrying):
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/cricket...l?ITO=1490
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"Each county is given £1.5m each year from the profits generated by the broadcasting deal, yet they continue to waste big salaries on mercenary players who do nothing for the England team.

Each county was also given a £50,000 bonus from the Stanford deal which, shamefully, none have returned or given to charity."

Claptrap from a bloke who is an OK writer - though less good since he seems to have lost his inside source with England - but knows naff all about county cricket.

Not sue Id drone on about reckless spending then advocate giving money to charity in the same article either.

Newman OUT!!!
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Surely the thread title should be amended to 'development plans on view in the area of waste ground formerly known as the Dollery'!

Sadly, very few of the writers covering England watch or know anything about county cricket, with a few notable exceptions, especially CMJ and Steve James. Indeed some of the writers are positively anti county cricket, (Mike Atherton especially).
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(22-03-2010, 06:31 PM)Tall Bear Wrote: Surely the thread title should be amended to 'development plans on view in the area of waste ground formerly known as the Dollery'!

Sadly, very few of the writers covering England watch or know anything about county cricket, with a few notable exceptions, especially CMJ and Steve James. Indeed some of the writers are positively anti county cricket, (Mike Atherton especially).

As George so memorably said when he appeared on Cricket Writers on TV. :thumbup:
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http://www.birminghampost.net/news/2010/...-26088293/

"Megaphone diplomacy" :thumbup:
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The 3rd one may be the lady with agoraphobia perhaps! When we went to one of the meetings she had a representative there pleading her case.
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I thought the compulsary purchase orders had been issued months ago....................... build those floodlights higher :)
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Meanwhile tough times continue at Kent:
http://www.kentonline.co.uk/kentonline/s...eting.aspx
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In partnering with Birmingham City Council on the development, we are obviously in safe hands:
http://newslite.tv/2010/04/01/birmingham...lite.tv%29
The floodlights are no doubt going up in Birmingham, Alabama right now.
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Collectores item? :)
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Now this:
http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/The-Tex...9317?f=rss
is how to do a redevelopment.
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Very dramatic!

As a thought….. the number of people who were stopping and looking at the scoreboard from the ‘Cannon hill park end’ was incredible. You can just see the city end scoreboard. It generated quite a bit of interest. Why not put a small board viewable from outside with a brief match summary and the admission cost for adults, children and families. If people are interested they may come in – especially if you offer a cheap half day family ticket from say 2.30 / 3.00pm. It could be a good taster for cricket in the holidays for people who visit the Mac and don’t want to spend the whole day at Edgbaston – but part of a day out. Get a sponsor on the board too. As a minimum it would generate interest. Equally in the ground why not have a sponsored board with match updates at other games. Bears radio has been fan friendly – why not use the game itself to generate interest at the new ground?
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Good point WB - brought back memories of how I started watching cricket in 1955/6. Used to be on the No 1 bus on way home from school - upper deck meant you could see the scoreboard and also there was a large poster advertising the current/next game. A modern version could well generate a new batch of supporters.
LE - aka John
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Warley - I agree, a good idea.
Ah, the old number 1 bus!
Memories!
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Not sure if the OS see's this type of idea .................. a sponsor may be interested as the their name would be visable externally. I hadn't thought of this until the city end scoreboard became visable, and I was surprised by the level of interest.
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Terry are you saying the No 1 bus no longer exists?Nostalgia ain't what it was
LE - aka John
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Apparently the no. 1 bus lives on :
http://www.travelwm.co.uk/bus-informatio...cksGreen/1
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I must bring my bus pass to Brum and take a trip for old times sake - and maybe get on the No 11 and go all the way round - wonder if you can still get away with getting a ticket to the next stop and going all the way round before getting off!
LE - aka John
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