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The Future of County Cricket
#21
More evidence of how the county game is supposedly dying (taken from the Summer edition of The Cricketer):
Notts have 8,342 members, the highest in their 174 year history.  It's a 15% rise and it's the only time since the 1950s that the club has possessed more than 8,000 members.  Even better, the biggest increase is in junior and under-21 membership.  
And their T20 Blast crowds averaged in excess of 10,000 for the first time. The 10,172 figure was up 1,460 on last year.
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#22
Thanks Terry..... Excellent news... the impact of T20 has been positive for many counties.....not only with some remarkable attendances - but perhaps even some of those becoming members is a great thing?

My worry is that the gap between the top dozen counties and the rest is going to increase in the first class game to a point where some serious questions are asked?
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#23
Thanks Terry. This explains very clearly why those at the top of the ECB want to change everything.

It shows that T20 played weekly through a large chunk of the season and the 4 day game played over 16 games home and away is something the ECB must put to a stop. :-)
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#24
Meanwhile, Sussex are cutting back (says Zac!)
http://www.theargus.co.uk/sport/cricket/...dget_cuts/
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(12-10-2015, 03:41 PM)Leicester Exile Wrote: T20 played weekly through a large chunk of the season and the 4 day game played over 16 games home and away

Now there's a thought Lightbulb
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#26
Northants look like they are getting a loan:
http://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/l...-1-7008225
I guess a change from Northants Steelbacks to Northampton Steelbacks wouldn't be so dramatic - watch this space.
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#27
(14-10-2015, 08:57 AM)Terry Wrote: Northants look like they are getting a loan:
http://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/l...-1-7008225
I guess a change from Northants Steelbacks to Northampton Steelbacks wouldn't be so dramatic - watch this space.

I think they will be more enlightened. They even refer to the history of the County.

Unfortunately some dunderheads in Birmingham City Council with no grasp of geography or history. Hopefully with Povey gone we can now never back to WCCC and common sense.
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#28
Like Colin Povey the B C Council workers probably never grew up in Birmingham and so have no idea of the history of the city let alone the cricket club.
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#29
You couldn't make it up.... Northants, Leics and Derbyshire..... Constant failure in the first class game over nearly two decades. They put the championship at risk. Fund improvements or axe them.... One or the other...
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#30
It looks as though the excess of international grounds is starting to bite for Durham:
http://www.espncricinfo.com/county-crick...MP=OTC-RSS
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#31
No surprise there, then. Those at the ECB responsible should be thrown out.
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#32
The ECBs push to have what appeared to be 18 test venues was never the greatest idea....

"Durham cut salary costs by around £1m before the 2014 season".... Wonder what their salary bill is?

"Their chances of hosting the bigger Tests are also severely threatened by the vast improvements made at Old Trafford and by the gradual upgrading of Headingley". There are only so many internationals that can be held. Edgbaston, Lords and the Oval should get the crème for many reasons. Old Trafford, Headingly and Trent Bridge should be served too. Cardiff and Durham have limited use IMHO.
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#33
On a slightly different but related subject, I've just had a survey from Gloucestershire asking me how I would feel if the T20 team had the word Bristol in its title.  I suppose the positive angle on this is that they are asking their supporters.  I guess I got included because I live in Bristol and am on their e-mail mailing list. It will be interesting to find out the results.  Although there is a concentration of population in Bristol, there is also plenty of support in places like Cheltenham and Gloucester.
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#34
So, how are you voting,Terry?
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#35
(23-10-2015, 05:42 PM)Leicester Exile Wrote: So, how are you voting,Terry?

I said I didn't like the idea.  I think Gloucestershire are a good example of a team that at the moment represents a whole county - not just the cities I mentioned but also the villages of the Cotswolds and the Forest of Dean.  To narrow the team down to the Bristol Bashers would diminish rather than enhance its appeal.
But I'm not a real fan of Gloucestershire so my views shouldn't count for too much.
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#36
But I do think you have shown support for all the non-Bristollians who I feel sure will be horrified to see their team change its name. What a farce if the Bristol Bashers played at Cheltenham in festival week!!
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#37
(23-10-2015, 05:57 PM)Terry Wrote:
(23-10-2015, 05:42 PM)Leicester Exile Wrote: So, how are you voting,Terry?

I said I didn't like the idea.  I think Gloucestershire are a good example of a team that at the moment represents a whole county - not just the cities I mentioned but also the villages of the Cotswolds and the Forest of Dean.  To narrow the team down to the Bristol Bashers would diminish rather than enhance its appeal.
But I'm not a real fan of Gloucestershire so my views shouldn't count for too much.

Unlike us

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#38
More on the possible Gloucestershire name change here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cricket/34639255
The most interesting quote is this:
"Ultimately, we are a membership society and members have the final say."
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#39
Let's hope Povey's successor reads the article and gets us back to Warks Bears
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#40
Yes I agree with you LE but when you think about it, all our home games are played in the Birmingham area so we really are more Birmingham bears than Warks Bears now unlike Gloucestershire who play at Bristol, Cheltenam and Gloucester. So really its only tradition that we keep the name Warwickshire.

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