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#41
You should never miss a chance to go to Lord's. Whilst most of the "stadium" grounds are pretty dispiriting places during CC games, Lord's manages to maintain a good atmosphere. You will find half the ground closed off - depending on exactly which strip is being used - but it still looks great. Food and drink will cost you an arm and a leg and there won't be much variety but it will be there. Assuming they retain the same menu as they've been running for several years, bacon rolls are available early (but they only make a limited number so get in quick) and the lunchtime pies are superb.

The museum will be open and is a must. The tour of the ground is good too. Best on non-match days when it includes the Long Room and Media Centre.

Basically, it's Lord's. Whatever the game, it's a great place to be.
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#42
(04-12-2017, 11:28 AM)Terry Wrote: Em makes her debut on Deep Extra Cover:
http://deepextracover.com/2017/12/a-look...18-season/

Excellent as always, I've asked her to do a preview for our less publicised  but more successful ladies team
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#43
(12-12-2017, 09:28 AM)GrizzlyBear Wrote: You should never miss a chance to go to Lord's. Whilst most of the "stadium" grounds are pretty dispiriting places during CC games, Lord's manages to maintain a good atmosphere. You will find half the ground closed off - depending on exactly which strip is being used - but it still looks great. Food and drink will cost you an arm and a leg and there won't be much variety but it will be there. Assuming they retain the same menu as they've been running for several years, bacon rolls are available early (but they only make a limited number so get in quick) and the lunchtime pies are superb.

The museum will be open and is a must. The tour of the ground is good too. Best on non-match days when it includes the Long Room and Media Centre.

Basically, it's Lord's. Whatever the game, it's a great place to be.

Does having a Warwickshire membership get you into anywhere that you wouldn't get into if you weren't a member?
Proud to be a Bear
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#44
(12-12-2017, 11:14 AM)Exiled Bear Wrote:
(12-12-2017, 09:28 AM)GrizzlyBear Wrote: You should never miss a chance to go to Lord's. Whilst most of the "stadium" grounds are pretty dispiriting places during CC games, Lord's manages to maintain a good atmosphere. You will find half the ground closed off - depending on exactly which strip is being used - but it still looks great. Food and drink will cost you an arm and a leg and there won't be much variety but it will be there. Assuming they retain the same menu as they've been running for several years, bacon rolls are available early (but they only make a limited number so get in quick) and the lunchtime pies are superb.

The museum will be open and is a must. The tour of the ground is good too. Best on non-match days when it includes the Long Room and Media Centre.

Basically, it's Lord's. Whatever the game, it's a great place to be.

Does having a Warwickshire membership get you into anywhere that you wouldn't get into if you weren't a member?

Pavilion - but you have to wear shirt, tie, jacket etc at Lord’s.
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#45
Trousers are a must too(:
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#46
(12-12-2017, 05:58 PM)narsty simon Wrote: Trousers are a must too(:

So that's why they wouldn't let me in!
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(12-12-2017, 03:15 PM)Malc Wrote:
(12-12-2017, 11:14 AM)Exiled Bear Wrote:
(12-12-2017, 09:28 AM)GrizzlyBear Wrote: You should never miss a chance to go to Lord's. Whilst most of the "stadium" grounds are pretty dispiriting places during CC games, Lord's manages to maintain a good atmosphere. You will find half the ground closed off - depending on exactly which strip is being used - but it still looks great. Food and drink will cost you an arm and a leg and there won't be much variety but it will be there. Assuming they retain the same menu as they've been running for several years, bacon rolls are available early (but they only make a limited number so get in quick) and the lunchtime pies are superb.

The museum will be open and is a must. The tour of the ground is good too. Best on non-match days when it includes the Long Room and Media Centre.

Basically, it's Lord's. Whatever the game, it's a great place to be.

Does having a Warwickshire membership get you into anywhere that you wouldn't get into if you weren't a member?

Pavilion - but you have to wear shirt, tie, jacket etc at Lord’s.

Thanks. Is a jacket a must, or will shirt, trousers and tie do? Are raincoats allowed?! And do you happen to know if Warwickshire members are allowed to take any guests in?
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#48
I remember someone who used to take out county membership at Middlesex so that they could take a guest into the Pavillion when in London on a match day. If you lived more than 50 miles away it was as cheap as chips :-) .... but those days have sadly probably gone.
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#49
Thanks for the info; as I say I haven't been since we won the last B&H so overdue a visit.

With regards to the Museum, how long does it take to go round? Would like to dedicate enough time to see it properly rather than rush round?

Thanks again!
Bears fan, Wolves fan, blood red Socialist, a not so vital statistician...
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#50
The museum can fill the lunch interval nicely. It's stuff in glass cases that you need to stop and read about so you can adjust your time accordingly. My favourite piece in WG Grace's bat on the back of which he has written "I played against the Australians with this bat ".
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#51
Re: Lords

Used to be the case that visiting members only had access to Middlesex members facilities (under the Tavern stand) - not MCC main pavilion.

From memory this was amongst the various exceptions and exclusions that were listed in the back of the old membership card booklet.

I can't imagine this will ever have changed.
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#52
I think this helps:
https://www.lords.org/visiting/coming-to...-members-/
"Other than on NatWest T20 Blast match days, members of the eighteen First-Class Counties, on payment of the ground admission charge and on production of their county membership pass, may enter the Pavilion at Lord’s on a day when their county is playing.
They are not permitted to bring guests into the Pavilion. Junior members are not permitted in the Pavilion under the age of twelve.
All county members must be dressed in accordance with the Pavilion Dress Regulations."
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#53
Thanks Terry, that's really helpful. I'd better get some appropriate clothing before the summer!
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#54
(14-12-2017, 08:43 PM)Exiled Bear Wrote: Thanks Terry, that's really helpful. I'd better get some appropriate clothing before the summer!

Yes, make a choice from your vast array of cravats!
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(14-12-2017, 06:15 PM)Terry Wrote: I think this helps:
https://www.lords.org/visiting/coming-to...-members-/
"Other than on NatWest T20 Blast match days, members of the eighteen First-Class Counties, on payment of the ground admission charge and on production of their county membership pass, may enter the Pavilion at Lord’s on a day when their county is playing.
They are not permitted to bring guests into the Pavilion. Junior members are not permitted in the Pavilion under the age of twelve.
All county members must be dressed in accordance with the Pavilion Dress Regulations."


I doff my cap to you Terry - I'll have to dig out my smoking jacket, salmon pink trousers and cravat for next summer's visit! Shy
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#56
Just to be absolutely sure, I suggest that you order a pair of these shoes:
http://foster.co.uk/our-products/bespoke...r_jan2013/
I'm told that wearing a monocle also helps.
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#57
Lots of interesting, and competitive cricket to follow before the new English season, with the qualifying tournament for the 2019 World Cup, and the U19 World Cup in New Zealand, as well as the first four day test between SA and Zim on Boxing Day.
While Robert may be bad, Robert is not all Mugabe's.
There are GOOD Mugabe's
It is Warwickshire County Cricket Club!
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(19-12-2017, 12:54 PM)The Good Mugabe Wrote: Lots of interesting, and competitive cricket to follow before the new English season, with the qualifying tournament for the 2019 World Cup, and the U19 World Cup in New Zealand, as well as the first four day test between SA and Zim on Boxing Day.

And don't forget two more Ashes tests - interesting if not competitive
LE - aka John
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#59
Indeed, probably very one sided events :-(
While Robert may be bad, Robert is not all Mugabe's.
There are GOOD Mugabe's
It is Warwickshire County Cricket Club!
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#60
Preparation for the coming season:
https://warwickshireccc.com/news/trought...p-cricket/
Presumably jokes about clowns and circus tents will not be appropriate.
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