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Major Match Day Allocation
#1
The major match day allocation for 2020-2024 has been announced:

"In total, the venue will host 31 days of major match cricket over the five-year period, including three One-Day Internationals and three International T20s whilst also being awarded Finals Day of the existing Vitality Blast for the five-year period.

Edgbaston Stadium has been given the following Major Match Days:

• Four Test matches, including 2023 Ashes Test
• Three One-Day Internationals and three International T20s
• Edgbaston to be a host venue in the ECB’s new T20 competition starting in 2020
• Finals Day of existing Vitality Blast to be staged in each of the five summers"

Seems like a pretty good haul on the face of it?
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#2
That's a better allocation than most grounds, and good as anyone was likely to get.

Well done to the senior management team for presenting the clubs case so well.
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#3
Yes... looks like a very good allocation. Well done to everyone at the club.
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#4
As usual, some strong words from George, especially about Colin Graves:
http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/2...h-millions
I'm glad to see that, in passing, he makes reference to my particular hobby horse, a stadium with a roof.
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#5
One thing you can't accuse George of - sitting on the fence!
LE - aka John
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#6
George is correct.... a stadium with a roof in this country is a must.
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#7
And with all the winter cricket played, central heating too!
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#8
The season starts in a few weeks... had, glove and scalf will do ?
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#9
It is something i would like to see. I believe the Etihad stadium in Melbourne has a retractable roof, and is multi purpose, so build a stadium like that. Would be nice to have a short sharpe competition say in January over 2 weeks have a 20 or a 40 over knockout cup competition. Anybody remember they had a hit and giggle comp in the Millennium stadium about 15 years ago, which was a bit of a joke because it was just to small, but it was just a exhibition, a bit of entertainment over a weekend.
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(24-02-2018, 01:34 PM)rednalbear Wrote: It is something i would like to see. I believe the Etihad stadium in Melbourne has a retractable roof, and is multi purpose, so build a stadium like that. Would be nice to have a short sharpe competition say in January over 2 weeks have a 20 or a 40 over knockout cup competition. Anybody remember they had a hit and giggle comp in the Millennium stadium about 15 years ago, which was a bit of a joke because it was just to small, but it was just a exhibition, a bit of entertainment over a weekend.

The Melbourne Renegades play their home Big Bash games at the Etihad.
Way back in August 2000, I saw two ODIs between Australia and South Africa at the Etihad in an out-of-season pair of fixtures.  The crowd size was around 35,000 for each fixture. 
I thought it was a great facility; but Melbourne folk are very wedded to the MCG and winter cricket hasn't really caught on, with Aussie Rules dominating the non-summer months. 
The Etihad is also used as a major concert venue with the likes of Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift appearing there this year.
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Mixed feelings about a retractable roof to be honest; on the one hand it would be great for internationals and finals as it would allow for matches to be decided on merit and not allow teams who are dead and buried hang on whilst checking the weather forecast.

On the other hand, in the domestic game it would further exasperate the financial disparity between the haves and have nots. Big club with a Test ground (Lets say Surrey) build a retractable roof, have little lost time due to the weather (Presumably some minutes would still be lost opening and closing the roof) as a result, during a wet couple of weeks they shoot up the table whilst all the other teams are unable to play. Smaller teams already on a knife edge (Say Worcestershire, who already lose enough hours due to the location of New Road) lose money and points as they are unable to get out on the ground.

With regards to Melbourne, it can only be the roof that attracts T20 to the Ethiad, given that it's capacity is less than half the MCG?
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(01-03-2018, 05:06 AM)randombear Wrote: Mixed feelings about a retractable roof to be honest; on the one hand it would be great for internationals and finals as it would allow for matches to be decided on merit and not allow teams who are dead and buried hang on whilst checking the weather forecast.

On the other hand, in the domestic game it would further exasperate the financial disparity between the haves and have nots. Big club with a Test ground (Lets say Surrey) build a retractable roof, have little lost time due to the weather (Presumably some minutes would still be lost opening and closing the roof) as a result, during a wet couple of weeks they shoot up the table whilst all the other teams are unable to play. Smaller teams already on a knife edge (Say Worcestershire, who already lose enough hours due to the location of New Road) lose money and points as they are unable to get out on the ground.

With regards to Melbourne, it can only be the roof that attracts T20 to the Ethiad, given that it's capacity is less than half the MCG?

You're right about the potential downside of some clubs having a covered stadium and some not.  But from a spectator point of view, knowing that the match will go ahead regardless of the weather would surely help pre-match ticket sales and persuade people to turn upon the day rather than sit at home looking at the weather forecast.. 
You are also right that Melbourne folk have generally viewed the Etihad with mixed feelings, mainly because of their love of the MCG.
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#13
RB your assumption that Surrey (in your example) would shoot up the table assumes they actually win their "rain-unaffected" games. It could easily be they lose what would otherwise have been a draw.

Build the roof and put the spectator first, for once
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#14
LE - Yes, it is a large assumption and as you say a team that is on the ground in all weathers due to their facilities could just as easily lose matches as draw or win them. However my concern about certain teams having the facility to play in any weather and potentially gain points whilst other teams are twiddling their thumbs in the pavilion remains.

Despite this, I am surprised that serious efforts have not been made to at least look at retractable roofs in this country; I seem to remember Dennis Amiss being keenly interested in the prospect 20 years ago!
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(02-03-2018, 06:21 AM)randombear Wrote: LE - Yes, it is a large assumption and as you say a team that is on the ground in all weathers due to their facilities could just as easily lose matches as draw or win them. However my concern about certain teams having the facility to play in any weather and potentially gain points whilst other teams are twiddling their thumbs in the pavilion remains.

Despite this, I am surprised that serious efforts have not been made to at least look at retractable roofs in this country; I seem to remember Dennis Amiss being keenly interested in the prospect 20 years ago!

It's exciting news that the Bears have been chosen to play a special 50 over game against Yorkshire on the first of next month to showcase the launch of the new Headingley retractable roof:
https://yorkshireccc.com/news/view/3527/...ket-ground
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#16
Nice one. We really do have a game starting four weeks on Sunday. I wondered if we should think about playing it in the tent.
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(02-03-2018, 09:11 AM)GrizzlyBear Wrote: Nice one. We really do have a game starting four weeks on Sunday. I wondered if we should think about playing it in the tent.

As my granny used to say, if March comes in like a lion, it will go out like a lamb. 
Get the sunscreen and the shorts ready for the first game.
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(24-02-2018, 10:49 AM)Warleybear Wrote: George is correct....  a stadium with a roof in this country is a must.

A stadium with a roof is possible (practical even)  in a number of sports BUT in cricket its not only uneconomic but totally impractical - Think about it how high would the stands/supporting structures have to be? What would happen if the ball hit the roof? Could you be caught off the roof (providing the ball's within the boundary of course) - In the modern game I can think of a fair number of cricketers that would quite easily smack the ball against the roof on a regular basis.

A stadium with a roof is a non starter in my view BUT in the crazy new world that is Baseball (sorry Cricket) you never know eh?
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The problem of hitting the roof is easily solved - the batsman is out providing the ball is caught one-handed !!
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#20
They have changed the rules a couple of times at the Etihad; but I think the current rule is that if it hits the roof, it's six.
I'd rather be watching a game where the roof very occasionally gets in the way than sitting at home lamenting the fact that it's raining and too wet to play.
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