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fernando
Post subject: Home Tests v India.
PostPosted: 15:27 on 16th Oct 2013

Joined: 12:48 on 25th Apr 2008
Posts: 1875
Just ordered my tkts for the Sat & Sun of the Test against India at Old Trafford. £60 fot the Sat and £45 for the Sun. The Sat tkt is a tenner more than the Ashes tkt i got. The tickets are actually 58 and 43,but admin is £2 a tkt plus postage. I never paid no admin or postage for the Ashes tkts. Just wandering if anyone else's tkts for other grounds have risen so much.
By the way,Ticketmaster are on the scene at Old Trafford now,don't think they've used them before.
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blueandy1mac
Post subject: Re: Home Tests v India.
PostPosted: 16:30 on 16th Oct 2013

Joined: 12:30 on 14th Jul 2008
Posts: 2154
Location: Preston UK
Just like the FA last night, no-one cares who buys/sells the tickets and at what price as long as the E&WCB make loads of dosh from cricket. After another long series this winter (repeat)they are expecting people to turn up in droves for another (repeat) series against opposition who have lost most of their household names and don't even command a large support from their expat community, well not in tests anyway.
Keeping my powder dry on this series Rob. I will be there but I aint rushing in to buy with any urgency 'cos there's no need. I was 'lucky' enough, along with everyone else who put their name down, to be 'selected' for the privelige of buying early - yeh right. i'll see you there, in a half empty ground barring Saturday.
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fernando
Post subject: Re: Home Tests v India.
PostPosted: 15:14 on 17th Oct 2013

Joined: 12:48 on 25th Apr 2008
Posts: 1875
blueandy1mac Wrote:
Just like the FA last night, no-one cares who buys/sells the tickets and at what price as long as the E&WCB make loads of dosh from cricket. After another long series this winter (repeat)they are expecting people to turn up in droves for another (repeat) series against opposition who have lost most of their household names and don't even command a large support from their expat community, well not in tests anyway.
Keeping my powder dry on this series Rob. I will be there but I aint rushing in to buy with any urgency 'cos there's no need. I was 'lucky' enough, along with everyone else who put their name down, to be 'selected' for the privelige of buying early - yeh right. i'll see you there, in a half empty ground barring Saturday.


Will do. With the lads on Sat, Maud and dowter on Sun.
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MelonHead
Post subject: Re: Home Tests v India.
PostPosted: 08:53 on 13th Nov 2013

Joined: 07:43 on 16th Feb 2011
Posts: 43
I was going to do 2 days at Nott'm, but settled for one once I saw the prices.
It's 65 quid for the ODI in Bristol. Can I afford that? Yes I can. Do I feel a bit of a mug paying that sort of sum and therefore am I thinking I won't bother? Yes indeed.

Prices have just got stupid. I can see that the sky's the limit for the Ashes (though maybe not once we're playing the Aussies every other year or every year for that matter) but for everyone else?
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Big Harvey
Post subject: Re: Home Tests v India.
PostPosted: 11:30 on 13th Nov 2013

Joined: 09:14 on 23rd Apr 2008
Posts: 2366
MelonHead Wrote:
I was going to do 2 days at Nott'm, but settled for one once I saw the prices.
It's 65 quid for the ODI in Bristol. Can I afford that? Yes I can. Do I feel a bit of a mug paying that sort of sum and therefore am I thinking I won't bother? Yes indeed.

Prices have just got stupid. I can see that the sky's the limit for the Ashes (though maybe not once we're playing the Aussies every other year or every year for that matter) but for everyone else?


In the case of the Bristol ODI, it's against India. India fans love their one day cricket, and because most UK based India fans can only expect to get to a handful of games every few years, they will pay whatever it costs. I suspect England fans might be the minority, but I reckon it will sell out regardless.

I totally agree with you about ticket prices though. Real wages in this country have been steadily falling now for years, yet ticket prices have been moving even faster in the opposite direction. I think they get away with it because of the small capacity of cricket grounds in this country.
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fernando
Post subject: Re: Home Tests v India.
PostPosted: 15:47 on 13th Nov 2013

Joined: 12:48 on 25th Apr 2008
Posts: 1875
Methinks its about time i started getting my money's worth from the Sports channels.
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