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TC1
Post subject: Lords Tickets for Sri Lanka Test - Plenty availability all days
PostPosted: 09:09 on 9th Jun 2014

Joined: 16:04 on 2nd Sep 2011
Posts: 82
Just checked on their site. Plenty available for all days.
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Cuthbert Rizla
Post subject: Re: Lords Tickets for Sri Lanka Test - Plenty availability all days
PostPosted: 10:39 on 9th Jun 2014

Joined: 20:14 on 21st Mar 2012
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Quelle surprise.
There's only so many times the ECB can bleed cricket fans dry.
Plus the World Cup starts on the same day.Excellent timing.
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GMH2
Post subject: Re: Lords Tickets for Sri Lanka Test - Plenty availability all days
PostPosted: 10:59 on 9th Jun 2014

Joined: 10:48 on 22nd Aug 2011
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I have booked a few tickets for Trent Bridge, OT and Oval but with the pricing, it has (for me anyway) ruled out anyway that I will just make a last minute decision to just go to a day if the weathers good/can book day of work, which I always used to do. £75 for a decent seat FFS.
IMO the pricing structure for test matches in this country is one of the biggest problems facing the game in this country. Its going the same way as football.
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blueandy1mac
Post subject: Re: Lords Tickets for Sri Lanka Test - Plenty availability all d
PostPosted: 11:22 on 9th Jun 2014

Joined: 12:30 on 14th Jul 2008
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Location: Preston UK
TBF the pricing at some of the 'regional' grounds has been fair enough, £35 for the ODI at OT.
London prices .... wow. £75 for a days cricket against a decent side who are unfortunately not a great draw, especially after the performances of the last 12 months. Somebody needs to get their head out of the sand.
With no terrestrial cricket on tv, we are going the right way to kill the sport.
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TC1
Post subject: Re: Lords Tickets for Sri Lanka Test - Plenty availability all days
PostPosted: 12:28 on 9th Jun 2014

Joined: 16:04 on 2nd Sep 2011
Posts: 82
Cuthbert Rizla Wrote:
Quelle surprise.
There's only so many times the ECB can bleed cricket fans dry.
Plus the World Cup starts on the same day.Excellent timing.


Couldn't agree more.I shall look forward to counting the empty seats as I watch it on the TV
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MelonHead
Post subject: Re: Lords Tickets for Sri Lanka Test - Plenty availability all days
PostPosted: 07:39 on 10th Jun 2014

Joined: 07:43 on 16th Feb 2011
Posts: 43
TC1 Wrote:
Cuthbert Rizla Wrote:
Quelle surprise.
There's only so many times the ECB can bleed cricket fans dry.
Plus the World Cup starts on the same day.Excellent timing.


Couldn't agree more.I shall look forward to counting the empty seats as I watch it on the TV



Agreed, of course: I could pay it, but I'm not going to, because I think the pricing is absurd.

Sad to say, the marketing men and accountants who run the game will not look at the sparse crowd and think 'my word, we must lower prices for Sri Lanka and other less attractive opponents, after all we want to keep Test cricket alive among all the main eight countries and we want to fill the grounds with proper cricket fans'.

Instead they will say: 'one dayers! more one dayers! As for Tests, well, we haven't had Australia here for, oo, at least a year, why don't we play them every year?'
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blueandy1mac
Post subject: Re: Lords Tickets for Sri Lanka Test - Plenty availability all d
PostPosted: 15:30 on 10th Jun 2014

Joined: 12:30 on 14th Jul 2008
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Location: Preston UK
MelonHead Wrote:
TC1 Wrote:
Cuthbert Rizla Wrote:
Quelle surprise.
There's only so many times the ECB can bleed cricket fans dry.
Plus the World Cup starts on the same day.Excellent timing.


Couldn't agree more.I shall look forward to counting the empty seats as I watch it on the TV



Agreed, of course: I could pay it, but I'm not going to, because I think the pricing is absurd.

Sad to say, the marketing men and accountants who run the game will not look at the sparse crowd and think 'my word, we must lower prices for Sri Lanka and other less attractive opponents, after all we want to keep Test cricket alive among all the main eight countries and we want to fill the grounds with proper cricket fans'.

Instead they will say: 'one dayers! more one dayers! As for Tests, well, we haven't had Australia here for, oo, at least a year, why don't we play them every year?'


Many a true word spoken in jest.
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MelonHead
Post subject: Re: Lords Tickets for Sri Lanka Test - Plenty availability all days
PostPosted: 07:49 on 13th Jun 2014

Joined: 07:43 on 16th Feb 2011
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blueandy1mac Wrote:
MelonHead Wrote:
TC1 Wrote:
Cuthbert Rizla Wrote:
Many a true word spoken in jest.



Jest? Bitter despair more like.

Add in that when they do chop off Tests against Sri Lanka, Pakistan, NZ etc, we will be told by the powers that be that it is shame that the cricketing public have failed to show support for such fixtures.......
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