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Jacklewicki
Post subject: Lords + oval
PostPosted: 22:54 on 27th Jun 2013

Joined: 22:49 on 27th Jun 2013
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I started going to watch England cricket the series against India when we became world no1. I went to oval and lords both 5 days. Also went to West Indies Odi at oval. I'm going lords 4th and 5th day and oval 5th day. I havn't really seen much atmosphere when been. Just wondering why? I know no instruments and fancy dress allowed. But why does that stop us singing? I understand lords with the kind of ground it is. But why don't we sing? Plus I'm hoping we will be singing all day everyday during ashes at all and every ground! Come on England lets puts these convicts back where belong!
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Big Harvey
Post subject: Re: Lords + oval
PostPosted: 23:11 on 27th Jun 2013

Joined: 09:14 on 23rd Apr 2008
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Jacklewicki Wrote:
I started going to watch England cricket the series against India when we became world no1. I went to oval and lords both 5 days. Also went to West Indies Odi at oval. I'm going lords 4th and 5th day and oval 5th day. I havn't really seen much atmosphere when been. Just wondering why? I know no instruments and fancy dress allowed. But why does that stop us singing? I understand lords with the kind of ground it is. But why don't we sing? Plus I'm hoping we will be singing all day everyday during ashes at all and every ground! Come on England lets puts these convicts back where belong!


The simple answer in the case of Lord's is that if you try and start singing there's a good chance you'll be thrown out.

In the case of other English grounds, nearly all of them have reserved seating, which makes it harder for large numbers of like-minded people to get together. Not everyone likes singing at cricket matches, and it's not much fun for anyone if you know that by doing so you're annoying the person next to you.

It's no coincidence that the Barmy Army came into existence in Australia, where in those days Ashes Test matches didn't sell out, and all the grounds there had grass banks or unreserved general admission areas. It's also no accident that for the first few years the Barmy Army only existed at away matches.
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