2017 Fixtures RELEASED!

Joined: 21 Jan 2004, 19:13

24 Nov 2016, 18:19 #21

No the fixtures are NOT out. The T20 fixtures are but the Championship have to wait until midnight. Those in power will only be happy when they've killed off the County Championship
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Joined: 21 Oct 2013, 13:37

24 Nov 2016, 18:36 #22

I am pleased the t20 starts on July 7 just in time for my holiday abroad, hope I don't miss any proper cricket.
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Joined: 11 Apr 2014, 07:14

24 Nov 2016, 18:37 #23

No the fixtures are NOT out. The T20 fixtures are but the Championship have to wait until midnight. Those in power will only be happy when they've killed off the County Championship
So, appointment to view Friday night? Gone. 3 from 7 home games on a Friday. Later start making it easier to get there for evening games? Partly gone. 7pm starts changing to 6:30pm starts. Having said all that, if you're planning on going to 4 home games or more the £70 season ticket remains excellent value.
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Joined: 07 Sep 2015, 21:28

24 Nov 2016, 19:26 #24

To be fair these are the fixtures that the marketing department need to get working on first in order to get selling those £70 season tickets.

There's also the DJ to book of course and hopefully other attractions to bring in the kind of audience they want.

6.30 seems a little bit early.

The two 14.30 weekend starts away at Trent bridge and Chesterfield should be popular days out, weather permitting of course.
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Joined: 24 May 2016, 21:00

24 Nov 2016, 21:11 #25

All 3 formats matter equally.
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Joined: 02 Apr 2014, 09:31

24 Nov 2016, 21:38 #26

Surely it's good business sense to get the fixtures which will make the club the most money into the public domain first?
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Joined: 06 Nov 2013, 09:50

24 Nov 2016, 22:07 #27

Do they really intend playing the Sunday fixture in the evening ? I'm not sure of the logic behind this with work and, especially, school the following morning. Surely an afternoon start would make more sense.
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Joined: 27 Mar 2014, 13:24

24 Nov 2016, 22:52 #28

Probably be 2:30pm the Sunday.
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Joined: 07 Sep 2015, 21:28

24 Nov 2016, 22:54 #29

Do they really intend playing the Sunday fixture in the evening ? I'm not sure of the logic behind this with work and, especially, school the following morning. Surely an afternoon start would make more sense.
All the Sat/Sun matches home or away are 14:30 starts.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/team ... e/fixtures
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Joined: 02 Apr 2014, 17:47

24 Nov 2016, 23:05 #30

Do they really intend playing the Sunday fixture in the evening ? I'm not sure of the logic behind this with work and, especially, school the following morning. Surely an afternoon start would make more sense.
It is not really a block, spread out over six weeks.
Yorkshire's programme is particularly disjointed, four games in the first eight days, a gap, seven games in a fortnight, another gap and the last three games in seven days. Presumably there will be a couple of championship games in the gaps. If so that is an awful lot of cricket though it will be at the best time of the year for spectators.
The players who are in both the championship and t20 sides will still have to make several changes of format. I thought avoiding that was one of the reasons for playing t20 in a block.
Finally why are Yorkshire playing three home games in six days? OK perhaps for members and those with a t20 season ticket but must affect attendances among those paying match by match. Surely it could have been better organised than that, or are Yorks just intending to economise on pitch preparation by playing all three games on the same strip?
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