Next years venues

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August 30th, 2016, 3:50 pm #31

T20 finals day was raised at the last member's forum. The answer was that we don't have the facilities to host it so we haven't bid for one. It was then inferred that we may do once the football stand has been rebuilt
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August 30th, 2016, 6:24 pm #32

That would make sense. We could hardly reasonably argue that we have superior facilities to Edgbaston and Trent Bridge- the two upcoming hosts- at present.
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August 31st, 2016, 11:00 pm #33

Attendences are high at Scarborough no doubt about it, but cann YCCC afford to play x amount of days cricket away from their ground? That's the key question.

I wonder how the other counties get along, do other clubs also own their outgrounds?
Two or three years ago I travelled from Brussels to Scarborough for a Notts game (Gale's 270-odd ...). Was delighted at how easy it was -- two hours Brussels to St Pancras, 5 minutes walk to Kings X, 2 hours to York, 50 minutes to Scarborough.
Couldn't actually do it and back in a day, but still ... got there after a day's work, ready for a lie-in and 11 o'clock start the next day. Brilliant.
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August 31st, 2016, 11:33 pm #34

and they whinge about having to travel to scarborough from west yorkshire.
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September 1st, 2016, 8:32 am #35

At the risk of being shot down in flames.

Would it really be the worst thing in the world if there was not a CC game at Headingley during July/August?

I'm not suggesting that there's no Cricket but with the various proposals for T20s, 50/50 games, Yorkshire Diamonds and Internationals the summer dates can fill up. From a business perspective would the club be justified in getting more bums on seats for games that only last 1 day each.

July and August (kids holidays I guess) see an increase in attendances but I'm not sure that day 3 of a game vs Hampshire (made that fixture up) is going to appeal to the day out with the kids market. Cheap prices and kids for a quid will fill the larger ground, sell more burgers and beer than at Scarborough.

I love going to Scarborough, great ground and ideally suited to 4 day games. Continuing to host the 4 day games on the coast seems a good fit. The excellent crowds we get here would more than fill many main county grounds (thinking Taunton, Sussex etc).

The population around Leeds is a larger Market to attract 'day out' supporters than Scarborough. A different demographic but not a bad one.



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September 1st, 2016, 11:24 am #36

There wasn't a 10,000 crowd on the first day. 4971. Almost exactly the same on day 2. Chris Waters recorded the final aggregate as 15,300. Day 3 lower coz of the weather and day 4 the usual lower last day figure.

Looking at my 1980s photos of championship matches, i would say that championship crowds at Scarbs now are much, much higher than in the 1980s. Over the past 15 years or so when exact crowd numbers have been recorded, the crowds have been largely unchanged. Exception in 2001 when the first title for 33 years was in view. Great video of that match, BTW, on You Tube. Higher attendances now, as against the 1980s, might reflect the higher number of retired people in the UK population compared to the 1980s.

One day crowds at Scarbs are lower than, say, the 1990s and much lower than in the 1970s/early 1980s - again from looking at old photos and recent announced gate figures. The 1970s crowds of course benefited from one day cricket still being a relative novelty. The recent decline vis a vis the 1990s i am sure is partly because of the endless messing around with the 40/50 over competitions.
I always felt that the one day crowds for the Sunday League games in the early eighties were higher because it was the only place you could get a drink after 2pm
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September 1st, 2016, 11:46 am #37

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Posted Sep 1, 2016 12:24 PM

I always felt that the one day crowds for the Sunday League games in the early eighties were higher because it was the only place you could get a drink after 2pm


True & the shops weren't open either I don't think.
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September 1st, 2016, 4:26 pm #38

ST is right about the Sunday League. It got so bad that they had to close the bars for a while and I remember the start of the ban on bringing alcohol into the ground. But people got used to going to cricket on a Sunday afternoon. The rot started when they changed the Sunday League to the One Day League. The first few games under floodlights were well attended, but the crowds soon tailed off as people realised that it's cold and they can watch matches in the pub where it's warmer & the beer is cheaper
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September 1st, 2016, 6:03 pm #39

I think floodlit games are a red herring. From my experience far more people are put off going because of the late finishes and the cold than are attracted. Especially in 50 over games. It is just unnecessary.
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September 1st, 2016, 6:15 pm #40

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Posted Sep 1, 2016 7:03 PM

I think floodlit games are a red herring. From my experience far more people are put off going because of the late finishes and the cold than are attracted. Especially in 50 over games. It is just unnecessary.

I agree 100% with the above.
The ECB administrators confuse the balmy evenings in the sub-continent & Australia with the chill evenings we enjoy(?) here even at the height of summer.
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