Scarborough Cricket Ground

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Joined: April 14th, 2017, 11:25 am

April 14th, 2017, 11:27 am #1

We should like to come to the Yorkshire v Essex match at Scarborough this year. Not having been there for some considerable time and understanding there is little seating under cover, we wondered if it is possible to move round the ground during the day so that one is always in the shade? Lynda is unable to deal with the heat, so we should have to give up on the trip if we are unable to sit out of the sun (should it be shining, of course!).

Thanks in advance.
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Joined: September 3rd, 2014, 1:34 pm

April 14th, 2017, 11:47 am #2

This is a good question, Steve, as shade is a bit of an issue at Scarborough if it should be really hot and sunny.

But the short answer is, Yes, you can always move around the ground. You are not tied to a pre-bought seat or anything. In fact, it is one of the joys of County Cricket that you can roam about, stretch your legs, and enjoy a different perspective from time to time. As long, of course, as you don't move behind the bowler's arm when play is from the end you're at!

The Trafalgar Square end of Scarborough has seats that are under cover, and in shade for much of the day, You should be fine if you base yourselves there, especially towards the back. If the mid-afternoon gets too hot, and you can't find a little niche of shade somewhere, you can always leave for an hour or so, and come back when the sun has moved/lost some strength. They give you a Pass Out ticket so you don't pay twice. Another of the little joys of the county game.

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Joined: February 10th, 2014, 7:23 pm

April 14th, 2017, 11:50 am #3

We should like to come to the Yorkshire v Essex match at Scarborough this year. Not having been there for some considerable time and understanding there is little seating under cover, we wondered if it is possible to move round the ground during the day so that one is always in the shade? Lynda is unable to deal with the heat, so we should have to give up on the trip if we are unable to sit out of the sun (should it be shining, of course!).

Thanks in advance.
The only thing in the shade at Scarborough is normally the opposition!
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Joined: April 14th, 2017, 11:25 am

April 14th, 2017, 12:05 pm #4

We should like to come to the Yorkshire v Essex match at Scarborough this year. Not having been there for some considerable time and understanding there is little seating under cover, we wondered if it is possible to move round the ground during the day so that one is always in the shade? Lynda is unable to deal with the heat, so we should have to give up on the trip if we are unable to sit out of the sun (should it be shining, of course!).

Thanks in advance.
Thankyou very much, very informative. Looks like our trip is on, then, so we shall look for accommodation as we don't really want to drive over each day (we live in Richmond).
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Joined: June 3rd, 2014, 8:54 pm

April 14th, 2017, 12:53 pm #5

We should like to come to the Yorkshire v Essex match at Scarborough this year. Not having been there for some considerable time and understanding there is little seating under cover, we wondered if it is possible to move round the ground during the day so that one is always in the shade? Lynda is unable to deal with the heat, so we should have to give up on the trip if we are unable to sit out of the sun (should it be shining, of course!).

Thanks in advance.
Just one additional point, to ensure that you get a seat in the shade arrive early and 'bagsy' it. Quite a few Yorkshire supporters prefer the shade to the sun and if you roll in at 1100 they might be taken, or at the very least you might find it a struggle to find two together.
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Joined: September 3rd, 2014, 1:34 pm

April 14th, 2017, 1:07 pm #6

We should like to come to the Yorkshire v Essex match at Scarborough this year. Not having been there for some considerable time and understanding there is little seating under cover, we wondered if it is possible to move round the ground during the day so that one is always in the shade? Lynda is unable to deal with the heat, so we should have to give up on the trip if we are unable to sit out of the sun (should it be shining, of course!).

Thanks in advance.
Lucky you, living in Richmond! What a lovely place.
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Joined: January 21st, 2004, 7:13 pm

April 14th, 2017, 2:08 pm #7

We should like to come to the Yorkshire v Essex match at Scarborough this year. Not having been there for some considerable time and understanding there is little seating under cover, we wondered if it is possible to move round the ground during the day so that one is always in the shade? Lynda is unable to deal with the heat, so we should have to give up on the trip if we are unable to sit out of the sun (should it be shining, of course!).

Thanks in advance.
One thing to note. The Trafalgar Square end isn't a 'normal' part of the ground. Scarborough & Yorkshire members can use it free of change. Non members have to pay an extra charge. For this reason anyone 'paying on the gate' pays more at the Trafalgar Square entrance. Its not normally a 'problem' but every so often the stewards do check that those who aren't allowed are using the Trafalgar Square facilities.

The Scarborough gates open for members at 09:30 (although its not known for them to be late) with non members being allowed in from 10:00, although usually non members are allowed in once the members' queue has gone down. Although the ground is no where near full for a county game there is a queue before the gates open so members can get 'their' chosen seats. I'm normally a 'late comer' getting there around 09:15.
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Joined: April 14th, 2017, 11:25 am

April 14th, 2017, 3:01 pm #8

We should like to come to the Yorkshire v Essex match at Scarborough this year. Not having been there for some considerable time and understanding there is little seating under cover, we wondered if it is possible to move round the ground during the day so that one is always in the shade? Lynda is unable to deal with the heat, so we should have to give up on the trip if we are unable to sit out of the sun (should it be shining, of course!).

Thanks in advance.
Thankyou again for the additional information. We tend to arrive for matches at about 10am, but maybe we should arrive earlier than that.
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Joined: April 2nd, 2009, 12:57 pm

April 14th, 2017, 7:40 pm #9

We should like to come to the Yorkshire v Essex match at Scarborough this year. Not having been there for some considerable time and understanding there is little seating under cover, we wondered if it is possible to move round the ground during the day so that one is always in the shade? Lynda is unable to deal with the heat, so we should have to give up on the trip if we are unable to sit out of the sun (should it be shining, of course!).

Thanks in advance.
I've been watching cricket at Scarborough for almost 40 years.
Sunburn has rarely been an issue.
I'd be more concerned about wind-chill if i were you...
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Joined: September 3rd, 2014, 1:34 pm

April 14th, 2017, 9:50 pm #10

We should like to come to the Yorkshire v Essex match at Scarborough this year. Not having been there for some considerable time and understanding there is little seating under cover, we wondered if it is possible to move round the ground during the day so that one is always in the shade? Lynda is unable to deal with the heat, so we should have to give up on the trip if we are unable to sit out of the sun (should it be shining, of course!).

Thanks in advance.
Well, yes, Steve, the question may be a good one, but the issue is likely to be purely academic! Wrap up warm is most likely the best advice!
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