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Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
« Reply #2160 on: February 12, 2024, 04:38:07 PM »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/68265906

Ashley Giles gives more info about the Worcester flood plain AKA New Road.

It would be a shame if they had to leave New Road but understandably leaving is an option.

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Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
« Reply #2161 on: February 12, 2024, 06:33:10 PM »
It is mad the amount of floods in the last 20 years…ECB will have got rid of the Worcesters / Leicesters to Minor Counties level before they need to make the decision to leave NR…bound to be a ‘Strauss Review’ suggesting 8 test ground based counties within the next few years.

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Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
« Reply #2162 on: February 13, 2024, 12:40:21 PM »
Do think Worcester should think about moving. The ground is under water most of the time.

Shame, as it is a nice venue.

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Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
« Reply #2163 on: February 17, 2024, 09:19:39 PM »
Gloucestershire legend Mike Proctor has died at 77.

He and ‘Z’ were my favourite cricketers as a kid

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Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
« Reply #2164 on: February 20, 2024, 12:40:03 AM »
Proctor was the top all-rounder of the 70s. A devastating bowler in one-day cricket for Glaaaaaaaaster.

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Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
« Reply #2165 on: March 08, 2024, 05:04:39 PM »
Just catching up on the news that Duncan Fearnley has died.

I had their bats when I was an average club player back in the day so out of idle curiosity I looked on their website at their latest offerings. They have cricket bats for £800! I had a DF Magnum which was top of the range and cost me £75 in about 1987. How times change!

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Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
« Reply #2166 on: March 09, 2024, 01:42:25 AM »
DF bats were all the rage in the 80's, there doesn't seem to be any pros using them now... all club cricketers by the looks of their website.

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Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
« Reply #2167 on: March 19, 2024, 06:30:32 PM »
https://edgbaston.com/news/edgbaston-set-for-major-hotel-and-stand-redevelopment/

New hotel and stands being redeveloped at Edgbaston.

I can see why they want the hotel but redeveloping the stands without increasing capacity seems a little pointless.

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Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
« Reply #2168 on: March 20, 2024, 06:46:36 PM »
https://edgbaston.com/news/edgbaston-set-for-major-hotel-and-stand-redevelopment/

New hotel and stands being redeveloped at Edgbaston.

I can see why they want the hotel but redeveloping the stands without increasing capacity seems a little pointless.

Yes, there is so much demand for Eng international tickets. You could easily build a 40k stadium there and at a few other grounds. Maybe they will add more seat to the remaining stand at the City end.

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Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
« Reply #2169 on: March 29, 2024, 07:58:56 PM »
Worcs have signed Jason Holder for first 5 county championship games - happy with that, with Smith from NZ we might end up playing 4/5 all rounders every game, bit of depth to a v iffy batting order :-)

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Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
« Reply #2170 on: March 30, 2024, 12:49:25 PM »
Exciting signing.  Looking forward to seeing them all in action.

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Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
« Reply #2171 on: March 30, 2024, 01:58:06 PM »
Won’t be at NR Steve….looke like it’s under water again

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Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
« Reply #2172 on: March 30, 2024, 03:04:36 PM »
Won’t be at NR Steve….looke like it’s under water again

Yeah first 2 matches are been played at Kidderminster.

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Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
« Reply #2173 on: March 30, 2024, 03:08:54 PM »
Won’t be at NR Steve….looke like it’s under water again

Yeah first 2 matches are been played at Kidderminster.

Yes I saw.  Need a fair bit of sun to get things back on track.  Hoping for a battling Worcestershire and not one that continually collapses. 

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Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
« Reply #2174 on: April 04, 2024, 05:50:21 AM »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/68723665

More from Gilo about the New Road flood plain and exploring other options, I new that it flooded annually but seven floods this winter is astonishing.

It is costing a small fortune to remain there and the flooding gets worse every year so can the Pears afford to stay there?

 


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