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If so, where would you sit for a game? Is the Peter May stand ok?
It's a nice ground, I'd sit anywhere but if the weather's good the open stand, sidelong to the pitch, near the gasworks, is great
many thanks. Can't wait...
Don't suppose you know the name of that stand, do ya?
Is it beneficial to have a bit of a diagonal view so you can see the stumps clearer, or is everything just a dot from that distance?
like when the crowd appeals for lbw - absolutely ridiculous. Bit of an angle is nice but side on is fine too. If you're going to T20 it won't matter as you'll be massively pissed.
Front-on means you can judge the movement of the ball and the quality of the strokeplay better. Side-on means you can appreciate the cricket match as tableau and slowly drink yourself into bliss without investing too much care in on-field proceedings. Diagonal is a bit of both plus more likely to get the ball hit towards you.
not speaking about the Oval particularly, but I've always preferred to watch from one the ends — especially for tests. There's no excitement to be had from a swing/black-and-a-miss viewed from the side.
better to watch from one of the ends if you're fully absorbed in the game. Unless you're a pace-bowling fetishist, then you can watch from the side and gawp at how quick they all are.
definitely the best, and slightly raised is useful too. personally i like the lower bedser stand or the open part of the lock stand.
It’s side on, by the gas works. You’ll have the large stand to your right and the pavilion (Bedser) stand to your left. The May stand is open to the elements, and is south facing, so take sun cream. You’ll be able to see the game pretty easily, as this is the lowest point in the ground, and you’ll never be more than about 20 yards from the boundary. My favourite spot is actually in the Bedser stand, on the second level, right where the players come in and out, and just into the sunshine.
AS IT WERE GFAHAHA
The side-on stand near the school on the Harleyford Road side of the ground is a bit pants, and the pitch is usually miles away from it, I find.
The players come down the steps through the members’ seats and then turn left and work their way down through the pleb pews. Getting a nod from Sashin Tendulkar on his way past is pretty exciting, even for a 30 year-old.
When I last checked this thread, there was 4 replies so got the Peter May stand seats. Bloody computer / DiS...
I'll try some of your other suggestions next time. Really excited. Never seen an international before, just a bit of county.
(Or is this a cricketing joke that's gone over my head like a Graeme Hick drive into the covers?)
and they're importing some WWF referees as 'supplementary match officials'
enjoy it : )
i'm going to take the cut price option this year and go for tickets to see aus vs pak at lords. £40 for a day of test cricket is too good to pass up.
But it was only £6 more for the England v Pakistan test so opted for potential Home Nation bragging rights
that's ridiculously cheap for an england game! excellent.
But yeah... the Thursday is still only 1/3 sold and full of £46 seats.
thanks for the tip : )
and 16.50 day 5 at the Oval and you get to see England...
i had tickets to the last day of the last two home ashes series. first time i got a near perfect day's cricket, second time we won it in the afternoon of the 4th day and i nearly cried.
Had a great half day at Lord's and then afternoon in the plush boozers of Maida Vale. Then broke my foot prior to the Oval test and had to give my ticket to my mate, a bit mean but I was thrilled when it didn't go the distance.
Day five tickets mean four days of stress and sometimes having to go against your team. Evens out the price I suppose.
i love 5th day tickets (though i resent the price rises and how some grounds made them non-refundable during the ashes) but if there are day two tickets for going for £45 then i'm taking them : )
please last until day 5... not had much luck this summer with going to day 3 of the Lord's test.
can anyone recommend a particular stand at lords? i don't know it even half as well as i do the oval.
aka The Wind-Tunnel
Upper Compton and Edrich are great, as are all other stands
why tickets are a tenner cheaper for the pakistan vs aus game.
If you fancy being cold and miserable while everyone else basks in the best major sports-stadium in London
cold, windy and unpleasant. That low ceiling is pretty depressing too.
surrounded by schoolkids
we got by, just about
noen of whom can make the england vs pakistan game in august and one of whom is pushing for the cheapest option. i'm going to give way on the game but not the choice of stand.