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In The Hut / Re: What county/international grounds have you been to?
« Last post by Slogger on September 23, 2021, 06:45:50 PM »
I was at Fenners when the umpires suspended play because of the cold. 1981, I think, with Pringle playing for the university. Ilford 1980, when we played Somerset and half the team had flu, was freezing too. That was the Bank Holiday Monday, the day the SAS went into the Iranian embassy. The hottest, Southchurch Park 1989 springs to mind. The Saturday v Yorks, which was the game which attracted the 25 point penalty.
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In The Hut / Re: What county/international grounds have you been to?
« Last post by Andy on September 23, 2021, 05:55:06 PM »
Coldest place I've watched cricket is Canterbury.

That place is insane in April.

Makes Barren Park look balmy.

Lord's can get really nippy too.

I remember watching the 1991 FA Cup Final from the tv in the old indoor nets - there was a match going on in the ground but it was artic conditions out there.
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In The Hut / Re: What county/international grounds have you been to?
« Last post by Valentines Park on September 23, 2021, 05:34:12 PM »
Coldest place I've watched cricket is Canterbury.

That place is insane in April.

Makes Barren Park look balmy.

Lord's can get really nippy too.
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In The Hut / Re: What county/international grounds have you been to?
« Last post by squarelegumpire on September 23, 2021, 04:44:44 PM »
Of the more obscure grounds (or no longer used) I've been to Folkstone, Bath, the old Hastings, Shenley, Radlett, and Tring.
All the usual ones like Lords, Oval etc, but the best have to be Tunbridge Wells, Arundel, and at number one Wormsley.
It was there I saw Essex play the Unicorns in April, and it was probably the coldest day I have ever watched cricket! Luckily there was a Yorkshire tea van, giving away free tea.

Coldest place I've overmatched cricket was Edinburgh in(I think) 2005 when Essex played Scotalnd. Early May, the ground faced North and there was a strong North wind blowing
I was frozen!
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In The Hut / Re: MCC cave in to woke brigade
« Last post by bobw on September 22, 2021, 06:07:51 PM »
I am a little concerned about the proposal for batsperSON. Why not batsperTHEY to also cover batsperDAUGHTER?
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In The Hut / Re: MCC cave in to woke brigade
« Last post by smandlej on September 22, 2021, 05:42:14 PM »
I did think about batsperson, pablo, but as far as I can see - certainly in the men's game - we don't have any transitioning players at the moment.  Or, at least, none who have made themselves known.  If you don't identify with any gender, surely you can't play in either the men's or women's format?  As for which loo you use, the mind boggles.

Lynda
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Club Administration / Members Committee Form
« Last post by bwildered on September 22, 2021, 04:55:40 PM »
The Club will be hosting a virtual Members’ Forum at 6:30pm on Monday 27 September via the Zoom conferencing platform.

This Forum will focus on the new Members’ Committee which is being formed following the recent changes to the Club’s Constitution. It will be hosted by the recently nominated and ratified Members’ Committee Chairman, Mike Smith, along with Executive Chairman John Faragher and Board Member Peter Butler.

The newly formed Committee will include three allocated positions for Members who will be voted on via a ballot by the wider Club Membership. Further information will be discussed during the event, plus details on how the nomination process will work.

Members will have an opportunity to submit questions to our panel on the night or in advance by emailing: questions@essexcricket.org.uk. The invite to the Forum will be emailed to all Members with an email address linked to their Membership account ahead of the Forum.

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In The Hut / Re: MCC cave in to woke brigade
« Last post by pablo on September 22, 2021, 04:42:58 PM »
Do keep up Lynda. You can't call them batsmen and batswomen  unless you add batsperson because some  may be transitioning or don't identify with any gender. As has been said language evolves sometimes  into self indulgent insanity at the behest of a micro minority.
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In The Hut / Re: MCC cave in to woke brigade
« Last post by essexfan548 on September 22, 2021, 03:24:04 PM »
MCC have deemed it necessary to amend the rules of cricket to replace the term batsman with batter. This is totally unnecessary. If people want to use batter that is their prerogative but it is also mine to use batsman as I have all my life. You would think they had better things to do with there time.

Batter is what I have on my fish ...
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In The Hut / Re: MCC cave in to woke brigade
« Last post by bwildered on September 22, 2021, 03:21:45 PM »
Language is always evolving, so who cares,  and who the ….  are the woke brigade ?
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