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Offline Captain Slaphead

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London Spirit*
« on: November 19, 2019, 05:25:06 PM »
(*For the unaware, a womens team in The 16.4 & based for some reason in Chelmsford)

Are Essex CCC under commercial pressure from ECB to publish so-called 'news' about this franchise on the Essex website?
If not, what percentage of essexcricket.org readers do the web editors think have any interest in this?

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Re: London Spirit*
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2019, 05:40:26 PM »
I think we all know the answer to Q1.

Offline smandlej

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Re: London Spirit*
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2019, 07:23:35 PM »
(*For the unaware, a womens team in The 16.4 & based for some reason in Chelmsford)

A bit similar to London Southend Airport, then.

Still think it sounds like a gin.

Lynda

Offline Andy

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Re: London Spirit*
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2019, 07:49:09 PM »
Why not call them the London Seaxes? No one knows what they are, but the downmarket tabloids would have a field day.
Make America Great (Britain) Again.

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Re: London Spirit*
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2019, 06:58:12 AM »
(*For the unaware, a womens team in The 16.4 & based for some reason in Chelmsford)

A bit similar to London Southend Airport, then.

Still think it sounds like a gin.

Lynda

Back to Hogarth's time* then, when the streets of London were notorious for gin-shops

18th Century.

Offline Perov

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Re: London Spirit*
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2019, 08:18:59 AM »
Not a ghost of a chance I will attend.

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Re: London Spirit*
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2019, 04:28:50 PM »
London Liquor.

Offline JasonP

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Re: London Spirit*
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2020, 04:57:33 PM »
https://www.essexcricket.org.uk/2020/01/09/early-bird-ticket-prices-revealed-for-the-hundred/

So they actually cost more than the Womens International matches we had at Chelmsford last year.  £5 to watch England v Australia for members last year.  Atleast £8 this year.

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Re: London Spirit*
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2020, 05:54:23 PM »
"The Hundred offers brilliant entertainment"

How does anyone know? Nothing has happened on the field yet!

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Re: London Spirit*
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2020, 06:20:37 PM »
Itís only an offer you donít have to accept.

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Re: London Spirit*
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2020, 07:52:12 PM »
If I read & understood correctly then Lords & The Oval are likely to be more expensive than the others, also some days it will cost more to watch than others (at all venues?), so Tues, Thurs for example will presumably cost less than Fri, Sun - hardly fair on the spectators!!

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Re: London Spirit*
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2020, 09:11:12 AM »
The BBC Text service (which we shall miss, used to have the scorecards on all day when we're home) said the top ticket price would be £35 for the men's games.  I remarked that we could watch two days, rather than two hours, of cricket for that.

Lynda

Offline LeedsExile

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Re: London Spirit*
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2020, 11:29:35 AM »
The marketing of this thing saying it is "brilliant entertainment etc" really annoys me. I have read several quotes where people have already claimed that it is a success months before a ball is bowled. We really are in an era of fake news. Whatever the truth this tournament will be declared an overwhelming success.

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Re: London Spirit*
« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2020, 12:53:14 PM »
For all the lack of love of this, no one is forcing you to go/watch.  If you dont like it, ignore it.

Offline essexfan548

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Re: London Spirit*
« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2020, 01:38:38 PM »
For all the lack of love of this, no one is forcing you to go/watch.  If you dont like it, ignore it.

The point is even if we don't want to watch it, this 16.4 nonsense will impact on proper cricket. To pretend otherwise is foolish - players may get injured and will, no doubt, be offered all sorts of 'offers' to leave Essex.