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Re: Franchise CC
Posted by: seaxeman
Date: 01/08/2016 15:26
Exactly talliman. Essex ground capacity 6500 and Somerset capacity 8500 have both sold all of their T20 tickets this year.

While Chelmsford is a city Taunton is not, and presumably don't fit in with the Simon Hughes criteria.

Another anomaly to Hughes theory is Warwickshire. Under the Birmingham Council's instructions, they have been known as Birmingham in white ball cricket for a couple of seasons.

So, they have jumped Hughes gun. However, with a ground capacity of 25,000, have total attendance of 54,714 or 31% of capacity. Not very good.

This suggests that there is little interest in city based T20 cricket in England's 2nd City.

Over to you Mr Hughes.

In the meantime the Somerset faithful will have to head to Bristol or Cardiff, capacities 11000 (65% take up) and 16000 respectively.

Glamorgan's current take up is 29% of capacity. While Somerset and Worcestershire boast 100%.

Franchises should carry a Government health warning.

Notts btw talliman have only a 48% take up. Yorkshire 42%. Lancashire far better at 73%.

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