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Outgrpounds Poll
Posted by: chunkyinargyll (IP Logged)
Date: 04 March, 2020 12:03

Which of these outgrounds is your most favoured?

Southgate
Uxbridge
Radlett
Richmond
Old Merchant Taylors
Shenfield
Elsewhere
None of the above

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The recent debate on the merits of different venues prompts one to ask where do you like going to the most?



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Re: Poll: Outgrounds
Posted by: chunkyinargyll (IP Logged)
Date: 06 March, 2020 11:47

Try sitting in the cricket ground ,much better view Mark

Re: Poll: Outgrounds
Posted by: Seaxe_man1 (IP Logged)
Date: 06 March, 2020 12:24

The last raised seating at Uxers was 2008 versus Kent where we defended 147 by 6 runs in T20. Was also present when lifting the Sunday League in 92. Plus 87 when we had 5725 attendees v Notts in Nat West. Plus as mentioned during Hardstaff era paid for by Russell Grant. Postcodes will be bound to affect choice and public transport. Not very good at Shenley. Shuttle bus required.

Re: Poll: Outgrounds
Posted by: Seaxe_man1 (IP Logged)
Date: 06 March, 2020 12:37

Two is company. Three's a crowd Gezza. I did Shenfield. Only played once at Field. Cheshire. That long ago probably Gillette Cup. Shen. Can remember Lanky and Zimbabwe. It's otherwise the junction for Southend outa Livarpool Street.

Re: Poll: Outgrounds
Posted by: Seaxe_man1 (IP Logged)
Date: 06 March, 2020 12:55

Just looked it up Gezza. Enfield was Nat West 1982. Shenley was 2003 Northants NCL lost. 2003. Windies Tour Match 2004 abandoned. 2002 Sri Lanka Tour drawn. 2003 Zimbabwe Tour drawn.



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Re: Poll: Outgrounds
Posted by: Seaxe_man1 (IP Logged)
Date: 06 March, 2020 13:11

Correction. Lanky did not play at Shenners.

Re: Poll: Outgrounds
Posted by: chunkyinargyll (IP Logged)
Date: 06 March, 2020 16:37

Love it when you get it wrong SM, Lanky at The Compton Oval Sep15.2002 Norwich Union Div 2, lost by 6wkts., You forgot The Kennington Corona, back in'39 and once since, or was that deliberate surely made it to The Crouch End Tivoli in '59, although it was midweek I suppose; and I don't believe you weren't down by The Woodside for The Celanese?
EW ''Jim'' Swansong, sometime Middlesex cricketer, revered author, .broadcaster journalist and well-known liar always claimed he saw WG Grace play at Eltham Park when his mother pushed him round there in his pram at 6 months old. Surely even you at your great age cannot make a similar claim for Chiswick Park in 1887.



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Re: Poll: Outgrounds
Posted by: Seaxe_man1 (IP Logged)
Date: 06 March, 2020 17:40

Didn't think you were going that far back. Hornsey 1959 v Hants drawn. Attendance 100 approx. The recent Hacienda was Somerset which we won. Plus the Mexicans gave us 10 per cent of booze. T20 at Hacienda v Lanky in 2008. I seem to recall a well known Abu of the day berating me at Beckenham Station saying an army would come outa the Citeh. He underlined that with free use of the naff word. In fact the crowd top wack was about 8000 mostly Mx mex freebies. You are also forgetting Islington where we beat Mexs. Oh and West Brompton. Aussies were 1877 at Chiswick Park.

Re: Poll: Outgrounds
Posted by: chunkyinargyll (IP Logged)
Date: 07 March, 2020 01:18

That would be silly SM, I'm sure you've crossed The Lillie Bridge a thousand times but The Cattle Market I think one bridge too far.
What say we drop the final curtain on our little story. Should anyone out there still be reading the fading reminiscences of two old boys, clinging on to tales of golden summers long ago before Old Father Time transports them to another place, they'll no doubt be glad to bid us a fond farewell.
Always MTWD, what say we give a heads up to Captain Morgan and The London Spirit?



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Re: Poll: Outgrounds
Posted by: Seaxe_man1 (IP Logged)
Date: 07 March, 2020 12:25

Just a bit of news good I must say for those planning to attend the championship match at
MTS. There will be raised seating and a members marquee for the five day duration including the T20.

Re: Poll: Outgrounds
Posted by: chunkyinargyll (IP Logged)
Date: 07 March, 2020 14:04

Excellent news, much needed and appreciated. What exactly inspired these improvements?
Could it possibly be that Steve, Jeff and the rest of ''The Middlesex Members Group'' have got across to The Board the views of the minority of us who actually turn up at these places to watch the cricket ? Perhaps you, had a quiet word with Shahid Khan a big cricket fan I hear and he chucked a few bob our way, Why by the way are you not one of The MMG, SM, no one better qualified I'd have thought!
Just incidentally watched cameraman struck full on the head by a ball at ODI in Potchefstroom.



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Re: Poll: Outgrounds
Posted by: Seaxe_man1 (IP Logged)
Date: 07 March, 2020 18:26

Not invited to MMG The members requested this as otherwise no facilities .

Re: Poll: Outgrounds
Posted by: chunkyinargyll (IP Logged)
Date: 07 March, 2020 18:44

Hopefully, facilities available to all, not just members.

Re: Poll: Outgrounds
Posted by: chunkyinargyll (IP Logged)
Date: 07 March, 2020 22:21

Get your votes in folks if you haven't already done so. The more we get the more accurate the demographic,

Re: Poll: Outgrounds
Posted by: Seaxe_man1 (IP Logged)
Date: 08 March, 2020 12:25

You have left the latest one off Gezza. The Tendulkar Middlesex Academy in Mumbai.

Unfortunately the Met Line does'nt stop there.

Re: Poll: Outgrounds
Posted by: chunkyinargyll (IP Logged)
Date: 09 March, 2020 01:50

SM, I've just been reading old Thread on here from 2008 under the heading of ''Committee v Malcontents'' which concerned, of course, a proposed EGM in which some members sought the overthrow of the elected committee. We were both most vociferous on the matter at the time.L'm sure you remember it well. The motion was eventually withdrawn at Uxbridge in fact, when the petitioners faced humiliation and a heavy defeat.
One of their gripes concerned our one day name ''The Crusaders'' considered offensive by them to some religions. Much discussion ensued on this board about an alternative, and one suggestion put forward by Dingy Bags was ''The Middlesex Mets''. I quite liked it, .but of course, it never happened.
Your post reminded me of those times and the heated and sometimes vitriolic nature of the debate.

Re: Poll: Outgrounds
Posted by: Seaxe_man1 (IP Logged)
Date: 09 March, 2020 15:14

At that time there was an unweildy committee of 20 a large number of whom were ex membership committee. Although withdrawn it did lead to the 2009 restructure. Plus back in 1991 their was a petition at Uxers which we won. That was the re employment of Desmond Haynes. This led to the Sunday League in 1992 and CC in 1993. The hierarchy were in favour of not taking him back as overseas. Think they got that wrong and much else over the next decade or so.

Re: Poll: Outgrounds
Posted by: chunkyinargyll (IP Logged)
Date: 11 March, 2020 00:31

Well, not a great response or particularly revealing.Answers as anticipated related more to voter's location than their actual preference, Perhaps a bit naive of me to expect any different.
Whatever the future brings, Lords will always be our spiritual home, but let's remain ever hopeful and optimistic that our proposed new venue will be a success and popular with us all.

Re: Poll: Outgrounds
Posted by: Seaxe_man1 (IP Logged)
Date: 11 March, 2020 14:07

On hold at the mo as finances uncertain. ECB still insisting all counties have to provide facilities for women and disability cricket. Ain't gonna happen at spiritual home. They may have plans of their own given their new revenue stream from the Hundred. Over the next five years outgrounds to help out. That means all of them. I

Re: Essex v Middlesex BWT
Posted by: Seaxe_man1 (IP Logged)
Date: 06 September, 2020 13:10

All games at outgrounds in 2021 as the Lawn needed for the Hundred.

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