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New Outground Venue - Sedbergh School

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:44 am
by davee
In their infinite wisdom the club have decided to award the County Championship match against Durham to Sedbergh School, whilst the playing of matches on Out Grounds is to be lauded, creating wider interest and reaching out to the youngsters this venue is not in the County - not a problem it isn't the UAE after all!
The problem with this venue it isn't easily accessible by Public Transport with limited bus links to the Scenic Settle to Carlisle but an even more limited train service 1 train there and no return the same day, also the Village has little accommodation.

Any members of Lancs or Durham reading this on here please email the Club

https://cricket.lancashirecricket.co.uk ... ontact-us/

to ask the Club to reconsider the decision and move the fixture to a more suitable venue.

Re: New Outground Venue - Sedbergh School

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:57 pm
by chris
The Headmaster reckons that there will be 2,000 there each day with the biggest crowd on the Sunday. Anyone know how that compares to S&B? But how many cars would there be descending Sedbergh to bring in 2,000 spectators?

This is his interview on BBC Radio Cumbria this morning: 2 hours 18 minutes into the programme: www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p070fvl1

Re: New Outground Venue - Sedbergh School

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:48 pm
by davee
The Club have posted some waffle about how they reached the decision, they are to build a 600 seat temporary stand but looking at the pic of 3/4 of ground at the top of the article it will be difficult to house 600 stood up.

https://cricket.lancashirecricket.co.uk ... utgrounds/

Re: New Outground Venue - Sedbergh School

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:52 am
by chris
Most photos have the fell in the background with the pavilion on the left.

Looking at it from that direction there is a public footpath at the top, limiting space, but enough space to park cars at the bottom. I imagine this would be where the stand could be set up.

Re: New Outground Venue - Sedbergh School

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:29 am
by davee
Funny, I seem to recall a few years ago players complaining about the lack of facilities (one was lack of airdriers in the dressing room) and Lytham got dropped from the circuit yet Allot is now defending / promoting the decision to play at Sedburgh.