Hampshire Cricket History


Ageas Bowl
December 9, 2013, 12:12 pm
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I went to the Ageas Bowl today to begin discussions with the firm we hope will design our new Museum (Floor One, Shane Warne Stand). Sadly fog in Manchester meant the cancellation of their flight so no meeting – but at least things are happening.

While there I saw a number of players going off to the nets, including Adams, Dawson, Ervine and Tomlinson. Meanwhile following up the Jimmy Anderson quote (sledging is a “skill”) I was able to check with the Cricket Board Coaches on how this skill would be added to their coaching programmes for club and colts cricket. The best suggestion was to create a new coaching level for such things – one, two, three etc PLUS Neanderthal. I liked that idea.

Apparently tenders for the Hotel build are in and down to the last two so it’s hoped work will be underway early in the New Year. It seems unlikely that it will be complete until after next season but some debenture facilities might  be finished by the Test Match – everyone is confident that the Media Centre (essential) will be ready in time. Whether the England team will be is an entirely different matter, and I guess current performances are not boosting ticket sales!


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