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FattusCattus

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Re: The cost of cricket?
« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2016, 08:33:00 PM »


personally although I do like a bit of kit all my stuff is second hand, either off the forum or ebay. my pads were 5.00 and gloves were 6.00. two bats 80.00 and 112.00. oh...just got shoes as well 12.00
all second hand


Are you some kind of hobo - or have you been hanging round the clothing recycling bins again?
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Re: The cost of cricket?
« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2016, 09:06:54 PM »

So our senior. Subs are 180 per year, paid by dd per month (15pm).
Students, 75. Juniors 45.

Only match feed are juniors 3 per game.

I played around 25-30 games, fantastic value.

We play a good standard. But had to pull our u15s and u13s due to lack of numbers....

Unfortunately. We have around 15 clubs within 8 miles of us.... Hard to compete with the premier sides, but we take anyone and ensure they get a game (juniors and 3's).
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Re: The cost of cricket?
« Reply #17 on: September 12, 2016, 09:07:34 PM »

Assume you have 3/5 pints post match - 17 say

Fuel costs.. Who knows.. A lot though I suspect


5 & drive? ???
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Re: The cost of cricket?
« Reply #18 on: September 13, 2016, 07:22:36 AM »

5 & drive? ???

1 away from home, back to the ground which I live next too so can walk. Cheers.
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Re: The cost of cricket?
« Reply #19 on: September 13, 2016, 07:37:30 AM »

225 quid annual membership, 11 match fee no tea, and depending which ground we play at (only two here) a 4 or 9 quid taxi one way, saying that 9 is around a 40km ride so not bad compared to UK prices, nasty jugs of Tiger or Heineken at 8 quid a pop.
Then the rape that is import duty if you buy any kit.
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Re: The cost of cricket?
« Reply #20 on: September 13, 2016, 07:45:40 AM »

On the flip side we could pay nothing not play and die miserable. And new kit doesn't have be expensive just look at the deals john @red ink has at the moment.
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Re: The cost of cricket?
« Reply #21 on: September 13, 2016, 07:45:57 AM »

At our club it's 8 per game (over 18's and not in FTE) and 100 per season. It's a lovely ground with excellent facilities. The max I would want to pay per game would be 10. The cost of equipment is crazy but we love it!!! I was clearing out some receipts the other day and whilst I shudder at the money I've wasted/enjoyed on kit I was able laugh at the bits of kit I've bought then sold and then bought again (at a big loss).

I think most of us who play 45 overs plus on a Saturday would actually prefer to start earlier at say 1100 or 1030 and be finished by 1630-1700. We have to travel a fair distance in the two counties league and some places I would just rather get to and back from ASAP!

I would hate it if they number of overs were shortened on a Saturday to less than 40 overs. I would give serious consideration on whether or not to carry on playing.

Early start and finish would be my preference. 

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Re: The cost of cricket?
« Reply #22 on: September 13, 2016, 08:02:41 AM »

Agree start earlier also shortening the overs will push players away as some won't get a bat or bowl  they will paying to to field the ball.
 Also  to save time  scrap teas.
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Re: The cost of cricket?
« Reply #23 on: September 13, 2016, 09:11:31 AM »

60 membership
10 quid a game
Kits like a lot of sports/hobbies, you pays your money, you take your choice.
Bats I've spent a fortune on, the rest I'm not too fussed .

Start earlier would suit me
Less overs is pointless , as it would mean fewer people getting a bat or bowl and would pee the older players off, who without them, most clubs probably wouldn't survive
By all means set up additional teams/leagues to play 20/20 but not at the expense of 45/50 over cricket.

It's funny when this was posted, I'd just had a conversation with my son. Who'd said a lot were getting more and more fed up of the time travelling and late finishes etc, and that he he thought the game was dying because of these things
They would rather play t20 and lms
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Re: The cost of cricket?
« Reply #24 on: September 13, 2016, 09:19:57 AM »

It's funny when this was posted, I'd just had a conversation with my son. Who'd said a lot were getting more and more fed up of the time travelling and late finishes etc, and that he he thought the game was dying because of these things
They would rather play t20 and lms
That's the general feeling amongst our 15-16 year olds.
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Re: The cost of cricket?
« Reply #25 on: September 13, 2016, 09:34:22 AM »

Very lucky down here. 35 annual subs, which includes team kit, and 3 Saturday, midweek free.
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Re: The cost of cricket?
« Reply #26 on: September 13, 2016, 10:08:50 AM »

annual subs 75 and match fees 10, 40 and 5 for unwaged/students

i think thats outstanding value considering our facilities are great, what other sport or recreation can you get for 10 a go with some food thrown in

what do people do on a saturday/sun that say they cant afford 10?

expense is a red herring its the time you need to give up to the game thats the issue for most people

11am starts and 6pm finishes could help
3 hour t20 games on a sunday might see more people play 2 days on a weekend
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Re: The cost of cricket?
« Reply #27 on: September 13, 2016, 12:35:13 PM »

Our league are introducing a standalone 30 over Saturday league for lower level cricket next season with no teas, enforced retirements etc will be interesting to see what impact that has.
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Re: The cost of cricket?
« Reply #28 on: September 13, 2016, 01:09:03 PM »

100% agree @hopwoodbear time is the real killer.

I like the longer format but finishing at 7:30/8 is frankly too late to be social and that is the killer for the game.

I've played football for years and finishing at 5:30/6PM whilst can be tight for an away game makes the world of difference to my weekend

Cost wise it's very good value 110 per year plus 10 per game. you could charge 15 and people couldn't complain given the time, food and facilities on offer.

I like the 30 over games sounds an interesting concept keep us updated if it's successful @thecord
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Re: The cost of cricket?
« Reply #29 on: September 13, 2016, 01:16:13 PM »

I think this 30 over or 35 over matches for lower divisions or lower leagues will catch on in Middlesex as well. Not yet but i'm convinced it will.

the games take too long, no doubt. I finished some matches this year at 8pm...from a 1pm start. 100 overs matches.....
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