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Best Ground in Dorset
« on: July 31, 2020, 07:15:16 AM »

Hi all,

This is an exceptionally cheeky request for a favour from an old member who used to post a lot (under a previous account) and still lurks! Somerset CCC are currently running a twitter competition for the best ground in Dorset. Im not fussed about the prize, Im just keen that the beautiful ground that I call my second home is duly recognised. As such, if anyone could please spare a moment to cast a vote for Martinstown CC (or Matinstown as theyve spelled it!) this morning it would be gratefully appreciated, especially as I believe there are currently only about 15 votes in it!

Poll is here: https://mobile.twitter.com/SomersetCCC/status/1288891267963912192

A couple of pictures of the ground here: http://martinstown.play-cricket.com/website/web_pages/62175

Many thanks,
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Re: Best Ground in Dorset
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2020, 07:31:16 AM »

Canford School is also a lovely ground though. I remember scoring 96 there as a 15 year old!
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Re: Best Ground in Dorset
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2020, 08:15:34 AM »

Blandford forum inside the Army Camp was a great ground to play and also a road
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Re: Best Ground in Dorset
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2020, 08:19:03 AM »

Canford School is also a lovely ground though. I remember scoring 96 there as a 15 year old!
I dont disagree - I played a 4 day festival there as a kid and it felt like being at Hogwarts! Milton Abbey is another stunning school ground which didnt make the list and Abbotsbury CC actually won most beautiful ground in the country a number of years ago.

Some of the grounds for the other counties that have already been polled (Sidmouth in Devon and Bude in Cornwall) are on a different level though!
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Re: Best Ground in Dorset
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2020, 08:22:54 AM »

Blandford forum inside the Army Camp was a great ground to play and also a road
Ive never had the chance to play there but Ive heard this, and also that you need X forms of ID to be allowed in!
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Re: Best Ground in Dorset
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2020, 11:07:15 AM »

Youth county cricket and hockey was a tour of the private schools in Dorset. I always liked playing at Clayesmore for some reason. Probably because despite the surroundings they never really had any strong sides in any sport :D If you wanted to play county cricket Canford was a guaranteed leg up. There was always at least 7 or 8 Canford boys in a team. There was a lovely ground near Weymouth with sea views but it is so long ago I couldn't remember where that was. The Camp didn't look like much as you go in but great facilities tucked away.
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Re: Best Ground in Dorset
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2020, 12:48:50 PM »

All these school grounds are an absolute blast from my Dorset education.
I don't remember if I played at the Blandford army ground, but I went to school in Blandford and our pitch at Bryanston was a lovely place to play.
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Re: Best Ground in Dorset
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2020, 01:01:33 PM »

All these school grounds are an absolute blast from my Dorset education.
I don't remember if I played at the Blandford army ground, but I went to school in Blandford and our pitch at Bryanston was a lovely place to play.
Agreed, Bryanston is another fantastic one with the river running alongside.

Unfortunately our competition found 600 votes from nowhere in the space of a few minutes but thanks to anyone who did vote (even if it was for Canford!)
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Re: Best Ground in Dorset
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2020, 04:55:17 PM »

Blame the bots!

You'd love Bryanston now @Buzz - they've bought a whole store room full of Trueman and Merlin bowling machines along with their new sports centre and barely anyone uses them!
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Re: Best Ground in Dorset
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2020, 06:13:47 PM »

Ive never had the chance to play there but Ive heard this, and also that you need X forms of ID to be allowed in!

Well you cant just let randoms onto camp tbf... would be a terrorists perfect target otherwise
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Re: Best Ground in Dorset
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2020, 07:07:20 PM »

Blame the bots!

You'd love Bryanston now @Buzz - they've bought a whole store room full of Trueman and Merlin bowling machines along with their new sports centre and barely anyone uses them!

Sounds close to heaven.
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Re: Best Ground in Dorset
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2020, 08:38:07 PM »

Hi all,

This is an exceptionally cheeky request for a favour from an old member who used to post a lot (under a previous account) and still lurks! Somerset CCC are currently running a twitter competition for the best ground in Dorset. Im not fussed about the prize, Im just keen that the beautiful ground that I call my second home is duly recognised. As such, if anyone could please spare a moment to cast a vote for Martinstown CC (or Matinstown as theyve spelled it!) this morning it would be gratefully appreciated, especially as I believe there are currently only about 15 votes in it!

Poll is here: https://mobile.twitter.com/SomersetCCC/status/1288891267963912192

A couple of pictures of the ground here: http://martinstown.play-cricket.com/website/web_pages/62175

Many thanks,
Mtown Down


Played here a number of times with the team I tour with.  Beautiful ground, good lads and great teas
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Re: Best Ground in Dorset
« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2020, 11:41:25 AM »

Played here a number of times with the team I tour with.  Beautiful ground, good lads and great teas
Nice to hear, although I would question the good lads part!
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