Friday, August 10, 2012

Warwickshire v Worcestershire, LVCC1, Day 2, Edgbaston 09/08/12

Taking the opportunity of a free day and some gloriously sunny August weather, I made my first trip to the revamped Edgbaston to watch some Division 1 Championship cricket.

I've always liked Edgbaston as a spectating ground, a good bowl and plenty of viewing points, but am less enthused about the local support who've never been particularly friendly to visiting Glamorgan fans.

Nonetheless, with free street parking and £10 on the gate, it was well worth a visit, as Warwickshire turned the day around with a gutsy display worthy of potential champions, although it didn't look that way as Worcestershire's bowlers made regular inroads in the first hour.

The new ground is impressive with the Pavilion End having been completely modernised.

The new pavilion and media centre from the City End

Jim Troughton faces Alan Richardson...

...and Chris Powell

More new stands

The view from the old Press Box stand

A decent arena now

By the end of the day, Warwickshire has reasserted dominance...

needing another 200 to win, which they duly did the next day

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