Dust off the deckchair and let zany joy of outground cricket stream in | Tanya Aldred

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That outground games live on, sun-soaked and sea-specked, is a small miracle and this week we can enjoy one such treat for free

To North Marine Road! The turnstiles! The future! What’s that you say? It was hard to hear, with the gulls fine-dining over greasy scraps before flying back to strut their stuff over the long sweep of South Bay, and The Past leafing through dusty pages of Wisden, coughing out old names in incantation – Hobbs, Hutton, Boycott, Byas.

It might be hard to believe but Yorkshire’s famous old ground, where the crowds have been walking up since 1878 and vanishing at 5:30pm prompt each evening for a 6 o’clock landlady-tea, is hosting a remarkable experiment this week. Top-of-the table Surrey and fifth-placed Yorkshire, with the blessing of the ECB, have sweet-talked Sky into waiving their broadcast rights for the game.

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Written by Tanya Aldred
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2018/jun/25/outground-cricket-surrey-yorkshire under the title “Dust off the deckchair and let zany joy of outground cricket stream in | Tanya Aldred”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.