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Paul Dennett

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Joined July 2014

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I love all sports. Big cricket fan.

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How many countries have hosted the Cricket World Cup?

Thanks! Yes, it’s difficult. The fact Scotland and England play as separate teams makes it seem appropriate to separate them – but it’s complicated somewhat by the fact Wales effectively play as part of England!

How many countries have hosted the Cricket World Cup?

Your memory is better than mine. I’d forgotten that series – just looked it up. It was in 2004 – Australia beat Pakistan in the final. And yes, very rain-affected: 2 games rained off and another needed Duckworth Lewis. Only one full 50-over game.

How many countries have hosted the Cricket World Cup?

I agree completely with the difficulty of buying them. Was going to include this in the article but it would have been too long. I once bought tickets to a test match in Durham in the north of England. I think it was only the second test ever held at the venue but they were far far superior to us: you could you choose the exact seat/s you wanted on an interactive mat – and you could also flip perspective and see exactly what your view of the pitch would be in each seat.

The SCG: A great ground that could be better

Thanks Will! Pleasingly the SCG have just contacted the Roar to announce pass outs will be offered for this test. First time ever! This despite them saying they won’t be on their website – and when I phoned them to check yesterday.

The SCG: A great ground that could be better

I do enjoy the experience; I want it to be better. Do you think that appalling food and no pass outs are acceptable? As for the prices, Cricket Australia should not be allowing profiteering to take place. They are custodians of the game – nothing more – and pure profit (especially shortsighted short-term profit) is not what they are meant to be about.

And I don’t think the market supporst these prices anyway – I expect lots of empty seats this year.

The SCG: A great ground that could be better

I guess I place ultimate blame with Cricket Australia. They run the game – it isn’t good enough for them to let a stadium do as they please, to the detriment of their product.

The SCG: A great ground that could be better

Yeah the pass outs thing is unbelievable. I rang them just to make sure and they confirmed there are still none.

The SCG: A great ground that could be better

There’s a huge difference in the way members are treated from the rest. Although I will say in their defence that back in the full strength days it could get pretty ghastly by the final session – beer being hurled everywhere etc.

The SCG: A great ground that could be better

Fair enough – I am wrong.

Scheduling and over rates cloud Australia's ODI win

Absolutely! They need to get serious about swing and reverse swing once and for all or this will just keep happening.

Humiliation in the UAE a true sign of Pakistan's willpower

Thanks biltongbek. I guess we’ll have to agree to disagree on the pitches because I also think that by preparing 2 out of 3 dead pitches when Australia toured this year, South Africa significantly reduced the quality of the matches as a spectacle.

Humiliation in the UAE a true sign of Pakistan's willpower