Here to Stay

There is probably no sport more steeped in tradition than cricket, and no country who embraces it more than Great Britain. You can no doubt imagine then the uproar that ensued when a newspaper last week ran a story that the Pavilion at Trent Bridge was to be demolished and replaced with a more modern and functional one.

The current building was erected in 1886 and in fact replaced two earlier versions from 1859 and 1873, and it has been confirmed prior to any protests that there are in fact no plans to demolish the old building, however there may well be a new pavilion erected in coming years and a new use found for the current one, but that it will not be demolished.

With so many legends of the game having played for Nottinghamshire as well as Test Cricket there it would had been sad to see it go. Having opened the door with the brass cricket ball handles and sat in the dressing room and thought of the greats who have sat there, including Sir Garfield Sobers, Sir Richard Hadleee as well of course Bill Voce and Harold Larwood, it is pleasing news that the building will remain.

Here to Stay
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