What a blast!


Attended my first ever NatWest T20 blast match on Friday when Yorkshire met Lancashire at sold out Headingley.

It was my daughters first ever cricket match and my first visit to Headingley for 30 years and my how it has changed.

Corporate boxes tower over the end formerly home to the coconut shy style seating. The poplar trees are long gone as is the unimaginative 60s style pavilion building. Headingley is clearly bidding to return to the days when a test match each summer was guaranteed.

The Western terrace remains with a string of fast food and alcohol vendor wagons to the rear.

The cricket was also a far cry from that witnessed back in the 80s with booming music, huge flame throwers, tumblers and a get soaked if you dare cubicle.

The first ball was reverse sweeped for 6 and 18 came off the first over. However 17 came off the last over to clinch Lancashire an unlikely last ball victory. 

A highly enjoyable experience well presented including bus service from the railway station in true 60s football special style.

Might just do it again some time soon.


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2 responses to “What a blast!”

  1. mully1 says :

    I’m going to the reverse fixture. It will be my very first cricket match and I can’t wait 😀

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