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Lord’s expansion could see cricket ground reach 30,000 capacity

Lord’s expansion could see cricket ground reach 30,000 capacity

Featured, Sport
Westminster City Council have received a planning application for an expansion of Lord's Cricket Ground which would see the capacity surpass 30,000. The redevelopment plans submitted by Marylebone Cricket Club would see the Compton and Edrich stands in the Nursery End of the ground extended to three tiers. The plans include a walkway that would pass under the Media Centre with a view of the Nursery End, and will increase the ground's capacity by 2,500. If approved, the work will begin in August 2019 after The Ashes are finished and would be completed in 2021 if all goes to plan. Architectural firm Wilkinson Eyre won the rights to complete the work. Guy Lavender, chief executive and secretary of MCC, said: "Wilkinson Eyre presented a beautifully crafted design of two new stands...
England’s sporting misery continues

England’s sporting misery continues

Featured, Football, Sport
England's teams across all sports seem to have one thing in common. They never quite live up to expectation. In a week which saw England Cricket lose the second test to Australia, the England Rugby League side lose the world cup final and also the world cup draw, it's a timely reminder that being an English sports fan isn't great. In the cricket, England were going into the second test already behind Australia. The start of the second test seemed to be going the same way, with Australia eventually declaring at 442 runs, giving England a lot to do. England failed to reach these heights as they were bowled all out at 227 runs. This is where the classic England sport formula began to shape. Start badly - inspire hope - crush dreams. England's fightback began as they managed to bowl ...
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