Live cricket watching option in Members


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I've just taken out an Associate Tas Crick Assoc Membership - as well as my TCA Platinum Card.

Baggers is coming down to Tas. I can get him, or anyone else, into Shield matches, or any other  games  in the TCA members  for free over the duration of any game. He is coming down to the first  Shield game of the season on the 31st of October and will probably watch the whole match.

I've stopped attending BBL games though, but attend One Day matches.

I know Grazor and Baggers well enough, as I know them in person and we've met face to face. I probably also know Paddles, JJ, Lastbroadcast  and Mike well enough to take them into the cricket.

Why am I doing this?

A few years ago, Victoria  didn't have a  venue to stage the  Shield final in Victoria. They nominated Tas as their  preferred venue, to annoy the West Aussies.

During  that final  there was an arrangement where Victorian fans could use  TCA Members' area. Some of these guys had travelled all around the world on tours, with Merv Hughes et al. Yet they said  it was impossible to ever secure a MCG membership! 

I surmise this scenario could extrapolate to NSW too.

TCA Members realised how lucky we were.

I only had to wait a month to become a TCA Member. We have a really good view of the cricket almost behind the bowler 's arm, inside and outside,  depending on which wicket they use  in TCA Members' area. There is also food available and a licensed bar. It can seem like a party atmosphere in the members at times.

I stopped taking my Associate Membership subscription  because of  all the people I know, and other members know, who talk cricket,  but always seem to have an excellent excuse to never attend live games. 

I've renewed it this year.
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Decentric - 7 Sep 2019 2:22 PM
I've just taken out an Associate Tas Crick Assoc Membership - as well as my TCA Platinum Card.

Baggers is coming down to Tas. I can get him, or anyone else, into Shield matches, or any other  games  in the TCA members  for free over the duration of any game. He is coming down to the first  Shield game of the season on the 31st of October and will probably watch the whole match.

I've stopped attending BBL games though, but attend One Day matches.

I know Grazor and Baggers well enough, as I know them in person and we've met face to face. I probably also know Paddles, JJ, Lastbroadcast  and Mike well enough to take them into the cricket.

Why am I doing this?

A few years ago, Victoria  didn't have a  venue to stage the  Shield final in Victoria. They nominated Tas as their  preferred venue, to annoy the West Aussies.

During  that final  there was an arrangement where Victorian fans could use  TCA Members' area. Some of these guys had travelled all around the world on tours, with Merv Hughes et al. Yet they said  it was impossible to ever secure a MCG membership! 

I surmise this scenario could extrapolate to NSW too.

TCA Members realised how lucky we were.

I only had to wait a month to become a TCA Member. We have a really good view of the cricket almost behind the bowler 's arm, inside and outside,  depending on which wicket they use  in TCA Members' area. There is also food available and a licensed bar. It can seem like a party atmosphere in the members at times.

I stopped taking my Associate Membership subscription  because of  all the people I know, and other members know, who talk cricket,  but always seem to have an excellent excuse to never attend live games. 

I've renewed it this year.

That is very generous of you. I had a junior membership at Bellerive in the mid 90s, the golden era. There was no wait list, you could sit next to the players rooms which was perfect for autographs and there was a nice little group of members that all go to know each other. And that’s how the spirit of the game should be. We were so lucky, compared with the big cities.
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Decentric - 7 Sep 2019 2:22 PM
I've just taken out an Associate Tas Crick Assoc Membership - as well as my TCA Platinum Card.

Baggers is coming down to Tas. I can get him, or anyone else, into Shield matches, or any other  games  in the TCA members  for free over the duration of any game. He is coming down to the first  Shield game of the season on the 31st of October and will probably watch the whole match.

I've stopped attending BBL games though, but attend One Day matches.

I know Grazor and Baggers well enough, as I know them in person and we've met face to face. I probably also know Paddles, JJ, Lastbroadcast  and Mike well enough to take them into the cricket.

Why am I doing this?

A few years ago, Victoria  didn't have a  venue to stage the  Shield final in Victoria. They nominated Tas as their  preferred venue, to annoy the West Aussies.

During  that final  there was an arrangement where Victorian fans could use  TCA Members' area. Some of these guys had travelled all around the world on tours, with Merv Hughes et al. Yet they said  it was impossible to ever secure a MCG membership! 

I surmise this scenario could extrapolate to NSW too.

TCA Members realised how lucky we were.

I only had to wait a month to become a TCA Member. We have a really good view of the cricket almost behind the bowler 's arm, inside and outside,  depending on which wicket they use  in TCA Members' area. There is also food available and a licensed bar. It can seem like a party atmosphere in the members at times.

I stopped taking my Associate Membership subscription  because of  all the people I know, and other members know, who talk cricket,  but always seem to have an excellent excuse to never attend live games. 

I've renewed it this year.

I’ve sacrificed getting waca membership so the kids can have front row scorchers membership instead *shudder*. Not much fun for them being up in the members lounge, and a bit expensive just to go to one test match and a couple of shield games.
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ThingyBob - 9 Sep 2019 11:41 AM
Decentric - 7 Sep 2019 2:22 PM

I’ve sacrificed getting waca membership so the kids can have front row scorchers membership instead *shudder*. Not much fun for them being up in the members lounge, and a bit expensive just to go to one test match and a couple of shield games.

What has been created by joining the TCA Members, is befriending lots of people who like cricket.

I now socialise with  them outside the Members too. They've started interacting with all my cricket hating mates as well!
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Amazing invitation and thank you Decentric. Tbh, if I ended up in Tasmania, I'd be more interested in seeing your wildlife than the cricket there, but I would take in a NZ playing Aus or ICC event game there if it coincided with existing travel plans. 

Thank you kindly for the offer. But you have such wonderful critters as a tourist I'd prefer seeing than another cricket game :) I mean you have some weird animals in Tasmania!

I am keen to take in an ICC event in India one day, though. Not gonna lie. I think that would be an amazing holiday. And great value for money too!

I wanna take in Galle in SL. Wouldn't mind some Caribbean action before I die. I have no interest in seeing cricket at Lords, though. Don't know why. I even prefer the Oval as a ground. The Western countries, incl SA, don't hold the same for me, as the more colourful cricket communities. But then again, I am thinking froma  tourist perspective and not a local.
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Paddles - 9 Sep 2019 6:36 PM
Amazing invitation and thank you Decentric. Tbh, if I ended up in Tasmania, I'd be more interested in seeing your wildlife than the cricket there, but I would take in a NZ playing Aus or ICC event game there if it coincided with existing travel plans. 

Thank you kindly for the offer. But you have such wonderful critters as a tourist I'd prefer seeing than another cricket game :) I mean you have some weird animals in Tasmania!



If you get down here, I'll take you to Bonorong Park, one of the best places to view those animals, Paddles.
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My  TCA Associate membership cost $200, which increased from $130 a few years ago. 

Every time I had one, friends who talk cricket, never seemed to want to attend it live. Then I gave it up and my daughter always wanted to use one and a cousin visiting from England was also keen to attend, so I secure one half way through the season. 

Given how difficult it is to access cricket membership in Melbourne and Sydney, I'm keen for people to experience it here. I makes for a completely different experience.

I relief taught on Friday and paid for my total membership this season.
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