Barry Nicholl’s article is Best (7/12/13) provided me with a glorious nostalgia trip. In 1965, I attended my first game of first class cricket at the impressionable age of 11. Kent played the touring South African team at the St Laurence cricket ground (the only ground with a tree within the boundary) as part of the annual Canterbury cricket week. From that day onward I have been hooked on the game! And after attending all five days of the recent Ashes Test match from the second row of level 3 in the Riverbank stand I can only say that Adelaide Oval will now become the benchmark for sporting stadiums around the world. Just a shame we don’t have a tree though – would love to have seen Warner hit a six over it!