The Advertiser - SA Weekend - - CONTENTS - An­gela McKay Thorn­gate

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!

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