Edgbaston close second favourite to Lords, according to players
Drivers Jonas have recently completed a poll of 45 professional cricket players, to find out which is their favorite UK Ashes territory. Lords cricket ground in London, near St John’s Wood, took the top spot with almost 90% of voters choosing it as their first choice, while Edgbaston took a close second, with 72% of players voting it as their favorite.
The final results are as follows:
1) Lords – 89.4%
2) Edgbaston – 72.2%
3) Headingley – 42.8%
4) Oval – 42.2%
5) SWALEC Stadium, Sophia Gardens – 3.3%
According to the research by Drivers Jonas, both Lords and Edgbaston are set for major developments to further improve their facilities. Gary Cardin, head of the Birmingham Drivers Jonas office, said:
“It’s pleasing to see Edgbaston’s forward thinking attitude with the planned ┬ú32million redevelopment to ensure it retains its status as one of the UK’s premier grounds. In order to ensure success with players and fans alike, the new ground will need to exceed expectations by improving its all round offering and enhancing its mix of retail, hospitality and sporting facilities.”
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