2023 Membership options:

Newby

Well-known member
Just received details of the new package of membership options.


The £250 all-in, without the hundred would equate to what I have now.

No senior/oap membership option I notice.

Trying to find out what the 'walk-up' prices are for 2023, and if there will be any 'oap/senior' reduction at the gate.
 

tbsteve

Active member
No junior prices listed either except for the Hundred - surely a misprint or else they're trying to reduce the membership. The idea of building what you want looks good - those not interested in T20 could save a bit.
 

Newby

Well-known member
No junior prices listed either except for the Hundred - surely a misprint or else they're trying to reduce the membership. The idea of building what you want looks good - those not interested in T20 could save a bit.
Junior membership is £20 for those aged 12 to 18 and free for under 12's. That's for everything, except the hundred. I'm not sure where you could find much better value than that.

It's many years since I had the time or the inclination to travel over to Leeds and watch more than a dozen or so days of cricket, though I do make the days up when the cricket comes here to Scarborough.

I've never really worried about it but I suppose this new system seeks to make a virtue out of 'getting your money's worth'.

In my case that would probably mean an over 65's Scarborough membership, a half season YCCC LVCC membership, and a half season One day Cup membership. Paying at the gate for the very occasional T20's I attend. Might save me £40 or so, though that depends on how much they are going to charge at the gate and if there are any concessions.

Interesting the extra charge for the use of the long room. I presume as a member who didn't pay for this benefit you can still sit in the East Stand, but can't go into the long room. Good luck with stewarding that.
 

Karma

Well-known member
Proper toilets attached to the long room, tv's (if you must) and poor overpriced food . Breakfast on a cold April morning hot bacon rolls and for the veggies, nothing .
 

DaveMorton

Well-known member
I only ever go into the Long Room area for the toilets, and the east stand is a hopeless place to watch the game. Just occasionally, there's the welcome option to watch from behind glass on a cold day.

Sad to say, if the members' pavilion at Old Trafford gets 10 points, Headingley Long Room would be 2 at most.
 

Newby

Well-known member
I only ever go into the Long Room area for the toilets, and the east stand is a hopeless place to watch the game. Just occasionally, there's the welcome option to watch from behind glass on a cold day.

Sad to say, if the members' pavilion at Old Trafford gets 10 points, Headingley Long Room would be 2 at most.
I remember lovely bacon sandwiches and tea being provided by Lancashire members at Old Trafford in the mornings. They were doing their bit to raise funds either for the club or junior cricket.

I suspect like Headingley it is done by some catering conglomerate now, hiring bored minimum wage, zero hour contract kids to sell overpriced badly cooked food and luke warm coffee and tea.
 

DaveMorton

Well-known member
I don't know who cooks it, but last time I was at OT the food was good, with some variety and of the no-nonsense sort. There was also a decent supply of pre-packed sandwiches. Also, there was a 10% Members' discount for all food and drinks, which were served by attentive and friendly real people. I think I had my own flask of coffee, but in any case there is a Café Nero outlet inside the ground, not in the members' area. As indeed you can get an okay coffee in the car park at Headingley, rather than pay silly money for instant, upstairs. I don't drink tea, ever, so I have no opinion.

What Headingley has in abundance, and Old Trafford lacks, is food and drink outlets in the surrounding area, so even if the Club provided good and cheap food, many spectators would prefer to go to their favourite places outside the ground. But that doesn't excuse the Long Room resembling a 1950s British Rail waiting area. Old Trafford wins by an innings on stuff like historic memorabilia, and if you elect to eat/drink during play, you can keep up with events on TV screens inside.
 

Karma

Well-known member
I once waited in the Long Room for over 15 minutes while a member of staff was trying to find out what the hot veggie lunch was to be. In the end I made my excuse to leave saying, 'I'm really here to watch the cricket and might come back if there's time'


Having said that a few years ago I gave feedback to the club about the lack of food for veggies like me, this resulted in the Falafel lady being there on well.populated games. She has a stall on Wakefield Market, and won't let me pay for everything.

I always find the catering at Chester-Le-Street offers a good range of options much of it made on site rather than processed or out of a packet.

Trent Bridge is pretty good too , remember once at a CC game asking for the alternative to the hot breakfast bacon roll for veggies, they got on the phone and 5 mins later I had a hot egg roll!
 

Karma

Well-known member
Nearly forgot, Treve Whitford, the Acting Ticket and Marketing Director, has advised me that pay on the day/ one-off ticket prices will be available in the new-year before the sale of membership packages.

I for one will find this helpful in deciding upon the best combination of membership and pay as I go tickets for convenience, flexibility and value-for-money.
 

DaveMorton

Well-known member
Nottingham's lunch is outstanding, and Chester-le-Street's certainly used to be. I've a feeling it wasn't, on the last visit. Chance to try again in 2023, sadly.

Leicester's breakfast used to be brilliant, but when they started getting only five people at the match, they discontinued it. Decent food in the Graeme Hick Cube at Worcester, though I had a ploughman's with a huge amount of cheese and several gobstopper-sized pickled onions, but only one tiny bread roll and a teaspoonful of Branston!

Good food - curries! - round the ground at Chelmsford and, I'm sure, in one of the many pavilions at Taunton. Ah, but which one?
 

Newby

Well-known member
Nearly forgot, Treve Whitford, the Acting Ticket and Marketing Director, has advised me that pay on the day/ one-off ticket prices will be available in the new-year before the sale of membership packages.

I for one will find this helpful in deciding upon the best combination of membership and pay as I go tickets for convenience, flexibility and value-for-money.
I had a similar reply to my enquiry. It doesn't tell you anything but getting a prompt reply to an email sent to YCCC is a step in the right direction in my book.

I'm edging towards the hybrid membership I first thought of which includes a half Yorkshire LVCC, plus Scarborough membership, which is particularly beneficial to me. Keen to have a look at Radlett so might go there and Trent Bridge rather than York for my diet of One day cup games.
 

DaveMorton

Well-known member
I already know what I'm going to watch. 7 home CC games, 5 at Headingley, 2 at Scarborough + definitely 4 days of 50 overs, at York and Scarborough, hotels already booked. Also away games (some) in CC.

I would like the option to watch T20, though I never do, and to use all the facilities at Headingley, plus the status of YCCC Membership for away matches and for voting rights, though I never do vote. I will have to weigh up the options when it happens next month, and take advantage of the £10 discount...so it looks like being £240.

I particularly look forward to the publication of 2nd XI and Academy fixtures. Fewer clashes with 1st XI, I hope, given more f-c over weekends?
 

Karma

Well-known member
Nottingham's lunch is outstanding, and Chester-le-Street's certainly used to be. I've a feeling it wasn't, on the last visit. Chance to try again in 2023, sadly.

Leicester's breakfast used to be brilliant, but when they started getting only five people at the match, they discontinued it. Decent food in the Graeme Hick Cube at Worcester, though I had a ploughman's with a huge amount of cheese and several gobstopper-sized pickled onions, but only one tiny bread roll and a teaspoonful of Branston!

Good food - curries! - round the ground at Chelmsford and, I'm sure, in one of the many pavilions at Taunton. Ah, but which one?

One of best cricket curries ( that's a curry at a County ground) I've had was at Southampton's Aegis bowl. Expensive and a bit if a soulless ground but good food.
 

Karma

Well-known member
I only ever go into the Long Room area for the toilets, and the east stand is a hopeless place to watch the game. Just occasionally, there's the welcome option to watch from behind glass on a cold day.

Sad to say, if the members' pavilion at Old Trafford gets 10 points, Headingley Long Room would be 2 at most.
I suppose now they are monetising(?) the cost of the long room we'll look more closely to see if it represents value for money. Terrible food, coffee and view so £15 to 'spend a penny' leaves room for improvement .
 

Newby

Well-known member
The club have kept their promise and issued non-members ticket prices on the day before the sale of the various membership options go on sale.


Being over 65 does get you a discount on the gate, though not on the membership.

I'm now waiting for news of any points deductions before I make my mind up.
 

grumpyoldgit

New member
I've cross-checked the fixture list with my domestic/work diaries, and it looks like pay on the day is the best option. With a full CC/50 over membership, I need to see 12 days of cricket to break even.
 

DaveMorton

Well-known member
CC + 50 seems best option for me. Potentially that's max 28 days CC, and I've already booked accommodation for the 50 over games at Scarborough and York (2 each), so it's a no brainer. I assume I will have usual members' areas access, and the reciprocal rights away from home - except at Bristol, which is one reason I am not going there in 2023. Voting rights? Since I never vote, am I bovvered?

£185 is less than before. Realistically, I expect to see perhaps 25 days in Yorkshire, with the odd 3-day finish and some rain. I am planning to visit Hove, Chester-le-Street, Chesterfield and Worcester, four of my favourite grounds; perhaps Leicester too.
 

Hawke

Administrator
Staff member
My lack of availability for CC matches meant I switched to T20 Membership some time ago but the congestion of home fixtures, not as bad as in 2002 but poor enough - yes the ECB are undermining it again, means I will pay on the day and also for CC days.
....oh just seen the half season options....interesting, will have to mull that over....just have and it is probably not worth my while
 
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