Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Cricket Fans' Dream Home

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Cricket Fans' Dream Home

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England cricket fans have good reason to be cheerful following the team's decisive victory over South Africa in the third test at The Oval last month.

And if you were watching the action on TV then you will have seen, as always, the batsmen emerging from the ground's historic, Victorian pavilion where players wait to bat and within which members can watch play, if they don't "bear their torsos" and maintain "reasonable standards of dress", club rules dictate.

The pavilion, which was erected in 1858 but replaced in 1898, was designed by Thomas Muir who also put together plans for the pavilion at Old Trafford.

Keen cricket fans who would like to live in a home designed by Muir that bears a striking resemblance to the Oval's pavilion should make their way to Applethwaite Hall in the Lake District National Park, which recently achieved world heritage status. …

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