West Indies crowd beats all the others

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From Mr Geoffrey Brew.

Sir, It was with a wry smile that I read Philip Anderson’s eulogy for the Lord’s spectators (“It’s hard to remember a more riveting Test match”, Letters, September 1). Lord’s is a great place to learn about the schooldays of your neighbours as the chaps reminisce with their chums, occasionally breaking off to enlighten their guest about maidens and declarations. Then comes lunch and a picnic behind the pavilion that stretches until tea.

Having watched Test cricket at 39 grounds around the world, I believe there is nothing to beat the West Indies. The crowds are fair, knowledgeable and boisterous. Where else do you get that combination?

Geoffrey Brew, Cambridge, UK

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