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The pinnacle of queueing Published: 18 July 2013

The pinnacle of queueing

The first day of the Investec Test at Lord's between England and Australia witnessed Members queueing around the Ground to try and make sure they got the best seats in the house.

Traditionally Members do not have seats reserved in the Lord's Pavilion and have to queue to try and save themselves prime viewing spots for the most anticipated Test of the summer.

We're in the world greatest queue

According to MCC Chief Executive Derek Brewer the first to arrive in the queue was at 1am, an eight hour wait as the Grace Gate opened just before 9am.

The pinnacle of queueing

Talking to Lord's TV, Brewer added: "A large portion of our seats in Members areas are unreserved, so it's first come first served.

"It's been a tradition that has been going on for many years."

MCC Member Edward Rustling, who travelled down from Warwickshire the night before and was in the queue at 4.40am this morning, was in greats spirits as he waited with his brother and friend.

"We're in the world greatest queue," he joked.

"It's the pinnacle of queueing. I [normally] hate queueing, except for this!"


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