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A cricket pavilion is a pavilion at a cricket ground. It is the main building within which the players usually change in dressing rooms and which is the main location for watching the cricket match for members and others. Pavilions can vary from modest and purely practical buildings at small venues to large and imposing edifices at some of the historic grounds where Test cricket is played.


Historic pavilions

The pavilions at Lord's Cricket Ground and The Oval are typical of the Victorian architecture, Victorian architectural style often seen at most famous English grounds. The cricket pavilion in the University Parks at Oxford was designed by the leading Victorian era, Victorian architect Sir Thomas Graham Jackson. Other famous historical pavilions are Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Old Trafford and the Members Pavilion at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Entry is only enabled for members. Their seats are reserved by a member or player. A non-member is not entitled to enter the Members Pavilion due to the security present. Image:Lord's Pavilion.jpg, Lord's Pavilion, The pavilion at Lord's Cricket Ground, London. Image:The Oval Pavilion.jpg, The Victorian pavilion at The Oval, London. Image:Old Trafford Pavilion.JPG, The pavilion at Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Manchester. Image:SCG members.jpg, The historic Members Pavilion at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney. Image:Trent Bridge Pavilion End.jpg, The pavilion (right of centre) at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. Image:Bombay-Gymnkhana.jpg, Bombay Gymkhana pavilion, Mumbai. Image:Germantown Clubhouse.gif, Germantown Cricket Club pavilion, Philadelphia, United States. Image:JunctionOval2.JPG, Junction Oval pavilion, Melbourne.


Modern pavilions

Amongst the most distinctive of modern pavilions is that named after Garry Sobers, Sir Garfield Sobers at the Kensington Oval in Barbados. Other modern pavilions are those at the Rose Bowl, Southampton, Rose Bowl in England and the Brabourne Stadium in India. Image:Garfield Sobers Pavilion.jpg, The Sir Garfield Sobers pavilion at Kensington Oval, Barbados. Image:Smaller Providence Stadium inside.jpg, Providence Stadium pavilion, Guyana. Image:Rosebowl.png, The Rose Bowl, Southampton, Rose Bowl pavilion, Southampton. Image:Riverside-ground.jpg, Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street. Image:CBRegionalPark.jpg, Central Broward Regional Park pavilion, Lauderhill, Florida. Image:Brabourne.jpg, Brabourne Stadium pavilion, Mumbai. Image:Edgbaston Pavilion.jpg, Edgbaston Cricket Ground pavilion, Birmingham. Image:Sahara Oval St George's, uploaded 2005.jpg, St George's Oval pavilion, Port Elizabeth.


Alternatives

Dugout (baseball), Dugouts or benches are generally used instead of pavilions in Twenty20 cricket. The dugout or bench is located just off the field of play, allowing players to enter and exit the field of play more quickly in comparison to a pavilion, therefore maintaining the faster pace of that form of the game.


References

* {{reflist Cricket grounds, Pavilions Cricket terminology, Pavilions