No flies or cricket balls in our soup!
We were wondering about the wisdom of having a large glass-fronted suite, facing the cricket pitch, well within reach of one of Freddie’s slogs. Might we hear the cry, ‘Waiter, there’s a cricket ball in my soup!’ The catering staff were asking if they needed hard hats - talking health and safety and all that.
Obviously, what was needed was a proper test. Well, you will be relieved to know I am sure, that following a determined assault, by none other than Steven Croft, the glass remained undamaged. A toughened double-glazed unit was set up on the pitch, and the popular Lancashire all-rounder, dressed in his whites of course, put bat to ball, and ball to glass, without a crack. This came as a great relief to the manufacturers, M Price, as their reputation was on the line.
These amazing glazed units are Argon-filled, giving low emissivity – which, in case you were wondering, means a reduced carbon footprint, which is good for the planet . They also have a special coating which reflects solar radiation and reduces solar gain – this helps to maintain a comfortable temperature inside.the suite.
So, the catering staff have been reassured that flying cricket balls won’t mean them having to pad up prior to commencing their silver service duties. We will have over 100 of these glass units in The Point, weighing a hefty total of 21 tons, and that is an awful lot of glass……. it’s a lot of glass to clean as well – anyone fancy a window cleaning job?