Ah, good man Budleigh. I only knew this because of something you wrote a while back. It's an amazing antiquity that's served little or no purpose for many a year.[/quote
I have actually played a match, football not cricket, in front of the stand... with spectators using it.
When I first lived in Exmouth, sandwiched between residing in Teignmouth, I went to the local primary school and the old Exmouth Town playing area was our school pitch. We would play our matches against other teams there but I had no idea at the time what its relevance was.