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[livejournal.com profile] mr_malk asked me some questions, viz

"Is Warks/Worcs a tradtional rivallry or your own private prejudice? (Or are you [Heaven forfend!] a closet Lancashire supporter?!)"

W/W is indeed a traditional rivalry. I think some Worcs folks would prefer a Glos rivalry, but they're too busy with Somerset.

As for Lancashire, did I not mention the ancestral connection? My father's from Ormskirk way and we have census records from 1821 onwards of the family farming on the same patch of land at Melton.

Date: 2011-09-16 11:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mr-malk.livejournal.com
Aah, I see.

As a Tyke, I suppose I'm too close to the conflagration that is the Roses Rivallry to really notice the heat from other regional spats! Worcs/Glos would make more sense to me, but your explanation makes sense. (Mind you, Herefordians usually consider Worcs to be The Enemy... them and the Welsh... but as they are only in the minor league, they don't often get to vent that by way of cricket).

Incidentally, my own father's family is from Lancashire too, but I tend not to talk about that much... besides, they moved around a lot.

Date: 2011-09-16 03:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] undyingking.livejournal.com
Essex's trad enemy is Kent. We also hate Middx, but the trans-Thames rivalry is the one that really stings. Fortunately they've been rubbish for all my own supporting career.

Date: 2011-09-19 10:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] november-girl.livejournal.com
Warks/Worcs rivalry? In what way? Having lived in one and worked in another for a fair few years I've seen nothing of it!

Date: 2011-09-20 09:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pauln.livejournal.com
It is a specifically cricket thing as far as I'm aware.

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