the Members at the cricket oval

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Senior Member
People go up, throwing anything they possibly can into the air and booing when it gets to the Members, and they don’t go up like everyone else.

Markus Zusak. The Underdog

The context is: cricket match in Australia. Who are these mysterious "the Members" — will anyone throw some light?
  • Keith Bradford

    Senior Member
    English (Midlands UK)
    The whole phenomenon is described under, in the paragraph "Current appearances" which begins:

    "Prior to the redevelopment of the Melbourne Cricket Ground between 2002 and 2006, spectators seated in the Members' Stand (reserved for members of the Melbourne Cricket Club) would not participate in a Mexican wave, and would be booed by other spectators..."
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