Cricket attendances are improved markedly by the internationals. This summer England have 7 test matches and 12 one dayers, not including the ICC Champions Trophy which is being held here.
Back of a fag packet sums.
Lords - 28,000 x 2 tests / The Oval - 23,000 / Old Trafford - 22,000 / Trent Bridge - 17,000 / Headingley - 20,000 / Durham - 19,000.
That gives 785,000 people at test matches (assuming they last 5 days).
Lords / Hampshire x 3 / Trent Bridge / Oval x 2 / Durham / Old Trafford / Headingley / Cardiff / Edgbaston.
245,000 people at one day fixtures.
Around a million of the 2.3million for cricket will be there for international fixtures.
18 counties, each playing 102 days of competitive cricket, 1,836 days in total. Approximately 708 spectators per day.