Go-ahead Edinburgh cricket club Carlton have instructed its contractor Ticketdisaster to suspend its website after fans experienced long delays in attempts to secure tickets.
An additional allocation of tickets for Fantasy Bob's latest appearances at Grange Loan had been put on sale at the start of the week. But fans' response for the eagerly sought briefs was so vigorous that it caused the system to collapse under the pressure.
Demand had been overwhelming - 200% over capacity. Ticketdisaster had planned for 0 fans to apply. But when lines opened 2 applications were received. Meltdown followed and a club spokesman said, '|In the interests of public safety we have had to close the site indefinitely.'
Both fans who had applied took to social media to vent their anger.
One said he had been left waiting 10 minutes at least - considerably longer than it takes FB to complete his long run up the hill against the wind. 'I could have eaten an emprie biscuit in that time,' he tweeted.
The other fan said, 'This is a shambles, we'll have to apply for Commonwealth Games tickets instead.'