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The G at the end of the line

Nov 6, 2014: Go to Melbourne and the MCG will suck you in. It's not part of Melbourne, it is Melbourne

Jarrod Kimber

Heart of the matter

Nov 1, 2014: In the sporting crown of Melbourne, one jewel glitters more brightly than the rest (and no, it's not the AFL)

Brydon Coverdale

The heart of the game

Oct 21, 2014: The Antipodean shrine of cricket is certain to bring its famed sense of occasion to the World Cup

Benjamin Golby

New Zealand news

'We head into World Cup as the perennial dark horse' - McCullum

Oct 8, 2014: Brendon McCullum has said New Zealand go into the World Cup as "the perennial dark horse", on his team's visit to Melbourne

Brydon Coverdale

Australia news

MCG turf to be relaid ahead of World Cup

Aug 21, 2014: The MCG's 20,000 square metres of turf will be replaced in October in its biggest resurfacing since the overhaul undertaken after the 2004 AFL season in preparation for the 2006 Commonwealth Games

ESPNcricinfo staff

When dad watched Sobers make 252

Dec 27, 2013: Watching Garry Sobers' famous innings for the World XI at the MCG was a near-religious experience for one part-time bartender

Jarrod Kimber

Australia v England, 4th Test, Melbourne, 1st day

MCG hits record crowd

Dec 26, 2013: The MCG has reported a world-record attendance for a day of Test cricket, with 90,831 spectators officially accounted for during the final session on Boxing Day

Brydon Coverdale

ICC World Cup 2015

World Cup final returns to Melbourne

Jul 29, 2013: Twenty-three years after Imran Khan led Pakistan to victory over England, Melbourne will again host the World Cup final in 2015

Daniel Brettig

Eugenides and Adorno at the cricket

Mar 15, 2012: Is there any point in being sad about the Sheffield Shield's place in our culture today?

Christian Ryan

'I respect my wicket a hundred times more now'

Dec 24, 2011: No more just the T20 biffer, David Warner has made it to the big leagues, and he has made sure the mental and technical aspects of his game have kept pace

Daniel Brettig

Cricket's secular feast day

Aug 9, 2011: Boxing Day at the MCG is one of cricket's grand traditions. For some it's about being at the cricket, for some the Long Room, for some drinking themselves silly, for others a time with family

Greg Baum

It happened at the G

Dec 26, 2009: Living 40 minutes away from the MCG is something you can come to take for granted, a homesick Victorian realises

Jarrod Kimber

Australian news

MCG to host internationals for next decade

Nov 25, 2008: The MCG will host every international match scheduled in Melbourne until 2019 under the terms of a new agreement between Cricket Victoria and the Melbourne Cricket Club

ESPNcricinfo staff

Plays of the day

A grand total, and a pitch glitch

Dec 29, 2007: The Plays of the day for the fourth day of the first Test between Australia and India at the MCG

ESPNcricinfo staff

The MCG's hundredth Test

A superb but controversial century

Dec 24, 2007: There will be no streamers or candles at the MCG on Boxing Day, but it is another grand occasion for the ground as it hosts its 100th Test

Peter English

Telstra Dome pushes to host more games

MCG faces battle to keep international cricket

Aug 24, 2007: The chief executive of Melbourne's second-largest stadium wants to poach international cricket from the MCG and has not ruled out bidding for the Boxing Day Test

ESPNcricinfo staff

An old friend returns home

Dec 29, 2006: For three years the Melbourne Cricket Club's library collection was packed up in boxes waiting for its new home on the third level of the members' area

Peter English

Ground evacuated during blaze

Fire damages the MCG

Aug 30, 2006: A fire believed to have been caused by workers' welding torches has caused an estimated Aus$50 000 damage to the Melbourne Cricket Ground

ESPNcricinfo staff

Victorian tribunal rules men have been disadvantaged

MCC loses discrimination case

Feb 8, 2006: The Melbourne Cricket Club is under pressure to amend its rules after a Victorian tribunal found that it had been discriminating against men

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia v South Africa, 2nd Test, Melbourne, 2nd day

The MCG's makeover

Dec 27, 2005: Peter English on the changes being made to the MCG

Peter English at the MCG
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