SCG; Sydney Cricket Ground No. 1; Garrison Ground (1848-1877), Association Ground;
1848
44,002
156.0m long, 154.0m wide
Yes
Paddington End, Randwick End
New South Wales
Australian Rules Football (Sydney Swans)
Tom Parker
20:06, Tue Dec 12, 2017 (UTC +1100)
Sydney Cricket Ground
 

Records and statistics

Australia v England - Feb 17-21, 1882 Scorecard
Australia v Pakistan - Jan 3-7, 2017 Scorecard
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Australia v England - Jan 13, 1979 Scorecard
Australia v Pakistan - Jan 22, 2017 Scorecard
ODI records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
Australia v England - Jan 9, 2007 Scorecard
Australia v India - Jan 31, 2016 Scorecard
T20I records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
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Profile

Situated in Moore Park in the city's east, the Sydney Cricket Ground is one of the world's most famous cricketing venues. For a stadium in a major centre, it has a relatively limited capacity (a little over 40,000) but this has the direct benefit of ensuring that spectators are close to the action from virtually any point in the ground. Its limited capacity is, in fact, essentially the result of the extension over recent years of seating to most parts of a stadium now devoid of its long famous hill and instead dominated by the Brewongle, Churchill, O'Reilly, Noble and Doug Walters Stands. The green-roofed Ladies pavilion remains, still one of cricket's most famous landmarks.

Cricket has been played at the ground from as long ago as the 1848, then known as the Garrison Ground, but many other sports, predominantly football codes, have established a presence, to such an extent no less that a bike track actually ringed the playing surface between the 1890s and 1920s. This relationship has also been tested by the generally strained connection between the SCG Trust (the body appointed to control the ground) and the New South Wales Cricket Association, the low point of which was reached in the late 1970s when Neville Wran's State government created legislation to reconfigure the composition of the Trust and bring Kerry Packer's World Series Cricket to the ground.

In its earlier incarnations, the pitches were favourable for batting, and many mammoth scores were produced. The highest of these (in an individual sense) was compiled in the 1929-30 season, when Sir Donald Bradman made his celebrated personal best of 452* for New South Wales in a match against Queensland. From the early 1970s though, the square's character has undergone a number of revisions. Principally, it has come to be seen as a spinner's paradise - never more clearly than in memorable Australian Test wins over West Indies in 1984-85 (when Bob Holland and Murray Bennett piloted the home team to a crushing success) and in 1988-89 (when the left arm orthodox spin of Allan Border claimed an unlikely 11 scalps). Of course, this is not to say that the limelight has been stolen purely by slow bowlers; West Indian Brian Lara's masterful 277 in 1992-93 and paceman Fanie De Villiers' match haul of 10 for 123 at the forefront of South Africa's amazing five run win in 1993-94 underlining the point.
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Fixtures

2017
Sat Dec 23 (20 ovs)
12:20 local | 01:20 GMT
20:20 EST | 19:20 CST | 17:20 PST
Women's Big Bash League
Sydney Sixers Women v Hobart Hurricanes Women
Sat Dec 23 (20 ovs)
16:10 local | 05:10 GMT
00:10 EST | 23:10 CST | 21:10 PST
Big Bash League
Sydney Sixers v Perth Scorchers
Thu Dec 28 (20 ovs)
19:10 local | 08:10 GMT
03:10 EST | 02:10 CST | 00:10 PST
Big Bash League
Sydney Sixers v Adelaide Strikers
2018
Thu Jan 4 - Mon Jan 8
10:30 local | 23:30 GMT
18:30 EST | 17:30 CST | 15:30 PST
5th Test - Australia v England
Sat Jan 13 (20 ovs)
14:30 local | 03:30 GMT
22:30 EST | 21:30 CST | 19:30 PST
Women's Big Bash League
Sydney Sixers Women v Sydney Thunder Women
Sat Jan 13 (20 ovs)
19:20 local | 08:20 GMT
03:20 EST | 02:20 CST | 00:20 PST
Big Bash League
Sydney Sixers v Sydney Thunder
Thu Jan 18 (20 ovs)
14:50 local | 03:50 GMT
22:50 EST | 21:50 CST | 19:50 PST
Women's Big Bash League
Sydney Sixers Women v Brisbane Heat Women
Thu Jan 18 (20 ovs)
19:40 local | 08:40 GMT
03:40 EST | 02:40 CST | 00:40 PST
Big Bash League
Sydney Sixers v Brisbane Heat
Sun Jan 21 (50 ovs)          
14:20 local | 03:20 GMT
22:20 EST | 21:20 CST | 19:20 PST
3rd ODI - Australia v England
Tue Jan 23 (20 ovs)
19:40 local | 08:40 GMT
03:40 EST | 02:40 CST | 00:40 PST
Big Bash League
Sydney Sixers v Melbourne Stars
Sat Feb 3 (20 ovs)          
19:20 local | 08:20 GMT
03:20 EST | 02:20 CST | 00:20 PST
Australia v New Zealand
Fri Feb 16 - Mon Feb 19
10:30 local | 23:30 GMT
18:30 EST | 17:30 CST | 15:30 PST
Sheffield Shield
New South Wales v South Australia
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Latest Photos

Outgoing SCG curator Tom Parker (left) with Allianz Stadium curator Michael Finch, Sydney, June 21, 2017
Outgoing SCG curator Tom Parker (left) with Allianz Stadium curator Michael Finch
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Rain delayed the start of the fourth day too, Australia v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Sydney, 4th day, January 6, 2017
Rain delayed the start of the fourth day too
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The beer snake makes an appearance at the SCG, Australia v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Sydney, 3rd day, January 5, 2017
The beer snake makes an appearance at the SCG
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Rain delayed the start on the third day, Australia v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Sydney, 3rd day, January 5, 2017
Rain delayed the start on the third day
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