Year Review 2008 / Grounds

 
1854
100000 (approx, including standing room)
172.9m long, 147.8m wide
Since March 1985
Members End, Great Southern Stand End
Australia, Victoria
Australian Rules Football, Soccer, Rugby Union, Rugby League, Lawn Bowls, Squash
David Sandurski
06:33, Wed Sep 24, 2014 (UTC +1000)
Melbourne Cricket Ground
 

Records and statistics

Australia v England - Mar 15-19, 1877 Scorecard
Australia v England - Dec 26-29, 2013 Scorecard
Test records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
Australia v England - Jan 5, 1971 Scorecard
Australia v England - Jan 12, 2014 Scorecard
ODI records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
Australia v India - Feb 1, 2008 Scorecard
Australia v England - Jan 31, 2014 Scorecard
T20I records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
Records index

Profile

The Melbourne Cricket Ground is regarded as Australia's premier sporting venue. For over one hundred years, it has played host to many of the country's biggest cricket and Australian Rules Football matches, and many other significant sporting contests besides. It was, in fact, even the centrepiece of the Olympic Games of 1956. The 'G (as it is affectionately known by the people of Melbourne) is located a short distance to the east of the city's CBD and is easily accessible by both public transport and by foot; it is common, for example, for business people to walk to the arena after work to watch the second session of day-night cricket internationals. Prior to a series of developments in the 1980s and 1990s, it possessed a capacity of around 125,000; since that time, the extension of individual seating to virtually all of its reaches has reduced that figure to somewhere closer to 97,000. In short, it is an imposing stadium: the three-tiered Great Southern Stand (completed in 1992) bounds the perimeter of one half of the ground and holds close to 50,000 people; there are also vast banks of seating in the Ponsford Stand, Olympic Stand and Members' Reserve. It is also replete with a Gallery of Sport, two giant electronic scoreboards, and a vast array of corporate and media facilities.

Notwithstanding the fact that various curators drew fire from players and spectators alike for producing a succession of wearing, low bouncing surfaces through the 1980s and early 1990s, pitches at the MCG have, for most of its history, generally facilitated well balanced contests between bat and ball. No better has this been exemplified than in famous matches in its recent past such as the 1982-83 Test between Australia and England; the thrilling Australia-New Zealand decider in 1987-88; and the 1992 World Cup Final between Pakistan and England.
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Fixtures

2014
Fri Oct 31 - Mon Nov 3
Sheffield Shield
Victoria v New South Wales
Fri Nov 7 (20 ovs)
2nd T20I - Australia v South Africa
Fri Nov 7 (20 ovs)
3rd T20I - Australia Women v West Indies Women
Fri Nov 21 (50 ovs)          
4th ODI - Australia v South Africa
Tue Nov 25 - Fri Nov 28
Sheffield Shield
Victoria v Western Australia
Sat Dec 20 (20 ovs)          
Big Bash League
Melbourne Stars v Hobart Hurricanes
Fri Dec 26 - Tue Dec 30
3rd Test - Australia v India
2015
Mon Jan 5 (20 ovs)          
Big Bash League
Melbourne Stars v Sydney Sixers
Sat Jan 10 (20 ovs)          
Big Bash League
Melbourne Stars v Melbourne Renegades
Fri Jan 16 (50 ovs)          
Carlton Mid ODI Tri-Series
Australia v India
Wed Jan 21 (20 ovs)          
Big Bash League
Melbourne Stars v Perth Scorchers
Sat Feb 14 (50 ovs)          
ICC Cricket World Cup
2nd Match, Pool A - Australia v England
Sun Feb 22 (50 ovs)          
ICC Cricket World Cup
13th Match, Pool B - India v South Africa
Thu Feb 26 (50 ovs)          
ICC Cricket World Cup
18th Match, Pool A - Bangladesh v Sri Lanka
Thu Mar 19 (50 ovs)          
ICC Cricket World Cup
2nd Quarter-Final - TBC v TBC (A2 v B3)
Sun Mar 29 (50 ovs)          
ICC Cricket World Cup
Final - TBC v TBC
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Latest Photos

The scoreboard at the MCG confirms a record crowd, Australia v England, 4th Test, Melbourne, 1st day, December 26, 2013
The scoreboard at the MCG confirms a record crowd
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Monty Panesar hopes to play in the Melbourne Test on Boxing Day following the retirement of Graeme Swann with England already 3-0 down in the series, Melbourne, December 23, 2013
Monty Panesar hopes to play in the Melbourne Test on Boxing Day
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A fish-eye view of the MCG, Australia v Sri Lanka, second Test, December 26, 2012\
A view of the MCG
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A view of the MCG, Australia v India, 1st Test, Melbourne, 2nd day, December 27, 2011
A view of the MCG
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Ground Fixtures Ground Results
Victoria v NSW at Melbourne
Oct 31-Nov 3, 2014
2nd T20I: Australia v South Africa at Melbourne
Nov 7, 2014
3rd T20I: Aus Women v WI Women at Melbourne
Nov 7, 2014
4th ODI: Australia v South Africa at Melbourne
Nov 21, 2014
Victoria v Western Aust at Melbourne
Nov 25-28, 2014
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