Sydney Cricket Ground No. 1; Garrison Ground (1848-1877), Association Ground
1848
44002
156.0m long, 154.0m wide
Yes
Paddington End, Randwick End
New South Wales
Australian Rules Football (Sydney Swans)
Tom Parker
12:46, Sat Oct 25, 2014 (UTC +1100)
Sydney Cricket Ground
 

Records and statistics

Australia v England - Feb 17-21, 1882 Scorecard
Australia v England - Jan 3-5, 2014 Scorecard
Test records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
Australia v England - Jan 13, 1979 Scorecard
Australia v England - Jan 19, 2014 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 West Indies - Feb 23, 2010 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

2014
Sun Oct 26 (50 ovs)          
14:00 local | 03:00 GMT
23:00 EDT | 22:00 CDT | 20:00 PDT
Matador BBQs One-Day Cup
Final - New South Wales v Western Australia
Sun Nov 23 (50 ovs)          
14:20 local | 03:20 GMT
22:20 EST | 21:20 CST | 19:20 PST
5th ODI - Australia v South Africa
Tue Nov 25 - Fri Nov 28
10:30 local | 23:30 GMT
18:30 EST | 17:30 CST | 15:30 PST
Sheffield Shield
New South Wales v South Australia
Fri Dec 5 - Mon Dec 8
10:30 local | 23:30 GMT
18:30 EST | 17:30 CST | 15:30 PST
Sheffield Shield
New South Wales v Queensland
Fri Dec 19 (20 ovs)
Australian Women's Twenty20 Cup
New South Wales Women v Tasmania Women
Fri Dec 19 (20 ovs)          
19:40 local | 08:40 GMT
03:40 EST | 02:40 CST | 00:40 PST
Big Bash League
Sydney Sixers v Melbourne Renegades
Mon Dec 29 (20 ovs)          
19:10 local | 08:10 GMT
03:10 EST | 02:10 CST | 00:10 PST
Big Bash League
Sydney Sixers v Perth Scorchers
2015
Sat Jan 3 - Wed Jan 7
10:30 local | 23:30 GMT
18:30 EST | 17:30 CST | 15:30 PST
4th Test - Australia v India
Fri Jan 9 (20 ovs)          
19:10 local | 08:10 GMT
03:10 EST | 02:10 CST | 00:10 PST
Big Bash League
Sydney Sixers v Sydney Thunder
Wed Jan 14 (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
Sun Jan 18 (50 ovs)          
14:20 local | 03:20 GMT
22:20 EST | 21:20 CST | 19:20 PST
Carlton Mid ODI Tri-Series
Australia v England
Mon Jan 26 (50 ovs)          
14:20 local | 03:20 GMT
22:20 EST | 21:20 CST | 19:20 PST
Carlton Mid ODI Tri-Series
Australia v India
Fri Feb 27 (50 ovs)          
ICC Cricket World Cup
19th Match, Pool B - South Africa v West Indies
Sun Mar 8 (50 ovs)          
ICC Cricket World Cup
32nd Match, Pool A - Australia v Sri Lanka
Fri Mar 13 (50 ovs)          
ICC Cricket World Cup
38th Match, Pool A - Afghanistan v England
Wed Mar 18 (50 ovs)          
ICC Cricket World Cup
1st Quarter-Final - TBC v TBC (A1 v B4)
Thu Mar 26 (50 ovs)          
ICC Cricket World Cup
2nd Semi-Final - TBC v TBC
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Ground Fixtures Ground Results
Final: NSW v Western Aust at Sydney
Oct 26, 2014 (14:00 local | 03:00 GMT | 23:00 EDT | 22:00 CDT | 20:00 PDT)
5th ODI: Australia v South Africa at Sydney
Nov 23, 2014 (14:20 local | 03:20 GMT | 22:20 EST | 21:20 CST | 19:20 PST)
NSW v South Aust at Sydney
Nov 25-28, 2014 (10:30 local | 23:30 GMT | 18:30 EST | 17:30 CST | 15:30 PST)
NSW v Queensland at Sydney
Dec 5-8, 2014 (10:30 local | 23:30 GMT | 18:30 EST | 17:30 CST | 15:30 PST)
NSW Women v Tas Women at Sydney
Dec 19, 2014
Syd Sixers v Melb Reneg at Sydney
Dec 19, 2014 (19:40 local | 08:40 GMT | 03:40 EST | 02:40 CST | 00:40 PST)
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