Posts Tagged "SCG"

Apart from the beer garden at the Darwin Ski Club, the Members Enclosure at Moonee Valley on Cox Plate Day, and a pyjama party at Jessica Alba’s place, there is no better place in the world than the Sydney Cricket Ground.

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In my last article, I talked about the 12 teams which made up the NSWRLFC and their home grounds. As I named the grounds, memories of watching games at them came back.

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There are three certainties in life: death, taxes and Bob Hawke skolling a beer at the cricket. And the former Australian Prime Minister didn’t disappoint on Day 2 of the third Test.

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Could ANZ Stadium have seen the last of AFL football?

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The legacy of Johnny Warren has now been carved into bronze, with a sculpture of the Australian football icon unveiled at the SCG on Sunday.

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Those hoping to secure tickets to the MCG and SCG for the opening rounds of the AFL Premiership regular season were left frustrated by a meltdown of the ticketing system.

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The Sydney Swans have managed to negotiate their way out of a deal with ANZ Stadium a year earlier than expected and will play all home games at the SCG effective immediately.

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With the majority of the third Test against the West Indies washed out, spectators have received a reprieve from both the weather gods and the SCG itself, with the clear skies prompting officials to offer free entry for Day 5 of the Test.

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When the Commonwealth of Australia was proclaimed in January 1901 cricket was already a hugely popular pastime.

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The charms of the Sydney Cricket Ground are well known: the stands are a delightful mix of old and new, the atmosphere is loud yet intimate, and the history rivals any sports arena on earth.

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SCG officials are scrambling to resurface the troubled ground in a bid to be ready for the New Year’s Test following the embarrassing abandonment of NSW’s Sheffield Shield match with Victoria.

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Cricket Australia has reportedly awarded all six points to Victoria for the abandoned Sheffield Shield match against NSW at the SCG.

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Cricket has copped another embarrassing black eye after NSW’s Sheffield Shield clash with Victoria was controversially abandoned due to a dangerous SCG playing surface.

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A plaque to honour the memory of Phillip Hughes will be unveiled at the SCG on Monday on the eve of the fourth Test between Australia and India.

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Just not today

By , 30 Nov 2014

The flags are at half-mast at the SCG, there is no play, no fans in the stands and no attendant at the gate.

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It is hard to know what to think. A Tuesday night and a young man lies in a coma, our expectations in a crumpled heap at the door.

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The Red Backs’ opening batsmen and Australian Test batsmen, Phil Hughes, has been rushed to hospital following a tragic blow to the head from a ‘bouncer’ during his sides Sheffield Shield match against the NSW Blues in Sydney.

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Despite the series being over, after Australia’s three wicket win on Friday, both teams have plenty to play for in this final match of the series at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Join The Roar for a live blog of the final one day match from 2:20pm (AEDT).

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The 2000 Olympics in Sydney saw the creation of an Olympic precinct that was second to none. The facilities spread from the Aquatic Centre to the Athletics Centre to the pinnacle of the lot – Stadium Australia, now known as ANZ Stadium.

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September – what a wonderful time of the year. The grass is just that bit greener in September, the beer that bit more delicious, and the tackles that bit more ferocious.

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