Sydney Cricket Ground – SCG
Originally opened in 1854 to be used as a garden and cricket ground for British Army Soldiers (calling themselves ‘The Garrison Club’), the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) is now a major international sports venue.
In 1879 a controversial umpire decision caused a civil riot and pitch invasion during a match between England and New South Wales. This lead to a little inter-colonial friction which was settled by the first Test match in England in 1880.
In Test cricket meetings between England and Australia, England have scored their most wins in an Australian stadium with the results as follows:
- AUSTRALIA: 26 wins
- ENGLAND: 22 wins
- DRAWN: 7
In the Ashes in Sydney 2011 England’s Alastair Cook was crowned Man of the Match and Man of the Series as he thrashed 189 runs to bring his series aggregate to an awesome 766 runs. Full match records for SCG are available by following the link below:
Sydney Cricket Ground is also the venue for international rugby league and Australian rules football.
The SCG seats 48,601 and your PLATINUM tickets will seat you in the Victor Trumper Stand behind the bowler’s arm to slips.