SCG - MOMENTS IN TIME

Hallowed turf bringing our city together

SCG - MOMENTS IN TIME

Hallowed turf bringing our city together

The Sydney Cricket Ground is part of who we are as a city and a state. Its story is our story.

Bradman carried off by QLD fieldsmen after his record-breaking 452 not out on January 8, 1930

This sporting oasis on the edge of the city has been the canvas for so many of our most enduring moments, from great triumphs to agonising defeat … from overwhelming joy to deep sadness.

A cavalcade of champions have graced the hallowed turf, rugby league premiers have been crowned and Bledisloe Cups won, AFL premiership flags unfurled and records written.

Of course, much of cricket’s rich tapestry has been woven at the SCG: from the black-and-white days of Victor Trumper, to Don Bradman, the hero of our Depression years, and then Keith Miller and Richie Benaud brought panache and glamour to the summer game.

The SCG turned on the lights and brought us day-night cricket. It farewelled giants, from Greg Chappell, Dennis Lillee and Rod Marsh … through to Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath and Justin Langer a generation later.

We have cheered Ashes whitewashes, told England skipper Douglas Jardine “to leave our flies alone”, and we’ve felt the deepest sorrow. Phillip Hughes will always have a special place in the SCG’s heart.

The ground, like the sports themselves, has evolved to meet changing times and demands. But it has always remained connected to its past, through the beautifully timeless Ladies and Members pavilions and the dreams that have fermented inside the generations who have made the pilgrimage to the old lady on top of the hill.

Those dreams, passed from one generation to the next, is the foundation of the SCG’s tradition.

A 12-year-old, on his first visit to the SCG in 1921, told his father: “I shall never be satisfied until I play on this ground.”

When you consider that 12-year-old was Don Bradman, and where he sits in the pantheon of Australia’s sporting legends, it’s a powerful and poignant message about the magic of the SCG.

Bradman carried off by QLD fieldsmen after his record-breaking 452 not out on January 8, 1930
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Hallowed turf bringing our city together

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THINGS TO DO

Take a guided behind-the-scenes walking tour through the historic grounds

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • 90 minute guided walking tour
  • Explore the iconic Sydney Cricket Ground, Allianz Stadium and SCG Museum
  • Sit in the dressing rooms where legends prepare for their finest moments
  • Run down the Allianz Stadium players tunnel
THINGS TO DO

Making history. Preserving history. Sharing traditions.

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