10 December 2018

New inductees to 50 and 70-year Club

Chairman Tony Shepherd AO welcomed new members into the 50 and 70-year club in the MA Noble Dining Room of the SCG on Monday morning. The high tea event was a celebration of the SCG’s long-standing members and their remarkable contribution to the history of the ground.

The honoured members’ involvement with the SCG predates current sporting stars who tread the grass today. It predates every building on Trust lands except the Members and Ladies pavilions.

This morning was also a time to reflect on some of the rich history, shared from the memories of our members which include; sitting on the roof of the old Bob Stand, competing in athletics and rugby and even batting against Richie Benaud. Then there were those who had the pleasure of being an acquaintance of Sir Don Bradman or those who have historical family ties to the formation of the SCG in the 1800s. It’s safe to say, the members of the SCG all have a unique story to tell.

Stephanie Brantz interviewed fellow Trustee and Australian cricketer Stuart MacGill, who shared some of his own memories from his time playing on the hallowed turf. Grounds Manager Justin Groves also gave members an insight into how his team are preparing for the New Year’s Test and a busy 2019 as the SCG prepares to welcome a number of football matches back to the ground.

After the morning tea, members were invited onto the ground during the Sheffield Shield break to have their photo taken with the Chairman and the old SCG roller.

We look forward to welcoming our 50 and 70-year members back to the SCG this summer.