Melbourne Cricket Ground
Notable Events About Melbourne Cricket Ground
One of the most sensational incidents in test cricket occurred at the MCG during the Melbourne test of the 1954-55 England tour of Australia. Big cracks had appeared in the pitch during a very hot Saturday's play and on the rest day Sunday, groundsman Jack House watered the pitch to close them up. This was illegal and the story was leaked by The Age newspaper. The teams agreed to finish the match and England won by 128 runs after Frank Tyson took 6 for 16 off 51 balls in the final innings.
The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is an Australian sports stadium located in Yarra Park, Melbourne; home to the Melbourne Cricket Club. It is the largest stadium in Australia, and holds the world record for the highest light towers at any sporting venue. The MCG is within walking distance of the city centre, and is serviced by Richmond railway station, Richmond and Jolimont railway station, East Melbourne. It is part of the Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Precinct. Punt Road Oval, home of Richmond Football Club is located only a few hundred metres to the east of the stadium.