The Sydney Cricket Ground is one of the world's great cricketing ground and provides a spectacular environment for spectators. Apart from Cricket it is used for Test, Twenty20, One Day International, Association football, Rugby League, Australian football and Rugby Union.
In 1811, Lachlan Macquarie, the Governor of New South Wales, established the second Sydney Common, about 2,400m wide and extending south from South Head Road to where Randwick Racecourse is today.
It has sitting capacity of 44,000. It is owned and operated by the Sydney Cricket Ground Trust, is an organisation that operates several sporting facilities in Sydney, Australia.
Traditionally one of the most spin-friendly international cricket grounds in Australia is Sydney Cricket Ground, because the soil and foundation of the pitch and playing surface is primarily 'Bulli soil' from Bulli, New South Wales.
The Garrison Club defeated the Royal Victoria Club in 1854, the first recorded cricket match to be played at what was then the Garrison Ground. Although games were played at the domain, the Garrison Ground was used for practice by the NSW cricket team in 1860 and by the Victorian team in 1861 the before inter-colonial matches in those years.
In 1803, Cricket was first played in Australia in Sydney's Hyde Park. However, up until the appointment of trustees to look after the SCG in the late 1870s, several different grounds had been used. The Domain was first used for inter-colonial games and then the Albert Ground in Redfern but in time both became unavailable, the Domain because of its poor condition and because it could not be fenced it closed in the late 1870s.
This cricket ground(SCG) is the traditional ground for hosting New Year tests, as well as the traditional final match of the Australian Ashes Series. Since 2008, the New Year Test has also been names the Pink Test, organised by Glenn McGrath and the McGrath Foundation – named for his late wife, to raise breast cancer awareness, and on the third day, even if the day's play is rained out, is named Pink Day, or Jane McGrath Day in her honour.
The SCG was the scene of tragedy on 25 November 2014, when a bouncer from Sean Abbott struck Philips Hughes’s neck, knocking him unconscious. Hughes later died as a result of a subarachnoid haemorrhage on 27 November, having never regained consciousness.
It is the venue where David Warner scored three consecutive centuries in Tests (2015–17) since 2015.
Australia won the first ODI against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground by 34 runs, to record their 1,000th win in international cricket on 12 January 2019.
Sydney Cricket Ground and Allianz Stadium, this central sports precinct includes a sports museum, member fitness centre and club facilities.
Almost 100 sport and concert events attract more than 1.5 million visitors each year. The SCG is undoubtedly a force in terms of entertainment, at the forefront of technology and operational expertise.
But it’s architecturally innovative too. Each space built between 1888 and 2017 has a unique layout design that’s beautiful, effective, and modern.
Sir Don Bradman did plenty of damage here, and the ground was where he recorded his highest first-class score of 452 not out. Former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting holds the record for most triple-figure. The spinning wizard Shane Warne started his career at SCG.