Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)

Look at any guide book to Melbourne and you will almost certainly see the MCG (also known simply as “The G”) in the Top 10 ‘must see’ sights.  And, I can see why.  With a capacity of just over 100,000, it’s a magnificent stadium.  It’s the largest in the southern hemisphere and the 10th largest in the world. (The Rungrado stadium in Pyongyang is the largest with a capacity of 114,000, to save you looking that up! 🙂  )

By pure coincidence, the England cricket team were playing Australia at the MCG in the first of five One Day Internationals while I was there and my daughter, Jo had bought tickets for us both as well as Aaron (for his birthday) and his dad, Rod.  England had lost the Ashes series 4-0, so Jo and I were not expecting great things.  But, thanks to a magnificent 180 runs from Jason Roy, England chased down the 305 total required with 7 balls to spare. 😁

England went on to win the series 4-1, so some pride was restored in the England camp but, like many Australians, Aaron and Rod were not best pleased.

The photos below were taken on my and Jo’s mobile phones.

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