Tag Archive: MCG scoreboard

MCG, Victoria – World Cup warm-up, Australia vs United Arab Emirates

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Photos and text by Michael Costello The World Cup warm up match on February 11 between Australia and United Arab Emirates was an unusual experience.  In a place where normally you are bombarded… Continue reading

Scoreboard Pressure’s cameo on The Local Footy Show

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The Local Footy Show segment on Friday 18 July 2014  about Scoreboard Pressure is now on YouTube. Enjoy nine minutes and 16 seconds of scoreboard yarns. Many thanks to Channel 31 and Daryl,… Continue reading

The Cowdrey Cowper Correction, MCG, 1966

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A young cricket fan, almost dwarfed by the MCG scoreboard, looks up and down at the names of the Australian team, reads ‘Cowdrey’ and perhaps ponders, ‘Doesn’t he play for England?’ (Meanwhile, a… Continue reading

Grand Final scoreboards – 2013 Australian Football League

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Melbourne Cricket Ground, December 1962

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Ian Davidson took this photo on the last day of a Sheffield Shield game between Victoria and New South Wales. Note the wording at the top of the scoreboard: ‘MCC INTERNATIONAL CRICKET CENTENARY’.… Continue reading

Melbourne Cricket Ground, 1956 Olympics

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The 2012 Olympics and Paralympics in London are over. This photo shows the Melbourne Cricket Ground scoreboard on the closing day of the 1956 Olympics. The wording at the top of the scoreboard… Continue reading

Manuka, Australian Capital Territory

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When the  age of digital electronic scoreboards arrived in Australia in  the early 1980s the classic MCG scoreboard – built near the turn of the 20th century –   was not knocked down or… Continue reading