Friday, 8 January 2016

A evening at The G

The Melbourne Cricket Ground, often shorted to The M.C.G and then further curtailed to "The G" is one of the best sporting grounds in the world - although reader from Sydney may disagree!

H and I went there to watch a 20/20 cricket match this Wednesday - and we were joined by about 32,000 other Melburnians. The match itself was a bit of a fizzer really, but as a 'boys night out' we had a blast!

These are a few a phone shots I took during the night.  I rather like the caged sky shots - wished I had had a more adjustable camera!




You can find more sky shots (and probably less people) at Sky Watch Friday.  SM

22 comments:

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
T20...??? Y'mean that baseball thingy??? Test matches, lad, test matches are cricket!!! ;*>
YAM xx

Sylvia K said...

That's an awesome stadium and lovely skies, too!! Great shots for the day!! Hope you have a great weekend!!

Missy George said...

Great shots even though you didn't have your big boy camera..Wow !!Lot's of people !

Beate said...

Wow, 32,000 people? The shots are amazing! Love the sunset through the cage :)

Have an amazing weekend!
Best wishes from Germany,
Beate

A Quiet Corner said...

WOW is right!! That's a huge turnout..all to catch the setting sun...LOL!...:)JP

Arija said...

Lovely shots Stewart and doing the father son thing is always a treat for both parties.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

My goodness hats a big crowd! I like the cage effect and father-son outings are so important and fun ( or so I have been told by my sons and their father)!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Nice to have such a beautiful sky over a sporting event! Nice photos.

Light and Voices said...

I love, love your Skywatch Friday shot this week.
JM, Illinois

carol l mckenna said...

Love how you composed these shots! Great Sky ones!

Wishing you a Happy Week ~ ^_^

Linda W. said...

Wow. that stadium is huge! I like your last photo.

Jim said...

Fantastic shots.

Jim said...

Fantastic shots.

Margaret Adamson said...

Fabulous looking statium

amanda | wildly simple said...

That stadium looks fantastic! Our oldest three and a nephew had a boys trip west to the Dakotas pheasant hunting the last/first days of the year.. I'm reminded of that because when they returned from the west, our nephew was picked up in the morning to travel across the state to our east for a stadium football game, kind of a big deal, but much colder than your stadium looks. (They were at Lambough Field in Wisconsin.) I've yet to experience either an NFL game OR a cricket match. :) Happy New Year, Stewart!

amanda | wildly simple said...

That stadium looks fantastic! Our oldest three and a nephew had a boys trip west to the Dakotas pheasant hunting the last/first days of the year.. I'm reminded of that because when they returned from the west, our nephew was picked up in the morning to travel across the state to our east for a stadium football game, kind of a big deal, but much colder than your stadium looks. (They were at Lambough Field in Wisconsin.) I've yet to experience either an NFL game OR a cricket match. :) Happy New Year, Stewart!

ladyfi said...

Wonderful shots!

Lea said...

I like the first photo the best.
Have a great week-end!
Lea

Marie C said...

Very nice skywatch through the windows...a pretty sunset as the games begin!

TheChieftess said...

I like that first caged sky shot! The round "cage" brings interest as it's an unusual shape!

genie said...

I would love to see a cricket game. I had no idea they were played in an arena like this one. Lovely sky shots.

Black Jack's Carol said...

I especially love that 3rd shot, Stewart. Now that's a boys' night out any girl would be happy to join, I'd imagine :)