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The Summer of Cricket is Coming

Get your cricket whites ready and break out the orange slices, summer is coming which means it’s cricket season. This summer, everyone will be talking cricket, from friendly arguments over backyard crickets games to solidarity with your fellow supporters when cheering on your team on at the ground. Each year, Melburnians look forward to the summer of cricket where commentary echoes from household televisions and car radios everywhere and friends and family flock to the ground to watch the game and enjoy the atmosphere.

Your cricket survival guide

A day at the cricket can be exciting and sometimes long, here are some things we always remember to ensure a great day.

  • Take sunscreen! Whether it’s a sunny day or more overcast the UV is probably quite high, be sun smart with light layers and sunscreen.
  • Drink lots of water! From the sun to the salty snacks and beer, everything is trying to dehydrate you.
  • Wear your team’s colours! Whether it’s Aussie green and gold or the colours of your state or BBL team, make sure no one is in doubt of your allegiance.

Visit the Melbourne Cricket Club Museum

If you consider yourself a lover of cricket then you should definitely plan a visit to the Melbourne Cricket Club Museum where you can see memorabilia and relive the history.

Summer of Cricket | Crowne Plaza Melbourne

Getting There

Marvel Stadium (formerly Etihad Stadium)  – a pleasant 20 minute walk from the hotel, get a map from concierge to help you get there quickly or catch the free tram on routes 70, 35 or 75 towards Docklands and get off at the stadium stop.

MCG – If you are heading to the G, simply catch the tram on route 70 that runs along Flinders Street.  Once you are there, follow the fans and get off at William Barak Bridge Stop 7A and walk across the stadium. Get a map from concierge to make the trip easy.

Summer of Cricket in Melbourne Fixture:

JLT Sheffield Shield 2018-19

Round 2, 25 October 2018
VIC vs NSW
MCG, Melbourne

Round 3, 3 November 2018
VIC vs SA
MCG, Melbourne

Round 6, 7 December 2018
VIC vs WA
MCG, Melbourne

Round 8, 3 March 2019
VIC vs TAS
MCG, Melbourne

Gillette T20s v India

Second T20, 23 November 2018
AUS vs IND
MCG, Melbourne

Domain Tests v India

Third Test, 26 December 2018
AUS vs IND
MCG, Melbourne

Rebel WBBL|04

Match 33, 29 December 2018
REN vs STA
Marvel Stadium, Docklands

Match 39, 1 January 2019
STA vs REN
MCG, Melbourne

Match 56, 14 January 2019
STA SIX
MCG, Melbourne

KFC BBL|08

Match 2, 20 December 2018
REN vs SCO
Marvel Stadium, Docklands

Match 12, 29 December 2018
REN vs SIX
Marvel Stadium, Docklands

Match 16, 1 January 2019
STA vs REN
MCG, Melbourne

Match 23, 7 January 2019
REN vs HUR
Marvel Stadium, Docklands

Match 25, 9 January 2019
STA vs SCO
MCG, Melbourne

Match 31, 14 January 2019
STA vs HUR
MCG, Melbourne

Match 35, 19 January 2019
REN vs STA
Marvel Stadium, Docklands

Match 42, 27 January 2019
STA vs HEA
MCG, Melbourne

Match 46, 30 January 2019
REN vs THU
Marvel Stadium, Docklands

Match 56, 10 February 2019
STA vs SIX
MCG, Melbourne

Gillette ODI Series v India

Third ODI, 18 January 2019
AUS vs IND
MCG, Melbourne

Images courtesy of Visit Victoria. 

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