Melbourne Cricket Ground - Crowds flock to Boxing Day Test
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Crowds flock to Boxing Day Test

Dec 29, 2010

An MCG light tower.The MCG continues to reinforce its position as the sporting capital of Australia with superb attendance figures at the Boxing Day Test between Australia and England.

Although the match only lasted three days and one hour, as England won by an innings and 157 runs to retain the Ashes, a total of 240,116 people attended the MCG to support the match.

This was the second-highest MCG Test match attendance since 1974/75, bettered only by the 244,151 who witnessed the three days of the 2006 Boxing Day Test.

The daily attendances for the 2010 Test match were 84,345 (Day 1), 67,149 (Day 2), 68,733 (Day 3) and 19,889 for the shortened fourth and final day.

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Posted by: tommy curran on 07/01/2011 11:02:27 PM

as a englishman to see the support at the ground on boxing day is second to none i have been to the mgc for the last 3 ashes matches on boxing day and win or lose being there on the day with all the things going on makes a great day out for all the supports young and old oz or pommies it is just a great day roll on the next four years for a return match . thx a lot

Posted by: Ivan Rowe on 11/01/2011 03:46:05 AM

England v Australia at cricket. Test or international there is nowhere like it in the world. The Yanks can keep their baseball and world series - they are the only ones who play that game. Here in England we call it rounders and the girls play that at school. As for basketball, again here in England the girls play it and it is called netball.Long live both the Queen and cricket in our two countries.

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