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Celebrating 40 years of ODI cricket

Jan 15, 2011

Keith Stackpole faces John Snow in the first one-day cricket match at the MCG in 1971.

The first one-day international (ODI) was played between Australia and England at the MCG on January 5, 1971.  View the scorecard

To mark the 40th anniversary this month, Cricket Australia will pay homage to the great moments of ODI cricket, include a select number of tickets to the January 16 ODI at the MCG priced at $19.70 and will reward fans who dress in 1970s gear at matches.

The Australian ODI team from 1971 - Bill Lawry (c), Greg Chappell, Ian Chappell, Alan Connolly, Graham McKenzie, Ashley Mallett, Rod Marsh, Ian Redpath, Keith Stackpole, Alan Thomson and Doug Walters - will also be presented to the crowd during the innings break of the one-day international between Australia and England at the MCG on Sunday January 16.

Find out more about one-day international cricket history with these fantastic contributions from the Melbourne Cricket Club Library volunteers:

1. The forgotten one-day match in South Africa in 1967  

2. The development of early one-day cricket and its introduction to Australia

3. Statistical analysis of the ODIs between Australia and England at the MCG

4. Australia vs England ODI fact sheet  

Action from the first one-day international, played at the MCG, January 5, 1971. 

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Posted by: Melbourne Cricket Ground on 16/01/2011 12:10:06 PM

Hi Chris. If that ticket price is no longer available, then it's quite likely that the $19.70 tickets are sold out. There are other tickets available though, which you can get when you come to the ground.

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