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    Google Earth - cricket grounds

    16TOS gave me this idea. Here are the 5 main Australian ones:


    MCG



    Adelaide Oval



    The Gabba



    The WACA



    The SCG



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    Nice one Zac.

    Mine looks exactly like the above
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    Here is my local ground at the moment in SA.. Looks like the photo was taken in the winter though, as the football pitches are out.. Nets at the top of the ground

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    Good idea for a thread. MCG pic looks like it was taken around late 05/early 06.
    Here are a couple more:

    Telstra Dome


    Eden Gardens


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    Edgbaston:


    Rectory Park, home of Sutton Coldfield CC:
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    Wow! can someone post a link.
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    Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka


    MA Aziz Ground, Chittagong


    The biggest ground in the world? Azad Maidan, Mumbai

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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    16TOS gave me this idea. Here are the 5 main Australian ones:

    MCG

    Adelaide Oval

    The Gabba

    The WACA

    The SCG
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    Here Are some New Zealand ones

    Eden Park, Both Wellingtons, Christchurch, Queenstown, Hamilton (a fair blurry distance)
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    If you've ever wondered exactly how big the respective grounds are, I've measured them. My results can be found here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 16 tins of Spam View Post
    If you've ever wondered exactly how big the respective grounds are, I've measured them. My results can be found here.
    I'm not in a mathematic mood, which was the biggest, and which was the smallest?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhoenixFire View Post
    I'm not in a mathematic mood, which was the biggest, and which was the smallest?
    It doesn't really require any maths, but anyway. By far the biggest ground overall is Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, a circle of 185m diameter. The smallest by the look of it is Bourda in Georgetown, a mere 124m x 121m.

    A very general average for the whole world I would say is length and width both in the 140s.

    Was surprised to note that a minority of grounds are actually ovals, which is the generally assumed shape. Most grounds seem to be rectangles with the corners rounded off. There's probably slightly more circles than ovals also.
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    Didn't know Lahore had the biggest one in the world. Makes sense what with the way Lahoris have the biggest everything. I'm assuming you've only done the test grounds?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nightprowler10 View Post
    I'm assuming you've only done the test grounds?
    I didn't really approach it scientifically. At one stage I thought I'd limit it to the grounds that have hosted more than five ODIs or tests, and that have been used this century. But basically I ended up knocking it back to places I'd heard of - it was a big enough job anyway. If there's any others that people are interested in, I can have a look.

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