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Where does the MCG pitch come from?

Posted on October 31st, by Nicko in Featured, Features, Media. No Comments

The MCG is rightly regarded as one of the best stadiums in the world. But how does it continue to produce such high-quality pitches, given that the venue is used for a myriad of different sports and events year-round? The Sledge traveled to the MCG to find out.

Jonathan Howcroft speaks to David Sandurski, the MCG’s Head Curator; Tony Gordon, the MCG’s Arena Operations Manager; and Emma Inglis, the VicSpirit Women’s T20 Captain.

For more images from our MCG shoot, head to the episode page.

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The Sledge: 2013/2014 Episode 1

Posted on October 31st, by Nicko in Episodes, Featured, Media. No Comments

Who: Nick Hancock, Jonathan Howcroft, Murray Middleton.

What: The Sledge is back for 2013/2013. In this episode, the panel discusses the past six months in Australian cricket – just in case you’ve missed any of it! The Sledge team focus on the Ryobi Cup, presented in its modified form that has played right in to David Warner’s hands. Jono takes a trip the MCG to discover where its turf pitches come from. We also answer your Sledgemail: Have Ricky Ponting and Mike Hussey’s autobiographies blown a hole in Michael Clarke’s captaincy? How can Cricket Australia justify assuring James Sutherland’s position if the Aussies lose the Ashes five-nil?

Murray has a moment with Lara Bingle, Nicko sledges Ricky Ponting, and Jono gets obsessed with daytime TV.

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