A day in the life of Michael Clarke

What follows is a deluge of snaps taken this morning at the Sydney Cricket Ground. I had the immense pleasure of being on a winning team at Australia’s ‘Home of Cricket’ and wandered around with a smartphone camera in some usually reserved parts of the stadium.

SCG Pavilion

The old clock tower on the Members’ Pavilion getting a lick of paint

The Cricketers Arms Metrosexuals baying for runs

The Cricketers Arms Metrosexuals baying for runs

Spread out across the Visitors’ Balcony

Spread out across the Visitors’ Balcony

Your correspondent playing a tennis shot at the SCG

Your correspondent playing a tennis shot at the SCG

The makeshift bowling ‘honours board’ on an old cupboard in the Visitors’ dining area, includes domestic cricket

The makeshift bowling ‘honours board’ on an old cupboard in the Visitors’ dining area, includes domestic cricket

The batting version

The batting version

The SCG recently installed some proper honours boards

The SCG recently installed some proper honours boards

View from the dressing rooms

View from the dressing rooms

Graeme Swann’s handiwork in the Visitors’ dressing rooms

Graeme Swann’s handiwork in the Visitors’ dressing rooms

Bradman and Trumper memorabilia from the 36/37 Ashes

Bradman and Trumper memorabilia from the 36/37 Ashes

Pup (329*) and Punter (154) memorabilia from the demolition job on India in the 100th Test at the SCG

Pup (329*) and Punter (154) memorabilia from the demolition job on India in the 100th Test at the SCG

Our door wasn’t exactly beaten down

Our door wasn’t exactly beaten down

Spot the irony

Spot the irony

Isotonic refreshment in the players’ fridge

Isotonic refreshment in the players’ fridge

The Coca-Cola ‘beach stand’

The Coca-Cola ‘beach stand’

View from gully

View from gully

The homoerotic pleasure epicentre of Australian cricket

The homoerotic pleasure epicentre of Australian cricket

A fuzzy pic of the scorecard noting Bradman’s then world record first-class score of 452* against Queensland

A fuzzy pic of the scorecard noting Bradman’s then world record first-class score of 452* against Queensland

Watching play from the Home dressing room

Watching play from the Home dressing room

Third Ump’s box

Third Ump’s box

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4 thoughts on “A day in the life of Michael Clarke

    • No mate, ’twas a charity match of 12 overs a side so everyone got one over and faced 6 balls. Bowled one over; took a wicket (top of off stump, late swing) – a beaut! Also pouched a catch at mid off and hit 3 – THREE! – unbeaten runs. Never need to play again. Next stop: Wembley.

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