03 December 2013

Adelaide Oval progress update from Sylvester

After six years of running The Baggy Green Blog, I have finally met my good mate Sylvester in person. He was one of the first people to stumble across the site and has, over the years, helped me produce articles, given match analysis, and pushed my writing through Planet Cricket. He's offered valuable support over the years and is just another one of the staunch Baggy Green loyalists I've met. 

We're currently chilling out in Adelaide and he was able to head on down to the ground today and grab some snapshots. It's great to have archived some development of the ground. You can view his pictures below.

For previous Adelaide Oval progress updates see the links - 1) 15 March images  2) 13 November images.

Two days to go until the next phase of the battle. We lead 1-0.

Photo Ian took on 13 November. Notice the sand. On the right the grass is now green with no sand
(Photo: Sylvester Tan)

From outside the Adelaide Oval, still under construction (Photo: Sylvester Tan)

New Southern Stand entrance with TV screens (Photo: Sylvester Tan)

Another photo of the smart and elegant Southern Stand entrance (Photo: Sylvester Tan)

Steven Smith getting into position to play a shot in the nets (Photo: Sylvester Tan)

Tickets are ready for collection (Photo: Sylvester Tan)

David Warner getting in a net session (Photo: Sylvester Tan)
A great panoramic shot of the ground under spotlights after a light shower passes through Adelaide (Photo: Sylvester Tan)
The ground keeping gear is out in the field. Notice the KFC colours in the background(Photo: Sylvester Tan)
The hundred year old scoreboard will not change (Photo: Sylvester Tan)
Looking towards the massive Southern Stand. Seats now in place (Photo: Sylvester Tan)
The traditional view towards the cathedral. (Photo: Sylvester Tan)
The pitch is under cover and the turf is looking so green! (Photo: Sylvester Tan)
The sun returns with a view towards the new Southern and Eastern stands (Photo: Sylvester Tan)
A view from the hill (scoreboard position) towards all three stands (Photo: Sylvester Tan)
James Faulkner, George Bailey & Mighty Mitch Johnson speaking to the Milo cricket kids (Photo: Sylvester Tan)
A famous Sir Don Bradman quote up in the Bradman Collection (Photo: Sylvester Tan)
A daunting view from up high in the Southern Stand looking to the ground (Photo: Sylvester Tan)
Boof and Clarkey discuss tactics (Photo: Sylvester Tan)

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