Century up for Adelaide Oval scoreboard

The Adelaide Oval scoreboard turned 100 years old on 3 November.
At the 100th birthday celebration on 25 October, South Australian Cricket Association president Ian McLachlan said “Being the only operational scoreboard of its type in the Southern Hemisphere, the scoreboard is arguably one of the best in the world in that it tells the whole story of the game at any one point.”

The scoreboard’s chief operator Frank Scott helped cut the scoreboard-shaped birthday cake.

The scoreboard was designed by eminent architect Kenneth Milne who, among other achievements, many years ago celebrated his 91st birthday by stroking an A.R.C. VIII on the River Torrens, with three family members in the crew.

For more details and more photos about the Adelaide Oval scoreboard visit http://scoreboardpressure.com/2011/10/28/adelaide-oval-south-australia/ the website created by Almanackers Les Everett and Vin Maskell.

About Vin Maskell

Founder and editor of Stereo Stories, a partner site of The Footy Almanac. Likes a gentle kick of the footy on a Sunday morning, when his back's not playing up. Been known to take a more than keen interest in scoreboards - the older the better.

Comments

  1. Peter Flynn says:

    Iconic.

    A real treasure.

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