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Google Arts & Culture Digitises Historical Cricket Artefacts

Google Arts & Culture Digitises Historical Cricket Artefacts
Google Arts & Culture Digitises Historical Cricket Artefacts
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Google Arts & Culture is bringing hundreds of super high-resolution scans of historical cricket artefacts online for the first time - the scans are part of an immersive exhibition about Australian Sporting Culture (g.co/GreatSportingLand).

The exhibition includes over 11,000 archived images and videos, and more than 100 original stories from more than 30 partners – from Melbourne Cricket Club to the National Portrait Gallery.

Visitors to Google Arts & Culture can join cricket legend Steve Waugh on a tour of the archives of the world-famous Bradman Museum where they’ll be able to zoom in to the hand-etched scores on the back of Don Bradman’s first bat and several other historical bats. 

Or they can take a trip to Sydney Cricket Ground's Away changing room,  where visiting players – from Ben Stokes to Sachin Tendulkar – have taken it upon themselves to graffiti their standout batting and bowling figures on the changing room door.

To learn more about the beloved game, visitors can also follow Steve Waugh through a video series that offers never-before-seen insight into the history of The Ashes, his work and his memories of the sport.

There are also new 360-degree Street View experiences to enjoy – cricket fans can now use Google technology to stand in the middle of the Melbourne Cricket Ground and imagine what it’s like celebrating a century in front of 100,000 fans.

Amit Sood, Director of Google Arts & Culture. Said: I might have been bowled for a duck as a kid on a few occasions. That's why I am very excited about the launch of this project celebrating the moments and heroes that have shaped Australian sporting culture - including Cricket - on Google Arts & Culture. Together with our 30 Australian partners we hope to inspire sport fans from around the world and knock them for six.”

Explore Great Sporting Land on Google Arts & Culture (g.co/GreatSportingLand) or using our app on iOS or Android.

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