Brendon takes us on a heartfelt tour guaranteed to make many a cricket lover happy.
Cricket lovers worldwide have seen many tests and limited-overs matches fought out at the Western Australian Cricket Association ground, affectionately known as the WACA.
The great names of cricket who have played there form an almost endless list: Dr WG Grace, Sir Donald Bradman, Sir Garfield Sobers, DK Lillee, Rodney Marsh and their cricketing colleagues are well represented at the WACA Museum.
Displays and exhibits give a fascinating insight into cricket and other sports from the 1800s to today.
You can wander through The International Room, Sir Donald Bradman Room, Local History Room, Bat Room and Centenary of Federation Room and even take a walk onto the turf and let your imagination run wild.
Players' rooms can be visited, the Stump Lounge and Sheffield Shield Display.
The infamous underarm Chappell ball is there, and the ball used by Zoe Goss to bowl out Brian Lara. Glenn McGrath's 300th test wicket stumps are on display he reached that goal in fine style with a hat trick. Terry Alderman's winning ball is also on display the one he used to break Dennis Lillee's record.
Everywhere you look there is something legendary champion bats, test jackets and lots of photographs. The historic bell used to let players know when to return to the ground in the WACA's early days is there, along with cricket memorabilia from matches held by troops during the two world wars.
The WACA ground in Perth.
WACA tours cost $3 for adults and $1 for concessions. They are conducted on weekdays from 10am to 3pm.
Please note prices are valid at time of transmission and to the best of our knowledge are inclusive of GST.
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