Thursday, 1 March 2007
Adelaide Oval Scoreboard, Electric or Wind-up ?
Adelaide Oval is widely regarded as the most picturesque Test cricket ground in the world, with St Peter's Cathedral rising behind an elegant Edwardian scoreboard and Moreton Bay fig trees at the northern end, the Mount Lofty Ranges to the east, and nearby city skyline to the south.
The Scoreboard has four levels on the inside connected by stairs. It is almost entirely mechanical using mainly original machinery. One electrical item is the light bulbs indicating the batsman on strike, and the fielder who has fielded the ball.
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