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Cricket -- The Adelaide Oval (tel. 08/8300 3800), on the corner of War Memorial Drive and King William Street, is the venue for international matches during the summer season and is widely regarded as the most picturesque Test cricket ground in the world. Take a guided behind-the-scenes tour of the oval to find out all you ever wanted to know about Australia's national game, and national hero, cricketing legend Sir Donald Bradman (who lived in Adelaide for most of his adult life). Tours depart Monday to Friday, nonmatch days, at 10am (no tours on public holidays). You'll need to book by calling tel. 08/8300 3800, and tickets are A$10 for adults, A$5 for kids. If you're a real cricket tragic, you'll also love the free Bradman Collection Museum. It's open weekdays 9:30am to 4:30pm.

Football -- Unlike New South Wales, where Rugby League is the most popular winter sport, in Adelaide you'll find plenty of Australian Rules Football fanatics. Games are usually played on Saturday at the Adelaide Oval or at AAMI Stadium, Turner Drive, West Lakes. The home teams are the Adelaide Crows and the Port Adelaide Power. Games are played February through October, with the finals in September and October. Tickets must be purchased well in advance from Ticketmaster (tel. 13 61 00 in South Australia; www.ticketmaster.com.au).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.