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DAVID Villa was starting to recapture his best form at Melbourne City, what a shame he’s going back to New York, Herald Sun’s David Davutovic writes.

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Join our 175th birthday celebrations!

Sep 30, 2013

MCC 175th Anniversary Gala - November 15, 2013

The new MCC Pavillion erected in 1881.Join us for a gala event on November 15 to mark the 175th anniversary of the Melbourne Cricket Club.

A spectacular evening is promised at the MCG as we celebrate 175 years to the day of the MCC's formation - a milestone matched by few other institutions in Melbourne.

Highlights of the evening include:

  • Pre-dinner drinks and canapés on the hallowed turf of the MCG.
  • A unique, on-field moment reflecting the anniversary involving all attendees.Enjoy pre-drinner drinks on the hallowed turf of the MCG!
  • A three-course sit down dinner specially prepared by Epicure’s award winning chefs.
  • A innovative and stunning live presentation bringing the 175-year journey to life on the arena.
  • Appearances from prominent personalities associated with the club and the stadium.
  • After party with drinks and finger food in the Bullring Bar and surrounds with DJ and entertainment from top Australian artists James Reyne and Daryl Braithwaite.Savour a specially-prepared dinner from Epicure's award-winning chefs.

The night will be a celebration of our history and a great opportunity to socialise and reminisce for members of all ages.

We would love to see generations of members put together a table for this occasion, in the manner of the Long Room farewell dinners of a decade ago.

Members may each bring one guest each to this event, so gather up your family and friends for a spectacular night not to be missed to celebrate being a member of this remarkable club!