SHANE Watson dropped to his knees after being hit in the head by a bouncer in the nets in dramatic scenes at Australia training this morning.

IT’S notorious for waves of destruction and nasty winds, but this year Bass Strait could be where the super-fast, supermaxis come to a screeching halt.

OPENING batsman David Warner is adamant a sore thumb won’t keep him from the Boxing Day Test against India.

AUSSIE pace ace Mitchell Johnson won’t bite his tongue on Boxing Day declaring his baiting of rival batsmen will remain a part of his game.

CRICKET fans in the rest of Australia have seen what an excellent Test batsman Steve Smith has become in the past 12 months.

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Fact Sheets

View the latest historical research from the MCC Library about sporting events at the MCG:

2014/15 cricket season

T20 Big Bash League - Melbourne Stars v Hobart Hurricanes - Saturday December 20, 2014

One-day International - Australia v South Africa - Friday November 21

Sheffield Shield - Victoria v NSW - October 31 to November 3, 2014

International Twenty20 (women's) - Australia v West Indies - Friday Novemner 7, 2014

International Twenty20 - Australia v South Africa - Friday November 7, 2014

2014 AFL season

AFL Grand Final - Sydney Swans v Hawthorn - Saturday September 27, 2014

Grand Final 100 Years Ago - 1914 VFL Grand Final

AFL Second Preliminary Final - Hawthorn v Port Adelaide - Saturday September 20, 2014

AFL Second Semi Final - Geelong Cats v North Melbourne - Friday September 12, 2014

AFL Second Qualifying Final - Hawthorn v Geelong Cats - Friday September 5, 2014

AFL Second Elimination Final - North Melbourne v Essendon - Saturday September 6, 2014

AFL Round 23 - Collingwood v Hawthorn - Friday August 29, 2014

AFL Round 23 - Carlton v Essendon - Saturday August 30, 2014

AFL Round 22 - Hawthorn v Geelong Cats - Saturday August 23, 2014

AFL Round 22 - Richmond v St Kilda - Sunday August 24, 2014

AFL Round 21 - Collingwood v Brisbane Lions - Saturday August 16, 2014

AFL Round 21 - Melbourne v GWS GIANTS - Sunday August 17, 2014

AFL Round 20 - Richmond v Essendon - Friday August 8, 2014

AFL Round 20 - Hawthorn v Melbourne - Saturday August 9, 2014

AFL Round 19 - Richmond v GWS GIANTS - Saturday August 2, 2014

AFL Round 19 - Collingwood v Port Adelaide - Sunday August 3, 2014

AFL Round 18 - Hawthorn v Sydney Swans - Saturday July 26, 2014

AFL Round 18 - Collingwood v Adelaide Crows - Sunday July 27, 2014

AFL Round 17 - Melbourne v Geelong Cats - Saturday July 12, 2014

AFL Round 17 - Essendon v Collingwood - Sunday July 13, 2014

AFL Round 16 - Richmond v Brisbane Lions - Saturday July 5, 2014

AFL Round 15 - Collingwood v Carlton - Sunday June 29, 2014

AFL Round 14 - Richmond v Sydney Swans - Friday June 20, 2014

AFL Round 14 - Hawthorn v Collingwood - Saturday June 21, 2014

AFL Round 14 - Melbourne v North Melbourne - Sunday June 22, 2014

AFL Round 13 - Carlton v Hawthorn - Friday June 13, 2014

AFL Round 13 - Richmond v Fremantle - Saturday June 14, 2014

AFL Round 13 - Essendon v Melbourne  - Sunday June 15, 2014

AFL Round 12 - Melbourne v Collingwood - Monday June 9, 2014

AFL Round 11 - Essendon v Richmond - Saturday May 31, 2014

AFL Round 11 - Hawthorn v GWS GIANTS - Sunday June 1, 2014

AFL Round 10 - Collingwood v West Coast Eagles - Saturday May 24, 2014

AFL Round 10 - Carlton v Adelaide - Sunday May 25, 2014

AFL Round 9 - Richmond v Melbourne - Saturday May 17, 2014

Foxtel Cup Round 1 - Williamstown v Aspley - Tuesday May 20, 2014

AFL Round 8 - Melbourne v Western Bulldogs - Saturday May 10, 2014

AFL Round 7 - Carlton v Collingwood - Friday May 2, 2014

AFL Round 7 - Hawthorn v St Kilda - Saturday May 3, 2014

AFL Round 7 - Geelong Cats v Richmond - Sunday May 4, 2014

AFL Round 6 - Collingwood v Essendon - Friday April 25, 2014

AFL Round 6 - Melbourne v Sydney Swans - Saturday April 26, 2014

AFL Round 6 - Richmond v Hawthorn - Sunday April 27, 2014

AFL Round 5 - Collingwood v North Melbourne - Saturday April 19, 2014

AFL Round 5 - Melbourne v Gold Coast SUNS - Sunday April 20, 2014

AFL Round 5 - Geelong Cats v Hawthorn - Monday April 21, 2014

AFL Round 4 - Richmond v Collingwood - Friday April 11, 2014

AFL Round 4 - Carlton v Melbourne - Saturday April 12, 2014

AFL Round 3 - Hawthorn v Fremantle - Friday April 4, 2014

AFL Round 3 - Collingwood v Geelong Cats - Saturday April 5, 2014

AFL Round 3 - Essendon v Carlton - Sunday April 6, 2014

AFL Round 2 - Richmond v Carlton - Thursday March 27, 2014

AFL Round 2 - Melbourne v West Coast Eagles - Sunday March 30, 2014