AN umpiring farce threatens to take some shine off the historic pink ball Test, after New Zealand were robbed of a chance to take a stranglehold on Day 2.

ANOTHER dire performance will heap pressure on Adelaide United coach Guillermo Amor, whose side continued their winless run as Melbourne Victory returned to the top.

TRAILBLAZER Cate Campbell grabbed two slices of history with a stunning world record breaking performance at the national short course championships in Sydney.

THERE was the historic nature of the occasion to be handled but in the end it was simple cricket strategy that prevailed, writes Ian Chappell.

WORLD No.1 Jordan Spieth is aiming to stir some early fear in rival Matt Jones to shake-up Sunday’s shootout for the Australian Open.


Research Enquiries

The Library is currently staffed by a Librarian, David Studham, and a team that consists of three professionally accredited staff, an administrative and research assistant, and 15 Library volunteers each with a specialist sporting interest.

The MCC Library provides a collection of library materials for a range of users. Clients include MCC members, staff, academics, journalists, historians, students, tour groups and members of the MCG community.

As a reference library it does not loan its holdings. However, it is open to the public for research by appointment.

The strengths of the collection are in cricket, Australian Rules football, Olympic Games, tennis, golf, and 19th and early 20th century Melbourne newspapers – specifically the Australasian, Melbourne Punch and Melbourne Leader. There are substantial holdings in a number of other sports ranging from archery and athletics through to wrestling and yachting.

The cricket collection consists mainly of biographies, histories of clubs and competitions, and statistical material. There is a large collection of rare books, some dating from the 1600s, some in mint condition, others watermarked and annotated by previous owners.

Image resources

News Photos (Herald and Weekly Times)
Toll free: 1300 301 705

Getty Images Australia
Free service line: 1800 500 141

Sport the Library
Ph: 03 9646 9050

National Film and Sound Archive
Ph: 03 8646 4300

State Library of Victoria
Ph: 03 8664 7000

National Library of Australia
Ph: 02 6262 1111

The National Archives of Australia

Public Record Office Victoria
Tel: (03) 9348 5600

Research services and information

Professional Historians Association (Vic) Inc.
Phone: (all hours): 03 9348 9188

Museum & Gallery Services Queensland Consultants and suppliers register
Phone: 02 3215 0820

National Sport Information Centre
Phone: +61 2 6214 1369
Fax: +61 2 6214 1681

Australian Society for Sports History
Email (Secretary):

Royal Historical Society of Victoria
Phone: 03 9326 9288

Cricket statistics

Cricket archive


Commonwealth Games

Australian Commonwealth Games Association

Olympic Games

Official website of the Olympic Movement