AUSTRALIA’S aggressive approach with bat and ball will prove too difficult for “little brother” New Zealand to handle in the World Cup final, writes Ian Chappell.

IT may be a Cricket World Cup final but Richard Hinds still attempts to move the sledging of New Zealand beyond those childish sheep jokes.

BEFORE he scaled the dizzy heights of world cricket, Brendon McCullum was jumping the fence of the Forbury Park trotting track in the tough streets of South Dunedin.

NEW Zealand is awash with emotion ahead of the World Cup final. Babies names, Martin Crowe and Michael Clarke’s retirement are all centre of attention.

MICHAEL Clarke exclusive column: These are the reasons the World Cup final against New Zealand will be my last ODI.

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Visiting the MCC Museum

MCC members have free access to the MCC Museum. It is located just around from the Bullring Bar and is highly recommended as part of your visit to the ground, perhaps as a before or after-lunch surprise for your guests.

The MCC Museum is also included as part of the National Sports Museum experience. MCC members will pay a discounted rate of $16 for entry to the National Sports Museum on non-event days and $8 on event days.

Opening Hours - Event Days

Test and First-class cricket

  • Open from members’ gate opening until the end of the tea break.

One-Day cricket

  • Open from members’ gate opening until the end of the lunch or dinner break.

AFL

  • Open from members’ gate opening until the end of half time.

Access for MCC members

  • Monday to Friday 10.00am to 5.00pm

MCC members and their guests will be able to view the MCC Museum free of charge and should register for entry at the NSM reception desk inside Gate 3 in the Olympic Stand.

MCC members and guests wishing to do a full tour of the MCG are to report to the NSM reception desk inside Gate 3 – members receive a complimentary tour, while their guests will be required to pay normal fees.