STEVE Smith’s captain’s knock and some big hitting by Australia’s lower order helped the hosts take charge of the second Test against India.

MITCHELL Starc needed to find something special to keep his place for Boxing Day and he wasn’t prepared to wait until he got the ball back in his hands to make a start.

NIC Maddinson carried his bat as Sydney Sixers eased to victory in their opening match of the Big Bash season against Melbourne Renegades.

KEVIN Muscat has taunted host City by claiming the Melbourne derby was a home game for Victory, with AAMI Park providing it with happy memories of late.

LITTLE has changed on the field for Melbourne City, but the 2014-15 version is so much more interesting and the last fortnight underlines it.

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MCG Trust

The government-appointed MCG Trust vests administration of the Melbourne Cricket Ground in the Melbourne Cricket Club.

The Trust meets bi-monthly to discuss general policy on ground management and development. All trustees are State Government nominees.

The MCG Trustees are:

  • Mr Bob Herbert AM (chairman)
  • Ms Kate Palmer
  • Mr Ian Carson
  • The Hon. Pat McNamara
  • Mr Dale Monteith 
  • The Hon. Peter Costello AC 
  • Ms Jane Fenton AM
  • Ms Stephanie Reeves
  • Mr Paul O'Malley

Secretary: Mr Graeme Sinclair