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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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Club Sport

Action from an MCC baseball matchThe MCC always has been the foremost promoter of sport in Australia. 

In 1859 the MCC drew up the first set of rules for Victorian (later Australian) football. It hosted the first tour by an English cricket team in 1862, the first Test match in 1877 and the first one-day international match in 1971.

An exhibition baseball match was played at the ground between two American teams in 1888, the club laid the country's first asphalt tennis courts in 1879 and bowling greens were established at the MCG in 1894.

Along with the playing of cricket, today's MCC is an umbrella organisation for hundreds of participants in nine sporting sections - baseball, bowls (which includes croquet), golf, hockey, lacrosse, real tennis, shooting, squash and tennis.

Find out more abut the MCC Sporting Sections.

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