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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    AFL Round 20 - Richmond v Brisbane Lions

    Aug 10, 2013

    Event:                    AFL Round 20
    Teams:                  Richmond v Brisbane Lions
    Date:                     Saturday August 10, 2013
    Start time:              1.45pm

    Gate opening:
    Public/AFL members: 10.15am
    MCC members: 10.15am

    Car park opening:

    Due to the poor condition of Yarra Park and expected rainfall this week the Yarra Park car park will be closed for this event.
     
    The following groups will still be able to park in the limited spaces available via Gate 3 on Saturday August 10:
     
    • Disabled
     • Pass holders (Corporate/Clubs)
     • Police
     • St. John
     • Accredited Media
     • MCC Event/Permanent Staff
     
    Patrons are encouraged to make alternative parking arrangements or catch public transport to the ground.

    Expected attendance: 47,000

    General admission seating:

    Ponsford Stand
    M28 - M33
    Q29 - Q36

    Olympic Stand
    Q49 - Q57

    Southern Stand
    M1 - M9
    P1 - P8
    Q1 - Q15

    Cheersquad allocation:
    Richmond - M3 & M4 rows A-K
    Brisbane Lions - M33 A-S

    Tickets:
    Available to purchase via Ticketek.

    National Sports Museum: 10.15am - 4.00pm

    TAB: 10.15am

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