FROM Michael Clarke lifting the trophy to Grant Elliott’s match-winning six and Wahab Riaz staring down Shane Watson, these moments defined the World Cup.

    AFTER the World Cup final, Shane Warne hovered over the triumphant Australians like the sad old uncle at an 18th birthday party, writes Richard Hinds.

    A $2 million pay day beckons for Steve Smith and Mitchell Starc, who are in the frame to be ranked No.1 on Cricket Australia’s lucrative contract list.

    BRAD Haddin appears set to follow Michael Clarke into retirement from one-day cricket.

    LEG spin is set to return to the Australian Test side, with Pakistan-born Fawad Ahmed expected to be named in the dual-squads for the Ashes and West Indies.

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    AFL Second Elimination Final - North Melbourne v Essendon

    Sep 06, 2014

    Event:                    AFL Second Elimination Final
    Teams:                  North Melbourne v Essendon
    Date:                     Saturday September 6
    Start time:              7.15pm

    *Series ticket match

    Gate opening:
    Public/AFL members: 5.30pm
    MCC members: 4.30pm

    Expected attendance: 80,000

    Tickets on sale at Ticketek HERE.

    MCC members' reserved seats and visitor tickets still available.

    MCG seating plan - Week 1 Finals 

    Cheer squad allocations: 
    North Melbourne – Bay M33
    Essendon – Bay M3

    Car park opening:
    Gate 3: 1.30pm
    Gate 5: 3.00pm
    Gate 6: 4.00pm
    Gate 7: 2.30pm (pass holders only)

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