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    T20 Big Bash League - Melbourne Stars v Melbourne Renegades

    Jan 06, 2013

    The Stars take on crosstown rivals the Renegades in the Melbourne derby.

    Event:                         Twenty20 Big Bash League
    Teams:                        Melbourne Stars v Melbourne Renegades*
    Date:                           Sunday January 6, 2013
    Start time:                   7.00pm

    Gate opening times
    Public/AFL members: 2.30pm
    MCC members: 2.30pm

    Schedule of Play

    Innings 1 - 7.00pm - 8.20pm
    Break - 8.20pm - 8.35pm
    Innings 2 - 8.35pm - 9.55pm

    Car park opening time

    Gate 3 - 2.00pm
    Gate 5 - 2.00pm
    Gate 6 - 4.00pm
    Gate 7 - 3.00pm

    Expected attendance: 35,000

    * This match is a double-header with the Women's National League match (Vic v NSW) commencing at 3pm.

    Tickets are on sale now through Ticketek.