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    T20 Big Bash League - Melbourne Stars v Hobart Hurricanes

    Dec 15, 2012

    The Melbourne Stars take on the Hobart Hurricanes in their first home game for the year.

    Event:                         T20 Big Bash League
    Teams:                        Melbourne Stars v Hobart Hurricanes
    Date:                           Saturday December 15, 2012
    Start time:                   7.00pm

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

    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 6 - 3.30pm

    Estimated attendance: 25,000

    Public tickets and MCC visitor tickets are on sale now through Ticketek.