AN umpiring farce threatens to take some shine off the historic pink ball Test, after New Zealand were robbed of a chance to take a stranglehold on Day 2.

    ANOTHER dire performance will heap pressure on Adelaide United coach Guillermo Amor, whose side continued their winless run as Melbourne Victory returned to the top.

    TRAILBLAZER Cate Campbell grabbed two slices of history with a stunning world record breaking performance at the national short course championships in Sydney.

    THERE was the historic nature of the occasion to be handled but in the end it was simple cricket strategy that prevailed, writes Ian Chappell.

    WORLD No.1 Jordan Spieth is aiming to stir some early fear in rival Matt Jones to shake-up Sunday’s shootout for the Australian Open.


    AFL Rd 23 - Collingwood v North Melbourne

    Sep 01, 2013

    Event: AFL Round 23
    Teams: Collingwood v North Melbourne
    Date: Sunday September 1, 2013
    Start time: 3.20pm

    Gate opening:
    Public/AFL members: 1.00pm
    MCC members: 12.30pm

    Car park opening:
    Gate 3: 8.30am
    Gate 5: 11.00am
    Gate 6: 12.00pm
    Gate 7: 11.00am (media, corporate and disabled pass holders only)

    Expected attendance: 50,000

    General admission seating:

    Ponsford Stand
    Q31 - Q36 (Rows AA-MM)
    Q37 - Q40

    Olympic Stand
    M53 - M57
    Q49 - Q57

    Great Southern Stand
    M1 - M2
    Q1 - Q15

    Cheersquad allocation:
    Collingwood - M32 rows A-T
    North Melbourne - M3 rows A-T


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