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 17 - Essendon v Collingwood

    Jul 13, 2014

    Event: AFL Round 17
    Teams: Essendon v Collingwood
    Date: Sunday July 13
    Start time: 3.20pm

    Gates open:
    Public/AFL members: 1.30pm
    MCC members: 1.00pm

    Car parking in Yarra Park:

    Yarra Park is CLOSED to the public due to its wet condition. Open to passholders from the following times:

    Gate 3: 8.30am
    Gate 5: 11.00am
    Gate 6: 12.00pm
    Gate 7: 11.00am

    Expected attendance: 62,000

    General admission seating:

    Great Southern Stand
    Q1-Q6
    Q7-Q10 (Rows K-DD)

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

    Cheersquad allocation:
    Essendon: Bay M3 (Rows A-K)
    Collingwood: Bay M32 (Rows A-N)

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