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    Victoria v England Lions

    Feb 13, 2013

    Event:                         England Lions Tour
    Teams:                        Victoria v England
    Date:                           Wednesday February 13, 2013
    Start time:                   10.30am

    Gate opening times

    Public/AFL members: 10.00am (Gate 3)
    MCC members: 10.00am (Gate 2)

    Schedule of Play

    Innings 1 - 10.30am-2.00pm
    Break - 2.00pm-2.30pm
    Innings 2 - 2.30pm-5.00pm

    Car park opening time

    Gate 3 - 9.00am

    Tickets

    Entry is free