IT’S harder to stay at the top than it is getting there, but it would take a bold punter to bet against last season’s A-League champions Melbourne Victory once again.

    WITH the NBA Finals on the line Aussie Matthew Dellavedova gave his all for the Cleveland Cavaliers, and this is what it did to his body.

    GLENN Maxwell’s fearless attitude to strokeplay has made him a star of short-form cricket and a Test wannabe.

    THE Caulfield Guineas is at the mercy of all-conquering Sydney trainer Chris Waller and a colt he compares to Zoustar and Brazen Beau.

    AARON Mooy could be a shock Round 1 inclusion for Melbourne City, less than 29 hours after finishing a Socceroos match over 14,000 kilometres away.


    Sheffield Shield - Victoria v New South Wales

    Oct 31 - Nov 3, 2014

    Event:                          Sheffield Shield
    Teams:                        Victoria v New South Wales
    Date:                           Friday October 31 - Monday November 3, 2014

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

    Schedule of Play
    Session 1        10.30am - 12.30pm
    Interval           12.30pm - 1.00pm
    Session 2        1.00pm - 3.00pm
    Interval           3.00pm - 3.30pm
    Session 3        3.30pm - 5.30pm

    Car park opening time
    Gate 3 - 9.00am

    National Sports Museum: Open from 10.00am until 5.00pm, inside Gate 3.

    MCC members
    Visitor tickets will only be available to purchase on the day of the event. They cost $6 (adults) and $2 (children). A maximum of four visitor tickets per member applies.

    Public tickets 
    Public tickets will only be available to purchase on the day of the event. Tickets cost $5 (Adults), $2 (Children and Concession) or $12 (Family - two adults and two children).