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 Round 11 - Essendon v Carlton

    Jun 07, 2013

    Event:                   AFL Round 11 
    Teams:                  Essendon v Carlton
    Date:                     Friday June 7, 2013
    Start time:             7.50pm

    Gate opening:
    Public/AFL members: 5.30pm
    MCC members: 5.00pm

    Car park opening:
    Gate 3: 1.00pm
    Gate 5: 3.00pm
    Gate 6: 4.00pm
    Gate 7: 7.00am (media, corporate and disabled pass holders only)

    Expected attendance: 75,000

    General admission seating:

    Ponsford Stand

    Cheersquad allocation:
    Essendon - Bay M3 (Rows A-R)
    Carlton - Bay M33 (Rows A-S and Row NN)

    Tickets: Public reserved seats are on sale now at Ticketek here.

    View MCG conditions of entry

    Follow the MCG on Facebook and Twitter