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 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
    Q38-Q40

    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.

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