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.

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.

Despite the A-League’s mostly good news story, football fans feel they have not been met half-way. In the past week they have prosecuted a strong case writes Richard Hinds.

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.

ADAM Scott is standing over his second last shot of the day. If he is to win the 2015 Australian Open, Scott must nail this five iron. Perfectly.


Upcoming Functions

Members' Dinner

Dec 03, 2015

Cricket’s night of nights will return to the Members Dining Room on Thursday December 3.

Long Room Wine and Food Society Christmas Party

Dec 09, 2015

To round off the year the society’s annual Christmas party will be held on Wednesday December 9, 2015 from 6pm until 9pm for both members and those on our waiting list. The venue will be the Members Dining Room (Level 2 of the MCC Reserve) with spectacular views across the ground.

MCC Members’ Christmas Day Luncheon

Dec 25, 2015

Spoil your family with a festive day in the Members Dining Room celebrating Christmas Day on the eve of the Boxing Day Test between Australia and West Indies.

Boxing Day Breakfast

Dec 26, 2015

A tradition for many on Boxing Day is to start the day early in the Members Dining Room for the Boxing Day Breakfast.

Women in Cricket Test Breakfast

Dec 27, 2015

The annual Women in Cricket Test Breakfast will again be held in the Members Dining Room on Day 2 of the Boxing Day Test.