SHANE Watson dropped to his knees after being hit in the head by a bouncer in the nets in dramatic scenes at Australia training this morning.

    IT’S notorious for waves of destruction and nasty winds, but this year Bass Strait could be where the super-fast, supermaxis come to a screeching halt.

    OPENING batsman David Warner is adamant a sore thumb won’t keep him from the Boxing Day Test against India.

    AUSSIE pace ace Mitchell Johnson won’t bite his tongue on Boxing Day declaring his baiting of rival batsmen will remain a part of his game.

    CRICKET fans in the rest of Australia have seen what an excellent Test batsman Steve Smith has become in the past 12 months.

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    Comedy @ the 'G

    The MCC is delighted to announce its second Comedy @ the ‘G, pre-match function for 2013.

    Laugh along with some of Australia’s top comics - including Jeff Green, Zara Swindells-Grose and Kevin Kropinyeri - while you enjoy a two-hour snack food and beverage package with friends prior to the Hawthorn-Collingwood game.


    Jeff Green
    - Award-winning British comedian who has become a well known face and voice on Australian TV appearing on Spicks and Specks, Good News Week and World Comedy Tour as well as numerous appearances on the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala.


    Zara Swindells-Grose
    - Zara has had a diverse career with roles as a stage and film actor, award-winning FM breakfast radio host, headline stand up comedian, country album artist, vocalist touring with the Lyric Opera and celebrity performer in “The Vagina Monologues”.


    Kevin Kropinyeri
     - Kevin Kropinyeri is one of the fastest rising stars in Australian comedy.He’s a one-man whirlwind that will have you holding your sides laughing as he shares tales of growing up, marriage and the particular, absurd challenges of life as an Aboriginal Australian family man.
     

    A reserved seat on Level 2 to watch the match is also included.

    There is a maximum one guest per member. Guests will need a visitor ticket to access the ground and members should ensure they pre-purchase their visitor tickets for guests through the usual purchase points.

    Access to other member-only areas will require a Balcony pass which members need to apply for in advance. Advance applications for this match will open on Monday August 5 at 9.00am.

    Bookings will be taken on a first-in, first-served basis until sold out.

    Date: Friday, August 16, 2013
    Time: 5:40 pm
    Location: Hans Ebeling Room
    Dress: Neat casual (as per Members Reserve dress requirements).
    Cost: $40.00 members

    $40.00 guests
    Sorry, Bookings are now closed for this function.