STEVE Smith’s captain’s knock and some big hitting by Australia’s lower order helped the hosts take charge of the second Test against India.

    MITCHELL Starc needed to find something special to keep his place for Boxing Day and he wasn’t prepared to wait until he got the ball back in his hands to make a start.

    NIC Maddinson carried his bat as Sydney Sixers eased to victory in their opening match of the Big Bash season against Melbourne Renegades.

    KEVIN Muscat has taunted host City by claiming the Melbourne derby was a home game for Victory, with AAMI Park providing it with happy memories of late.

    LITTLE has changed on the field for Melbourne City, but the 2014-15 version is so much more interesting and the last fortnight underlines it.

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    Long Room Wine and Food Society August Luncheon

    Our next luncheon will be held in the Long Room with pre-lunch drinks also in the Long Room (Level 2 of the MCC Reserve) on Wednesday August 27, 2014 at 12.15pm for 12.45pm.

    The luncheon will feature wines from Forester Estate in the Margaret River region of Western Australia and will be presented by owner/winemaker Kevin McKay. The wines will be complemented by a menu selected by Epicure and wine and food master Paul Kinross.

    Members may bring up to two guests to the luncheon.

    Bookings will be processed on a first-in basis and as functions are always extremely popular you will need to get your reply in early to avoid disappointment. Although members are encouraged to mix, if you have any seating preference please indicate this in the seating request field  and we will endeavour to accommodate you.

    Bookings for this function will close on Thursday August 21.

    Please note bookings for this function are only for members of the Long Room Wine & Food Society.

    Date: Wednesday, August 27, 2014
    Time: 12:15 pm for 12:45 pm
    Location: Long Room
    Dress: Jacket and Tie
    Cost: $70.00 members

    $90.00 guests
    Sorry, Bookings are now closed for this function.