AN amazing hundred by Steve Smith helped Australia pull off a thrilling win over South Africa at the MCG to seal victory in the one-day series.

    JADE North puts the ball in his own net with 15 minutes left as Brisbane Roar’s gallant rearguard action is eventually undone by Melbourne Victory.

    CRICKET Australia chief James Sutherland wants an investigation into why crowd numbers have been so poor for the one-dayers against South Africa.

    ONE of Australian cycling’s most revered figures, Sir Hubert Opperman, has had his pioneering performances recognised alongside the champions of the modern era.

    MICHAEL Clarke will be named in Australia’s Test squad on Monday, but remains a long shot to actually play against India at the Gabba.

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    Norm Smith Oration

    Paul Roos and Mike SheahanThe Norm Smith Oration, Melbourne Cricket Club’s premier football function will return on Thursday June 5 in the Members Dining Room at the MCG.

    Join award-winning football journalist Mike Sheahan and Melbourne senior coach Paul Roos at a night to honour football.

    Sheahan will propose the toast to football, after which Roos will respond.

    Members are permitted to bring up to four guests each to this function. Dinner will include canapés on arrival, a three-course meal and beverages.

    Open to members and guests of all football persuasions, this function sees prominent Australians chronicle and honour our great game and its influence on generations.

    Don’t miss your opportunity to celebrate Australian Football!

    Date: Thursday, June 05, 2014
    Time: 6:45 pm for 7:30 pm
    Location: Members Dining Room
    Dress: Jacket and tie and equivalent standard for women. (No demin please)
    Cost: $125.00 members

    $135.00 guests
    Sorry, Bookings are now closed for this function.