THERE was hope for India for as long as MS Dhoni was still at the crease, but in the semi-final of the World Cup the Indian skipper simply gave up.

    STEVE Smith’s graceful 105 off 93 in the World Cup semi-final at the SCG continued his almost unprecedented level of dominance against India.

    DAVID Gallop reflects on the state of Australian soccer during a trip to Germany to see the Socceroos’ epic draw with the World Cup champions.

    WELL we’ve got the great co-hosting grudge match in the final — just like in 2011, when India beat Sri Lanka — and any ANZAC brotherhood will be put aside at the MCG on Sunday.

    TRAINER Kris Lees believes the weight-for-age racing in Sydney this autumn is the strongest he has seen in years.

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    Boxing Day Breakfast

    The Boxing Day Breakfast is a great way to limber up for the first ball of the Test match at the MCG.

    Hosted by former Austraian fast bowler Damien Fleming, the morning will feature several prominent personalities.

    Our guest speaker is former England captain and current Marylebone Cricket Club president, Mike Gatting.

    Also on the menu is Kent CCC president and renowned English entertainer/comic, Bob "The Cat" Bevan.

    A ballot for this function was conducted in October and all places have been filled. 

    Members who are attending are reminded that guests must have a valid visitor ticket for Day 1 of the Test match in order to ensure ground entry and attendance at the function.

    Date: Thursday, December 26, 2013
    Time: 7:30 am
    Location: Members Dining Room
    Dress: Jacket and tie (equivalent standard for women)
    Cost: $85.00 members

    $95.00 guests
    Sorry, Bookings are now closed for this function.