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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    Young Members' Footy Function

    The final Young Members' Football Function for season 2013 will be held in the Jim Stynes Room on Saturday August 10 at the match between Richmond and Brisbane Lions.

    Bookings include finger food, beer, wine and soft drink and access to the Jim Stynes Room to watch the match.

    Please be aware the function cost does not include entry to the ground for members' guests.

    Please ensure visitor tickets are purchased in advance as it cannot be guaranteed they will be available on match day.

    Date: Saturday, August 10, 2013
    Time: 1:00 pm
    Location: Jim Stynes Room
    Dress: Smart Casual, no denim or sneakers, collared shirt required.
    Cost: $52.00 members

    $56.00 guests
    Sorry, Bookings are now closed for this function.