AN umpiring farce threatens to take some shine off the historic pink ball Test, after New Zealand were robbed of a chance to take a stranglehold on Day 2.

ANOTHER dire performance will heap pressure on Adelaide United coach Guillermo Amor, whose side continued their winless run as Melbourne Victory returned to the top.

TRAILBLAZER Cate Campbell grabbed two slices of history with a stunning world record breaking performance at the national short course championships in Sydney.

THERE was the historic nature of the occasion to be handled but in the end it was simple cricket strategy that prevailed, writes Ian Chappell.

WORLD No.1 Jordan Spieth is aiming to stir some early fear in rival Matt Jones to shake-up Sunday’s shootout for the Australian Open.


Women in Cricket Test Breakfast

Always on Day 2 of the Boxing Day Test (December 27th) this breakfast is held in the Member’s Dining Room. With a capacity of 400 we invite both female and male members as well as their guests.

Members and guests who attend enjoy a sit-down breakfast, beverage service and a reserved seat on Level 2 in front of the Members Dining Room.

This function marks the beginning of our fundraising for the year where we raise funds to support women and girls from diverse backgrounds to participate in sport.

Entertainment includes Angela Pippos as our MC, a variety of guest speakers, auction items kindly donated by our supporters and door prizes donated by the MCC.

Guests and speakers have included: Damien Flemming (2006), Betty Wilson (2007), Kate Fitzpatrick (2008), Geoff Lawson (2009), Justin Langer (2010), Wasim Akrim, Meg Lanning and Emma Inglis (2011), Anna O'Donnell, Meg Lanning, Jess Cameron and Ian Healy (2012), Sarah Elliot, Melena Ayres, Dr Peter Brukner and Michael Vaughan (2013), Meg Lanning, James Sutherland and Ravi Shastri (2014).

The popularity of this event is increasing every year and ensures a very enjoyable experience for those who attend.

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