THE way that Brad Haddin learnt of his axing from the Australian Test side speaks volumes about the man.

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DARREN Lehmann has made an emotional defence of his sacking of Brad Haddin, calling it “the hardest decision I’ve ever had to make as a coach or player”.

THERE’S nothing like Australian Olympic glory to propel a team or an individual into our national psyche. Jon Anderson counts down our most memorable performances of all time.

ENGLAND is 2-1 up in the Ashes and boy are the Poms letting us know about it, with one former Test star issuing a withering take down of the Aussies.

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MCC Victorian representatives

Andrew McDonald on his way to scoring 134 off 146 balls in the First XI match against Melbourne Uni.The MCC has a long, proud tradition of providing first-class players from its club ranks.

MCC players have represented Victoria in either Sheffield Shield, Pura Cup, limited overs or Twenty20 cricket while a playing member of the Melbourne Cricket Club.

Currently, the MCC has two players - Michael Hill and Alex Keath - who are contracted to the Victorian Bushrangers.