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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.