LIVE CHAT FROM NOON: BUCKLE up for what looms to be a cracking Victoria Derby Day at fabulous Flemington on Saturday.

VETERAN batsman Younis Khan swatted Michael Clarke’s men on a road to nowhere as Pakistan set up a drought-breaking series triumph in Abu Dhabi.

I GUESS I’m a fringe Derby Day player this year. But it’s Derby Day, and just being a player is a big deal, when all the jocks have their game faces on.

DAVID Villa was starting to recapture his best form at Melbourne City, what a shame he’s going back to New York, Herald Sun’s David Davutovic writes.

THE stamina reserves of Hampton Court and Sweet Idea have been debated all week but were summarily dismissed by trainer Gai Waterhouse on Friday.

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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.