THERE are three reasons why Australia captain Michael Clarke decided the World Cup final against New Zealand should be his last game of one-day cricket.

THIRTY-FOUR years ago Trevor Chappell bowled a ball that won the game, sparked an international incident and helped define the trans-Tasman rivalry.

THERE is a seven-letter word on the lips of every Kiwi ahead of Sunday’s World Cup final — and it is not necessarily winning.

BRISBANE Roar’s A-League title defence is in tatters after a 1-0 loss to top six rivals Melbourne City at AAMI Park. Re-live the game in our Match Centre.

BILLY Slater is set to sign a $1.8 million deal with Melbourne Storm as he closes in on becoming the NRL’s greatest tryscorer for one club.

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Club Records

TEAM RECORDS
Highest Score For:                     828 v. Essendon 1891/92
Highest Score Against:             568 by Richmond 1999/00
Lowest Score For:                     48 v. Prahran 1924/25
Lowest Score Against:             17 by St.Kilda 1931/2 (SF)
Most Matches:                            S.M. McCooke 314

BATTING RECORDS
Highest Aggregate - Career:    W.G. Ayres 11,154
Highest Aggregate - Season:  W.G. Ayres 1166 - 1999/00
Highest Individual - Score:       W.W. Armstrong 438 v. Uni. 1903/04.

PARTNERSHIP RECORDS

Wkt Runs Batsmen Versus Season
1 331* W.H. Ponsford (165*) & K.E. Rigg (150*) University 1935/36
2 307* D.J. Broad (144 r.h.) & J.K. Moss (148*) Waverley 1975/76
3 277 A.J. Kent (164) & P.M. Nevill (122*) Foots-Vic Uni 2006/07
4 280* C.E. Bradley (178*) & R.J. Herman (105*) University 1988/89
5 214 R.G. Johnstone (100) & H.H. Bowden (131*) South Melbourne 1914/15
6 201 S.M. McCooke (117*) & P.D. King (93) North Melbourne 1984/85
7 154 G.R. Hazlitt (103) & W.W. Armstrong (89) Carlton 1907/08
8 371* W.W. Armstrong (264*) & V.S. Ransford (124*) St Kilda 1919/20
9 148 D.A. Eade (66 r.h.) & N.M. Carlyon (61) Collingwood 1968/69
10 109* W.W. Armstrong (88*) & H. Ironmonger (32*) South Melbourne 1917/18

BOWLING RECORDS
Highest Aggregate - Career:      J.Daniel 485
Highest Aggregate - Season:     L.E. Nagel 86 - 1939/40
Best Analysis - Innings:               I.H.W. Jones 10/37 v. Footscray 1957/58
Best Analysis - Match:                 J. Phillips 13/89 (7/13 & 6/76) v. Univ. 1891/92

WICKET-KEEPING RECORDS
Most Victims - Career:                 R.I. Templeton 663 (621 ct 42 st)
Most Victims - Season:               R.I. Templeton 46 (46 ct) 1994/95
Most Victims - Innings:                R.I. Templeton 7 (7 ct) v. Univ. 1981/82
                                                         R.I. Templeton 7 (7 ct) v. St. K 1988/89
                                                         R.I. Templeton 7 (6 ct 1st) v. Foots 1991/92
                                                         R.I. Templeton 7 (7 ct) v. Coll. 1993/94
Most Victims - Match:                   R.I. Templeton 10 (9 ct 1st) v. N'cote 1982/83
                                                         R.I. Templeton 10 (10 ct) v. St. K 1988/89