AUSSIE pace ace Mitchell Johnson won’t bite his tongue on Boxing Day declaring his baiting of rival batsmen will remain a part of his game.

CRICKET fans in the rest of Australia have seen what an excellent Test batsman Steve Smith has become in the past 12 months.

AUSTRALIAN captain Michael Clarke is hoping he can begin light running duties in the first week of January, as he races the World Cup clock.

CRICKET World Cup organisers have been placed on red alert after a man was ejected from BBL games for suspicious betting practices.

WITH an internal probe being launched and the players’ wives - but not girlfriends - on their way, India’s tour of Australia is getting rather chaotic.

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MCC District/Premier Cricket Premierships

First XI

1914-15, 1919-20, 1929-30, 1932-33, 1934-35, 1935-36, 1936-37, 1937-38, 1948-49, 1951-52, 1958-59, 1972-73, 1975-76, 1981-82, 1988-89, 1992-93, 1994-95, 1997-98, 2009-10, 2012-13

Second XI

1922-23, 1927-28, 1928-29, 1929-30, 1930-31, 1948-49, 1956-57, 1957-58, 1963-64, 1972-73, 1973-74, 1981-82, 1992-93, 2002-03, 2003-04, 2005-06, 2008-09, 2011-12

Third XI

1956-57, 1963-64, 1973-74, 1978-79, 1980-81, 1984-85, 1987-88, 1989-90, 1995-96, 1999-00, 2001-02, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13

Fourth XI

1976-77, 1980-81, 1985-86, 1993-94, 1997-98, 2000-01, 2003-04, 2006-07, 2008-09

Club Championships

1937-38, 1956-57, 1963-64, 1966-67, 1969-70, 1970-71, 1972-73, 1973-74, 1982-83, 1986-87, 1990-91, 1992-93, 1993-94, 1994-95, 1996-97, 2001-02, 2002-03, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2012-13

Dowling Shield

1981-82, 1990-91, 1991-92, 1992-93, 1993-94, 1998-99, 2003-04