AUSTRALIA lost four wickets in 22 balls late on day four to all but lose hope of pulling off a miracle against Pakistan in Dubai.

THE exhilarating Melbourne derby was possibly the best ever and would have gone some way to convincing David Villa to return from New York.

MANCHESTER City’s bid to put pressure on EPL leaders Chelsea suffered a setback as the champions slumped to a surprise 2-1 defeat at West Ham.

IT was a tough day in the NBA for Australia with Joe Ingles and Brock Motum getting cut.

ARSENAL won their first Premier League match in over a month, beating Sunderland 2-0 with a brace from Alexis Sanchez after a pair of defensive errors.

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MCC XXIX Club

MCC XXIX Club logoThe XXIX Club was formed in 1956 by a group of MCC senior players of the day. 

The objective was to foster cricket generally, but particularly in the country, by playing mid-week and Sunday games in addition to the normal Premier Cricket fixtures.

The concept was so successful that it is now celebrating its 56th year and the club is still flourishing with a membership in excess of 300, a fixture list of 15-20 games each year, and every two years or so an overseas tour.

In recent years XXIX Club teams have visited England, south-east Asia, Canada, Singapore and Thailand. Everyone should go on at least one XXIX Club tour; they are highly recommended as a nice blend of holiday and cricket.

Another major activity each year is the XXIX Club Annual Dinner, which is traditionally held during AFL Grand Final week in the Members Dining Room and is always an outstanding success. 

The list of guest speakers over the years reads like a “Who’s Who” of Australian cricket, with legends such as Lindsay Hassett, Richie Benaud and Bill O'Reilly featuring in the early years and notables such as Greg Chappell, Mark Taylor, Adam Gilchrist and Kerry O'Keefe in contemporary times.

XXIX Club Committee (View the latest XXIX Club Annual Report)

President:     Phil Halbish
Secretary:     Matthew Stein
Treasurer:    Colin Walker

Committee: John Anderson, Mark Anderson, Geoff Fidler, Charles Gore, John McCormick, Michael Sholly and Stuart Stockdale.

"He wanted to field all the time, everywhere, and there were many moments when he appeared to be doing just that."

 - J.M. Milburn
 Overthrows (1975)
 (Sir Learie Constantine)