OFTEN-maligned Aussie NBA centre Andrew Bogut received some long overdue praise after a huge game for the Warriors in the Western Conference finals.

RUSSIAN powerpuncher Alex Povetkin took just 91 seconds to destroy Mike Perez and earn a shot at the world heavyweight championship.

CONTROVERSIAL Reds star James O’Connor didn’t just make the blooper of the season on Friday - he also had a dressing room blow-up with a teammate.

KANE Williamson’s unbeaten 92 rounded off a fine day’s work for New Zealand in the first Test against England at Lord’s overnight.

IF Australia is unlikely to host football’s World Cup in the foreseeable future, then maybe 2015 will be looked back on as the year that brought the next best thing

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MCC XXIX Club History

List of XXIX Club Presidents
1957 - 1959: Keith Tolhurst
1960- 1962: Ian McDonald
1963 - 1965: Keith Rigg
1966 - 1968: Col McCutcheon
1969 - 1971: Col Spargo
1972 - 1974: Col Munro
1975 - 1977: Max Haysom
1978 - 1980: Lindsay Birrell
1981 - 1983: Brian Watson
1984 - 1986: John McCarthy
1987 - 1989: Bob Lloyd
1990 - 1992: Graham Brown
1993 - 1995: Peter French
1996 - 1998: Peter Anderson
1999 - 2001: John Anderson
2002 - 2004: David Broad
2005 - 2007: Stuart Stockdale
2008 - 2009: Bill Stahmer
2009 - 2012: Mark Anderson
2012 - : Phil Halbish (right)

Founding Members of the XXIX Club
J.Crawford, N.C. Crompton, H.Dowsley, J.Daniel, C.L. Fairbairn, C.Gardiner, J.G. Green, W.Harrison, M.R.Haysom, J.G.Hunt, M.Kenny, D.Kerr, H.M. Kerr, J.D. Kinnear, L.Kline, T.W. Leather, G.Longney, C.S.McCutcheon, I.H. McDonald, A.McKay, J.G.Miles, L.P. O'Brien, D.Peters, W.N.Ponsford, W.S. Rickards, K.E. Rigg, C.Smith, R.Speechley, R.B.Stevens, J.M.H. Symons,R.H.Teasdale, G.Thoms, E.K. Tolhurst, I.Warne-Smith.

Significant XXIX Club Dates
August 1956:                 Initial correspondence with MCC
September 1956:         Letter from M.C.C. expressing agreement in principle
October 1956:               Initial Meeting
1st November 1956:    Inaugural Meeting at Albert Ground, election of first committee
4th November 1956:   1st Match versus Southern Command at Broadmeadows
27th July 1957:             First Annual Dinner at Fontainbleu
December 1969:         Overseas Tour – South East Asia
June 1977:                   Overseas Tour – UK
August 1977:                Twenty-first Annual Dinner
April 1980:                    Overseas Tour – South East Asia
June 1981:                   Overseas Tour – UK
September 1981:        Silver Anniversary Dinner
April 1982:                    Overseas Tour – South East Asia
August 1985:                International Masters Games - Toronto, Canada
September 1985:        XXIX’s 29th Annual Dinner
August 1989:                International Masters Games - Denmark/UK
October 1990:              Central Australian Masters Games-Alice Springs
July 1993:                     Overseas Tour – UK
June 1997:                   Overseas Tour – UK
July 2001:                     Overseas Tour – UK
July 2005:                     Overseas Tour – UK
September 2006:           50th Anniversary Dinner
July 2009:                    Overseas Tour U.K.
July 2013:                    Overseas Tour U.K.