RAFAEL Nadal dumped out of Wimbledon by qualifier Dustin Brown, while Thanasi Kokkinakis describes watching Nick Kyrgios’ as a “circus”.

    AUSTRALIA’S much-vaunted bowling attack has been dealt a pre-Ashes reality check, after a long day in the field on day two of the match against Essex.

    SAM Groth has booked a third round date with Roger Federer after dispatching close friend James Duckworth in straight sets at Wimbledon.

    CASEY Dellacqua has charged into Wimbledon’s third round, equalling her best result at the All England Club with a superb grasscourt display.

    THERE is a feeling that Ryan Harris’s knee setback is minor and there are no plans at this stage for the champion Australian fast bowler to be sent home from the Ashes.

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    The Official XXIX Club Song

    XXIX Club founding member Ian 'Doc' McDonald (left) with XXIX Club song author Doug ReidThere is a tavern at the ground, at the ground,
    Where XXIXers sit around, sit around,
    ‘Mid pints of beer and camaraderie,
    And talk about the MCC.

    Happy hours of reminiscing,
    Not a single stroke is missing,
    As the runs and wickets tumble from their memory,

    Good friends, the game will live for aye, live for aye,
    As long as XXIXers play, IXers play:
    So lift your glass and drink with throttle free,
    To Cricket and the MCC.

    Doug Reid – 1962