AFGHANISTAN’S Rambo-styled paceman, Hamid Hassan, is ready to tick another box off his cricketing wish list when he walk onto the spiritual home of pace bowling, the WACA.

MELBOURNE Storm skipper Cameron Smith says he will put his hand up to play on Monday night against the Dragons if his ankle pulls up well on Thursday.

SOUTH AFRICA notched a second-straight score in excess of 400 before unleashing a pace barrage to record a thumping win over Ireland in Canberra.

MICHAEL Clarke says he’s the fittest he’s been in five years as the Aussie captain prepares to go into unchartered territory over the next week.

BRAD Hogg’s gut feeling says Australia will miss the World Cup final. He also thinks India have timed their run perfectly and will win the showpiece event.

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Mother's Day Lunch in the Committee Room

Spoil your mum this Mother's Day (Sunday May 13, 2012) with an afternoon of fine food, premium wine, and the companionship of family in the most memorable and magnificent of surrounds - the MCC Committee Room.

Bring your family and treat mum to a three-course meal with tea and coffee and a tailored beverage package for up to three hours.

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This all-inclusive package costs $95.00 (adults), $65 (child aged 12-17) and $30.00 (child under 12).

Minimum of one MCC member per table of 10 people. MCC Committee Room dress code applies.

Bookings are essential for this inner-sanctum opportunity. Phone (03) 9657 8888 or email membership@mcc.org.au.