AUSTRALIA’S aggressive approach with bat and ball will prove too difficult for “little brother” New Zealand to handle in the World Cup final, writes Ian Chappell.

IT may be a Cricket World Cup final but Richard Hinds still attempts to move the sledging of New Zealand beyond those childish sheep jokes.

BEFORE he scaled the dizzy heights of world cricket, Brendon McCullum was jumping the fence of the Forbury Park trotting track in the tough streets of South Dunedin.

NEW Zealand is awash with emotion ahead of the World Cup final. Babies names, Martin Crowe and Michael Clarke’s retirement are all centre of attention.

MICHAEL Clarke exclusive column: These are the reasons the World Cup final against New Zealand will be my last ODI.

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Overseas Clubs

The Melbourne Cricket Club has a number of overseas cricket and sporting clubs with reciprocal rights.

Members are advised to fill out the Letter of Introduction Application form and return to the MCC.  A formal letter of introduction will then be written and posted out for presentation at the reciprocal club.

The overseas clubs are:

These clubs offer extensive use of all facilities to MCC Full members who are on a short visit (three month maximum stay) to the relevant city.

It is stressed, however, that there is no guaranteed admission to any of these clubs. Visiting MCC members should be just that, short-term visitors and not residents of the relevant state or country, and where access is available it may not extend to non-members in your company.

We hope that you will enjoy your trip to any of the above clubs, and trust the above information has been of some use to you.

Overseas clubs contact details