ANGEL di Maria gets hooked again, Vincent Kompany is dropped, while only the Bundesliga’s Wolfsburg have had a better 2015 than Liverpool.

KYLE Coetzer has become the first Scotland player to post a World Cup century but Bangladesh chased down a big total in Nelson.

UPDATE: QUEENSLAND Reds star Karmichael Hunt has been fined $30,000 by the Australian Rugby Union and suspended for six weeks after pleading guilty to cocaine charges.

AUSTRALIA produced a record-breaking thumping of Afghanistan at the World Cup - yet some still need to lift their game. Here’s our verdict on each player’s contribution.

AUSTRALIAN captain Michael Clarke is confident a Shane Watson-less batting order is still strong enough to win the World Cup.

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Women's cricket team in good hands

MCC cricket chairman David Crow at the MCG with the club’s recently appointed female cricket co-ordinator, Marcella Torre.
Nov 14, 2011

The MCC has set about creating the first-ever female cricket team in the club’s 173-year history, with Marcella Torre appointed as our women's cricket co-ordinator.

Goalie waves flag on record career

MCC member and VFL/AFL goal umpire David Flegg in action
Nov 11, 2011

Nowhere among the cavalcade of retirees feted at the MCG on grand final day did you see David Flegg, although his contribution to AFL matches should not go unrecognised.

Library's The Yorker wins major award

MCC librarians David Studham and Trevor Ruddell.
Nov 10, 2011

The MCC Library’s flagship publication The Yorker received important international recognition in October when it was adjudged the “best program, annual report or magazine” at the International Sports Heritage Association’s 2011 communications awards.

MCC appoints new treasurer

Michael Happell
Oct 10, 2011

Michael Happell has been appointed to the role of Melbourne Cricket Club treasurer, following Michael Andrew's decision to step down from the committee to take up the role of global chairman of KPMG and relocating to Hong Kong.

Raptors in use to deter Silver Gulls at MCG

Seagulls at the MCG
Sep 23, 2011

The MCC has sought and received approval from the Department of Sustainability and Environment for a one-off trial of raptors to deter Silver Gulls at the MCG during the two AFL preliminary finals this weekend.