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.

    Committee Room gong at Chef's Table Awards

    Aug 11, 2011

    EPICURE’S Blair Humphrey and Adriano Biondi with their Chef's Table Award at the MCG on August 8, 2011.The club’s excellent weekday restaurant offerings in the Committee Room received further recognition on Monday night when Epicure chefs Adriano Biondi and Blair Humphrey won a gold medal in the Chef’s Table Awards at the Clubs Victoria Presidents’ Night.

    The award is an annual event open to chefs form clubs across Victoria. Entrants must complete written submissions made up of two sections: a menu and kitchen procedures.

    Judges considered factors such as menu structure and composition, seasonality of produce used, menu spelling and grammar, costing accuracy and food and wine matching, progressiveness of the procedures and their benefits and food safety and hygiene practices.

    Blair and Adriano will now progress to the national finals being held on August 19, with the winners to be announced in October.

    To see what all the fuss is about, members may make a booking for lunch in the Committee Room on Monday to Friday by ringing the club on (03) 9657 8888.