SHANE Watson dropped to his knees after being hit in the head by a bouncer in the nets in dramatic scenes at Australia training this morning.

IT’S notorious for waves of destruction and nasty winds, but this year Bass Strait could be where the super-fast, supermaxis come to a screeching halt.

OPENING batsman David Warner is adamant a sore thumb won’t keep him from the Boxing Day Test against India.

AUSSIE pace ace Mitchell Johnson won’t bite his tongue on Boxing Day declaring his baiting of rival batsmen will remain a part of his game.

CRICKET fans in the rest of Australia have seen what an excellent Test batsman Steve Smith has become in the past 12 months.

Members receive Australia Day honours

Jan 30, 2012

Victorian Governor Alex Chernov was among 24 club members recognised in this year’s Australia Day honours list.

Mr Chernov was appointed Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) for his contribution to education and the judiciary.

He worked as a barrister before he was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1980. Mr Chernov became a Supreme Court judge in 1997 and was elevated to the Court of Appeal the following year.

He was elected deputy chancellor of the University of Melbourne in 2004 and became chancellor in 2009.

The club congratulates each member on their achievements and recognition.

MEMBERS IN 2012 AUSTRALIA DAY HONOURS LIST

Victorian Governor (and MCC member) Alex ChernovAC (General Division)
CHERNOV, Hon Justice Alex

AO (General Division)
MACINTYRE, Professor Stuart Forbes
NEWTON, Stephen Hibbert
UREN, William James

AM (General Division)
CAPP, William Barrett
HUGHES, James Forrest
MEREDITH, Ian Thomas
RENARD, Ian Andrew
STEWART, Robert James
STREET, Edward Richard
WITTNER, David

OAM (General Division)
ARTHUR, John Bernard
BARROW, Brian Stirtevant
CLINCH, Norma Veronica
COLEMAN, Murray Leslie
DAUBNEY, Malcolm Carey
HANSEN, Peter
HARCOURT, Arnold Rex
HUXTABLE, Jack
KOSTOS, Loula
PAYNE, Thomas
POLLOCK, Robert James
RANDALL, Brian Charles

VESM (Victoria Emergency Services Medal)
LOVELL, Gary John

If you know of an MCC member who has been honoured this year but is not on this list, please email the club with details.