STEVE Smith’s captain’s knock and some big hitting by Australia’s lower order helped the hosts take charge of the second Test against India.

MITCHELL Starc needed to find something special to keep his place for Boxing Day and he wasn’t prepared to wait until he got the ball back in his hands to make a start.

NIC Maddinson carried his bat as Sydney Sixers eased to victory in their opening match of the Big Bash season against Melbourne Renegades.

KEVIN Muscat has taunted host City by claiming the Melbourne derby was a home game for Victory, with AAMI Park providing it with happy memories of late.

LITTLE has changed on the field for Melbourne City, but the 2014-15 version is so much more interesting and the last fortnight underlines it.

Female cricketers wanted

Jun 20, 2012

The MCC is looking for more players to bolster its female ranks as we build towards competing in the Victorian Women's Cricket Association competition in October.

A session for interested players, which will be conducted by head coach Robert Templeton, will be held on Saturday July 14 (from 11.00am-1.30pm) in the Bill Lawry Indoor Cricket Centre at the MCG. 

To register your interest in the session, please contact MCC club sport administration officer Phoebe McWilliams on (03) 9657 8985 or email phoebem@mcc.org.au.

Find out more about MCC Female cricket.