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.

    Foxtel Cup - Gate 2 open early on Saturday

    May 10, 2012

    MCC gates will open at the earlier time of 10.45am this Saturday to accommodate a curtain-raiser match between Williamstown and South Adelaide commencing at 11.05am.

    Members wishing to attend this match will have access to the Hugh Trumble Café which will offer a limited menu until 2.00pm when the full matchday menu will be available. No other bars or cafes within the Members Reserve will be open until 2.30pm.

    Members who choose to occupy Level 2 or 3 seating for the earlier match will not be able to obtain seat tickets from event staff until 2.30pm.

    Guests, while also requiring a visitor ticket to gain entry, will need a Balcony pass to access Level 2 or 3 seating from 10.45am. Approximately 200 Balcony passess will be available on a walk-up basis from the Gate 2 ticket windows from 10.30am.