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.

    Members receive Australia Day honours

    Feb 04, 2013

    Former Carlton and Hawthorn coach, David Parkin, was among 23 club members recognised in this year’s Australia Day honours list.

    Parkin was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for "service to the sport of Australian rules football," having played 211 games for Hawthorn and coaching both Hawthorn and Carlton to premierships.

    The club congratulates each member on their achievements and recognition.

    MEMBERS IN 2013 AUSTRALIA DAY HONOURS LIST

    AM (General Division)

    ANJOU, Mitchell David
    COCHRANE, Associate Professor Andrew Donald
    DEVLIN, Margaret Ann
    DUNCAN, Dr Alan William
    ELLIS, Dr Mark Francis
    GIBSON, John Aubrey (deceased)
    MADDOCK, John David
    RAND, Dr David Anthony
    SMORGON, Graham Joseph
    THOMAS, Robert Bain
    VOHRA, Associate Professor Jitendra

    OAM (General Division)

    ADNAMS, John Geoffrey
    DAVIES, John Gerard
    GRIFFITHS, Bruce Atkin
    GUEST, The Hon Paul Marshall
    HARDING, Thomas Frank
    JOHNSTON, Harold Dawson (deceased)
    MILL, Peter Bertram
    PARKIN, David
    ROBERTS, Frank Arthur
    YIANNOUDES, Peter Michael

    Public Service Medal

    WATSON, Allan James

    Australian Fire Service Medal (AFSM)

    BLACKBURN, David Eric

    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.