OFTEN-maligned Aussie NBA centre Andrew Bogut received some long overdue praise after a huge game for the Warriors in the Western Conference finals.

    RUSSIAN powerpuncher Alex Povetkin took just 91 seconds to destroy Mike Perez and earn a shot at the world heavyweight championship.

    CONTROVERSIAL Reds star James O’Connor didn’t just make the blooper of the season on Friday - he also had a dressing room blow-up with a teammate.

    KANE Williamson’s unbeaten 92 rounded off a fine day’s work for New Zealand in the first Test against England at Lord’s overnight.

    IF Australia is unlikely to host football’s World Cup in the foreseeable future, then maybe 2015 will be looked back on as the year that brought the next best thing

    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.