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.

    Library to celebrate Rare Book Week

    Jul 10, 2013

    To celebrate Melbourne Rare Book Week (July 18-28), the MCC Library is holding three opportunities for the public to view treasures from the Library's rare book collection, as the librarians share some insights into our sports publishing history.

    The sessions will be held on Monday July 22 (12.30pm-1.15pm), Tuesday July 23 (12.30pm-1.15pm) and Thursday July 25 (12.30pm-1.15pm), in the MCC Library, on Level 3 of the Members Reserve at the MCG.

    Bookings are essential for entry by the general public.

    Please contact the library on library@mcc.org.au or (03) 9657 8876 for further details.

    For more on Melbourne Rare Book Week, see www.rarebookweek.com.