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.

    MCC teams in Premier Cricket finals

    Mar 25, 2013

    The MCC first and third elevens will compete in the final of the Cricket Victoria Premier Cricket competition over the Easter weekend.

    The firsts had a convincing win in their semi final, however the thirds had a much closer encounter holding on to win against Ringwood by just 10 runs.

    Good luck to both teams in their finals.

    PREMIER CRICKET FINALS SCHEDULE

    First XI

    Saturday March 30, Sunday March 31 & Monday April 1, 2013 (Reserve Day Tue Apr 2)
    MCC v Ringwood at Junction Oval (commencing 11.30am)

    Third XI
    Saturday March 30 and Sunday March 31, 2013
    MCC v St Kilda at Albert Ground (commencing 12.00pm)