MITCH Marsh’s batting brilliance helped Australia record a bonus point win over South Africa to book a place in the one-day tri-series final.

    NOMS AND BETTING: THE Queen’s galloper Estimate heads a list of 31 international runners who have been nominated for the Melbourne Cup.

    LLEYTON Hewitt and Nick Kyrgios will shoulder the nation’s Davis Cup hopes in Perth next week against Uzbekistan.

    THE Holden Cup’s Team of the Year is like a window into the future of NRL superstars. So who has your club got to get excited about? FULL TEAM HERE

    VICTORIA Azarenka produced one of the worst versions of “Happy Birthday” you will ever hear, before conducting the most bizarre of press conferences.

    2014/15 cricket schedule

    Jul 04, 2014

    Day 2 of the 2011 Boxing Day Test against India.It promises to be one of the busiest summers of cricket in MCG history, with an ICC World Cup to follow an already action-packed cricket calendar at the MCG.

    Key dates for the MCG are:

    Boxing Day Test
    December 26-30: Australia v India

    T20 International
    November 7: Australia v South Africa

    One-day internationals
    November 21: Australia v South Africa
    January 16: Australia v India

    T20 Big Bash League
    December 20: Melbourne Stars v Hobart Hurricanes
    January 5: Melbourne Stars v Sydney Sixers
    January 10: Melbourne Stars v Melbourne Renegades
    January 21: Melbourne Stars v Perth Scorchers
    January 24: Semi Final (if Melbourne Stars hosting)
    January 25: Semi Final (if Melbourne Stars hosting)
    January 28: Final (if Melbourne Stars hosting)

    ICC Cricket World Cup 2015
    February 14: Australia v England
    February 22: South Africa v India
    February 26: Sri Lanka v Bangladesh
    March 19: Quarter Final
    March 29: Final

    Sheffield Shield
    October 31-November 3: Victoria v New South Wales
    November 25-28: Victoria v Western Australia

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