Shane Warne: The Time Of My Life among music played as private funeral held for cricket star in Melbourne

A private funeral has been held for Australian cricketing legend Shane Warne in his home city of Melbourne.

Former England skipper Michael Vaughan was among about 80 family and friends attending the service at St Kilda Football Club.

Retired Australian Test captains Mark Taylor, Allan Border and Michael Clarke were there too, as were Warne's long-time teammates Mark Waugh and Ian Healy.

Bowling greats Merv Hughes and Glenn McGrath also paid their respects, with guests asked to wear St Kilda scarves.

A pair of those scarves were draped over the spin bowler's coffin as it was driven around the club's oval to songs including The Time Of My Life, by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes, and Coldplay's Fix You.

Warne died earlier this month at the age of 52 while on holiday on the Thai island of Koh Samui.

Thai police later confirmed he had died of natural causes.

A charter plane carrying his body landed in Melbourne last week following an eight-hour flight from Thailand.

Warne was widely credited with revitalising the art of leg spin bowling after an era dominated by fast bowlers.

He became the first player in more than 90 years to take a hat-trick in the Ashes against England at Melbourne in 1994.

A state memorial service will be held at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), which holds 100,000 people, on Wednesday 30 March.