Australian Cricket Society

Archive for September, 2017

POSTED: 21/09/17 AUTHOR:

THE BRADMAN OF PHOTOGRAPHERS

REVIEWING: Feeling is the thing that happens in 1000th of a second: a season of cricket photographer Patrick Eagar by Christian Ryan (Riverrun/Hachette, London, 2017)…. for all its delightful myriads and laneways of opinion, cricket still has its indisputables. Best batsmen? Bradman. Best bowler? Warne. Best broadcaster? Arlott. Best writer? Cardus.

POSTED: 16/09/17 AUTHOR:

Pull on the creams for the ACS

ACS cricketers look forward to another great season of cricket in 2017-18 playing 28 games in all. Our Wandering X1 plays on some of the loveliest grounds in the cricketing world including games against the MCC 29ers, the Lords Taverners, and the Suma Park Bellarinas. Back by popular demand are games against the Eccentrics and the […]

POSTED: 12/09/17 AUTHOR:

Sheffield Shield Luncheon with Andrew “Ronnie” McDonald

Our guest of honour, Bushrangers head coach Andrew ‘Ronnie’ McDonald had a distinguished decade as a player highlighted by silverware with the Vics and four Tests for Australia.  A genuine all-rounder, he was a pivotal player in Victoria’s run of silverware under Greg Shipperd from the early 2000s, his aggressive batting complemented by his considerable reverse swing skills.  Andrew […]

POSTED: 12/09/17 AUTHOR:

Bodyline Daughter

  Prominent cricket writer, ACS president KEN PIESSE meets the daughter of old Bodyliner Len Darling…   In an era when multi-gifted sportsmen happily excelled summer and winter, Len Darling was among the most celebrated Melburnians of all. An All-Australian baseballer and Test batsman who had started as a slow bowler at Trinity Grammar, Darling’s […]

Patron

Ricky Ponting

After retiring from a career as one of the world’s best cricketers, Ricky has now joined the board of the Ponting Foundation. Off the field, since 2002 Ricky and his wife Rianna have raised in excess of $10 million to help young Australians and their families beat cancer. In 2008 Ricky and Rianna established the Ponting Foundation to provide focus to their fundraising efforts.

In 2012 Ricky was appointed as an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AO); not only for his extraordinary cricketing achievements, but also for his distinguished service to the community through the establishment of the Ponting Foundation.

We are honoured to have Ricky as our patron with the Australian Cricket Society

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