President of the Australian Cricket Society since 2006, Ken Piesse has had a lifelong love affair with cricket and football, first attending the Melbourne Cricket Ground in 1963 and rarely missing a big match since.
A journalist, author, collector, commentator and publisher, Ken’s books include the soon to be published A Pictorial History of Australian Test Cricket with Echo Publishing.
His 70-plus books include Cricket’s Colosseum, the first 125 years of Test cricket at the Melbourne Cricket Ground and Favourite Footy Yarns and Favourite Cricket Yarns, which are being re-released in 2016, also by Echo.
He edits our award winning Pavilion magazine which has twice won the major Cricket Victoria Media award for his interviews.
A club standard player whose lofty leg breaks once saw him concede 32 in an over (to Steve Waugh), he is a life member of the Frankston Peninsula Heat, a member of the Melbourne Cricket Club and AFL Media Hall of Fame.
Ken and his wife Susan host many of our overseas supporter tours to the UK for the Ashes and most recently to New Zealand for the Trans-Tasman Trophy.
Former medium pace swing bowler who played with
Mornington Cricket Club
Red Hill Cricket Club
Birby FMA Cricket Club – Huddersfield Yorkshire
Camberwell Magpies Cricket Club
Career highlights included one and only century on the last ball of the day when it went through fielders legs for two!, First ever hattrick at the Camberwell Magpies (4XI), President, committee and life member of the Camberwell Magpies in Premier Cricket
Member of the ACS for over 10 years and long time committee member predominantly holding the position of membership office for that period. Has made an occasional appearance for the Wandering X1 when commitments allow.
Started cricket career in the Western District til coming to Melbourne over 30 years ago where a number of enjoyable summers were spent representing the South Caulfield Cricket Club in the VTCA in a variety of levels. A proud life member of South Caulfield reflects commitment to playing for 20 years an taking a variety of roles on the executive and committee over this time.
Keen cricket watcher having traveled the world watching cricket in the UK, India, West Indies and New Zealand. Loves nothing better than watching the Victorians at the MCG on a sunny summer day.
1948 – 1954 Played EBPCCA Juniors with Ascot Aberfeldie Methodists.
1955 – 1965 Played EBPCCA Seniors with St Johns.
1965 – 1966 Also Secretary Essendon Cricket Club.
1967 – 1993 Player and Junior Coach Coburg Cricket Club.
1994 – 1995 Captain Junior XI’s and Coach Dowling Shield Essendon Cricket Club.
1996 – 2004 Team Manager/Scorer/Casual help Essendon 2nd XI.
2004 – 2007 Sectional Secretary (3rd & 4th XI) VSDCA
2008 – Present Assistant Secretary VSDCA.
2009 Joined Australian Cricket Society
2009 – Present Played Annual National Carnivals for ACS and/or VOSCA.
2011 Selected for inaugural Over 70 Test Match v England.
2013 Toured England with Australian Over 70 Test Team
2015 Toured England with Victorian Over 70 Team.
I was born in Brisbane in 1950 & moved to Victoria when I was 8 years old. I attended Mooroopna primary school, Shepparton high school & Monash University. I was employed as a Court Registrar with the Justice Dept. for over 40 years with my last position being Senior Registrar at the Melbourne County Court before I retired 3 years ago.
I played cricket with Mooroopna & then Malvern sub-district in the 3rds & 4ths. The highlight of my career was captaining the Mooroopna Under 15 team some 50 years ago, so obviously I was no world-beater.
I’m a member of the Melbourne Cricket Club & the South Australian Cricket Association. I support Caulfield in the sub-district competition.
Last year’s Ashes series in England was the third time I’ve been & I went to the West Indies for the 2012 series.
I’ve been a member of the ACS for 7 years & this is my second year on the Committee.
- Invited to Join the ACS Committee by the late Richard Elvin’s
- Regularly arranged ACS overseas cricket tours to Fiji, New Zealand, and Canada, Sth Africa, India, Sri Lanka and interstate.
- Currently representing the ACS in the Wandering 11, plus the over 60’s team.
- Currently member of the VSDCA -Caulfield Cricket Club Committee.
- Awarded the Prestige’s HH Little –Best Clubman Award –Caulfield Cricket Club –Season 2015-16.
- Played Junior and Senior Cricket in the Geelong Region.
- Won many Bowling Awards and Best Clubman award with the Geelong Cricket Association Club –St Joseph’s CC
- Former Secretary and Life-Member Newtown & Chilwell Football Club –Geelong Football League
- Employed with NAN Electrical Cable Australia as International Marketing Manager, responsible for product sales to Asia and the Pacific.
- Executive Committee Member on the Australian Papua New Guinea Business Council.