Australian Cricket Society

Author Archive for Ken Piesse

POSTED: 15/10/17 AUTHOR:

ACS glorious in defeat

In a last over thriller, the ACS Over 60s were downed by a gallant Bayside at the East Malvern-Tooronga Cricket Ground in round 2 of Veteran’s Cricket. A brave decision by captain Stuart Stockdale to swing the looping leggies of Ken Piesse around into the wind paid off with two wickets falling from consecutive balls […]

POSTED: 09/10/17 AUTHOR:

Supremo Hammet triumphs again

It a classic start to the new season, cricket was the winner as the ACS Over 60s lads tied their opening fixture against Koo Wee Rup at Officer.

POSTED: 21/09/17 AUTHOR:


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: 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 […]

POSTED: 29/07/17 AUTHOR:

Just how old is the MCC? asks Simon Pinder

The Melbourne Cricket Club has admitted its foundation date is still a work in progress in an article in its official members magazine, The Yorker. After Pavilion’s 2015-2016 edition highlighted research that showed the MCC foundation date is not set in stone, the venerable cricket club dug deeper into its history and has since acknowledged […]

POSTED: 29/07/17 AUTHOR:

Wayne Ross’ Backroom Boys

These lads are among cricket’s unsung royalty… they receive few official laurels but without them, cricket would be poorer. Here are 10 of the best:   Simon Fiedler served twenty-three Seasons as Club Secretary of the Mornington Cricket Club and Treasurer for six, has been on the Committee for 45 years, is Club Historian and Statistitian and […]

POSTED: 19/07/17 AUTHOR:

New honour for Warnie

The 50th anniversary edition of the Australian Cricket Society’s award-winning annual Pavilion is available soon, with Shane Warne on the cover, recognising his latest honor as Victoria’s Cricketer of the Century. The Australian Cricket Society (Melbourne) cares for cricket like few others. We award three-year scholarships (at $5000e) for 12-year-old boys and girls to attend […]

POSTED: 19/07/17 AUTHOR:

Join us in wondrous Smith Africa

  ACS president KEN PIESSE and his wife Susan are leading a Cricket Society Supporter’s Tour in autumn to South Africa. Limited places remain on the three-week holiday from March 20 which takes in two Tests, world-famous Kruger Game Park and the majestic Victoria Falls   Once you start a season, you finish a season. […]

POSTED: 06/06/17 AUTHOR:

Join us in England in 2019

The countdown has begun for our Australian Cricket Society and friends Summer in Paradise which includes two early Ashes series Tests between Australia and England from late July 2019. We are seeking Expressions of Interest from all those who would like to join ACS president Ken Piesse and his wife Susan on this fully escorted, […]

POSTED: 29/04/17 AUTHOR:

Fine year by Tess

Tess Flintoff, one of four ACS scholars at Bryce McGain’s Elite Cricket Academy See Video  has had a fine summer. She captained the Outer East Eagles at the Under 16 State Championships where she made 151 runs in 4 innings with a highest score of 50 not out at an average of 75. Tess also represented Victoria Metro in […]


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

Our Gold Partners