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Author Archive for Ken Piesse

POSTED: 02/11/17 AUTHOR:

Evergreen Gibbo set to shine

LIFE begins at 70 for country boy Ian Gibson, who has been chosen to open the batting for the Victorian Over 70s team at next week’s national Over 70s carnival in Adelaide. 

POSTED: 22/10/17 AUTHOR:

Robbo laws down the law

ACS Over 60s captain Peter Robertson has called ‘for more professionalism, more composure, more focus, more everything’ approaching next Sunday’s big game against Mornington Peninsula Over 60s at Grayden’s Rd. Despite leading ACS to an emphatic 50 run win against Richmond Union on Sunday, Robertson called the players into a circle immediately afterwards, reviving memories […]

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:

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: 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. […]

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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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