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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: 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 […]

POSTED: 26/08/17 AUTHOR:

Season Launch with Rod Nicholson

ROD NICHOLSON is one of Australia’s best-known sports journalists and authors. He reported cricket, football, racing and other sports for 47 years for The Herald and The Herald Sun and was the voice of cricket for years on everyone’s favourite 3DB. He will talk about the cricket pay strike — and promises to have some tips for us […]

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. […]

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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