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 […]
The new issue of Scoresheet, out long-running quarterly journal, is ready for viewing via download and this link: Highlights include news of our next major function speakers: our ambassador Merv Hughes on June 30 and the equally-legendary Geoff Boycott at our annual Christmas dinner on December 27. Our evergreen editor Doug Manning also shares stories […]
The Australian Cricket Society is proud to welcome our ambassador Merv Hughes to the Kelvin Club for an entertaining afternoon of reminiscing, stories and hilarity on Friday lunchtime, June 30… what a way to farewell the financial year! Merv remains one of the foremost personalities in Australian cricket, his record of four wickets per Test and […]
The Wandering X1 kicks off the New Year with a road trip for our annual stoush against a Des Lloyd Best Of Ballarat X1. The venue again this year is on the superb turf wicket at the Ballarat Grammar school. Still reliving our shock win in 2016, but never one to rest on our laurels, […]
The Australian Cricket Society ran a not so close second in the first new Year ‘test’ of the summer, the Pakistani Asylum Seekers, showing class and calibre in a comfortable five wicket victory with 14 overs today at plush Waverley Park, a stronghold for East Malvern CC. The Pakistanis were younger and fitter than our […]
Wasim Akram was just 18 and an absolute unknown when he first harpooned Australia with a whippy ferocity which stunned the early arrivals at the MCG this pleasant February morning. Playing only his fourth ODI and first against Australia, Wasim took the first five wickets for 13 runs — three bowled, one caught and Allan […]
The spring edition of scoresheet is out now and on the way in the post. Check out what you may have missed at our events or whats coming up. PAVILION 2016-17 PRIZE WINNERS First prize: Bushrangers signed bat (Terry Swingler) Book prizes: The Grade Cricketer (Tim Glennon); Against All Odds (James Moult), The Australian Cricket Digest […]
Late last week we heard of the passing of Geoff Minster who was a wonderful servant and great contributor to the Australian Cricket Society . Geoff served two stints on the ACS committee from 2000 – 2010, first as merchandise officer during Richard Elvins term as president. His deft management during a difficult period was […]
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