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50 Year Reunion of Bob's Boys - Vic Shield 1969-70 - October 25 2019

11/05/19

50 Year Reunion of Bob’s Boys

Bob’s Boys, a reunion of the 1969-70 Victorian title winning Sheffield Shield team, Friday, 25 October, 2019, Kelvin Club, 12 noon for 12.15 pm Join the legendary Bob Cowper and many of his team at a 50-year reunion of the 1969-70 Vics. Bob, 79, doesn’t make many public appearances now but says this is simply […]

09/05/19

Lanning and Mott evening

Women’s cricket celebration, featuring Matthew Mott & Meg Lanning, Dr Watson’s Bar, 415 Collins St., Melbourne, May 8 Little more than 30 attended this joint function. It deserved 300-plus. It was truly sensational. Truly.  We realize our memberships are ageing. Positioning it immediately after work, 5.30 p.m. for 6 p.m. at a central location in […]

23/04/19

World Cup Celebration: June 21, with RODNEY HOGG

Rodney Hogg’s 1979 World Cup campaign lasted just 11 very expensive overs. A little Canadian by the name of Sealy smashed him for 16 off his first and 10 off his second before captain Kim Hughes told Rod to go to fine leg and stay there. Forty years after one of the most embarrassing moments […]

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“Gatting has absolutely no idea what has happened to it ... he still doesn’t know!” – on Shane Warne’s Ball of the Century in 1993.

Richie Benaud

The Australian Cricket Society was founded in 1967 by a group of cricket aficianados led by Melbourne lawyer Andrew Joseph. Along with founding President Radcliffe Grace, their vision was the creation of a fraternity of cricket lovers to celebrate and “repay the tremendous pleasure we receive from the game”.

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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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