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11/04/21

90 not out

Our Living Legend Doug Manning celebrated his 90th birthday with a celebration dinner on Saturday night… and as always was keen to talk cricket and football, with his beloved ‘Dees’ on the march.‘I’ve lived a long and fortunate life,’ he said. ‘I’d like to live long enough to see another Melbourne win. I can still […]

27/03/21

Take a bow Sam

It was a forum Sam Loxton would have loved: a room full of cricket lovers revelling in the centenary of his birth celebrations. Making it even more special was the banner on the fence: The Sam Loxton Oval, step 1 in Prahran and the Australian Cricket Society’s joint efforts to remember forever Sam’s extraordinary contributions […]

21/03/21

Paul Morrey in profile

Life had its moments in the 1980s, especially if you happened to be opening Prahran’s innings on Saturday afternoons at Toorak Park. Just ask Paul Morrey, then a teenager. ‘One week you’d be facing Rodney Hogg, the next week (Dennis) Hickey and the next Merv Hughes,’ he said. ‘There was no-where to run and no-where […]

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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.

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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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