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01/06/20

Compelling reading

It was January, 1983. Commentator Reds Perreira was on his way to Kensington Oval and was stopped at a pedestrian crossing by a friend, one of the most revered in West Indian cricket. Tapping on his car window, the man said: ‘Rebel team going to South Africa… do your homework.’ One of the foremost on Voice […]

26/04/20

Vale: Mike Rose

With great sadness, we have been informed of the passing of ACS Committee Member Mike Rose earlier this week. He passed away Monday following a short, but cruel illness.  Mike, like all of us, was a Cricket Tragic, enjoying travel and involvement in our great game, and who was still Umpire in the Victoria’s Premier Competition. He also […]

27/12/19

Lunch with Ben Oliver – Australia’s New Cricket GM

The Australian Cricket Society’s first New Year function Friday lunchtime, 6 March Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, 12 noon for 12.15 p.m. Members $80. Guests $90 A 2-course lunch & drinks Our first 2020 guest of honour is BEN OLIVER, Australian cricket’s new general manager for national teams. Ben is a Geelong boy through-and-through, with a […]

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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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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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