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Author Archive for Ken Piesse

POSTED: 20/10/20 AUTHOR:

Pavillion 2021

The 2021 Pavilion is another literary masterpiece. All colour for the first time, it consists of 48 pages. It has once again been edited by ACS president , cricket writer and publisher Ken Piesse. First published in 1969, the current edition has a who’s who of contributors including  Jack Potter, Mike Coward, David Frith, Barry […]

POSTED: 28/09/20 AUTHOR:

There was only one Deano

BY KEN PIESSE Have known ‘Deano’ (Dean Jones) since he was 17 and opening the bowling for our mid week team the Plastic XI. He was full frontal even then. In the nets one day at Mt Waverley at Dav Whatmore’s indoor cricketing school, I got a leg break to bounce a bit more and […]

POSTED: 22/08/20 AUTHOR:

If not me, who?

BOOK REVIEW If not me, who? the story of Tony Greig the reluctant rebel by Andrew Murtagh Tony Greig was among the first millionaire cricketers, amiable, engaging, charismatic, a born leader.He was also a realist and when Ian Botham started his arresting rise towards England’s Test team, Greig knew that his cherished days as an […]

POSTED: 01/06/20 AUTHOR:

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 […]

POSTED: 30/10/19 AUTHOR:

Lunch with Bob Cowper

The reunion of the 1969-70 Victorian team & launch of Bob’s Boys, Kelvin Club, Friday, October 25 Story by Keiran Croker Cricket lovers of a certain vintage will have vivid memories of the first time a Test match triple century was scored in Australia.  Over the course of a few memorable Melbourne days in February […]

POSTED: 09/05/19 AUTHOR:

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 […]

POSTED: 23/04/19 AUTHOR:

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 […]

POSTED: 19/04/19 AUTHOR:

Opportunities abound for Jarred

We were thrilled when Tess Flintoffwas chosen in a teenage Australian development squad which recently toured Sri Lanka. Another of our Elite Cricket Academy scholars, 14-year-old Jarred Smithfrom Carey Grammar was recently a member of the successful Under 15A East Malvern /Tooronga premiership team.  It was an exciting day with a win against Murrumbeena. Jarred won his […]

POSTED: 28/02/19 AUTHOR:

MARCUS HARRIS NIGHT

REVIEW: Renegades Big Bash Celebration night, featuring Marcus Harris @ Dr Watson’s bar, Sherlock Holmes Hotel, 415 Collins Street, Melbourne, 27 February, 6-7 pm <p>What a heady six months it has been for Victoria’s new favorite cricketing son Marcus Harris. A career-best 250 for the Vics, Test selection, JLT and Renegades Big Bash titles and […]

POSTED: 21/02/19 AUTHOR:

Cricket Book heaven at the Junction on Sunday

Australian Cricket Society cricket book lovers are welcome to  see our cricket book exhibition at the Junction Oval on Sundays from 9.30 a.m. We are set up in the foyer of the CitiPower Centre, next to the refreshment stand. Proceeds from the shop are going to the Ponting Foundation, caring for families with children with […]

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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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