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Author Archive for Ken Piesse

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 […]

POSTED: 11/02/19 AUTHOR:

Salute Billy Murdoch

Australia’s finest early captain – and certainly the most militant – Billy Murdoch was a cultured technician, quick on his feet and at his best, impossible to contain when set. Scorer of the first two double-centuries in Australian-first-class cricket, in 1881-82, he also notched the first treble: 321 for NSW against Victoria in Sydney for […]

POSTED: 05/02/19 AUTHOR:

ACS Charity Bookstalls

The Australian Cricket Society has back-to-back charity bookstalls at the Junction Oval St Kilda on Sunday, February 24 for the Sheffield Shield match between Victoria and Queensland and the following Sunday during the International between the Australian women and NZ. The proceeds are to go to our charity partners The Ponting Foundation. Members are invited […]

POSTED: 03/01/19 AUTHOR:

Christmas with Harsha

Harsha Bhogle delighted at our 2018 Christmas dinner at Kooyong. He spoke passionately and most eloquently of the rise and rise of Indian cricket. Geoff Lemon proved the toast to cricket.

POSTED: 31/12/18 AUTHOR:

Poor Scheduling Pivotal

KEN PIESSE SAYS: Those in control of Australian cricket can blame only themselves for the loss of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, even before Friday’s Sydney Test. They were stood over and bullied by their Indian counterparts. Downgrading Brisbane to also-ran status — and a coming Test with lowly Sri Lanka — was a huge mistake. The […]

POSTED: 18/12/18 AUTHOR:

Paine the real deal

KEN PIESSE says Australia’s win in Perth is no one-off.  Tim Paine’s team can go all the way and win the series from here.

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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