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Author Archive for Ken Piesse

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.

POSTED: 18/12/18 AUTHOR:

Hail a one-Test wonder

There have been more than 50 ‘one-Test wonders’ in the history of Australian cricket. KEN PIESSE pays tribute to one, Colin Guest, who died in mid December 2018

POSTED: 27/09/18 AUTHOR:

Three ACS lads honoured with Australian selection

This story by Ian B Gibson, one of our three national representatives. The recent tour to the UK was greatly enjoyed by the group of 18 Over 70 cricketers selected to represent Australia. 

POSTED: 05/02/18 AUTHOR:

Over 60s spirit lives on

Great to back at Jubilee Park, home of the mighty #frankstonHeat on Sunday.  Gippsland’s Ray Smith  (ex South Melbourne) again made runs against us, Peter Anton was a most impressive debutant for the Goannas, while Kevin Lanigan batted and bowled with all his old assurity.

POSTED: 29/01/18 AUTHOR:

The rise & rise of Tess Flintoff

ACS scholarship recipient Tess Flintoff has just completed a successful Under 15 National Championships as captain of the Vic Metro team.

POSTED: 29/01/18 AUTHOR:

A cricketing paradise

Vanuatu can be a stunning South Pacific base for cricket, says ACS president KEN PIESSE

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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