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Author Archive for Sam Ferguson

POSTED: 26/04/21 AUTHOR:


Join JAMES PATTINSON at the Australian Cricket Society’s 53rd annual dinner, at Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club on Friday night, June 18. The explosive Dandenong, Victorian and Australian fast bowler is our guest of honor. James, 31, had another fine summer this year, without breaking into Australia’s Test team and is staying home this winter to […]

POSTED: 05/03/21 AUTHOR:

ACS Footy Season Launch – Peter Bedford

Friday 30 April Lunch at the Kelvin Club OUR GUEST OF HONOUR: We are privileged to chat with one of Victoria’s finest sportsmen, the 1970 Brownlow Medallist Peter Bedford, 50 years after he won football’s most coveted individual trophy. Now in his 70s, Peter is a proud and passionate Port Melbourne boy, who represented the […]

POSTED: 23/02/21 AUTHOR:

Sam Loxton Celebration Day

Presented by the Australian Cricket Society, Prahran Cricket Club & Taverners Victoria Featuring Martin Rogers, the author of Invincible, the Life & Times of Sam LoxtonLunchtime: Noon for 12.15 p.m., March 26, 2021. Two courses and drinks. Prahran Cricket Club, Toorak Park, Orrong Rd., Prahran Payment options (1) Signed book and luncheon: $115 members and […]

POSTED: 27/01/21 AUTHOR:

Jack Potter Celebration Day

INVITATIONThe Australian Cricket Society and Taverners Victoria invite you and a friend to the launch of Jack Potter’s autobiography Born Lucky, the story of Jack Potter, Australia’s finest 12th man.A dashing batsman, magnificent field and brilliant leader, Potter remains among the finest cricketers not to play a Test.‘Jack retired from cricket far too young,’ says […]

POSTED: 01/12/20 AUTHOR:

Zoom December 10 Ashley Gray

JOIN OUR DECEMBER 10ZOOM SESSIONDear ACS member & friend By popular demand, after our successful series of  spring-time Zoom sessions, we welcome Ashley Gray, the Australian-based author of The Unforgiven,already short-listed as the William Hill sporting book of the year. Ashley will join us on Thursday, December 10 from 5.30 p.m. To register use this link: Ken Piesse […]

POSTED: 20/10/20 AUTHOR:

Vic stars in Zoom

Please note that our next Session is being conducted this coming Thursday (22nd October) at 5.30pm.  Our Special Guests are Victorian Cricketers Sam Harper and Marcus Harris.Sam, a former Steve Mason Award Winner, is the Victorian wicketkeeper.  He made his debut with the Vics in February 2016 and has now played 17 games, scoring 548 […]

POSTED: 11/10/20 AUTHOR:

Our over-70s Superman

by Pam Bishop Bob Hopkins is now in his 80s and proudly continues a long and successful period of playing cricket to this day (Covid-19 permitting). Both his father, ‘a wonderful sportsman’, and his ‘cricket mad uncle’, first attracted him to the game.  Ken “Slasher” McKay became the Australian cricketer he most admired because of […]

POSTED: 29/09/20 AUTHOR:

A view of Australia from fine leg

by Pam Bishop Our second ACS lunchtime Zoom session on Friday 25th September featured special guest, Craig Dodson. The humble, self-effacing, Craig now describes himself as a 41-year-old balding cricketer well past his prime; a former first grade player who was “a boring and methodic off-spinner”, handy enough but no world beater. He preferred to […]

POSTED: 19/09/20 AUTHOR:

Upcoming Zooms – Test legend, Authors and more

Please put these in your diary 1230 Friday Lunchtimes all; see Events for more: September 25, Craig Dodson, a balding 42-year-old club offie and his experiences of playing for 11 clubs in one season – all for charity. October 2, Martin Rogers, author of Invincible, the life and times of Sam Loxton October 9, Ashley Mallett and some favourite cricket […]

POSTED: 18/09/20 AUTHOR:

Meet two foremost Oz Cricketers on Zoom

On the eve of the whiteball series with New Zealand in Brisbane, two of Australia’a foremost female cricketers Rachael Haynes and Annabel Sutherland are available to chat to us exclusively  on Friday 18/9/20 from 5 p.m. It is a ‘Zoom’ session and you will have the opportunity to ask questions. Both are Melbourne girls, although […]


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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