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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: 20/01/21 AUTHOR:

Bendigo Bank ACS Scholarship squad

The inaugural Bendigo Bank-Australian Cricket Society Scholarship squad has been chosen. The 2021 intake of 12 features seven boys and five girls. They will receive six weeks of High Performance coaching from the ACS’ head coach Keith Jansz in May and June this year.They have been selected after successful trials held at Walter Galt Oval, […]

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:

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: 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: 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: 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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