500 SENIOR GAMES & STILL GOING STRONG

500 SENIOR GAMES & STILL GOING STRONG

By Sam Coulson, our ACS Literary Scholar Our own Ken Piesse describes David Long as “a powerhouse in two camps” – at  Elsternwick, where he is vice-president and at the Australian Cricket Society where he is Head of Cricket. “Longy” grew up in Ashwood and loves...
DEMOLITION DERMIE

DEMOLITION DERMIE

by ACS President Ken Piesse Our annual AFL footy launch, featuring DERMOTT BRERETON, Kelvin Club, April 1, 2022 When North Melbourne follower Darren Harris collided with Dermott Brereton in the 1991 Foster’s Cup night Grand Final, it was the beginning of the end for...
What Shane Warne means to me

What Shane Warne means to me

By Sam Coulson, The ACS’s 2022 Literary Scholar On the 5th of March 2022, I was awoken by rapid fire messages from my father and brother. Immediately I knew something was wrong, then after I opened my phone, I just did not believe it. Shane Warne passed away aged...
PHILLIPS, A TRUE ONE-TEST WONDER

PHILLIPS, A TRUE ONE-TEST WONDER

By Sam Coulson, the ACS’s latest Literary Scholar On 4 March, the Australian Cricket Society had a luncheon to celebrate Ken Piesse’s book Fifteen Minutes of Fame, Australia’s 70 One-Test Wonders. We had the pleasure of sharing the afternoon with many ACS guests as...
What Shane Warne means to me

KEN PIESSE’S  tribute to Warnie

December 1990: Rising leg spinner Shane Warne was making his debut with the Victorian second XI against Western Australia in a mid-week trial at the Albert Ground. Among the opposition from the Golden West were multi-gifted trio Justin Langer, Damien Martyn and Stuart...