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...
KEN PIESSE’S  tribute to Warnie

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...
Scott Boland, the new hero of the MCG

Scott Boland, the new hero of the MCG

WAYNE ROSS profiles another Frankston legend, SCOTT BOLAND, the new hero of the MCG  Scott Boland was added to the Australian Ashes Squad a week before the third Ashes Test between Australia and England as insurance for Josh Hazelwood who was endeavoring to...
CHRISTMAS WITH SIR IAN BOTHAM

CHRISTMAS WITH SIR IAN BOTHAM

KEN PIESSE’S INTRODUCTION: Time to introduce our specialist guest everyone. Let’s go back 40 years to the winter of 1981. It was an ever-so-cold mid-July Saturday night in Melbourne and all-Australia, in living rooms around the country, was rejoicing. England was on...