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Date(s) - December 1, 2021
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club

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Wednesday, December 1, 12 noon for 12.20pm. Kooyong. Dress to impress

It is 100 years since the birth of Betty Wilson the ‘female Don Bradman’. To honor her centenary, the Australian Cricket Society has organised a Betty Wilson Celebration Luncheon at Kooyong, on the eve of this summer’s Ashes Test series.

The daughter of a Collingwood bootmaker, Betty played and practiced every day. She had a notable arm and played impeccably straight, the result of hours of hitting a cricket ball loaded into a stocking and strung from the family’s clothesline.

Ten-year-old Betty was watching a match at nearby Clifton Hill and several times returned the ball after it had been hit to the boundary. So natural and flat were her returns that the Collingwood Ladies asked her to join their team. They played off in the final that season, Betty making 25 not out.

In time she was to reject two marriage invitations, wanting to concentrate solely on cricket.

An attractive right-hand batter with flair and a full range of strokes, she bowled rhythmic off-breaks, was fleet of foot and unrivalled in the field. Her stats, even at Test level, are extraordinary.

Affable, energetic and a mentor and hero to hundreds, Cricket Australia’s Betty Wilson Young Cricketer of the Year award recognises the game’s rising stars.

BOOKING DETAILS: The Australian Cricket Society is asking every Victorian and Australian cricket lover and member to attend the luncheon to support Betty and family, several of whom will be in attendance.

The Betty Wilson Centenary Luncheon is being held on Wednesday, December 1 at Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club in Glenferrie Road.

The two course luncheon costs $85 per head. Bookings please with ACS secretary Wayne Ross on 0416 983 888 or email Wayne at

Pre-payment is essential.

Bookings and monies need to be with Wayne no later than 25-27 November. Cheques should be made payable to the Australian Cricket Society.

Electronic transfer is preferred. ACS’s bank details BSB 633-000 Acc. No. 143226314.

Please record your surname and the number of any guests for whom you are paying… eg


Please indicate any special dietary requirements.

Wayne’s address is PO Box 4528, Langwarrin, Vic 3910. EFT payments preferred.


Bookings are closed for this event.