Australian Cricket Society

POSTED: 30/06/19 AUTHOR:

Christmas with the Kiwi Greats


Featuring the 1980-81 New Zealand Test XI

Friday, 27 December, 2019 – 6.45 pm for 7.15 pm

CitiPower Centre, Junction Oval, St Kilda

This year’s ACS Christmas dinner on Night 2 of the Melbourne Test features the 1980-81 touring New Zealanders who are gathering for a trans-Tasman reunion in Melbourne in late December.

We hope to host up to 10 players plus manager Ian Taylor. Those who are attending, so far, are John Wright, Bruce Edgar, Paul McEwan, Stephen Boock, Lance Cairns, Ewan Chatfield and Warren Lees.

We also hope Jeremy Coney and Ian Smith can attend, after fulfilling their media commitments that day.


It is the first time NZ has been granted the feature Tests in Melbourne and Sydney over the Christmas-New Year peak holiday period since 1987-88.

Back in 1980-81, Australia won the first two Tests so easily that one MCG banner proclaimed: ALL WE WANT IS A FIVE DAY TEST. The third and final Test was drawn.

The cost of the dinner for ACS & Taverners members is $115 and for Non-Members $130. Pre-payment is essential.

Bookings and monies need to be with Wayne Ross at PO Box 4528, Langwarrin, Vic., 3910 by no later than Tuesday, 22 December. Cheques should be made payable to the Australian Cricket Society. Electronic transfer is preferred.

The ACS’s bank account details are: BSB 633-000 Acc. No. 143226314.

Please record your surname and the number of any guests for whom you are paying… eg KIWISMITHx2.

Please indicate any special dietary requirements.

Wayne Ross’s phone number is 0416 983 888. His email address is [email protected]


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