Australian Cricket Society

POSTED: 17/09/18 AUTHOR:

Joe Darling, Australia’s Golden Age captain Book Launch

Joe Darling, Australia’s Golden Age captain, is being released on this day with author Bernard Whimpress as our guest speaker.  It is a 246-page softback, by Bernard & Graeme Ryan, at the Kelvin Club. Noon for 12.15 p.m.

Joe Darling CBE (21 November 1870 – 2 January 1946) was an Australian cricketer who played 34 Test matches as a specialist batsman between 1894 and 1905. As captain, he led Australia in a total of 21 Tests, winning seven and losing four. In Test cricket, he scored 1657 runs at an average of 28.56 per innings, including three centuries. Darling toured England four times with the Australian team—in 1896, 1899, 1902 and 1905; the last three tours as captain. He was captain of the Australian cricket team in England in 1902, widely recognised as one of the best teams in Australian cricket history.

Date: Friday, 12th October 2018

Time: 12 noon for a 12.15 start

Venue: Our renowned city base, the Kelvin Club

(Melbourne Place, just up from the corner of Bourke St and Russell St)

Cost: $75 members, $85 non-members

Pre-payment essential. Contact Wayne Ross on 0416 983 888

email: [email protected]

Banking Details BSB: 633-000;  Account: 143226314.

*Please include your surname with ‘VICS’, (ie: ROSSDarling) if paying directly into the Account.

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