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ROBBO – ONE OF A KIND

ROBBO – ONE OF A KIND

Few can ignite a cricket match with his astonishing clean hitting like the ACS’s own Peter Robertson. It may not be technically correct and it doesn't always come off, but when it does, cricket watching is fun. ‘Robbo’ is reconnecting full time with the Australian...

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ROGERS ANSWERS 11TH HOUR CALL

ROGERS ANSWERS 11TH HOUR CALL

BY DONAL WILSON Victoria has a young cricketer in its squad capable of playing 100 Tests, according to head coach Chris Rogers. Speaking at the 53rd Australian Cricket Society annual dinner, Rogers spoke glowingly of Will Pucovski and others on Victoria’s...

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ZOOM WITH DAVID FRITH

ZOOM WITH DAVID FRITH

THURSDAY NIGHT, JULY 1 Cricket's No.1 writer David Frith has kindly agreed to join us 'live' via Zoom on Thursday night, July 1 at the first Australian launch of his latest book, PADDINGTON BOY, which he has signed especially for us. Email me if you would...

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Sweet Seventeen

Sweet Seventeen

By DONAL WILSON At just 17, Ella Hayward is impressing everywhere she plays, at the Melbourne Renegades and for Victoria in the Women’s National Cricket League. Winner of the Australian Cricket Society Steve Mason Young Female Cricketer of the Year award for 2021,...

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1100 GAMES UP & STILL COUNTING

1100 GAMES UP & STILL COUNTING

How many games of cricket have you played? Two hundred? Five hundred? Lost count? Eane Whitton’s present record stands at 1100-plus over six decades – and with more to come, he tells DONAL WILSON. A 19-time premiership player, his experience stretches Australia-wide,...

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Congratulations Mitch

Congratulations Mitch

Mitch Perry has been turning heads ever since he was 16 when he was selected at Premier first XI standard with Richmond. ‘It was probably too early. I was very young, but it was also very good for me,’ he said. His speed, skill and passion was soon noticed by...

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90 not out

90 not out

Our Living Legend Doug Manning celebrated his 90th birthday with a celebration dinner on Saturday night… and as always was keen to talk cricket and football, with his beloved ‘Dees’ on the march.‘I’ve lived a long and fortunate life,’ he said. ‘I'd like to live long...

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Take a bow Sam

Take a bow Sam

It was a forum Sam Loxton would have loved: a room full of cricket lovers revelling in the centenary of his birth celebrations. Making it even more special was the banner on the fence: The Sam Loxton Oval, step 1 in Prahran and the Australian Cricket Society’s joint...

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Paul Morrey in profile

Paul Morrey in profile

Life had its moments in the 1980s, especially if you happened to be opening Prahran’s innings on Saturday afternoons at Toorak Park. Just ask Paul Morrey, then a teenager. ‘One week you’d be facing Rodney Hogg, the next week (Dennis) Hickey and the next Merv Hughes,’...

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Sam Loxton Celebration Day

Sam Loxton Celebration Day

Presented by the Australian Cricket Society, Prahran Cricket Club & Taverners Victoria Featuring Martin Rogers, the author of Invincible, the Life & Times of Sam LoxtonLunchtime: Noon for 12.15 p.m., March 26, 2021. Two courses and drinks. Prahran Cricket...

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