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POSTED: 11/04/21 AUTHOR:

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 enough to see another Melbourne win. I can still […]

POSTED: 27/03/21 AUTHOR:

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 efforts to remember forever Sam’s extraordinary contributions […]

POSTED: 21/03/21 AUTHOR:

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,’ he said. ‘There was no-where to run and no-where […]

POSTED: 05/03/21 AUTHOR:

ACS Footy Season Launch – Peter Bedford

Friday 30 April Lunch at the Kelvin Club OUR GUEST OF HONOUR: We are privileged to chat with one of Victoria’s finest sportsmen, the 1970 Brownlow Medallist Peter Bedford, 50 years after he won football’s most coveted individual trophy. Now in his 70s, Peter is a proud and passionate Port Melbourne boy, who represented the […]

POSTED: 23/02/21 AUTHOR:

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 Club, Toorak Park, Orrong Rd., Prahran Payment options (1) Signed book and luncheon: $115 members and […]

POSTED: 27/01/21 AUTHOR:

Jack Potter Celebration Day

INVITATIONThe Australian Cricket Society and Taverners Victoria invite you and a friend to the launch of Jack Potter’s autobiography Born Lucky, the story of Jack Potter, Australia’s finest 12th man.A dashing batsman, magnificent field and brilliant leader, Potter remains among the finest cricketers not to play a Test.‘Jack retired from cricket far too young,’ says […]

POSTED: 20/01/21 AUTHOR:

Bendigo Bank ACS Scholarship squad

The inaugural Bendigo Bank-Australian Cricket Society Scholarship squad has been chosen. The 2021 intake of 12 features seven boys and five girls. They will receive six weeks of High Performance coaching from the ACS’ head coach Keith Jansz in May and June this year.They have been selected after successful trials held at Walter Galt Oval, […]

POSTED: 01/12/20 AUTHOR:

Zoom December 10 Ashley Gray

JOIN OUR DECEMBER 10ZOOM SESSIONDear ACS member & friend By popular demand, after our successful series of  spring-time Zoom sessions, we welcome Ashley Gray, the Australian-based author of The Unforgiven,already short-listed as the William Hill sporting book of the year. Ashley will join us on Thursday, December 10 from 5.30 p.m. To register use this link: Ken Piesse […]

POSTED: 20/10/20 AUTHOR:

Vic stars in Zoom

Please note that our next Session is being conducted this coming Thursday (22nd October) at 5.30pm.  Our Special Guests are Victorian Cricketers Sam Harper and Marcus Harris.Sam, a former Steve Mason Award Winner, is the Victorian wicketkeeper.  He made his debut with the Vics in February 2016 and has now played 17 games, scoring 548 […]

POSTED: 20/10/20 AUTHOR:

Pavillion 2021

The 2021 Pavilion is another literary masterpiece. All colour for the first time, it consists of 48 pages. It has once again been edited by ACS president , cricket writer and publisher Ken Piesse. First published in 1969, the current edition has a who’s who of contributors including  Jack Potter, Mike Coward, David Frith, Barry […]

Patron

Ricky Ponting

After retiring from a career as one of the world’s best cricketers, Ricky has now joined the board of the Ponting Foundation. Off the field, since 2002 Ricky and his wife Rianna have raised in excess of $10 million to help young Australians and their families beat cancer. In 2008 Ricky and Rianna established the Ponting Foundation to provide focus to their fundraising efforts.

In 2012 Ricky was appointed as an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AO); not only for his extraordinary cricketing achievements, but also for his distinguished service to the community through the establishment of the Ponting Foundation.

We are honoured to have Ricky as our patron with the Australian Cricket Society

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