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POSTED: 19/09/20 AUTHOR:

Upcoming Zooms – Test legend, Authors and more

Please put these in your diary 1230 Friday Lunchtimes all; see Events for more: September 25, Craig Dodson, a balding 42-year-old club offie and his experiences of playing for 11 clubs in one season – all for charity. October 2, Martin Rogers, author of Invincible, the life and times of Sam Loxton October 9, Ashley Mallett and some favourite cricket […]

POSTED: 18/09/20 AUTHOR:

Meet two foremost Oz Cricketers on Zoom

On the eve of the whiteball series with New Zealand in Brisbane, two of Australia’a foremost female cricketers Rachael Haynes and Annabel Sutherland are available to chat to us exclusively  on Friday 18/9/20 from 5 p.m. It is a ‘Zoom’ session and you will have the opportunity to ask questions. Both are Melbourne girls, although […]

POSTED: 17/09/20 AUTHOR:

Jounalism Scholarship Available

The ACS is looking for a budding cricket writer who can contribute to our website, magazine and e-newsletters. We will offer a $2,000 scholarship to the right person, ideally someone currently studying journalism, preferably in Melbourne. As part of the selection criteria, we would like those interested in the role and scholarship to provide a 300-500 […]

POSTED: 08/09/20 AUTHOR:

Interview with Rob Cassell

Melbourne born, Rob Cassell, was appointed assistant head coach and national fast bowling coach for Cricket Ireland in 2017. This year, at the end of his three year contract, he was offered a similar position with the Rajasthan Royals. After several months delay due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the group have now met in Dubai […]

POSTED: 08/09/20 AUTHOR:

Vale Craig Cook

Our great friend CRAIG COOK lost his fight with cancer this week. He passed on September 7 surrounded by his family. He was always very humble about his achievements. One of his finest moments came as Carlton CC’s vice president when he lured Abdul Qadir to Princess Park in 1998, the Pakistani spin legend taking 72 […]

POSTED: 22/08/20 AUTHOR:

If not me, who?

BOOK REVIEW If not me, who? the story of Tony Greig the reluctant rebel by Andrew Murtagh Tony Greig was among the first millionaire cricketers, amiable, engaging, charismatic, a born leader.He was also a realist and when Ian Botham started his arresting rise towards England’s Test team, Greig knew that his cherished days as an […]

POSTED: 14/08/20 AUTHOR:

Annual Report 2019/20

Dear Members please find attached our annual report to be presented Monday 17th August zia Zoom #StaySafe

POSTED: 01/06/20 AUTHOR:

Compelling reading

It was January, 1983. Commentator Reds Perreira was on his way to Kensington Oval and was stopped at a pedestrian crossing by a friend, one of the most revered in West Indian cricket. Tapping on his car window, the man said: ‘Rebel team going to South Africa… do your homework.’ One of the foremost on Voice […]

POSTED: 26/04/20 AUTHOR:

Vale: Mike Rose

With great sadness, we have been informed of the passing of ACS Committee Member Mike Rose earlier this week. He passed away Monday following a short, but cruel illness.  Mike, like all of us, was a Cricket Tragic, enjoying travel and involvement in our great game, and who was still Umpire in the Victoria’s Premier Competition. He also […]

POSTED: 27/12/19 AUTHOR:

Lunch with Ben Oliver – Australia’s New Cricket GM

The Australian Cricket Society’s first New Year function Friday lunchtime, 6 March Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, 12 noon for 12.15 p.m. Members $80. Guests $90 A 2-course lunch & drinks Our first 2020 guest of honour is BEN OLIVER, Australian cricket’s new general manager for national teams. Ben is a Geelong boy through-and-through, with a […]

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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