KEN PIESSE SAYS: Those in control of Australian cricket can blame only themselves for the loss of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, even before Friday’s Sydney Test. They were stood over and bullied by their Indian counterparts. Downgrading Brisbane to also-ran status — and a coming Test with lowly Sri Lanka — was a huge mistake. The […]
A busy week coming up for us all with the great man coming down the Chimney in seven days time. After another big lunch, and either asleep on the couch or a game of backyard cricket we’ll be on to the greatest day on the calendar other than the 25th and that’s #BoxingDay. I’m sure a […]
Harsha Bhogle has been covering Indian cricket since his teen years working for All India Radio. Most Australians first heard his dulcet tones and impeccably spoken Indian English when the ABC engaged him to describe India’s matches during their 1991-92 tour here, and then at the tail-end of that season for the ICC’s World Cup […]
Author and commentator Gideon Haigh is the Society’s guest of honour on Friday, 23 November, talking about cricket’s tumultuous times which he has analysed in his justpublished book Crossing the Line – Has Australian Cricket Lost Its Way? His 37th book disseminates the culture of the game across all levels, via dozens of interviews. Born […]
The Wandering XI starts its 2018-19 season with its annual match against the MCC XXIXers at the Walter Galt Reserve in Parkdale, home of the Kingston Hawthorn Hawks. It is 10.30 for an 11 o’clock start. ACS debutant, Red Hill left-hander Sam Ferguson is captain. Also representing the ACS for the first time are wicketkeeper Sean Kerr and John […]
Dear members and friends of the society please find Annual Meeting 24.09.2018 Invitation & Agenda:NOM details of the annual meeting coming up. Attached is the Agenda, Committee nominations and further details. If you are attending please note you will need to Contact Wayne Ross to book yourself in with MCG Security for Car Parking and […]
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