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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 […]

POSTED: 06/12/19 AUTHOR:

Australian Cricket Society Footy Season Launch – Peter Bedford

Featuring one of Melbourne’s finest sporting sons, Brownlow Medallist Peter Bedford Friday lunchtime, March 20, 2020 Kelvin club, Melbourne Place, CBD $80 members, $85 non-members Pre-payment is essential. Bookings and monies need to be with Wayne Ross at PO Box 4528, Langwarrin, Vic., 3910 by no later than 15 March. Cheques should be made payable […]

POSTED: 30/10/19 AUTHOR:

Lunch with Bob Cowper

The reunion of the 1969-70 Victorian team & launch of Bob’s Boys, Kelvin Club, Friday, October 25 Story by Keiran Croker Cricket lovers of a certain vintage will have vivid memories of the first time a Test match triple century was scored in Australia.  Over the course of a few memorable Melbourne days in February […]

POSTED: 11/05/19 AUTHOR:

50 Year Reunion of Bob’s Boys

Bob’s Boys, a reunion of the 1969-70 Victorian title winning Sheffield Shield team, Friday, 25 October, 2019, Kelvin Club, 12 noon for 12.15 pm Join the legendary Bob Cowper and many of his team at a 50-year reunion of the 1969-70 Vics. Bob, 79, doesn’t make many public appearances now but says this is simply […]

POSTED: 09/05/19 AUTHOR:

Lanning and Mott evening

Women’s cricket celebration, featuring Matthew Mott & Meg Lanning, Dr Watson’s Bar, 415 Collins St., Melbourne, May 8 Little more than 30 attended this joint function. It deserved 300-plus. It was truly sensational. Truly.  We realize our memberships are ageing. Positioning it immediately after work, 5.30 p.m. for 6 p.m. at a central location in […]

POSTED: 23/04/19 AUTHOR:

World Cup Celebration: June 21, with RODNEY HOGG

Rodney Hogg’s 1979 World Cup campaign lasted just 11 very expensive overs. A little Canadian by the name of Sealy smashed him for 16 off his first and 10 off his second before captain Kim Hughes told Rod to go to fine leg and stay there. Forty years after one of the most embarrassing moments […]

POSTED: 19/04/19 AUTHOR:

Opportunities abound for Jarred

We were thrilled when Tess Flintoffwas chosen in a teenage Australian development squad which recently toured Sri Lanka. Another of our Elite Cricket Academy scholars, 14-year-old Jarred Smithfrom Carey Grammar was recently a member of the successful Under 15A East Malvern /Tooronga premiership team.  It was an exciting day with a win against Murrumbeena. Jarred won his […]

POSTED: 15/04/19 AUTHOR:

Tim Paine a night with the skipper

We are honoured to have the Australian test captain Tim Paine as our special guest on the eve of another Ashes Series. Come hear first hand the Tasmanian boy who became the 48th Captain of his country in one of the most turbulent times since World Series Cricket. Enjoy a night amongst cricket lovers at […]

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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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