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Wicketkeeper’s Luncheon Review

Wicketkeeper’s Luncheon Review

by Literary Scholar Sam Coulson It was a day to celebrate the often-unsung heroes of a cricket team – the wicketkeepers. On Friday, July 15th , members and guests of the Australian Cricket Society [ACS] gathered at the Kelvin Club to listen to past wicket keepers tell...

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We paid homage to a hero

We paid homage to a hero

Having an involvement in the 2018 Indigenous tour of the UK reawakened Scott Boland’s dream of playing Test cricket for Australia. Twelve players including Scott and his younger brother Nick, played a series of matches in England as part of the 150th birthday...

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DEMOLITION DERMIE

DEMOLITION DERMIE

by ACS President Ken Piesse Our annual AFL footy launch, featuring DERMOTT BRERETON, Kelvin Club, April 1, 2022 When North Melbourne follower Darren Harris collided with Dermott Brereton in the 1991 Foster’s Cup night Grand Final, it was the beginning of the end for...

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What Shane Warne means to me

What Shane Warne means to me

By Sam Coulson, The ACS’s 2022 Literary Scholar On the 5th of March 2022, I was awoken by rapid fire messages from my father and brother. Immediately I knew something was wrong, then after I opened my phone, I just did not believe it. Shane Warne passed away aged...

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PHILLIPS, A TRUE ONE-TEST WONDER

PHILLIPS, A TRUE ONE-TEST WONDER

By Sam Coulson, the ACS’s latest Literary Scholar On 4 March, the Australian Cricket Society had a luncheon to celebrate Ken Piesse’s book Fifteen Minutes of Fame, Australia’s 70 One-Test Wonders. We had the pleasure of sharing the afternoon with many ACS guests as...

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KEN PIESSE’S  tribute to Warnie

KEN PIESSE’S  tribute to Warnie

December 1990: Rising leg spinner Shane Warne was making his debut with the Victorian second XI against Western Australia in a mid-week trial at the Albert Ground. Among the opposition from the Golden West were multi-gifted trio Justin Langer, Damien Martyn and Stuart...

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CHRISTMAS WITH SIR IAN BOTHAM

CHRISTMAS WITH SIR IAN BOTHAM

KEN PIESSE’S INTRODUCTION: Time to introduce our specialist guest everyone. Let’s go back 40 years to the winter of 1981. It was an ever-so-cold mid-July Saturday night in Melbourne and all-Australia, in living rooms around the country, was rejoicing. England was on...

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