The Society’s cricketers look forward to another great season of cricket in 2020-21.
November 15 Sunbury (h), most likely hard wicket as we speak, but Elsternwick Park a chance.
Nov 22 Essendon (a)
Nov 29 Geelong B (h), at Walter Galt Reserve, Parkdale
December 6 KooWeeRup (h), Elsternwick Park,
Dec 13 A bye, but maybe Endeavour Hills … if EH can’t travel to Geelong
Dec 20 Mornington (a).. We have often played this fixture at Frankston on turf but our normal ground is being re-turfed and unavailable until after Christmas
Jan 10 Over 70’s: ACS v Glen Waverley (away)
Jan 24 Gippsland Goannas (h), Elsternwick Park
Jan 31 Benalla at Benalla, our country trip.. please do make yourselves available and try and mix in some r and r up the bush on the Saturday. We’ll probably offer a Sat night stay that weekend.
February 7 Canterbury (a)
Feb 14 Hobsons Bay (a)
Feb 21 Over 70’s: ACS v Endeavour Hills (home)
Feb 28 Iona (h), Elsternwick Park
As soon as I know more about the early venues I will let you all know, but please can you let me know at this early stage the games you can play. We want to play on turf whenever it is possible.
Elsternwick Park is our nominated home ground. We have a Covid 19 officer in Paul Morrey who will share the do’s and don’ts upcoming.
Dave Long is head of cricket. It’s magnificent to have such two fine cricketers and excellent fellas involved at the top. Dave is still involved at Elsternwick where he has legendary status after playing previously at Prahran, alongside Paul.
This summer, given our late start we have games most Sundays up until Christmas. Our only major ‘road trip’ is Benalla with the game on Sunday January 31. We’d like to play several stand-alone Over 70s games as ‘ACS’. Gibbo, Ian Hammet and Flacky are working on these fixtures as we speak. There is no decision on Echuca 2021 as yet but if its on, we’re in.
We are once again playing purely social cricket, with no ‘points’ involved. But once we cross the line, as headman DL says, we’re trying very hard.
And for those who turned 59 this calendar year you are eligible to play!
Ken Piesse 0419 549 458 or [email protected]
We have added some helmets to our kit for both the Wandering XI and the Over 60s. Veterans Cricket Victoria recommendation end that we use helmets whenever possible please.
The Wandering XI fixture is listed as below:
13 Dec Powerhouse at East Malvern Tooronga CC
7 Feb Suma Park at Suma Park
21 Feb Lords Taverners at TBC
21 March Kew at TBC
We will also be organising games against the Umpires and the Supreme Court with dates and venues TBC at this stage. Likely dates are 17 Jan and one in Feb/March that’s not already taken.
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