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The Australian Cricket Society is a fraternity of cricket lovers. Founded in Melbourne in 1967, its charter is to promote the spirit of cricket wherever and by whomever it is played. Our members celebrate the game with meetings, dinners and film nights with fellow enthusiasts. The Society sponsors budding cricketers at the Elite Cricket Academy headed up by former Test cricketer Bryce McGain. Our official charity is the Ponting Foundation run by our patron Ricky Ponting and his wife Rianna.
Guest speakers at its Annual Dinners are from from the Whos Who of cricket. The Society has been addressed by the greats of the game - Sir Donald Bradman, Lindsay Hassett, Ian Johnson, Neil Harvey, Bill Lawry, Tony Greig, Ian Healy and in more recent years by Justin Langer, Damien Fleming, Kim Hughes and Barry Richards.
A highlight of our Dinners is the announcement of the Young Player of the Year and encouragement awards supporting youth and grassroots cricket. Autograph hunters and memorabilia collectors are in their element at these Dinners.
The Australian Cricket Society has an active playing fixture. Each season it fields teams of Over 40s and Over 60s cricketers who play "friendly games" against a range of convivial opponents. Our ACS Wandering X1 is a regular participant in veterans cricket carnivals around the world.
Our Pavilion magazine is a quality 48-page annual with articles by renowned cricket writers and a forum for members to express their thoughts on the game. The Society also publishes a quarterly news bulletin - Scoresheet - edited by Doug Manning now in its 47th year. Your Scoresheet Winter 2014 edition is now available online.
A range of merchandise is available for members, including clothing, caps and ties. Extremely popular are recordings of Annual Dinner speeches going back many years including the Don’s address in 1973.
If you're a cricket lover, we hope you'll find something of interest on our website. If you'd like more information on our fraternity, contact our membership officer or download a Membership Application form
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