Approaching its 50th year of caring for cricket, The Australian Cricket Society is re-releasing CDs of some of the best cricket speeches from all of its annual dinners dating back to the early ’70s. The latest six ACS Nostalgia Series releases are: Alan Davidson (1974), Bob Cowper (1977), Paul Sheahan (1979), Ian Brayshaw (1987), Doug Walters (1993) and Terry Jenner (1999).
Each cost $25 posted. All proceeds go to the Australian Cricket Society, which cares for cricket and currently has five young scholars at the Elite Cricket Academy for three years of fast tracking under the guidance of ex-Test player Bryce McGain. (the boys and girls are inducted at age 12, each at a cost of $5k)
I have been president of the ACS since 2006. Our annual dinner with Ricky Ponting on June 23 is fast approaching before we launch into our 50th year celebrations from January (see below).
If you would like to assist us in caring for cricket, the annual subscription to the Australian Cricket Society is $75 for those in Victoria and $40 for those living interstate. I can pass on monies direct to the ACS from here.
Incidentally our previously issues CD’s include Sir Donald Bradman from our 1972 dinner. This one costs $25.