About Ken Piesse

Piesse Ken with David GowerAuthor, commentator and master storyteller KEN PIESSE is Australian sports most published living author with a rare passion for cricket and football.

Ken has written, edited and published 75 books – 74 on sport – and edited more than 500 magazines from cricket and AFL football to boating and business. He has been Melbourne sports radio RSN’s cricket expert for two decades.

He heads the cricketbooks.com.au book and memorabilia store, selling new and secondhand cricket books, limited editions, cigarette and trade cards, photographs and lots more. There is also a section on AFL.

Ken has been president of the Australian Cricket Society for more than a decade and is a member of the Melbourne Cricket Club Media Hall of Fame and the Australian Football Media Hall of Fame. Cricket Victoria awarded him its Major Media Award for the third time in 2015 for Cricket’s Cinderella Story, Chris Rogers’ extraordinary comeback, published in the Cricket Society’s Pavilion magazine.

More than a dozen of Ken’s books have been written with leading cricketers Max Walker, Terry Jenner and Brad Hodge and footballers Dermott Brereton, Tony Lockett and Jason Dunstall.

PiessePictorialDeluxe10cmHis latest book is A Pictorial History of Australian Test Cricket, published in spring, 2016. 

Ken is pictured above, in 1978, with England’s cricket icon David Gower.

 See Ken’s entertaining and engaging public speaking style is here:


‘Ken Piesse is a vibrant, passionate and inspiring guest speaker, who knows the world of cricket like no other person I know -– and I have been a cricket lover for more than 50 years,’

Bill Craddock, president, Mercantile Cricket Association, Melbourne

‘Ken Piesse is an ideal dinner guest speaker. He has a wide range of stories, especially in cricket and football. He has many yarns on various players, which are not common knowledge. He’s a very entertaining speaker and very easy to listen too. Ideal speaking voice. Suit mixed audience. Highly recommended,’

–  Phil O’Meara, chairman, Victorian Sub-District Cricket Association, Melbourne