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Nov 17, 2020
Via Zoom Ken Piesse
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Ken Piesse saw his first game of VFL football at old Glenferrie in 1963.

His Dad went to Scotch and barracked for Hawthorn and the ground became a second home for young Ken growing up.

In time he played a game of cricket there, for the Prahran second XI against Hawthorn East Melbourne and as the youngest in the team (16 turning 17)  his job was to fetch the  straight hit balls onto the railway tracks.

He still loves Hawthorn and many of his 80 books have been written on behalf of past Hawk giants from Dermie and Dunstall to the Rat, the Big Fish and Dipper.

Ken is a master storyteller and is Australian sports most published living author with a rare passion for cricket and football.
He will again be working  for P & O cruise lines as a guest speaker, when cruising resumes.

Ken has been the President of the Australian Cricket Society for 15 years

He 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 ACS’s ‘Pavilion’ magazine.

There is no more published living sports author in Australasia.

You will have the opportunity of buying a signed copy of his two new books Favorite Football Yarns and Favorite Cricket Yarns via Ken’s website:


Photo: Ken Piesse website