Bradman Birthday Lunch

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Bradman Birthday Lunch
27 August 2017
11:00am – 2:30pm

The Bradman Birthday Long Lunch will be held on Sunday, 27 August and we are proud to announce four excellent guest speakers for a panel discussion:

Has the art of cricket writing
been lost in the digital age?

There will be fundraising activities including table raffles and a silent auction. Guests will have time to wander the revamped Bradman Library and be updated on the Museum’s acquisition of the SHM archival prints and recent items on loan for the Ashes summer, including a match used WG Grace bat. Join the panel for a thought-provoking discussion and a celebratory birthday lunch.

– Crest & Life Members $55 pp
– Non-members $ 75pp (includes all day $20 Museum admission 10 am to 5 pm)
– Includes grazing plates, buffet Sunday Roast lunch, coffee/tea and birthday cake
– Cash Bar

CLICK here to book and secure your ticket.

Daniel Brettig – Panelist
Daniel Brettig is at the forefront of the ‘new wave’ of cricket journalism. Having spent eight years working as a journalist for The Advertiser and AAP in Adelaide and Sydney, he commenced with ESPN Cricinfo in 2011. He is now the Assistant Editor at ESPN Cricinfo, the leading cricket news and information site in the world. Daniel is also the author of ‘Whitewash to Whitewash’, a book that investigates the Australian Cricket team’s triumphs and disasters between the seasons of 2006-07 and 2013-14. He also co-authored ‘Bucking the Trend’, a book detailing the background and playing career of Chris Rogers. Daniel has also written for Inside Sport, Wisden, The Cricketer and Sports Illustrated India.

Mike Coward AM – Master of Ceremonies and Panelist
Mike Coward is one of Australia’s most experienced and travelled cricket writers and commentators. Formerly the chief cricket writer for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Advertiser, Adelaide, and a long-time columnist for The Australian, he has covered the game throughout the world since 1972. An accomplished public speaker and emcee, he has broadcast the game on radio and television, and written, ghosted or edited 12 cricket books. He was interviewer for each of the eight programs in ABC television’s renowned Cricket History Series and is overseeing the establishment of a unique archival interview presentation at the Bradman International Cricket Hall of Fame at Bowral. His books include Cricket Beyond the Bazaar (1990), Australia vs the new South Africa (1994), The Baggy Green- The pride, passion and history of Australia’s sporting icon (2oo8 with Michael Fahey) and A Century of Achievement- The Players and People of the St George DCC (2010). His latest book, Champions (2013), showcases aspects of the interview archive from the International Cricket Hall of Fame.

Gideon Haigh – Guest of Honour and Panelist
Gideon Haigh is an English-born Australian author and journalist, regarded by many in the world of cricket as the foremost writer on the game. He currently writes for The Australian and The Times as well as contributing to numerous journals on sport and business matters. Haigh has written 29 books, 19 on cricket, and has edited a further seven cricket books, many of which have received Australian and international awards. His books The Cricket War (1993) and The Summer Game (1997) are regarded as classics of cricket literature. His latest, On Warne, has received wide acclaim. Life away from writing sees Haigh spending time with his wife Charlotte and young daughter Cecilia, the South Yarra CC and his cat Trumper.

Malcom Conn – Panelist
Malcolm Conn is Head of Communications at Cricket NSW and has decades of experience in cricket writing. Spending 20 years at The Australian newspaper Malcolm covered five Ashes tours and was the first cricket writer to win a Walkley Award (awards for excellence in journalism). As well as being a regular contributor to the Australian media, Malcolm has written extensively for overseas publications including India and London. A new management position created by Cricket NSW and Cricket Australia awarded him the job of Head of Communications at Cricket NSW and Cricket Australia’s Sydney based Communications Manager.

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