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 now to 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.

Catherine McGregor AM – Panelist
Catherine McGregor is a writer commentator and broadcaster who covers cricket and politics for News Limited. She has been a member of the ABC commentary team for the 2014-15 series against India and is a sought after expert for her views across numerous topics on the ABC and commercial networks. She is also a published author. She currently writes for The Daily Telegraph and The Australian and has been a regular panelist on The Drum Q&A and Lateline. Catherine McGregor has had a long and distinguished career in the Australian Defence Forces. She is currently the Director of Research and Analysis in the Office of the Chief of Air Force and was awarded the Order of Australia in the Military Division (2012) for her exceptional contribution to Army strategic policy. She is a Trustee of Camp Gallipoli, GrassRoots Cricket, and an Ambassador for Spartan Sports. She plays first grade cricket in the Canberra Women’s District competition.Catherine’s personal story of gender transition is compelling and inspiring. However, she is a speaker of enormous range and can speak with authority on the impact of disruptive technology on your work force, global geopolitics and Australian culture and politics. Audiences also warm to her unique insights into Test cricket and the personalities in the global game.

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