Great News – Dr Ashley Woodcock Is Back At The Browns

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Jul 112017



Good afternoon,


Happy Financial Year


The weather is freezing but we have some great news from the Browns to get you all excited about the upcoming cricket season.


Dr Ashley Woodcock is back at the Browns.


We are all very excited to hear the news that the committee have appointed Dr Ashley Woodcock to the position of Director of Cricket at the club. Ashley is a former Test player for Australia as well as having 12 seasons representing SA at a first class level. His coaching career is extraordinary, being an accredited cricket Australia level 3 High performance cricket coach and being a Doctor in Philosophy in Physical Education. We know his experience and wealth of knowledge will add to the great range of talented coaches that we already have here at Kensington. Ashley’s role at the club will be as Director of cricket which will entail  a variety of roles set out by Grant Chapman, our club President in his address to the club members which is attached above setting out the direction of the club after an analysis of how we can continue to improve as a club.


Ashley is also very excited to be back at the Browns.


Our pre- season starts shortly with selection trials for the junior grades and men and women senior training to start soon also.


We will keep you updated on all the latest from the home of Kensington, thankyou for your continued support.


Gary Slack, on behalf of the Kensington Cricket Club    


Here is a summary of Ashley’s playing and coaching career so far


Cricketing Background  – Playing & Coaching.





Grade Cricket from 1962/63 to 1988/1989 commencing playing B Grade for Prince Alfred College, C, B, & A Grade for Kensington DCC,  A Grade for Adelaide University CC,  A Grade for East Torrens DCC,  A Grade for  Adelaide CC.


First Class Cricket for South Australia from 1967/68 to 1978/79.


International Cricket for Australia.


                Australia v World XI (unofficial test – 1972)

                Australia v New Zealand  (3rd Test – 1974)

                Toured New Zealand with Australian XI  (1974)




Level 3 Coaching Qualification (High Performance) with the National Coaching Accreditation Scheme.


Senior Club Coach/Director of Coaching with Adelaide University CC   2011/12 to 2016/17.

Special Skills Coach (batting) with the Darren Lehman Cricket Academy  2011 to 2015.

Special Skills Coach (batting) with the Jason Gillespie Cricket Academy  2012 to 2015.

Senior Club Coach with Huntly – North Bendigo CC in Bendigo District Cricket Association  2006/07 to 2008/09.

Senior Club Coach with Bendigo CC in Bendigo District Cricket Association  1999/2000 to 2001/03.

Special Skills Coach (batting) with the Bendigo Bank Academy of Sport Cricket squad  1999.

Senior Club Coach  with Adelaide CC  1997/98.

Special Skills Coach (batting & fitness) for the South Australian U19 team  1996/97.

Special Skills Coach (batting & fitness) with Adelaide University CC  1995/96

Senior Club Coach with Lambton-New Lambton CC in Newcastle District Cricket Association  1994/95.

Involvement in cricket schools conducted at the University of Newcastle  1992 to 1994.

Special Skills Coach  (batting) with the Hunter Academy of Sport  (NSW) Cricket Squad  1991 to 1994.

Special Skills Coach (batting) with the Australian Institute of Sport Cricket Academy in Adelaide  1990.

Playing Coach with Adelaide CC  1984/85.

Playing Coach with East Torrens District CC 1980/81 & 1982/83 to 1983/8


Pulteney Grammar School U15 Team  1989/90.

Westminster School U15 Team 1987/88.

Saint Peters College U14 & U15 Teams  1970 to 1985.

Involvement in numerous cricket schools & camps organized by the SACA, the Adelaide Advertiser, Coca-Cola, & the Adelaide News.


Batting Skills in Cricket.  Presentation at Level 1 National Coaches Accreditation Course, Newcastle,  April 1993 and August 1994.

Evaluation of the National Coaches Accreditation Level 3 Cricket Course.  National Directors’ of Coaching (Cricket) Annual Conference,  Katoomba,  August, 1992.


Director of Cricket at St Peters College  1975 to 1981.


Other Involvements of Interest.


Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Newcastle Falcons National Basketball League team   1991 to 1994.

Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Adelaide 36’ers National Basketball  League team  1989 to 1990.

Coached basketball at High School and Club level.

Strength & Conditioning for Basketball.  Presentation at Level 1 National Coaches Accreditation Course,  Adelaide,  November 1988 and 1989.


Here is a summary of his career at the Browns


Summary of Ashley Woodcocks career with the Kensington Cricket Club


  • played for KDCC in the January Schoolboys State Competition in 1961, 1962, & 1963. Captain in 1963.
  • played first district matches (C Grade & B Grade) during school holidays 1962/63 season.
  • played B Grade & first A Grade match during school holidays 1964/65 season.
  • 1965/66: regular in A Grade team after finishing school.
  • 1966/67: played first full season in A Grade team.
  • 1967/68 to 1970/71: played for Adelaide University CC captaining the A Grade team in 1970/71 season.  At this time if you went to University to study the SACA Bylaws stipulated that you had to play for the AUCC. Represented South Australia at first class level.  During this time played in Sheffield Shield winning teams in 1968/69 & 1970/71. Also played in a number of invitation matches for KDCC against touring club teams during this time.
  • 1971/72: returned to resume playing for KDCC. Appointed vice-captain of A Grade team & on selection committee. Played in the A Grade premiership team. Won A Grade batting trophy.

Continued playing for South Australia.  Played an unofficial Test match for Australia against the World XI at Adelaide Oval.

  • 1972/73: played for Club & South Australia. Played in A Grade premiership team. Won A Grade batting trophy. Vice-captain of A Grade team & on selection committee.
  • 1973/74: played for Club & South Australia. Vice-captain of A Grade team & on selection committee. Played 3rd Test  for  Australia against New Zealand at Adelaide Oval.
  • 1974/75: played for Club & South Australia. Vice-captain of A Grade team & on selection committee.  Won A Grade batting trophy.
  • 1975/76: played for Club & South Australia. Appointed A Grade captain & vice-captain of South Australian team. KDCC winners of the SACA Club Championship. Member of  Sheffield Shield winning team. On Club selection committee.
  • 1976/77: played for Club & South Australia. A Grade captain & appointed captain of the South Australian team. KDCC winners of the SACA Cub Championship. On Club selection committee.
  • 1977/78: played for Club & South Australia.  A Grade captain & again appointed captain of the South Australian team.
  • 1978/79: played for Club & South Australia.
  • 1979/80: played for Club.  Member of A Grade premiership team.
  • 1980/81 to 1987/88: coached East Torrens  & Adelaide Cricket Clubs & completed post-graduate studies in the USA.
  • 1988/89: returned to KDCC to play final year of Grade cricket.  Played in the A grade team.  Coached the Kensington team in the U17 Schoolboys Competition.
  • 1990: moved to Newcastle to take up an academic appointment at the University of Newcastle. 


Best Regards,
Gary Slack


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U18, U17 & U15 Kensington Juniors Selected For SACA Squads

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Jun 052017

In conjunction with the recently announced U19 Squad list, congratulations to the following Kensington State Junior Squad members:


U/18 Female – Rachel Church, Shae Daly, Sarah Ferris, Georgia Iannella, Sophie Roberts and Bella Smith

U/17 Male – James du Preez, Hamish Gitsham, Will Montgomery, Sam Rahaley and Tom Van Der Jeugd

U/15 Female – Cassidy Perkins and Amelie Green

U/15 Male – Jake Bilsborow, Sam Rahaley, Joshua Sims, Sam Warrick and Campbell Watts



Seven Kensington Players Selected For SACA U19 Winter Squad

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Jun 012017

The State U19 Winter Training Squad has been released with seven of our Kensington players selected in the 24 player squad.

Congratulations go to:

  1. Henry Dall
  2. Euan Fletcher
  3. Ashley Eckerman
  4. Lloyd Pope
  5. Lucas Froude
  6. Cameron Fatchen
  7. Oliver Harms

Junior Awards Night at Kensington Club rooms Monday 10th April

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Apr 082017

Free BBQ for all starting at 5pm


Academy presentations from 5.30-6.15


Under 14 and Under 16 presentations from 6.30-7.15


Hope to see you all there to celebrate a successful season for the

players and for the Club


Greg Slack

Junior Co-Ordinator KDCC


Senior Grand Final Live Scoring for As and Cs

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Mar 252017

If you would like to follow the Kensington A Grade and C Grade Grand Final scores today and tomorrow, they are available online via the Club website.




Monitor scores from the appropriate scoreboard on the left hand side of home page or click “Details” for more extensive information and full scorecards.





 General  Comments Off on WOMEN’S GRAND FINAL TEAM
Mar 232017
Hi All,

That time is almost upon us. Grand Final week is an exciting time, and it's what we all strive for. The chance to be Premiership Players. Before i put the team down, the BRADMAN / KAREN ROLTON Medal presentations were held last night. Some significant happenings for the Kensington Girls. The most notable was the fact that Sarah Lowe our Captain was named along with Emma Sampson, as the best players in the competition. It is an amazing achievement, and one that is well deserved. We are all so proud of Slowey. If you click on the link below it will take you to the story on the SACA Website

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That wasn't the end of the good news as 3 of our girls were selected in the Team Of the Year.

Sarah Lowe, who was also named Captain, Eliza Doddridge and Sarah J Jameson. Fantastic achievements for the 3 girls and thoroughly well deserved. What will top it all off is a 1 Day Flag and to get the double done this year.

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This weeks team to play against Port Adelaide at Port Adelaide Reserve. 11:50 Start. Be there early and get organised. Be ready to go by 11:00 at the latest. No afternoon tea required as SACA will provide, except maybe for Kathryn Doddridge as that food last week was awesome. And maybe Jane, as the Hummus was going down very well late in the day.

Congratulations to the 12 Girls going out this week, Commiserations to those who have missed out.

Sarah Lowe (C), Bridget Patterson, Katelyn Pope, Jordan Doecke, Eliza Doddridge, Shae Daly, Sarah Ferris, Sarah J Jameson, Amy Wiseman, Kelly Armstrong, Hannah Armstrong, Rachel Church

Good Luck Girls. Lets have a great game,

Kevin, Ditts and Andy


Junior End of Season Presentations – Monday 10th April

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Mar 222017

Kensington will hold its Junior End of season Presentation at the club rooms

on Monday the 10th April.


There will be a free BBQ for all players, parents and families and this will run from

5pm – 6.45 pm


The Academy presentations will run from 5.30-6.30.


The Under 14 and Under 16 presentations will run from 6.30-7.30.


This night will have a Bradman Medal style, with voting for each game on the

big screen.


Look forward to seeing you all on the night at the Browns.




Under 16 semi-final Red and White teams

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Mar 102017

Congratulations to the following players that have been selected to represent

Kensington in the Under 16 semi-finals starting tomorrow. Both sides finished

Minor Premiers and both are playing at home over the next two Saturdays.


16 Red


Peter Unerkov, Tom Van der Jeugd (w/k) , Christian Leddicoat, Jack Konnis ( C ),

Henry Rice, Liam Nichol, Jack Read, Samuel Warrick , Darcy Hunkin, William Warrick,

Liam Greber and Ben Belperio.


Played at Ford Oval vs Woodville please be there at 12.30 – Manager Scott Greber


16 White


Max Floreani ( C ), Liam Winskill ( w/k ),  Sam Burgess, Charlie McKay, Sam Lucas, Caleb Hoberg,

Josh Sims, Harrison Chow( w/k ),  Max Monfries, Mitchell George, Finn March and Jake Bilsborow.


Played at Marryatville High School vs Adelaide please be there at 12.30 – Manager Richard Sims


Good Luck J





Women’s Teams This Week

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Mar 092017
Hi All,

The season's end is rapidly drawing near. Lets hope, pray and prepare for more success as finals approach. Don't forget the BBQ on Sunday during and following the games. A couple of awesome volunteers, Kathryn and Russell have offered to cook the BBQ during the afternoon also. Please let Jane know ASAP how many of you will be there after the game. All 3 teams at home this week:
1ST GRADE V SOUTHERN DISTRICTS AT PARKINSON OVAL. 50 Over Game starting at 11:50. Warm Ups ready to go at 11:00. Afternoon tea required this week for all team, so Popey, Chloe and Lauren get thinking
Katelyn Pope(C), Jordan Doecke, Eliza Doddridge, Shae Daly, Kelly Armstrong, S.J.Jameson, Amy Kaesler, Georgia Iannella, Amy Wiseman, Rachel Church, Sarah Ferris
2ND GRADE BROWNS V NORTHERN DISTRICTS ORANGE AT COL WAITE. 40 Over game starting at 1:00pm. Warm Ups from 12:00. AFTERNOON TEA
Chloe Frick(C), Emily Jones, Amelie Green, Bridee Tonkin, Jill Latimer, Sam Tammitta, Ursula Gully, Nikki Moyle
2ND GRADE GOLDS V PROSPECT AT FORD OVAL. 40 Over game starting at 1:00pm. Warm Ups from 12:00. AFTERNOON TEA
Lauren Semmens (C), Jess Murray, Tya Gonsalves, Cassidy Perkins, Marg Hay, Maeve Edwards, Jacqui Manning, Sophie Roberts, Olivia Mulvany, Ayisha Salah
Good Luck to everyone this week. If there are any players not named but able to play PLEASE let me know ASAP
Kevin, Ditts and Andy

U16 Reds Bowling Award- Darcy Hunkin

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Mar 082017

Kensington U16 Reds left arm pace bowler Darcy Hunkin has taken out the SACA 16 Reds bowling award for 2016/17 with 26 wickets @ 9.6 ave

His efforts included two 9x wicket matches which resulted in outright victories against Port Adelaide and Tea Tree Gully. His best bowling of 6/14 is his Kensington career best. He was well supported by Liam Greber ( 18 wkts @ 10.8) and Will McGowan ( 14 wkts @ 11.6 ) All three bowlers finished in the top 9 of the competition. Well done to Darcy on very consistent season.




U16 Reds Round 11 V Woodville Report

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Mar 052017
The final round of the premiership season saw the Reds take on arguably the most consistent team in the comp, Woodville who were fourth on the table. Up for grabs was the minor premiership and a win would ensure a home final. With some last minute illness and injury in the 16s squad the Reds were forced to play day 1 with 10 players. This is always a challenge and knowing we had an extra batsmen for day 2 Jack Konnis won the toss and sent Woodville in taking a large gamble.

Woodville came out aggressively with the bat turning lots of ones into twos. Our bowlers stayed strong and the fielders worked over time. An early wicket to Darcy Hunkin then another to Ben Belperio had the game even. Woodville were strong through the middle order and a great caught and bowled to Liam Greber tilted the game our way. Very tight bowling from U14 debutant Sam Warrick saw him take his first wicket in the 16s and this was followed by a lucky run out. The Woodville tail started to hit out and where we hoped to keep them to 180, 200 quickly approached. Their scoring was halted by Liam Greber taking the final three wickets to finish with 4/34 off 11 overs. A wicket also to Jack Read through an absolute classic outfield catch to Jack Konnis saw Woodville all out 213. Kensington blocked out 2 overs late on day 1.

Day 2 started carefully with the bat and the team were given clear targets through out the innings. Getting to 100 by tea was one and we achieved that 3/103 at tea. An 82 run partnership between Henry Rice & Jack Konnis was broken when Henry was tragically run out for 37. Henry had worked overtime for his runs and found some form at the right time of the season . From there Kensington had small partnerships and at 6/162 the game was in the balance. 
With Jack Konnis unstoppable at one end Jack Read came to the crease  and after a very shaky start, Woodville could smell victory. 170, 180 came and still needing 4-5 runs an over Jack Read hit out. His 7x fours and 2x sixes changed the game in a heart beat. Woodville had blinked and the game was gone. Jack hung on long enough to get to 51 off 31 entertaining deliveries. Jack Konnis kept pushing towards 100 and was caught and bowled on 79. Jacks last month has seen him score 50, 63, 117* and 69. 

This was an incredible victory. From 3/37, to finish 9/250 was sensational. Great contributions from Peter Unerkov (14) and Tom Van der Juegd (21) helped support the run chase. Now it’s semi finals. And we face Woodville again. The semi final will be a great one. CONGRATULATIONS MINOR PREMIERS

Kensington 9/250 DF
Woodville 213
Man of the match:
3- Jack Konnis 79
2- Jack Read 51 (31)
2- Liam Greber 4/34


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Mar 022017
Hi All,

Both 2nd Grade teams are up again this week and both are in with realistic chances of playing finals. Both teams need to win their last 2 games, GOLDS take on Sturt this week and then finish up with Prospect. BROWNS take on University and then Northern Orange. or is that Northern Districts United???


GOLDS take on Sturt at Price Memorial Oval. Game time is 1:00pm (Plenty of time to get from Adelaide Oval). Warm ups from 12:00, Leeway if you are at the GF

Lauren Semmens (C), Jess Murray (VC), Amy Kaesler, Georgia Iannella, Margaret Hay, Ayisha Salah, Olivia Mulvany, Jacquie Manning, Tya Gonsalves, Cassidy Perkins, Maeve Edwards

BROWNS take on Adelaide University at University #1 Oval. A nice short walk from Adelaide Oval. Game time is 1:00pm. Warm ups from 12:00,

Chloe Frick (C), Emily Jones, Bridee Tonkin, Nikki Moyle, Amelie Green, Hannah Armstrong, Sam Tammitta, Jill Latimer, Ursula Gully, Francesca Queale, Melow Lin


Another reminder that the following Sunday, the 12th of March is the final Minor Round game for the season. We have all 3 teams at Kensington and we are going to have a BBQ after the game, with bread and simple green salads.. We would expect everyone to stay behind after the game to have a chat and enjoy everyone's company, hopefully to celebrate 3 wins and 3 teams in finals. The BBQ will be served from about 6, but we can get it going earlier if needed. We are asking for $5 per person to cover costs. The bar will also be open. We will have some presentations for significant performances this year and also a quick wrap up for each team. I WILL have Andy on a timer! Can you please let Jane know how many will be attending so we can cater accordingly. Everyone is invited, Parents, friends etc, but we do need to have a guide for numbers. Also if there are any dietary issues so we are able to provide something for everyone.

Here's to a fantastic weekend of Kensi Cricket.

Kevin, Andy and soon to be premiership coach Ditts



 General  Comments Off on WOMEN’S 20 / 20 GRAND FINAL
Mar 022017
Hi All,

As i am sure you are all aware, the 1st Grade have made it through to the 20/20 Grand Final this week by the skin of their teeth. A thrilling game on Tuesday when Sturt defeated Port Adelaide allowed our girls to get in by approximately 80 runs. AND DESERVEDLY SO!
The final is once again at Adelaide Oval. THIS SUNDAY against Sturt. Game time is 9:00AM, yes that is right, but it allows all of our players and supporters to get there to watch. I encourage all of the Browns and Golds players to come along and watch some terrific cricket before their games in the afternoon. 
CONGRATULATIONS to these 10 players on their selection for Sunday. Many other players have contributed to the team over the year and their will always be unlucky players.
Sarah Lowe (C), Bridget Patterson, Katelyn Pope, Jordan Doecke, Shae Daly, Eliza Doddridge, Kelly Armstrong, Sarah Ferris, S.J.Jameson, Rachel Church
We are going for 3 in a row after defeating Sturt and West Torrens the last 2 years. It is our 7th Grand Final in 8 Years in the 20/20 competition and we are trying to even up the win / loss ratio.
Following the game, players and supporters are encouraged to go back to the club for lunch to celebrate the day.