Hello Parents and Friends of The Browns,
As season 2017/18 approaches we are reinvigorating many aspects of the Club. Past Player and Club Legend, Jamie Panelli has taken up the role of Sponsorship Manager and there a many new initiatives happening to make the Browns successful both on and off the field.
We are also re-energising the fantastic Centurions’ Club. The Centurions’ Club is a great way for you to be a fully-fledged member of the KDCC and demonstrate your support.
Please find attached a KDCC Centurions Club Membership Application. If you would like to be involved, please complete the form and return to me or Tony Rice at firstname.lastname@example.org
Matt Opie, KDCC Centurions’ Club Coordinator
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.
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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
The State U19 Winter Training Squad has been released with seven of our Kensington players selected in the 24 player squad.
Congratulations go to:
- Henry Dall
- Euan Fletcher
- Ashley Eckerman
- Lloyd Pope
- Lucas Froude
- Cameron Fatchen
- Oliver Harms
Thanks to the editing prowess of star senior Kensi player and video wiz, ‘Sully’, here is a 10 minute panel discussion from the SA Sports Show featuring senior Club coach, Ben Johnswood.
Watch on Youtube
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
REMEMBER THAT THE 1ST GRADE ARE ON AT ADELAIDE OVAL FROM 9:00 AM IN THE 20/20 GRAND FINAL V sturt. PLEASE TRY TO GET ALONG TO SUPPORT THE GIRLS AND THE CLUB
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
A super productive few days as far as results go. 4 games over 3 days and 4 wins.
The 1st Grade kicked it off on Sunday with a comprehensive win over Port Adelaide. Bowling first a dominant display saw us bowl Port out for 44 in 25 overs. Jamo 2/12 and Kelly 2/8 were excellent, but paled when compared to figures of 9 Overs, 5 Maidens 5 for 6. A superb display from Slowe as she lead from the front. She then came out and clubbed an unbeaten 23 from 18 balls in 13 minutes to get us pass the score 1 down in 7.4 overs.
The girls backed it up again on Tuesday in the final 20/20 game against Northern Districts. Losing the toss and batting was a bonus and the team racked up 131 in the 20 overs. An early wicket didn't deter the team as Eliza 25, Slowe 27, Jordy 37*, and Kelly 22 all combined in true team fashion. Northern's had been struggling of late with the bat and this game was no exception. A top score of 8 was never going to get the job done and they fell for 39 in the 16th Over. What that means now is we need Sturt to knock off Port next Tuesday or for Sturt to have an absolute horror game to make the final. Fingers Crossed, but we have given ourselves the best chance possible.
The GOLDS also took on Port Adelaide and came away with a much needed win. A solid bowling effort led by Sophie Roberts in her comeback game from injury (7overs 1 Maiden 2 for 9) and a brilliant follow up from last week for Maeve Edwards (7 overs 2 for 10) kept Port to 112 (42 extra's?????). A solid start was the key and Roberts 24, and Edwards 26 (highest score for Kensi), again came through. Cassidy Perkins 17, Georgia Iannella 16* and Jacqui Manning 11* ensured that there would be no problems. 29 Overs and 3 down.
The BROWNS were even more desperate for a win after being bowled out for 25 chasing 70 last week. G;enelg batted first and took 8 from Amelie Greens first over. To then finish up with 7 overs 1 Maiden 4 for 22 was outstanding. Skipper Bridee Tonkin 2/11 from 7 and Tya Gonsalves 3/6 from 6 Overs were also excellent. In particular Tya who has been a bit low on bowling confidence. 66 for Glenelg. Bridee came out firing for 28 to get some momentum, but 2 late wickets of Melow 14, and Sam had hearts beating fast. Tya once again held firm to be not out on 7 and Ursula Gully 1* did a fantastic job to hold up her end to ensure we got over the line.
Considering both 2nd Grade teams had 9 players it was a fantastic job. Welcome to Melow Lin who played her first gaem for the club after tryin so many times but being denied by weather, and to Kerryn Ness who put her hand up to come and play. Many thanks Sam Tammitta
THIS WEEK: The 1st Grade play round 8 after playing round 9 last week??????? Yes that is correct.
1st Team V Sturt at Price Memorial Oval. 11:50 Start, warm ups FROM 11:00
Sarah Lowe (C), Bridget Patterson, Katelyn Pope, Shae Daly, Eliza Doddridge, Georgia Iannella, Kelly Armstrong, Hannah Armstrong, S.J. Jameson, Sarah Ferris, Rachel Church
2nd Grade GOLDS V West Torrens at FORD OVAL. 1:00 pm start. Be there by 12:00 please. AFTERNOON TEA REQUIRED, Lauren will send out what to bring.
Lauren Williams (C) Jacquie Manning, Tya Gonsalves, Sophie Roberts, Ayisha Salah, Maeve Edwards, Jessica MURRAY, Olivia Mulvany, Cassidy Perkins, Amy Kaesler, Matilda Ronan
2nd Grade BROWNS V Southern Districts at BICE (We always get that game!) 1:00 pm start. Be there by 12:00 please
Chloe Frick (C), Emily Jones, Melow Lin, Sophi-Rose Green, Amelie Green, Bridee Tonkin, Sam Tammitta, Ursula Gully, Nikki Moyle, Francesca Queale, Jill Latimer
Please let me know if i have missed anyone.
ALSO i would personally like to thank MICHAEL QUEALE who looked after the Browns last week after i had to leave at 1:35. He scored / managed / did drinks / tidied up and packed up. I cannot thank him enough and for that matter all who help each week. I don't know if everyone realises just how much needs to be done, so any help is always greatly appreciated. Even the 2 young fellas, Sam and Kerryn's boys who kept the scoreboard up to date.
AAAAANNNNNDDDD last thing: We will be doing something on Sunday 12th of March, the last minor round game, when we're all at home. We will give out some vouchers that night for exceptional performances, and also have a mini break-up ahead of the official club presentation night. Please keep the date free.
Kevin, Andy and Ditts
A really hard fought innings from Peter Unerkov (30) helped steady the ship and when joined by Jack Konnis looked like resurrecting our innings. When Peter fell, it triggered another small collapse. Enter Jack Read. He & Jack Konnis put on a great 77 run 7th wicket partnership that saved our game. Jack Read continued to back himself with his shots under pressure and was out on 46. With the score of 7/138, we hoped to make 180+ and with Jack Konnis now lifting the scoring we desperately needed someone to support him from the other end. Darcy Hunkin made a galant 13* out of an unbroken partnership of 82 with Jack Konnis but had front row seats to an epic innings at the other end. Jack Konnis made an inspirational 117* to lift his team to 7/220 dec. This was a hard fought innings that highlighted incredible strength and will power. Congrats to Jack on taking out the Blue Medal- well deserved .
Day two was the complete opposite, cold and windy which is always great for fielding, but not always for bowling. Our bowlers struggled for direction and consistency both with and into the wind. Ben Belperio on debut got a crucial break through in his first over. However Prospect had their two best batsmen at the crease and they continued to build. Liam Greber took a massive wicket caught & bowled and suddenly the game became winnable. Cooper McKenzie for Prospect raced past 50 and was heading for 100 quickly. After a match saving innings with the bat, Jack Read got the big wicket caught & bowled. McKenzie out for 71! Suddenly another wicket fell to Will Warrick and at 4x down we were back in the game.
Prospect still had plenty of overs and plenty of wickets to win the game. Liam Greber came back on and found line and length and more importantly accuracy. He took 3x quick wickets and the game was ours. Liam finished with best figures of 4/36 off 13 overs. Max Floreani took the two final wickets again both bowled showing great accuracy and finishing with incredible figures of 2/3.
For the most percentage of this game, Prospect were probably the better team. Both with bat and ball. For me, winning games when your not at your best on the park shows incredible character and attitude. More importantly we must continue to have “belief”!This was our closest match of the year and Prospect are a quality team. Jack Konnis, Jack Read & Liam Greber put in great performances and had good support from Peter Unerkov, Will Warrick & Darcy Hunkin & Ben Belperio. Next week we play probably the most consistent team in the comp, Woodville . We are now guaranteed a home semi final and sit top of the table for this week. Without a doubt our batting needs to improve if we are going to make a difference in finals. Seeing Reds debutants Jack Read & Ben Belperio make the most of their opportunities highlights to all boys that when opportunities are given , to take them & make the most whether it be with bat or ball. Remember no training Wednesday due to Australia 20/20 match.
After eventually getting to have a game of cricket we unfortunately came away with 2 big losses. The 1st Grade had a bowl first and was on the receiving end of a Lauren Ebsary 100 (again) as she took to our bowlers. To compound our woes Shae Daly suffered an injury when struck by the ball in the field, concussed, and needing to be taken away in an ambulance. Thankfully the injury wasn't as serious as feared, but it was a very nasty blow and could have been much worse. Concussion is never something to be taken lightly and the right precautions were taken for sake of Shae's health. Kelly Armstrong with 1/23 from her 10 overs and then a classy 59 the standout performer for the day. West Torrens 264 defeated Kensi 119.
The Browns took on Prospect at Broadview and had a terrific day in the field rolling Prospect for 70. Sophi-Rose Green taking a career best 5/16 and Jill Latimer taking one of the best 1 handed diving catches i have ever seen. However that was the end of our highlights. 15.4 overs later we were bowled out for 25! OUCH
HOWEVER the sun came up the next day and we have a chance to redeem ourselves.
1ST GRADE take on Port Adelaide at PORT ADELAIDE RESERVE. Game time is 11:50 with players needing to be there and READY to warm up by 11:00. They promise to have a pitch
Sarah Lowe(C), Bridget Patterson, Katelyn Pope, Jordan Doecke, Eliza Doddridge, Shae Daly, Sarah Ferris, Amy Kaesler, Kelly Armstrong, S.J.Jameson, Rachel Church
2ND GRADE GOLDS also travel to Port Adelaide at EP NAZER RESERVE. Game time 1:00 pm, Warm Ups 12:00
Lauren Semmens(C), Jess Murray, Georgia Iannella, Maeve Edwards, Ayisha Salah, Cassidy Perkins, Olivia Mulvany, Jacqui Manning, Tya Gonsalves, Marg Hay
2ND GRADE BROWNS take on Glenelg at this stage on Parkinson Oval. Game time 1:00 pm, Warm Ups 12:00. Afternoon tea will be needed please as we are the home team
Emily Jones(C), Lin Mellow, Bridee Tonkin, Amelie Green, Sophi-Rose Green, Frakie Queale, Sam Tammitta, Ursula Gully, Nikki Moyle, Sophie Roberts
As is the case each week, there may be some late changes. If that is the case we will obviously be in touch directly. If you are not named and wanting a game, please let us know. Good luck to all,
Kevin, Ditts and Andy