Gary Slack

Kensington Sponsorship, publicity and fundraising 2016/2017

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Apr 042017




Thank you to our amazing sponsors, the  amazing performances achieved on the field by the teams at our club is only possible due to the great support and sponsorship we are fortunate to receive at Kensington.

 In bringing home 6 premierships to the club, the Club championship, Umpires award as well as Sarah Lowe winning the Karen Rolton award, another brilliant season for the Browns.

Even though the business economy has been more challenging we have been able to have continued support from so many companies of which we are very proud to be associated with.


David Harford and the team from Northline Freight Management continued their great support for the club and even though David spends a lot of time travelling the world with business he still keeps up to date with all the Browns results.David is also one of the clubs Vice Presidents.


The Feathers Hotel have been superb again in their support even though they have been rebuilding their own home facility over the summer and how good is the new extension. It is outstanding and the updated Pavilion is always packed out.Thanks to Shaun Matthews and the team for their great friendly service. A night out at the Feathers is a real fun night!


The team at Klemich Real Estate continued their great support of the Browns through being a major partner as well as joint owner ,Steve Alexander making himself available to auction off our heaps of items that we had on offer at our fundraising night with special guest Kim Hughes during the season. Thanks to Steve Alexander, Matt Smith and Oren Klemich, these guys know how to sell real estate. Another outstanding South Australian company that continues to win Real Estate awards because they are one of the best in the business!! 


 The major fundraising night at the club for the season was another huge success with special guest former Australian Test Captain Kim Hughes. Kim spoke brilliantly, was very entertaining and stayed all night for photographs and autographs. Well done to Patrick Connelly, Mary Read, Jane Lowe and Greg Slack for organising such a successful event. Everyone who attended had a great night and the club made some money as well thanks to the skill of auctioneer Steve Alexander and the generosity of our guests. Can’t wait for next seasons BIG night near the Adelaide Test Match. These are must attend evenings at the club.


The Balfours brand is one of South Australia’s oldest and best and we have been very excited to have them as part of our team again at Kensington. We proudly wear the logo on all of our playing outfits and love eating the magnificent product from one of our key partners.


Myles Pope is an outstanding IT man. Myles from MLPA is responsible for the updating of all the information and design of our website . He has created a system whereby the website is able to have a team of contributors to the information about all elements of the club. This is also where we promote and share our formation about each of our sponsors on the website, through the Twitter feed and Facebook. Myles also distributes our club e-newsletter.He is an absolute must to discuss any IT ideas for you and your work place. Thanks Myles and Jocelyn for the brilliant job that you do for the club. 


In Focus Money Management are major partners at the club. Jamie Panelli and Ayesha Brine have an outstanding business and knowledge of the money market and we have been very fortunate to have them part of our club. As well as the outstanding contribution to the club as major partners, Jamie continues to have an influence on the cricket field at the Browns. What a legend he is, so well regarded by everyone that knows him, he is a true gentleman and an outstanding cricketer with a season highlight being a record 174 when batting for the LOAs.We are delighted to have Jamie and Ayesha as part of the Kensington team.


The Sports Centre team at Port road are responsible for the magnificent clothing that we wear so proudly as our uniforms across the club. Ian Knight does an amazing job with the design and quality of the product that they produce and they look fantastic. The Sports Centre team are also responsible for the great signage that we have at the club. So for clothing and signage, give Ian Knight a call.


Thanks again to the Yalumba and Jim Barry companies represented by Samuel Smith and Son. Outstanding wines, brilliant service, and fantastic people. Thanks to Steve,Andrew,Chris and Dan for being part of our team again. Boy, do we love the wines from the Yalumba and Jim Barry range, the choice of wines for the teams, members and supporters at the Browns.


Whilst we are enjoying thinking about great wine, we also think about our great mates at Coopers, the absolute best beer in the business. Thanks to the team at Coopers for installing the Pale Ale and Coopers Clear taps at our club, the perfect beer to drink whilst watching our teams in action.


Patrick Baird is a star from Daylesford accommodation who has again sponsored our club with one of their amazing vouchers that we have been able to auction off during the season. It is situated near to Melbourne but it is certainly worth the trip as the place is magnificent. Thanks to former Brown, Patrick Baird for his continued generosity.


The Kensi Hotel must be one of the best Hotels in SA, so much character, the food is superb, the place is always busy and you can play the pokies if you want. Thanks to the Hurley group and especially Chris Eitzen who is a great supporter of our teams and often seen at one of the games through out the season.The Kensi hotel is a great night out and very proud Kensington Cricket Club supporter.


South Australia’s Oldest company in Bonnetts Saddleworld continued their long serving support for the Kensington Cricket Club. So whenever you are in the need for some horse riding equipment or a Drizabone to keep you dry or some new RMWilliams Boots, go see the team at Bonnetts. The closest store is on Portrush road, still family owned since 1843.


We love Bruno Iannuci from Choices Flooring Solutions. Very generous with his time and support for the club over many years Bruno owns and operates two of the Choices Flooring solutions stores one at Keswick and the other at Hilton being the David McLeay store on Sir Donald Bradman road. Bruno always looks after Kensington supporters and members so make sure you call him when next looking at flooring for your home or office.


Rob from Adelaide Cricket Warehouse is fantastic yet again giving all of our players vouchers to use at his store which is packed full of all the latest cricket equipment from around the world.They are the cricket experts and you can spend hours in their shop just trying all the cricket bats. Great people, great range, huge supporters of the Browns.


Club great and legend Sam Parkinson continued his amazing support of the Browns. Through his company Sam Parkinson Marketing, Sam supports us through sponsorship, mentoring and support as a Vice President. Sam is the SA agent for Kookaburra sporting goods as well as many other global labels and always supports our fundraising night with donations. Thankyou Sam.


This season we have been very fortunate to have the fitness team at Crossfit East Adelaide join the Browns. Wow, these guys are super fit and are really passionate about assisting anyone achieve their fitness goals. Situated at the base of Magill road,they are the fitness specialists.Catering for young fitness enthusiasts through to the very mature in age, give the team at Crossfit East Adelaide a call.


Vincent Tarzia is the member of Parliament for Hartley and has been a great resource for our club with support and ideas especially with the MasterPlan strategy for the Kensington Gardens Reserve. He is also super friendly, a great listener and action man and a passionate cricket supporter, Thankyou Vincent.


Powerhouse Sports on the Parade is absolutely jam packed with an enormous range of everything you could possibly want in the sporting field. Susie Wightman runs a great small South Australian business and we are very appreciative.As well as the extensive range, the service is super friendly and Kensington members get looked after even better with the purchase price. Susie and her team make you feel very welcome, thanks Susie.


The Glass man is John Jonas, a long time supporter of the club and the only person to contact when you have a broken window,need a glass splash back, a shower screen or a glass pool fence. No job is too much trouble for John and his team.


If you want a great night out with the best food, head to Parisi’s at Hyde Park. Chantal Panelli runs a brilliant restaurant and the food is amazing.When you go there make sure you tell the team that you are a Kensington member and they will give you even better service,a great night out.


When you have a plumbing issue,then Ken Hall Plumbers is the only place to call. Ken has over 60 fully qualified and accredited plumbers that are ready to fix your plumbing problem the same day. Once again make sure you let them know that you are part of the Kensington team.


Paul Romeo from Foodland and IGA has been part of the Kensington team for an amazing 16th season, thanks Paul. The vouchers that the club gets from Paul are very welcomed by the players and supporters. Paul’s closest stores to our club are at Erindale and the top of Magill road and they are always packed full of customers.A  great South Australian company that we are delighted to have them as part of the Kensington team.


When you are in need of paint, then head to the big blue building on the top of Magill road to see Corey and Donna Obst. The Inspirations store has everything you could ever want for your painting needs and the service is outstanding. Mention that you are a Kensington member and you will get a special bonus discount. Thanks Corey and Donna.


The Walkerville Podiatry company is leading the way in foot care here in Adelaide and we have been very excited to have them part of our team at Kensington as well. Go see Pixie Gitsham to see how she can assist you for a more comfortable and healthier lifestyle.Pixie Is the owner and head Podiatrist and has two sons playing at the club.


2KW restaurant and Bar in the city has to be one of the very best nights out here in SA.The views are dynamic and the whole experience exciting, thanks to Marty Palmer for his ongoing support.


The Robin Hood Hotel is another outstanding venue for a night out, Matthew and Charmaine Binns once again have been really supportive with our club. The players absolutely love winning the vouchers that the Robin Hood provide for us.The dining experience during winter with the open fire in the restaurant provides a brilliant atmosphere whilst in summer the outside courtyard is stunning. Check out the new Pizza oven, a great night out.


Brendan and Tania Wundenberg from Eastern Property Rentals have been supporters of the club for many seasons. Situated on Greenhill road,they are the best people in the Eastern suburbs to find a property for you to rent or to manage your rental property. Fantastic friendly service from another outstanding South Australian team who also organised and paid for the clubroom Windows to be cleaned and polished. Wow, did that make a big difference, Thankyou.


Jack Garrett has been one of the clubs longest serving members, firstly as a player of distinction for many years and then as a supporter with supplies for the club from his business, Surgical and Medical Supplies on Kensington road. Much appreciated Jack by all the Browns members, players and supporters.


Gavin Jarman the man behind Eye-in products always is supportive of the Browns. For many seasons Gavin was on the field playing with distinction and involved in many Kensington Premierships and now as well as being a Centurion member he supports the club with some of his creative sporting products like Crack-it and Waboba.


Irfan Hashmi from Aussie Discount Pharmacy is an outstanding business operator as well as one of the most generous people. Irfan supports the Kensington Cricket Club through donations for raffles and sponsorship of the club through his chain of Aussie Discount Pharmacy’s.


La Tombola restaurant on Unley road is an outstanding dining experience.Some of the best Italian food in Adelaide comes from Tony and the team at La Tombola and Tony loves entertaining. Dining there is a great experience.Mention you are from Kensington and Tony will really look after you and your friends even more.


Home Care Equipment services are a fantastic South Australian company that provide everything that you need for when you lose your mobility. They have all the right equipment and deliver to your door to make everything really easy for you.Check out the website for all the details.


 Howard Norman from McDonalds Restaurants continues to give us vouchers for the players to use at his two restaurants, the players of all ages love them. His store at Collinswood by the ABC building is so busy it is amazing and the huge restaurant at Gilles Plains is enormous,thanks Howard.


Ben Johnswood and his sister Alice have developed an outstanding company named Taught and Bowled to teach children how to improve their skills with both cricket and netball. Ben looks after our junior Boys Academy, coaches the U14 teams as well as being our senior mens coach at the club. Alice is our A grade team manager and does lots of other volunteer roles at the club.We are very fortunate to have Ben and Alice as part of the Kensington community.


Trish from Burnside Physio has been a wonderful support to the Browns players and members again this season. Superb professional care, extra special discounts for all Kensington members and players, situated across from the Feathers hotel, they are the best solution when you are in need of special care when injured.


Norwood Apartments have joined the team at the Browns this season. Tim Dickson and Jane Lowe own luxury 2 bedroom apartments in Donegal street Norwood for rent. They are superbly situated and real quality accommodation. Suitable for a single business stay or a large family holiday. Book a weekend away with your team at Norwood Apartments to treat you and your family or for when your interstate guests come to Adelaide.


West Press printers have been long term supporters of Kensington and this season has been no exemption, they do a great job in producing our annual report each season.


The name of Castrol is huge globally and we are fortunate to have support from their CEO in Sean Rahaley. Sean has assisted us with great donations throughout the season and we are very appreciative.


Mary Read is one of the passionate and enthusiastic supporters and volunteers at our great club and we are very grateful. Mary is part of our committee and also runs a superb floral arrangement business named Mary Read Designs. The Floral arrangements look amazing, check out her website and support Mary and remember to say you are part of the Browns family.


Another great South Australian company is Thomas Farms. Established in 2008 Thomas Foods International exports to over 80 countries and they have been generous in their support of Kensington this season. Naturally grown and locally sourced, their products are Australia’s best. 


Jason Miller at Rhino Crash Repairs has once again been a great supporter of the Browns. Jason has a quality business in Kent Town and the best option for care of your car when it needs rebuilding or restoration from hail storm damage.


John at JR Mechanical on Mullers road at Hampstead Gardens has supported the Browns again this season with vouchers for some of the players. The prefect place to get your car serviced, let John know you are a Browns member for even more special service. No job too big or too small. I can highly recommend John and his business. 


Peter Froude from Cars at Norwood is the man to talk to if you are looking for a car. He will chase up the best option for you and your budget and always with a great smile.


Boy Toy hair stylists have again been supporters of the club. Situated on Magill road, Rosemary and her team will give you the most stylistic hair designs at very reasonable prices. My family has been looked after for hair styling by Rosemary for many years now, she is super friendly and runs a great quality business.


How much do we all love the range of goodies from Robern Menz. Thanks to Richard Sims for his donations throughout  the season.


To all of our many and varied sponsors sincerest thanks from all of our players,supporters and members at the Kensington District Cricket Club.


Gary Slack

Sponsorship,Publicity and Fundraising coordinator

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Defibrillator at the club

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Nov 042016

Well done to the committee who have organised a defibrillator at the club. Lets hope we never have to use it, but it is there just in case anyone needs it.

Mary Read once again organised this and there will be a First Aid night to demonstrate how to use it in the near future.

In the meantime, I noticed there are instructions to follow.


Vale David Parkinson

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Oct 282016

This afternoon we say goodbye to one of the great people from the Kensington Cricket Club in David Parkinson, known to all as DH.

His achievements have been extraordinary in business ,on the sporting field and as a volunteer across a wide range of roles at the Kensington Club. David’s most recent role has been as patron of our club.

An enormous supporter of the Browns and he loved to watch the cricket from the clubrooms at Parkinson oval. David ‘s three sons in Sam, Paul and Tom all played at the Kensington club as well.

David’s name is all over the honour and achievement boards in the club with life membership and batting awards. He has been a pioneer in the sporting industry and a remarkable part of the history of the Kensington Cricket Club.

The Kensington community sends their warmest regards and best wishes to all of David’s family, we will all miss DH.         

another Kensington player added to the list !!

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Oct 202016

Good afternoon,


Just to clarify some details from the messenger article ,another Kensington player Lucas Froude is actually the captain of the PAC team but was away with the state U17 at the time of the photo and therefore PAC and Kensington’s Hamish Porter stepped in to the role as captain for the photo.  


Here is another great article from the Messenger paper this week highlighting the fact that 5 of the First 11 School captains have played or are currently playing at Kensington.


All of them have developed their cricket through our junior system and are flourishing for their schools.


We have Dylan Smith from Rostrevor College, Lucas Froude from PAC,Sam Carruthers from Pembroke,James du Preez from Adelaide High and Eddie Steele from Scotch College.


The Messenger Bowl School series is very prestigious and starts this Saturday.


Good luck to all the teams.    


5 school captains from Kensington

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Oct 202016

Here is another great article from the Messenger paper this week highlighting the fact that 5 of the First 11 School captains have played or are currently playing at Kensington.

All of them have developed their cricket through our junior system and are flourishing for their schools.

We have Dylan Smith from Rostrevor College, Hamish Porter from PAC,Sam Carruthers from Pembroke,James du Preez from Adelaide High and Eddie Steele from Scotch College.

The Messenger Bowl School series is very prestigious and starts this Saturday.

Good luck to all the teams.    

In the footsteps of Warnie

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Oct 172016

Great article by Andrew Capel in the Advertiser last Saturday about some of our talented young cricketers at the club

Just play Cricket by Ian Chappell

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Oct 172016

Great article by former Australian test Captain Ian Chappell about the importance of just playing cricket and that abuse, ridicule and inane chatter is not part of the game.

Australian selection for Lloyd Pope

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Oct 132016

Congratulations to young Kensington leg spinner selected in the Australian team for the U19 National Championships. Lloyd was the only SA player selected and finished with the most wickets for the tournament with 18 and also was runner up in the Player of the Tournament. An outstanding achievement.

The CA XI named for the Under 19 National Championships



Will Sutherland, VIC Metro (C)
Iain Carlisle, NSW Metro
Jack Edwards, NSW Metro
Zak Evans, VIC Metro
Joel Foster, NSW Metro
Jarrod Freeman, TAS
Mackenzie Harvey, CA XI (Victoria)
Angus Lovell, QLD
Darcy Marsh, QLD
Lloyd Pope, SA
Patrick Rowe, VIC Country
Jason Sangha, ACT/NSW Country
Emile van der Merwe, WA
Austin Waugh, NSW Metro 

Standby players: Shubham Bhargave, VIC Metro; Lachlan Prince, QLD; Matthew Willans, QLD.

Player of the Championships: Angus Lovell, QLD. Runner Up: Lloyd Pope, SA
Leading run-scorer: Angus Lovell, QLD – 489 runs at 69.86
Leading wicket-taker: Lloyd Pope, SA – 18 wickets at 14.67
Most dismissals: Baxter Holt, NSW Metro – 10 catches, 5 stumpings



FW: Kaboom Junior Combo!

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Sep 232016

FW: SACA Youth Squad – U17 Nationals

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Aug 302016








Cameron Bullard

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Bailey Capel  (vc)

West Torrens CC

Henry Dall  

Kensington CC

Cameron Fatchen

Kensington CC

Lucas Froude (wk)

Kensington CC

Angus Judd

Sturt CC

Daniel Kerber (wk)

Adelaide University CC

Will Montgomery  

Kensington CC

Tom O’Connell (vc)

Sturt CC

Josh Pengelley (c)

Adelaide CC

Lloyd Pope

Kensington CC

Murphy Short

West Torrens CC

Krutarth Suthar

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FW: SACA Board nomination – Votes opening 2nd August

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Aug 172016

Kristen Greber is one of the Junior parents out our cricket club and an outstanding prospect for the SACA board. I have full confidence that Kristen would do a wonderful job for all South Australians if selected.


Here are her details to consider when making your choice of the 3 people for the SACA board elections up soon.


Best wishes,

Gary Slack  



Good Morning,


I hope this email finds you well and enjoying your week.


My message today is appealing to all of my networks to help increase support for my nomination this year.


My application last year saw me coming 4th and only missing out by less than 300 votes to Glenn Bain (who subsequently resigned at the end of the cricket season, after being member elected last year)


I am very keen to represent the SACA members with My Key Priorities including:


< ![if !supportLists]>o   < ![endif]>Implementing a trial for members to “sell back to SACA” their tickets on days 4/5 of the test allowing for member flexibility. Or investigating transferring cards on these days to family members via ballot.


  • Investing in a Junior Male and Female high performance academy Led by “independent” high performance selectors/coaches. Promoting and supporting our “Grassroots” with a view to become market leading domestically/ internationally.


< ![if !supportLists]>o   < ![endif]>Full support for the day/ night test fixture, except for the Ashes series


  • Equal rights with interstates, securing international matches with protection of our Australia day fixture at Adelaide oval


< ![if !supportLists]>o   < ![endif]>Review current U16 and fourth grade competitions. Replacing with new junior format U15/U17/ U19, equivalent with state /national based carnivals and representation



I would be most grateful for your support and vote and would really appreciate if you would pass on to your families, friends, colleagues and contacts to help increase my exposure.


Voting papers will be sent out shortly, please take the time to vote, placing me at 1st vote and NO OTHER SITTING MEMBERS IN YOUR 3 TO HELP SECURE MY PLACE.


You will be able to vote either online or via the member forms shortly


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Eastern Edge has 6 Browns

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Aug 162016

Six of our Kensi ‘men’  in the 17 man squad!!


Great news for the Browns which 6 of our best players named in the Eastern Edge squad and Ben Johnswood named as an assistant coach.


Keep track of David Grant in the National Performance squad and Daniel Worrall and Alex Ross for Australia A in their games on the Cricket Australia website.



Lucky 7 for SACA squad

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Aug 162016

Congratulations to the 7 Kensington players still in the SACA U17 squad.


Good luck for final selection over the next few weeks.


The revised U17 Training Squad is as follows:


Angus Judd

Daniel Kerber

Joshua Pengelley

Oscar Harms

Bailey Capel

Euan Fletcher

Krutarth Suthar

Riki Boschma

Bailey Smith

Henry Dall

Lloyd Pope

Riley Robinson

Cameron Bullard

Jack Lukosius

Lucas Froude

Tom O’Connell

Cameron Fatchen

Jimmy Kain

Murphy Short

William Montgomery

Charlie Morgan

Joshua Hoffmann

Oliver Harms

Zach Reekie




Girl’s Academy at the Browns

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Aug 162016

Here is a great story about the introduction of a girls cricket Academy at Kensington. We have had an enormously  successful boys academy been running at the club for 4 seasons and now the opportunity has emerged for the girls. We are very excited about it as women’s cricket is booming and we have Redback’s players in our club like Bridget Patterson,Sarah Lowe and Katelyn Pope.  

Why a girls academy?

With the current interest in cricket generally, and in particular women’s cricket with the profile of the Southern Stars and the successful introduction last season of the WBBL, the time is right to introduce an academy for junior girls at Kensington. It has been a dream of the club, and in the pipe-line, for some time. Timing now is perfect.

 Why is it important to the club?

Kensington has been at the forefront of cricket in the state for some time, and is currently ranked number 1 of the 87 Cricket Australia(CA) affiliated clubs Australia-wide.

The club introduced its extremely successful junior boys academy in season 2012/13. That structure has been adopted by several other clubs and has been recognised by the South Australian Cricket Association(SACA)as the blueprint for the competition.

Since introducing the boys academy, a girls academy is the natural progression.

The club last season won The Presidents Trophy as the most successful club in the women’s competition at SACA, and we have the largest number of female registered players of any SACA club.

The academy will provide the next group of players to join the ranks at Kensington.

 Who is it aimed at?

The academy will cater for girls 9-18 years of age who are keen to learn about cricket, and eventually play competitive club cricket. They will be in 2 groups, nominally 9-12 and 13-18.

 Who will be coaching?

Carolyn Dittmar is a former state Redback’s cricket player, and has coached at state level, up to an assistant’s role with the Scorpions. SACAs C Grade medal – now sadly in hiatus, as the C grade competition no longer exists – has been named in her honour, and as the players in the academy are of similar age/ability of the C grade competition, it is the perfect fit for Carolyn to take on this coaching role.

Andy Mulvany who is involved in junior cricket at Athelstone as well as Kensington will act as assistant. A number of the club’s senior players will also assist with coaching, and we will also engage current and former state players.

General information

As previously stated, we already have a strong, but brief, history of women’s cricket at Kensington.  We currently field 1@ A grade side and 2@B grade sides in SACAs competition. Last season our A grade defended its T20 final, and was runner-up in the 50 over competition, repeating the results of the previous season. 2 seasons ago the club had won its inaugural 50 over final, and it has been runner-up in the T20 final on 4 occasions, only missing the final once in the past 7 years.

We have Kensington players in every state side from SAPSASA (under 13) through to the Strikers WBBL, and Bridget Patterson is currently in the Australian Shooting Stars team. We have a number of players in Australian junior development squads.

Our current A grade captain, Sarah Lowe, started playing cricket at the club as a 9yo in 2002, having been involved in a school – based competition run at the club.

It is hoped the academy will discover the next generation of Bridgets,Katelyn and Sarahs.

When will it start?

The academy will run for 12 weeks, (6 weeks pre-Christmas, 6 weeks post-Christmas) commencing on Friday October 28th. The sessions will run from 4-530 on Friday nights. There will also be some matches arranged at other times.

How do people get involved?

Interested participants can read the information and register via the club’s website at


Jane Lowe is the contact for the girls Academy and I have CCed Jane’s email address at the top. As well as that Jane is on the Kensington committee and is the womens’ cricket delegate at the club. Jane can organise some girls for a photo as well for you.

Her contact number is  0417 087 546

Go the Browns!


It is official

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Jul 272016

Great news from the Council meeting last night.


It is official, the Council have voted on the Kensington Gardens Master Plan concept and removed the single hub concept as an option. This is a major change from the Council stance and a huge reward for the passion and power of the community. The unification of the 5 sporting clubs has been a crucial issue and open and transparent discussion of all the issues with the Councillors has helped achieved this great result.


What is means is that the Kensington District Cricket Club will remain in its current location in a shared scenario with the Burnside Rugby Club. The East Torrens Kensington Gardens Hardcourt tennis club, the Kensington Gardens Lawn Tennis Club and the Kensington Marryatville Bowling Club will also keep their clubhouses, their individual identity and control of their clubs.


The committee that the 5 sporting clubs have developed to take on the Council will now put together a plan to work with Council on the Kensington Gardens Reserve Master Plan for discussion mid August this year. This plan will entail details of each facility and their needs for upgrade or rebuild plus the issues of parking,the creek line, the lake and walking paths which will be presented to the Burnside Council in September for approval.


Our plan is to forward a proposal that looks at what are current needs are, what we need to do for the next 3-5 years and then for the future. This may mean part renovation and upgrade through to total rebuild in time. It is exciting and so if you have any ideas please share them with us.


Gary Slack


Here is the wording from the Council meeting last night.


“It is therefore recommended that Council resolve that a single Hub facility will not be considered through the development of the Kensington Gardens Reserve Master Plan and that the administration work with the Kensington Gardens Reserve Sporting Clubs Strategic Planning Committee in developing a Master plan option that satisfies the needs of the Clubs ,and provides significant benefit to the Burnside community”


Approved by all the Councillors unanimously.     




Great news for the Browns

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Jul 212016

Thankyou for your support, it has made a difference.


We have been united as a club and united as a sporting community who call Kensington Gardens Reserve our home.


In a major breakthrough with the Burnside Council, the two Councillors responsible for our area have decided to change their stance about the single Hub sporting location for the Kensington Gardens Reserve.


Next Tuesday at the Council meeting, Councillors Piggott and Davis will  recommend to the other Councillors that the Master Plan for Kensington Gardens NOT include plans for the single hub like originally planned and to work with the 5 sporting clubs that have been major stakeholders for up to 97 years. This is exciting plans as the 3 current facilities that are home to the Kensington District Cricket Club, the Burnside Rugby Club, the East Torrens Kensington Gardens Hardcourt Tennis Club, Kensington Marryatville Bowling Club and the Kensington Gardens Lawn Tennis club will remain and be either upgraded or replaced in time with new facilities.


Attached is the front page article from the local Eastern Courier Messenger paper this week.


Also attached is the new clubhouse that SACA is aiming to build at Park 25 across from the new Hospital. This is a SACA project and we are using their expertise as part of our team as well for the Kensington Gardens Reserve Master Plan.


Thanks for your continued support and we will keep you updated with more exciting news.


Have a great day, Gary Slack on behalf of the team at Kensington District Cricket Club   











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The Future of the Kensington ClubHouse

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May 252016

As has been very well promoted by the Burnside council, they are trying to remove the cricket and rugby clubhouse, the hardcourt tennis club, the bowling and lawn tennis club and create a HUB on the eastern side of the Kensington Gardens Reserve where our current turf nets are. It is a decision that we at the club strongly DISAGREE with and are being active in negating it.


Last night we had a historic meeting at our cricket club.


We invited the 5 sporting club co tenants of the Kensington Gardens reserve to our clubrooms to discuss the future of our facilities and the Burnside councils plans.It is the first time that this has happened and we have been there on this current site since 1964. The other clubs have been on their current sites since 1969,1919 and 1956.


We are delighted to say that representatives from all groups attended and that the meeting was an enormous step forward for all groups.


Representing Kensington Cricket Club, we had Grant Chapman as President and Greg Slack as treasurer from the general committee. We had Sam Parkinson, Anne Hinton and myself from the VPs and Andrew Faulkner as a life member, club historian and journalist.


From Burnside Rugby club we had Wally Bell, president, John Bradley, operations manager and Ron Lowe, the treasurer


From the East Torrens-Kensington Gardens hardcourt tennis club we had Alan Wells, President and Michael Berry, the VP


From the Kensington Gardens Marryatville Bowling club we had Bevan Carson, President


From the Kensington Gardens Tennis Club we had Wayne Campbell-Saturday morning men’s competition manager


From the Kensington Gardens Bowling and Lawn Tennis Club we had Dean Jarvis as one their life members and legal representative.


The aims of the meeting were to


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We achieved all of these aims with total solidarity.


It is the first time that all the groups had met, it was an enormous success and we now have a chance of trying to cancel the Burnside plan for the combined Hub at Kensington and that we can hopefully keep our own premises and control our own destiny.

We have formed a working party committee with each of the 5 sporting clubs having two representatives on the committee. We will be represented by Grant Chapman from the general committee and myself from the VPs. Grant will be the spokesman for Kensington Cricket Club.

We will be promoting these details to the media through our networks as well as the written media.


Our major aim is to secure our own clubhouse for the long term future of the club whereby we control our own destiny and are not part of an organization where we can potentially lose our identity, lose control of what happens on a day to day basis and any money made for the club would potentially go to the council.



Best wishes, Gary Slack