Join Kensi’s Centurion Club ** NOW **

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Aug 212017

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

Kind Regards,

Matt Opie

KDCC Centurions’ Club Coordinator

Centurion Club Application

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

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

Gary Slack  

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Sam Rahaley selected in Australian U/16 squad

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Apr 032017

Three South Australian rising stars have been named in the Australia Under 16s squad, following the conclusion of the School Sport Australia 15 & Under Boys National Championship in Queensland over the weekend.

The 14-player squad features some of the best talent from the tournament, as selected by the Youth Selection Panel, plus four standby players.

Kyle Brazell, Samuel Rahaley and Suraj Rajesh were the three South Australian players who performed well at the National Championships and stood out to selectors.

Opening batters Brazell and Rajesh were among the top ten run-scorers at the tournament, while Rahaley compiled 70 runs across four innings.

All-rounder Brazell also took best figures of 5/33 against New South Wales Green.

The Australia Under 16s squad will form the Cricket Australia XI for next summer’s Under 17 National Championships, where players will be challenged by playing against an older age group at a higher level of competition.

“It was really pleasing to see the amount of talent on display at the championship this year, and there was some really good cricket played throughout the week,” said Cricket Australia’s National Talent Manager, Greg Chappell.

“The selection of this team was a challenging one, as there was such a good spread of talent across all teams and plenty of competition for places. That said, we are really pleased with final result of the selection process, and the quality of talent within this Australia Under 16s squad.

An international series for this Australia Under 16s squad is yet to be confirmed, but likely to be in early 2018.

Australia U16s Squad

Kyle Brazell, South Australia (Tea Tree Gully)

Jake Fraser McGurk, Victoria

Michael Herbst, Western Australia

Mac Jenkins, New South Wales

Brock Larance, New South Wales

Jet Liebke, Queensland

Ewan Nielson, Western Australia

Mitchell Pascoe, Queensland

Yash Pednekar, Victoria

Samuel Rahaley, South Australia (Kensington)

Suraj Rajesh, South Australia (Southern District)

Tanveer Sangha, New South Wales

Hugh Sherriff, New South Wales

Brad Simpson, New South Wales

Standby players: William Collins (Tasmania), Jayden Goodwin (Western Australia), Campbell Griffiths (Victoria), William Prestwidge (Queensland)

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.



Grand Final Teams

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Mar 232017

Grand Final Weekend is upon us and the Browns have three senior men’s teams still standing. The A’s, C’s and LOA’s will all do battle this weekend in what shapes as an exciting couple of days of cricket.

The A’s take on West Torrens who are seeking to win the T20, one day and two day treble. The teams had a tense clash earlier in the season with the Browns getting knocked over for 168 batting first and the Eagles scraping over the line 8 wickets down.

A Grade vs West Torrens at Woodville Oval, Sat Mar 25 and Sun Mar 26, 11:00am start
Team – Liam Scanlon, James Seward (wk), Jake Brown (c), Alex Ross, Simon Schwerdt, Hugh Cranendonk, Eddie Steele, Elliot Opie, Cameron Fatchen, Scott Aufderheide and Lloyd Pope

The Bradman Medal function was held during the week and Jake Brown finished 5th in the voting while John Dalton came in 7th. John was also selected in the Grade Team of the Year.

The C’s take on Adelaide Uni at the beautiful University Oval. The two teams fought out a see-sawing encounter a few weeks ago. Kensington was skittled for 98 batting first but followed up by rolling the Blacks for 63 to pull off a remarkable win and seal a finals berth. More drama was to follow in the 2nd dig with the Browns dismissed cheaply again and Uni finishing outright winners.

C Grade vs Adelaide Uni at University Oval, Sat Mar 25 and Sun Mar 26, 1:00pm start
Team – Dylan Mosey, David Brown, Michael Cotsios, Harrison Rahaley, Charlie Holmes, Jed Spence, Jamie Panelli, Brayden Frost (wk), Ash Eckermann, Eddy Greeves (c) and Steven Tanti

LOA vs Unley at Kingswood Oval, Sat Mar 25, 12:30pm start
Team – TBA

Congratulations to Sarah Lowe for winning the Karen Rolton Medal on Wednesday night, as the best player in the Women’s A Grade competition this season. Sarah is the second Kensington player to win the award however is our first ‘home grown’ winner. Sarah will captain the A Grade team in the grand final against Port on Saturday.

Daniel Worrall and John Dalton travel up to Alice Springs tomorrow morning to prepare for Sunday’s Sheffield Shield final versus Victoria. There will be a live stream at

Good luck to Luke Pedlar, Sam Rahaley and William Warrick who head off this week to play for South Australia in the National Under 15 Championships. You can follow the scores at


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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

Semi Final Results

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Mar 202017

Four senior teams headed out for semi final matches this weekend and three have progressed to the grand final.

At Parkinson Oval the A Grade were trying to put five consecutive semi final losses behind them and progress to their first Grand Final since our premiership win in 2010-11.

Jake Brown lost the toss (again) and we fielded first on a very flat wicket.

Before the game, club great Jason Morgan was on hand to present debutant Eddie Steele with his first A Grade cap

Elliot Opie was on fire in the opening overs, cart-wheeling Jake Winter’s off stump with the 4th ball of the game and trapping Tom Plant lbw in his 2nd over. Our bowlers kept things very tight as we sought to make inroads with the new ball. Just after drinks Cameron Fatchen delivered a peach to knock Ben Bullimore’s off stump out of the ground. At lunch we had restricted Glenelg to 3/39 from 29 overs.

The middle session belonged to Glenelg as left handers Josh Roach and Danny Irvine carefully built a partnership. They wicket had flattened out and the ball wasn’t swinging. They batted through until tea and the score was 3/140. After the break Cameron Fatchen removed both the set batters, the second wicket courtesy of a sharp catch to Eddie Steele in the gully. Glenelg started to up the run rate before declaring at 6/257, leaving us 5 overs to negotiate before stumps.

Openers Liam Scanlon and James Seward made it safely to 0/14 at stumps

Day 2 started poorly with Scans gone in the first over. James Seward and Jake Brown took the score to 51 before Browny was caught at cover. He had looked in ominous touch for his 21. We lost Seward for 17 with the score at 81 then Alex Ross and Simon Schwerdt took us safely to lunch – 3/100 at the break.

The next session belonged to Kensington as Ross and Schwerdt showed their experience, putting away the loose ball, defending resolutely when required and ticking the score along without taking any risks. At tea we were 3/196 and in sight of victory.

We lost Schwerdty after tea for an excellent 47 (followed by a Phil Simmons walk off) but soon after Alex Ross brought up his century. It was a brilliant innings from Rosco who has battled injury issues this season but found form and delivered at the right time. He’d been joined at the crease by Hugh Cranendonk who struck some beautiful boundaries in his knock of 28*. The pair put on an unbroken stand of 57 runs for the 5th wicket and we reached the target with 20 overs to spare.

Rossy finished with 115 not out earning plaudits from Barry Nugget Rees

The A’s progress to the grand final this weekend and will play West Torrens at Woodville Oval.

At Park 25 #2 the B Grade were taking on East Torrens. We had Ty Wundenberg and Euan Fletcher on debut and new skipper Daniel Burns won the toss and elected to bat first.

We lost Michael Sullivan for 7 but Alex Chapman and Michael Davies took the score slowly but safely to 50 befre the next wicket fell, Chappy lbw for 20. The wheels fell off a bit in the middle order and we slumped from 2/67 to 7/96, including Davies for a hard-fought 31.

Some late resistance from Burnsy (30) was handy as we tried to post a defendable score but we were all out for 127 which felt 50 or more short. We had 23 overs to bowl that night so were hoping to make some inroads but the East Torrens openers batted solidly and were 0/55 at stumps.

On Day 2 we needed wickets in a hurry and the first one fell with the score at 78, Sean McCullum picking up a sharp stumping off Daniel Burns. Our bowlers were right on the money in the first session. We dried up the runs and the wickets started to fall. Nick Palmer and Michael Cappelluti struck to make the score 3/90. Approaching lunch there was another double break through to Daniel Burns and Hiran Lecamwasam. 5/107… still 21 runs to get. We couldn’t, could we?

Sadly no and East Torrens reached the target five down. Our bowlers and fielders had had a genuine crack on Day 2, just a shame we didn’t have a few more runs to play with. So season over for the B’s but a very solid campaign and kept fighting to the end.

At Colonel Waite Oval the C Grade were playing East Torrens. Skipper Eddy Greeves won the toss and we batted first. Unfotuntely we lost Dylan Mosey in the first over and fellow opener David Brown soon after. Luke Pedlar struck a couple of nice boundaries in his 12 but when he flicked one to square leg we were 3/36 and in some trouble. Charlie Holmes also hit a couple of nice fours and No 3 Michael Cotsios was looking in excellent touch. We lost Holmesy with the score at 59 but then Michael and Jed Spence put on a key partnership of 81 for the 5th wicket.

Michael went on to make an excellent 78 before he was caught in the gully. Jed was coming off a horror run of three ducks but batted beautifully for his 37. Brayden Frost chipped in with 13 and Ash Eckermann finished 13 not out as we were dismissed just on stumps for 187.

We fronted up the next day knowing that if we bowled well we had the attack to defend the target. Ash Eckermann got us away to the perfect start with a wicket in the first over, Eddy Greeves holding on to a great catch at 2nd slip.

The next 20 overs yielded no reward until Steve Tanti found an edge through to Frosty – 2/39. A juggled catch to Jed Spence at 1st slip off Jamie Panelli made it 3/49 and Panelli was at it again soon after, hitting the pegs twice to make it 5/65. An lbw to Eddy Greeves had the score 6/67 and we were well on top.

The Reds fought back after that and pushed the score to 6/91 before Panelli broke the partnership – the batter making the cardinal sin of shouldering arms and having his middle stump knocked out of the ground. At tea East Torrens were 7/103.

After the break Ash Eckermann found the edge again for his 2nd then got a wicket with a ‘knuckle ball’ to make it 9/113. The last wicket came soon after – caught Panelli bowled Brown. East Torrens all out 122. The C’s go into the grand final and will play Adelaide Uni at University Oval.

Thanks to Athina Tanti for these great shots from the C Grade:

Down at Grange Oval #2 the LOA’s took on the Adelaide Rockets. We posted a healthy 205 from our 40 overs thanks to 70 from Nathan Woods and 30’s from Nathan and Scott Bassett. We bowled well in reply with Nick Holmes taking 4 wicket and we knocked the Rockets over for 134, so a 71 run win. We head into the grand final where we will take on Unley at Kingswood Oval.

Well done also to Luke Pedlar who will head off next weekend with the South Australian team to Brisbane for the U/15 National Championships. Fellow Kensington cricketers Sam Rahaley and William Warrick are also in the SA team. Luke played in our C Grade semi final win this weekend and celebrated after the game with Barry Nugget Rees. Good luck to all three players and follow the scores at

Senior teams – Semi Finals

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Mar 162017

Kensington has four senior teams running around in semi finals this weekend. It is a great position to be in – now to make it count!

A Grade vs Glenelg at Parkinson Oval, Sat Mar 18 and Sun Mar 19, 11:00am start
Team – Henry Dall, James Seward (wk), Jake Brown (c), Alex Ross, Simon Schwerdt, Hugh Cranendonk, Eddie Steele, Elliot Opie, Cameron Fatchen, Scott Aufderheide and Lloyd Pope

Well done to Eddie Steele who will make his A Grade debut.

Fourth time lucky with the B Grade venue. The roulette wheel finished on Park 25 #2.

B Grade vs East Torrens at Park 25 #2, Sat Mar 18 and Sun Mar 19, 11:30am start
Team – Michael Sullivan, Alex Chapman, Liam Scanlon (c), Sam Williams, Michael Davies, Ty Wundenberg, Nick Palmer, Daniel Burns, Sean McCullum (wk), Hiran Lecamwasam and Michael Cappelluti

Well done to Ty Wundenberg who will make his B Grade debut.

C Grade vs East Torrens at Col Waite Oval, Sat Mar 18 and Sun Mar 19, 1:00pm start
Team – Luke Pedlar, David Brown, Michael Cotsios, Euan Fletcher, Charlie Holmes, Jed Spence, Jamie Panelli, Brayden Frost (wk), Eddy Greeves (c), Steve Tanti and Ashley Eckermann.

LOA vs Adelaide Rockets at Grange Oval #2, Sat Mar 18, 1:00pm start
Team – Nathan Woods, Ryan Sparrow, John Palmer, Nathan Bassett, Scott Bassett, Andrew Rumbelow, Charlie Avent, Abraham Tomich, Corey White, Andrew Faulkner (c/wk) and Nick Holmes

Senior results vs East Torrens

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Mar 132017

The minor round is now complete and the wash up is as follows:

A Grade finished 2nd and will play Glenelg at Parkinson Oval
B Grade finished 2nd and will play East Torrens at ????? TBA – possibly Park 25
C Grade finished 2nd and will play East Torrens, probably at Colonel Waite Oval
D Grade finished 5th by 2.5 points and have missed out, despite winning 8 games for the season 🙁
LOA’s finished 3rd and will play Adelaide Rockets at a ground to be determined

So we went within a whisker of having all five senior teams in finals. The D’s desperately unlucky, two seasons in a row they’ve missed out despite 8 wins. Rain affecting matches against the 11th, 12th and 13th teams killed us… though the collapse of 8/13 against Uni didn’t help either!

On Saturday the A Grade hosted East Torrens in a one dayer. We won the toss and batted first and were away to a good start again thanks to Henry Dall (20) and John Dalton (32) who put on a half century stand. We lost both however and the rest of the innings was frustrating, with every batter getting to double figures but no one able to go on with it. A steady stream of wickets meant we finished with an under-par 168.

East Torrens burst out of the blocks with Michael Cranmer striking the ball well. A couple of wickets to Lloyd Pope gave us some hope but it wasn’t to be, East Torrens cruising home 2 down with 12 overs to spare. A disappointing loss but one that didn’t impact our position on the ladder.

The Parkinson Oval pitch looking magnificent

John Dalton and Henry Dall head out to open the batting

The B Grade had a game to forget, getting dobbed on a green pitch at Campbelltown Oval and being skittled for just 37. The game was over before afternoon tea was even placed into the pie warmer. It was a performance very unlike our B Grade team this season who have shown good spirit and resolve throughout. Next week we get a chance to make amends against the same opposition.

It was a tense tussle at Colonel Waite Oval in the C Grade with a home final going to the victor. We lost the toss and fielded first and the flat, white strip continued its slaughter of C/D Grade batting line ups this season. Oliver Harms was the destroyer early, claiming 4 wickets in his opening spell. At 4/15 we were well on top and Steve Tanti (3/14) and Jamie Panelli (3/23) continued the destruction as East Torrens were dismissed for just 61. Jamie did have one meltdown moment though to the amusement of all – bowling three no balls in a row and getting stroppy with the umpire after one of the free hits was hit for six.

Oliver Harms took 4 wickets opening the bowling

Sean McCullum picked up a great stumping off Jamie Panelli

The chase of 61 seemed a simple task. Wrong. 2/9 created a few nerves among the camp, as did 3/21. However Ty Wundenberg and Michael Cotsios took us safely to 3/37 with just 25 required for victory. Phew! Home and hosed. Wrong again.

4/37, 5/39. Surely we couldn’t lose chasing 61? We got to 5/48 needing just 14 for victory when we lost two wickets in two balls. Another soon after left us at 8/54, still needing 8 runs. Sean McCullum was keeping us in it with a series of cleverly placed leading edges and finally the experience of Jamie Panelli come to the fore, slicing a no ball over gully for three runs for us to limp over the line. Sean finished with 13 not out. So a bullet dodged, a home final banked and all set for a re-match next week.

At Windsor Gardens the D Grade had to win to give themselves a chance of making the finals and also hope that 1st ranked Prospect beat 4th ranked Tea Tree Gully. To complicate matters, East Torrens need to win to make the finals as well. We got sent in to bat on a slightly dubious wicket and very slow, uneven outfield. At 3/20 we were wobbling a bit but an important partnership of 40 between James Cleggett (32) and Dylan Mosey (20) started moving things in the right direction. The middle order chipped in with Brayden Frost (17), Jordan Leiman (10) and Tom MacKenzie (13) contributing before Adam Clements hit a huge six to bring us to 126 all out. Not the worst effort on that pitch/outfield.

Our bowling performance was superb. Adam Clements and James du Preez picked up two wickets each early to have East Torrens 4/34. Adam continued on and bowled his 10 overs straight, gaining appreciable swing and leaving the East Torrens batters with little idea which way it was going. Brayden Frost caught one behind for Adam’s 3rd wicket and in the same over the next batter flicked one to James Cleggett at mid-wicket. Next ball their No 8 batter made the cardinal sin of shouldering arms, the ball shaping back in and hitting the dead centre of his front pad before rolling back down the pitch towards the umpire. Out lbw, Adam a 5 wicket haul and on a hat-trick. The next ball was the perfect inswinger and hit the batsman on the foot… not out was the decision! Perilously close to a hat-trick.

The East Torrens innings was in tatters though. John Bliss picked up the next wicket and then Tom MacKenzie snared the last couple. All out 71 so a 55 run win. Unfortunately despite our win, news started to filter back that Prospect had capitulated pathetically to TTG and we were out of the finals, missing out by 2.5 points. So a disappointing finish to the season but a good win. The loss to Uni meant that our destiny wasn’t solely in our own hands.

At Nazareth College the LOA’s were playing ICCSA. We sent them into bat and Nathan Bassett (3), James Duncan (2) and Daniel Subramaniam (3) were the main wicket takers as we dismissed them for 122. Freddy followed up his bowling with 53 not out as we fought our way doggedly to the target 5 wickets down with 7 overs to spare.

Along the way the club has won SACA’s Club Championship which is a measure of points across all four senior grades. It’s the first time in about 20 years that Kensington has won this award after getting a hat-trick of them back in the mid 90’s. A terrific effort from all involved though it will mean more if we can collect a few premierships alongside it!

John Dalton Redbacks Debut!

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Mar 132017

Congratulations to John Dalton who has been selected in the Redbacks team for their Sheffield Shield match against Tasmania at Bellerive Oval this week.

John has had an incredible season, breaking a 92 year old club record for the most runs in an A Grade season as well as peeling off two tons and a 90 in two recent Futures League games.

Kensington’s Daniel Worrall is also in the team that will play Thursday-Sunday this week in the final round of the Shield competition. The Redbacks need to win and hope other results go their way to make the final.

John is the 3rd Kensington player to make his Shield debut in the last 12 months after Elliot Opie late last season and David Grant prior to Christmas this season.

Alex Ross, Daniel Worrall and Elliot Opie after the final Redbacks match in 2015-16

John Dalton celebrating a Futures League hundred vs Victoria

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David Grant in his Shield debut celebrates dismissing Nic Maddinson

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




Senior teams vs East Torrens

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Mar 092017

Very tough selections this week and unfortunately several players are missing out on a match.

We take on East Torrens in the ‘eastern derby’ with a one day match in all grades. The Reds are around the mark in all grades so a good test as we lead into the finals. For the D’s it is a must-win game if we are to make the four.

A Grade vs East Torrens at Parkinson Oval, Sat Mar 11, 11:00am start
Team – John Dalton, Henry Dall, Jake Brown (c), Alex Ross, James Seward (wk), Simon Schwerdt, Hugh Cranendonk, Elliot Opie, Cameron Fatchen, Hiran Lecamwasam and Lloyd Pope

B Grade vs East Torrens at Campbelltown Oval, Sat Mar 11, 11:00am start
Team – Liam Scanlon (c), Will Montgomery, Sam Williams, Eddie Steele, Lucas Froude (wk), Michael Davies, Nick Palmer, Daniel Burns, Scott Aufderheide, Ashley Eckermann and Michael Cappelluti

C Grade vs East Torrens at Colonel Waite Oval, Sat Mar 11, 11:00am start
Team – Alex Chapman, Michael Sullivan, Euan Fletcher, Ty Wundenberg, Michael Cotsios, Sean McCullum (wk), Steve Tanti, Oliver Harms, David Brown, Jamie Panelli and Eddy Greeves (c)

D Grade vs East Torrens at Windsor Gardens Vocational College, Sat Mar 11, 11:00am start
Team – Jed Spence, Arham Hashmi, James Cleggett, Luke Pedlar, Dylan Mosey, Brayden Frost (wk), Jordan Leiman (c), Tom MacKenzie, James du Preez, John Bliss and Adam Clements

LOA Grade vs ICCSA at Nazareth College, Sat Mar 11, 1:00pm start
Team – Nathan Woods, James Duncan, Ryan Sparrow, Nathan Bassett, Scott Bassett, Charlie Avent, Andrew Faulkner (wk), Lochlan Roberts, Daniel Subramaniam, Nick Holmes and James Risby