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



Kensi’s Lloyd Pope – Official Record, First Bowler To Achieve U17 & U19 Double

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Dec 162016

Congratulations to Kensington’s (CA XI) wrist spinner Lloyd Pope (17 yo) who yesterday won the leading wicket taker award for the U19 National Championships held over the past fortnight in Adelaide (with 21 wickets @16.3 including 6/21 off 5.5 v SA and 6/29 off 9 v QLD), backing up his winning of the equivalent leading wicket taker award for the U17 National Championships in Oct (SA U17s) where he took 18 wickets. This is officially the first time that any Australian bowler has won this award for both the U17 & U19 National Championships in the same year.

Lloyd’s notables this season so far include:

  • U17 National Championships (SA) – 18 wickets. Leading Wicket Taker
  • U17 National Championships (SA) – 2nd Most Valuable Player of Tournament
  • U17 National Championships (SA) – Team Of The Championships, selection
  • U19 National Championships (CA XI) – 21 wickets. Leading Wicket Taker
  • U19 National Championships (CA XI) – 3rd (equal) Most Valuable Player of Tournament
  • U19 National Championships (CA XI) – Team Of The Championships, selection
  • U19 National Championships (CA XI) – Ricky Ponting XII U17 T20 (Team to play SCG BBL curtain raiser on Dec 27 against Adam Gilchrist’s XII U19 T20 Team)
  • Cricket Australia Gold Pathway

Lloyd Interviewed – for video click HERE

Cricket Australia’s Pathway has offered Lloyd some wonderful opportunities to “value add” onto his recent success including meeting Shane Warne during the recent Adelaide Test Match and doing a 30 minute session with Shane on the Adelaide Oval prior to play, being selected to play at the SCG on Dec 27 and being invited to attend the CA Pathway Camp in Jan in Brisbane.

Lloyd has also taken 14 wickets for Kensington so far this season in various A Grade formats. Congratulations Lloyd from the Club on your season’s achievements to date!

Gary Slack


(Lloyd receives U19s Leading Wicket Taker Award from Ryan Harris)

gregg-chappell-announces-u19-team-of-the-championships(Greg Chappell Announces The Team Of The Championships https://youtu.be/zBAj_LugoQg )

gregg-chappell-announces-u17-t20-ricky-ponting-xiii(Greg Chappell Announces The Ricking Ponting XIII U17 T20 Team)



You Are Invited! Kensington’s Annual Test Match Dinner. Wed 23 Nov 7:30pm At The Clubrooms

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Oct 242016




Wednesday, 23 November 2016  7.30pm at the KDCC Clubrooms
$85.00 per person for a 3 course meal (incl. beer, wine & soft drinks)  

RSVP to Grant Chapman (0408 812 296) Mary Read (0418 821 047)
or Pat Connelly (0413 896 452)




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Aug 292016


Registrations are now open for Kensington’s first academy for girls.

In an exciting move, the club will this season launch its academy for junior girls.

Former state player, Carolyn Dittmar, who joined the club as A grade coach last season has been appointed to head up the academy. Carolyn will be assisted by Andy Mulvany, together with a number of our senior players and other specialist guest coaches.

The academy will cover 2 age groups, with 9-12 year olds and 13-18 year olds catered for. It is envisaged that the academy will act as a feeder for our existing A and B grade sides. Players will also be given the opportunity to compete in SACAs proposed Junior Strikers WBBL competition and in trial games against other club academies, together with internal trials.

Sessions will be held on Friday nights at Parkinson Oval, from

4-530pm, commencing on October 28th., and run for 12 weeks. (6 pre-Christmas, 6 post-Christmas) The cost of the full 12 week programme plus games is $200.

Please register your interest by completing the application form HERE


If you require any additional information, please contact Jane Lowe via email here: Kensington Girls Coordinator




Kensington Gardens Reserve letter from 5 Sporting Clubs-22nd June

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Jun 212016

Subject: Kensington Gardens Reserve letter from 5 Sporting Clubs-22nd June


Kensington Gardens Reserve Sporting Clubs Strategic Planning Committee



Mr David Parkin, Mayor of Burnside.

City of Burnside Councillors.

Mr Paul Deb, Chief Executive Officer, Burnside Council


Dear Mayor, Councillors and CEO,


We write on behalf of the five sporting clubs resident in the Kensington Gardens Reserve who are all united in their views and committed to contributing to the important development of the Kensington Gardens Reserve Master Plan, with all stakeholders, to ensure the best possible community outcome.


We confirm our strong support of the Master Plan but are extremely clear and united in our absolute opposition to the centralised Hub concept for the reasons clearly explained below.


RE: Kensington Gardens Reserve Master Plan

The Burnside Council’s Strategic Community Plan linked to the development of the Kensington Gardens Reserve (“KGR”), aims to provide ‘a range of high quality sport and recreational opportunities and facilities that foster healthy lifestyle pursuits’ and to seek to ‘create and facilitate access to diverse leisure, recreation and sporting facilities and programs that are safe for people of all ages and abilities’.


The five sporting clubs that are resident in the KGR, the Burnside Rugby Club, the East Torrens-Kensington Gardens (ETKG) Hardcourt Tennis Club, the Kensington District Cricket Club, the Kensington Gardens Lawn Tennis Club and the Kensington Marryatville Bowling Club, hereafter the “Clubs”, support the strategic goal and recognise that a successful plan can only be achieved by all parties, the residents, the Council and any Council appointed consultants, working together in an open and transparent manner.


The Clubs consider that at present and over the Master Plan consultation period, this has not been the case. Our concerns relate to issues with communication and conflicts between perceived preferred outcomes. The aim of this letter is to provide all Councillors with an understanding of the contribution and goals of the Clubs and our concerns regarding the proposed centralised Hub as identified in the first phase of the master planning process and options for next steps.


The five sporting clubs are dedicated to achieving the best outcomes now and in the future for the KGR, for the Council, the community and the Clubs.

All of the issues need to be resolved before there is any move forward. The key stakeholders of the KGR request a rational discussion about beneficial changes to the Reserve based on the special characteristics of the KGR, the interests of the community, what is working for us now and what we think are the key elements required for the KGR and individual club’s success in the future.


We consider successful Clubs will ensure that the community wins, the individual sporting clubs win and the Council wins. It is therefore essential that the Clubs work with the Council on the vision for the KGR to ensure all aspects and concerns are raised, addressed and where possible, resolved. The Clubs are passionate and focussed on the best possible outcomes now and in the future for the KGR and for all users of the Reserve including the Council and the wider community.


All reserves cannot be put in a one fit situation, we do not see any benefit for the community we serve, or ourselves, in the centralised hub concept. The immeasurable value of the KGR is that it has separate sporting locations, sharing of traffic logistics, large areas for residential relaxation, no charge for enjoying the community sports and great children’s play areas.


There is individuality, respect for each other and the general community and plenty of open space. All of the Clubs operate harmoniously and without disruption from any of the other Clubs as the space had been set out superbly many years ago.This structure and design is still relevant today and for the foreseeable future.


John Draper wrote an email to the Burnside Rugby Club on 13th May 2015, in which he stated that he is aiming to produce a Master Plan that “will provide facilities and premises to support and promote each club’s membership and growth.” This can be achieved through upgrading the existing facilities, spreading the increased volume of members that we are predicting, as well as for the Council with the increased population looking to use the KGR.


A centralised single building simply will not and cannot cope with the volume of membership that we currently have between the clubs in three different locations, let alone in one.

As has been stated on the Burnside Council website, 3.13 City of Burnside Hub Precinct Strategy, the definition of a Hub has two options(see attachment).The current KGR structure of the three sporting clubs facilities and their locations is the perfect fit and answer to one of these options.


“If it isn’t broken, why change it?”


The Tredwell Management Services report successfully highlighted the fact that the KGR, in its current format, is a well utilised and loved place for recreation, sport and leisure.


We are heartened to see Burnside CEO, Mr Paul Deb, as quoted in the Eastern Courier Messenger on Wednesday 15th June, identify that clubs at the Glenunga Hub” faced some challenges” but that he would work with them to “look for solutions”.We consider that such an approach will assist in moving forward with the plan for the KGR.


We invite all Councillors to be our guests on a tour of the facilities of the Clubs and KGR at a time of their choice. We take this opportunity to book a deputation for the Presidents of each of the Clubs to speak for their allocated five minutes at the Council meeting to discuss the Master Plan.


We would also like to inform you that we have commenced our own petition seeking support for two positions: firstly, that the Clubs give full support to the Council’s preparation of a Master Plan for the KGR that would provide for improving or replacing the clubhouse and facilities of the Clubs over time, as the need arises, in their current locations and secondly, that the Clubs oppose the centralised Hub concept as presented in the Tredwell Management Services report.


Attached to this letter are some detailed comments and concerns that we have about what we understand are the current proposals, so that you have a better understanding of our collected thoughts.


As you are aware, the Clubs as key stakeholders of the KGR, have formed a Strategic Planning Committee to assist Council with the revised Master Plan. We consider this joint committee will provide a coordinated, workable platform for future discussion and consultation. We would ask that the Council work with our committee in future discussions.


Respectfully yours,


Gary Slack on behalf of the Kensington Gardens Reserve Sporting Clubs Strategic Planning Committee.


Grant Chapman – President- Kensington District Cricket Club

Wally Bell-President – Burnside Rugby Club

Bevan Carson-President – Kensington-Marryatville Bowling Club

Neil Jones-President – Kensington Gardens Lawn Tennis Club

Alan Wells-President – East Torrens Kensington Gardens Hardcourt Tennis Club

Phillip Grant-Allan – Chairman of the Kensington Gardens Bowling and Tennis Club


Dated 22nd June 2016


KGRSCSPC-Attachment to Burnside Council letter 22nd June 2016



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Jun 162016

Dear Players, Past Players, Kensington Browns Families and Supporters,

The Kensington District Cricket Club in conjunction with the other sporting clubs based at the Kensington Gardens Reserve are petitioning the Burnside Council to strongly oppose the Council’s  current demolition/development plans for the Reserve.

There is a practical way for you to help – We need your signature, please, on the online petition below.


The Council, amongst other things, is planning to “demolish our Clubrooms and replace them with a shared Community Hub”


Please read the brief Messenger article to summarise many of the details and then support our Clubs by sending your message of opposition to the Council via the online information and petition HERE.


The more signatories, the louder our community voice to Council, so please invite anyone with an interest in our Club to voice their opinion via this online petition. Anyone with a legitimate interest may sign this petition. It is open to the entire Community, not just cricket players and families.


We need your signature. Please.


Sign the online petition  HERE.


By signing this petition, you are helping to shape the future of not only the Kensington District Cricket Club but also the other sporting Clubs (below)  and you are having your say about the future of the Kensington Gardens Reserve.

Thank you very much for your action and for your support.


Kensington Gardens Bowling and Tennis Club Logo Burnside Rugby Logo ETFG Tennis Logo


Junior Winners For 5 Wicket Hauls and 100’s for season 2015/2016

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Apr 102016

Junior Winners For 5 Wicket Hauls and 100’s for season 2015/2016


Under 16’s


100’s-16 Whites

Harry Edmonds

100no vs Glenelg round 4


5 wicket hauls 16 Reds


Adam Clements

8/13 off 8 overs vs Woodville round 8

5/30 off 16 overs vs Tea Tree Gully Grand Final


James DuPreez

5/20 off 8 overs vs Tea Tree Gully round 5


Sam Bruce

5/35 off 10 overs vs Woodville round 8


5 wicket Hauls 16 Whites


William McGowan

5/12 off 9 overs vs West Torrens round 2


Max Monfries

5/13 off 8 overs vs Prospect round 7


Under 14’s


100’s-14 Whites

Jack Read

149 Rd2 vs West Torrens


14 Reds

Christian Leddicoat

119 Rd2 vs West Torrens

136 Rd3 vs Northern Districts

116 not out Rd11 vs Sturt


5 wicket Hauls


Liam Greber – 14 Reds

5/10 off 9.3 overs Rd 1 vs Port Adelaide


Jack Packer -14 Reds

5/59 off 16 overs Rd 2 vs West Torrens


Finn March- 14 Whites

5/2 off 5 overs Rd 8 vs Woodville


Ben Belperio

5/19 off 11 overs Rd 10 vs  East Torrens


2015/16 Junior Coordinators Report

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Apr 102016

Junior Coordinators Report


Congratulations to all of our Juniors on an amazing season. Our junior program continues to go from strength to strength and be the envy of all other district clubs and the blueprint that SACA promotes openly.


How do you measure success ? Is it the amount of juniors we get playing senior cricket at the club, is it the amount of junior players we get playing First 11 cricket for their schools, is it the number of players being part of representative sides for SA, is it Premierships at the end of the season after 8 months of hard work,skill and determination. It is probably all of these reasons.

I am delighted to say that our talented juniors have excelled in all of these areas. It has been the most successful junior season in the clubs history.

We have had U16 players in Lloyd Pope and Cameron Fatchen playing senior A grade cricket at Kensington and both of them even achieved the distinction of being awarded Bradman medal votes and on Saturday night finished 2nd and 4th in the senior Player of the Year awards. An amazing achievement.

Other junior players to be selected for senior cricket at Kensington this season include Henry Dall,Jed Spence,Ashley Eckermann, Euan Fletcher,who won the U17 Shell Shield competition batting award , Lucas Froude and Sean McCullum, who won the U17 Shell Shield competition wicket keeping trophy and the senior D grade batting trophy.


As a club we entered 7 SACA competitions and we won 4 of them being the Ray Sutton Competition, the 14Reds, the 16Whites and the U17 Bank SA Shield.

We missed out by 1 run in the Grand final in the U16 Reds and played in the semi finals in the 14 Whites and U12 competition.

Our last success in these Premiership winning grades was 4 years ago with the Ray Sutton team,19 years ago with the 14 REDS,5 years ago with the 16 WHITES and 23 years ago with the U17 Bank SA team.

Complete domination at a junior level, congratulations again to our players.

On an individual level, we had 5 winners out of the 8 categories in the SACA awards and one runner up.


Adam Clements winning the U16 RED bowling with an amazing 39 wickets, Jed Spence with 546 runs winning the U16 RED batting,Harry Edmonds winning the U16 WHITE batting,Christian Leddicoat with 658 runs winning the U14 RED batting and Liam Greber collecting the U14 RED bowling trophy.

William McGowan was runner up in the bowling for the U16 WHITES category.


Our Academy continues to develop and once again it has has been superbly led by Ben Johnswood and his team of talented coaches.

The emphasis continues to be at all levels of our junior program to create a fun learning environment so that the players can develop their own style.  The coaching is targeted at skill development and game sense and playing a variety of cricket games internally and also against other quality opposition teams.


I recently witnessed one of the Academy games against West Torrens on Ford oval on a hot Sunday afternoon and the standard was brilliant and the enthusiasm and enjoyment that these young players displayed was outstanding. Even in the last over when Kensington were clear winners the encouragement from the team to the bowler was superb. Our U14 squads will be very strong again next season from the looks of this.


What a season the u14s have had, a Premiership and a close loss in a semi final.

Well done to Greg Slack on coaching and coordinating the squad throughout the season. Talented senior player Liam Scanlon was able to assist part of the season and was the coach of our Premiership winning Ray Sutton team.

On match days, Greg led the RED team and Norm Bear and Tim Rice the WHITE team, well done on a brilliant performance.

The 14 REDS were supremely captained by Christian Leddicoat, already a great leader. Christian is a great communicator and leads the way with his bat,bowling and in the field. 3 centuries and only one loss for the season shows clearly the success that Christian has bought to the team.

Leading the 14 WHITES was Will Rice, who has done an excellent job. Will is a spin bowler who bats in the top order of the team and has been able to combine all of that with the captaincy with great effect.


Our U16 squad of 33 players nearly achieved the unbelievable result of dual Premierships. Cricket is the greatest game in the world but sometimes it tests our sanity especially with a 1 run loss for the REDS in the Grand Final.

Thanks to Peter Marshall,Micheal Clements,Grahame Spence and Angus Slack for their assistance at training throughout the season, it has been truly valued by me and the players.


The 16 REDS have been outstanding this season and a large part of that comes down to 3 people, the superb captain in Adam Clements, what a leader he has been. Adam puts his head down and leads by example and just gets the job done. He is an inspiration to his team mates and to to me as his coach, he has real game sense and doesn’t really need direction, he just gets the job done.

As well as being a super talented cricketer and a great captain he is also an outstanding young man. He will have a huge future at Kensington.

The other 2 people are Grahame Spence and Peter Marshall. Outstanding people, great mentors and always positive and encouraging to the team. Each week I would give Grahame as team manager the job of looking after a different team and we had 21 players represent the REDS this season. What a job Grahame has done and he has been superbly assisted by the ever smiling Peter Marshall. Great job guys.


The Premiership winning 16 WHITES team has been brilliantly led all season by William Warrick. Even though Will could still play at an U14 level this season such is his maturity and cricket ability he has been able to not only play at the older age group but also combine that with outstanding leadership.

The WHITES team has varied each week and Will has been able to mould the team in a successful and winning combination in all but one game for the season.Will has been supported game day by the super friendly team manager Sam Konnis, another outstanding club man and person. Martin Hunkin and Stacey Pedlar have also been really supportive and important parts of the WHITES season, so thank you to all of you.


Our young players have been very privileged to have such wonderful support and guidance from such quality people.


At the start of each season we have more players than places available in the REDS and the WHITES and we again have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to play some of the squad in Andrew Faulkner’s LOA senior team here at the club.

It is the first taste of senior cricket for most of our juniors and being one day games the players are always in the contest. When Andrew was unavailable the team was superbly guided by Ryan Sparrow. Thank you to Andrew and Ryan for the opportunity to allow some of our squad to experience senior cricket and for making the players feel so welcome.


Another great highlight for the season was the amazing performance by the U17 Bank SA Shield team to win the premiership. It had been 23 years since our last success in this high profile competition and the squad was unbeaten in 8 games over 2 weeks, it truly was an a superb performance. The squad were brilliantly managed by senior players Michael Sullivan and Jordan Liemann.


Thanks also go to Jake Brown and John Dalton for the brilliant turf net training and match day pitches that we have here at Kensington, they are without doubt the best in the competition.


I would like to thank the committee for the opportunity to again be the junior coordinator at Kensington.It is a great job and very rewarding to be part of the success of our talented young cricketers.

The future looks bright for the club as we continue to evolve to suit the changing landscape of Australian cricket as the ACB  continue to blueprint plans for the future through SACA to us here at club level. We have to be financially strong,strong with on field performances and continually presenting players at development levels.

Our challenge as a club is to keep creating the best environment  that we possibly can for all of our players to develop their games so that they can fulfil their cricketing dreams as they progress from junior to senior ranks. Every cricketer matures and develops their game at different stages.

We have seen the emergence this season of 16 year olds Cameron Fatchen and Lloyd Pope playing their first A grade games and yet we have club legend Jamie Panelli who has recently retired from A grade after 555 A grade wickets who was 23 when he played his first A grade game.

We have to create the very best environment for all players to progress through the grades no matter what their age, just ask Micheal Hussey and Chris Rogers.


Kensington is the greatest cricket club and it has been an honour and privilege to be part of the team again is season.

Good luck to all the junior cricketers on their cricket journey and I look forward to following your progress through the grades for the Browns.


In terms of support from parents to the club, it is vital and essential. Our club is so dependent on your volunteer assistance through sponsorship, offering to assist on committees,offering to assist at training and on game days. A strong junior structure is critical for the ongoing welfare for our club, you guys can all make a difference and we want and need your support. Don’t be shy, please help us stay the number 1 club in SA.


Thank you.


Gary Slack


Kensington Junior Trophy Winners 2015/2016

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Apr 102016

Kensington Junior Trophy Winners 2015/2016


U16 Reds


Jed Spence 546 runs @45.5


Adam Clements 39 wickets @ 8.51


James DuPreez


U16 Whites


Arham Hashmi 257 runs @64.25


William McGowan 24 wickets @8.46


Jack Konnis


U14 Reds


Christian Leddicoat 658 runs @65.80


Liam Greber 25 wickets @9.72


Matthew Slack


U14 whites


Caleb Hoberg 202 runs@ 25.25


Caleb Hoberg 18 wickets @10.17


Harrison Chow


U14 Player of the year

Christian Leddicoat


U16 Player of the year

Adam Clements



Junior Players of the year (A Grade Debutants)

Lloyd Pope 47 wickets @12.0  (15 matches)

Cameron Fatchen 41 wickets @ 16.8 (21 matches)


Academy Winners



Green-Fergus Carruthers 160 runs@ 26.7

Pink-Frank Packer 141 runs@ 35.3

Yellow- Max Kelly 136 runs @27.2

Red- Wills Hillier 131 runs @21.8

Blue – Jamie Taylor 121 runs @ 40.3



Blue- Darius Boast 12 wickets@ 6.8

Yellow- Archie Walters 9 wickets @ 5.6

Pink -Theo Harper 8 wickets @ 9.0

Green- Kai Hoberg 8 wickets @ 10.3

Red- Conor Dwyer 7 wickets @ 10.7



Green- Noah Prenzler

Red – Jasper Thomas

Blue – Jordan Barnett

Yellow- Oscar Lawrance

Pink – Sam Neave


Most Valuable Junior Player


Academy senior- Charlie McKay

Academy junior – Fergus Carruthers


Congratulations on fantastic seasons for the Browns


**NOTICE UPDATE ** – 2016 Player Of The Year Awards (Women, Men and Juniors)

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Feb 232016

Please add the following dates (and times : ) ) to your diary to come along and support this season’s outstanding Kensi achievers!

Senior Player of the Year for male and female players at the clubrooms 7PM Saturday April 2nd

Junior Player of the Year at the clubrooms 6PM Monday April 4th (This encompasses the U14,U16 and Academy)

Note: this post adds commencement times which were omitted from a previous post. Thank you.


Kensi Annual Dinner – RSVP NOW Sat 20th Feb At Clubrooms with Phillips & Panelli

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Jan 302016

I have attached an invitation for you to attend the Kensington Cricket Club Annual dinner.


They are superb nights packed full of great entertainment, great food and all you can drink !!


Wow, sounds brilliant, well it is !


Senior Player Pat Connelly is our MC, we have 3 special guests. Firstly, former Test player and funny man Wayne “flipper “ Phillips,also we have our own Legend of the Club and record wicket taker in Jamie Panelli and also Russell Doddridge who has a story to tell that no one should miss.


The other exciting part is that we have auction items to purchase on the night generously donated by sponsors and supporters.


It is our annual fundraiser and we would really love it if you could attend and even bring some friends along for a fun night that also raise money for the club.


Please book in early to either Peter,Pat or myself so that we can ensure that you don’t miss out as these nights sell out fast!


Hope to see you soon, Gary Slack

Click HERE for KDCC Annual Dinner Invitation 2016



Five Kensington U17 Players Selected For Country Black Bank SA Shield Team

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Dec 212015

Congratulations to Kensington U17 players:

  • Adam Clements
  • Ashley Eckermann
  • John Bliss
  • Lloyd Pope
  • Sean McCullum

selected for the Country Black Team.

Special congratulations to Sean McCullum for receiving both the Batting & Keeping Trophies and the MVP during the recent U16 Country Carnival.

Players for the country teams were selected based on their performances at the carnival last year and at the recently completed SACA U16 Country Cup. Throughout the week of the U16 Country Cup, SACA Talent Coordinator, Luke Williams, and the rest of his team were closely monitoring and evaluating players’ performances and results. Furthermore, they will continue to do so throughout the fortnight of the U17 Shield as well, as they look to state selections for the SACA U19 squad in the 2016-17 season.

The SACA Under 17 Shield will be played from Monday, 4 to Thursday, 14 January 2016 across Adelaide. Teams will play seven One-Day (50-overs) matches and then one Grand Final on the last day of the event. The competition will consist of 16 teams – 12 Premier Club teams, a SACA U15 team, a team from SAMCA and the two country representative teams.

The SACA would like to congratulate all the above players on their well deserved selection into these two country teams. ”



“Junior Holiday Coaching” brought to you by Kensi’s Ben Johnswood

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Sep 212015

Many of you will know Kensi’s Ben Johnswood through his roles at Kensington as Senior Coach or through the Kensington Academy.


Ben also offers private individual and group coaching through his Company ‘Taught And Bowled‘ and there are still some places available for the Sep-Oct School Holidays and for Term 4.


September-October School Holiday Programs

  • Individual batting coaching
    • Batting coaching is offered in 3-day blocks with players receiving 3 x 40 minute sessions with their own coach. This program is offered in both the first and the second week of the school holidays. Click here for details. (Note: batting sessions may already be full, please check with Ben)
  • Fast bowling coaching
    • Pace bowlers will receive 3 x 1 hour 45 minute sessions that include video analysis, refinement of bowling techniques, variations, fitness and core strength. This program is offered in both the first and the second week of the school holidays. Click here for details.
  • Spin bowling coaching
    • Bowling spin is the most difficult part of the game! Young spinners need plenty of support and guidance in their formative years. We are offering spin bowlers 2 x 1 hour 45 minute sessions with one session in Week 1 of the school holidays and one session in Week 2. Click here for details.
  • Wicket keeping coaching
    • The wicket keeper is the heartbeat of a cricket team! Keepers are often neglected at cricket training with the majority of time spent in the nets so we are offering young wicket keepers the chance to have 2 x 2 hour dedicated wicket keeping sessions. There will be one session in Week 1 of the school holidays and one session in Week 2. Click here for details.


Term 4 Programs

Individual coaching sessions are offered after school in a 7 week block (7 weeks x 40 minute sessions). Sessions are offered on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday afternoons starting in Week 1 of Term 4. Players can choose to focus on batting, bowling, wicket keeping or a combination. Click here for details.




Kensi Sponsorship Drive – Have You Considered Sponsoring Kensi?

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Sep 162015

The Kensington Browns very much rely on our sponsors, we are most grateful to them and we are always looking to connect with individuals and businesses for further mutual benefit.


If you are a family or individual, have you considered becoming a  sponsor? Sponsorship starts from only $250. Consider this for your family.


Perhaps you have contact with a local small business who may be ideal as a Kensington Sponsor? Please introduce them to our Club.


Please read and disseminate the sponsorship information below as widely as possible and help build our Kensington sponsor base. Many thanks.


The logos of our current diamond sponsors, are included below.


Introduce A Sponsor To The Club

How To Become A Club Sponsor


Sponsorship Agreement


KDCC introduce a new sponsor

kdcc sponsorship agreement form

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Season 2015/16 Information – Clothing, Subs, Training Times

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Kensi clothing

If you would like to order any clothing you can do so here.



Academy starts on Tuesday September 22 – barbecue and team meeting at KDCC from 6:30-8:00pm

Under 14s start Tuesday 15th Sept at 4pm til 5.30- hard wicket area

Under 16s start Wednesday 16th Sept at 4.30pm til 6pm- turf wicket area but to bring sandshoes and spikes

All at the  Kensington Gardens reserve.


Under 16 Boys – $220
Under 14 Boys – $200
Academy – $200



Pre – season training for the Kensington women’s teams commences this Monday, September 7th at Stepney ICA from 4-6pm.

Sessions will then run weekly at Stepney until the end of September.

We are really excited to announce that Carolyn Dittmar will be joining Kensington this season as  coach, in conjunction with Kevin Frick and Kevin Crosby. Carolyn is a former state player and has coached at all levels of state cricket.  Carolyn will be at Stepney on Monday and is looking forward to meeting and working with our players. Jane Lowe.


Senior Women – $220
Senior Women (students/unemployed/16 and 17 year olds) – $200
Girls Under 15 – $200


Senior Men

Player subscriptions for 2015-16 are as follows:

Senior Men – $350

Students/Unemployed – $270

The club will be having a registration night up at the club after training on Thursday September 17. You will have the chance to pay subs via cash/credit card and to try on clothing.



If you prefer you can pay directly into the club bank account. Make sure payments are clearly labelled:

Account Name:                 Kensington District Cricket Club

Account Number:            0090 2802

BSB Number:                     065-008


If you have any questions about subscriptions, please contact club treasurer Greg Slack at treasurer @ kensingtonbrowns.com.au or on 0409 885 089.


State U17 Team Announced Today. Congratulations To Browns – Lloyd Pope & Cameron Fatchen.

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On the back of their recent U15 performances at the National Championships in Darwin last June , the “Kensington Four” of  Cameron Fatchen, Henry Dall, Lucas Froude and Lloyd Pope were once again all the mix recently for U17 selection to represent SA and compete in the National Championships to be held in Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast from 26th Sept – 8 Oct 2015.


The State U17 team was announced earlier today and congratulations go to 15 yo Kensi bowlers Cameron Fatchen (RA Fast) and Lloyd Pope (Leg Spinner), who  have both been selected in the final 13 player U17 team to represent SA and travel to Brisbane in September.



Congratulations also to Kensi’s Lucas Froude ( LH Bat/Wk) who has been named in the 16 player squad as first reserve and to Henry Dall (LH B) , also part of the recent U17 State Squad and whose recent shoulder injury certainly didn’t help his selection chances.




The National Championships can be followed online HERE: (select Male U17 from the drop box)




SA’s Draw is:

Mon 28th SAvs NT at Trevor Barsby Oval in Deagon

Tue 29th vs NSW Metro at Trevor Hohns Oval in Deagon

Wed 30th Team day

Thu 1st Oct vs Tasmania at Henzel Park #2 in Caloundra

Fri 2nd Oct vs Victoria Country at Ron McMullen Oval in Buderim

Sat 3rd Team day

Sun 4th Oct vs ACT/NSW Country at University 7 Oval

Mon 5th Oct Qual finals

Wed 7th Oct Semi finals

Thu 8th Oct Final


Congratulations to all players and Kensington wishes the team every success.


Gary Slack





2015-16 Junior Registration Night – ** Mon 31st August 6-7:30pm ** At Club House

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Kensington’s junior registration night is Monday, 31st August 2015 6-7:30pm. Duration 1-1.5 hours. To be held at the Kensington clubrooms – Parkinson Oval, Kensington Gardens Reserve, entry off West Tce.

Important information, please complete and bring with you on the night:

–          Subscriptions and Clothing

–          Medical Form

–          KDCC Junior Policy

You can come anytime during the hour and once your forms have been processed you are free to go. Greg Slack (club treasurer) and Gary Slack (junior coordinator) will be there to answer any questions you may have about the season ahead. Players need not attend but are welcome to, especially if they need to try on clothing.

If you are unable to make it to the Monday night you will have the option of sending in forms by email/post and paying electronically.

The training programs for all age group will also be distributed shortly.