Happy Financial Year
The weather is freezing but we have some great news from the Browns to get you all excited about the upcoming cricket season.
Dr Ashley Woodcock is back at the Browns.
We are all very excited to hear the news that the committee have appointed Dr Ashley Woodcock to the position of Director of Cricket at the club. Ashley is a former Test player for Australia as well as having 12 seasons representing SA at a first class level. His coaching career is extraordinary, being an accredited cricket Australia level 3 High performance cricket coach and being a Doctor in Philosophy in Physical Education. We know his experience and wealth of knowledge will add to the great range of talented coaches that we already have here at Kensington. Ashley’s role at the club will be as Director of cricket which will entail a variety of roles set out by Grant Chapman, our club President in his address to the club members which is attached above setting out the direction of the club after an analysis of how we can continue to improve as a club.
Ashley is also very excited to be back at the Browns.
Our pre- season starts shortly with selection trials for the junior grades and men and women senior training to start soon also.
We will keep you updated on all the latest from the home of Kensington, thankyou for your continued support.
Gary Slack, on behalf of the Kensington Cricket Club
Here is a summary of Ashley’s playing and coaching career so far
Cricketing Background – Playing & Coaching.
Grade Cricket from 1962/63 to 1988/1989 commencing playing B Grade for Prince Alfred College, C, B, & A Grade for Kensington DCC, A Grade for Adelaide University CC, A Grade for East Torrens DCC, A Grade for Adelaide CC.
First Class Cricket for South Australia from 1967/68 to 1978/79.
International Cricket for Australia.
Australia v World XI (unofficial test – 1972)
Australia v New Zealand (3rd Test – 1974)
Toured New Zealand with Australian XI (1974)
Level 3 Coaching Qualification (High Performance) with the National Coaching Accreditation Scheme.
Senior Club Coach/Director of Coaching with Adelaide University CC 2011/12 to 2016/17.
Special Skills Coach (batting) with the Darren Lehman Cricket Academy 2011 to 2015.
Special Skills Coach (batting) with the Jason Gillespie Cricket Academy 2012 to 2015.
Senior Club Coach with Huntly – North Bendigo CC in Bendigo District Cricket Association 2006/07 to 2008/09.
Senior Club Coach with Bendigo CC in Bendigo District Cricket Association 1999/2000 to 2001/03.
Special Skills Coach (batting) with the Bendigo Bank Academy of Sport Cricket squad 1999.
Senior Club Coach with Adelaide CC 1997/98.
Special Skills Coach (batting & fitness) for the South Australian U19 team 1996/97.
Special Skills Coach (batting & fitness) with Adelaide University CC 1995/96
Senior Club Coach with Lambton-New Lambton CC in Newcastle District Cricket Association 1994/95.
Involvement in cricket schools conducted at the University of Newcastle 1992 to 1994.
Special Skills Coach (batting) with the Hunter Academy of Sport (NSW) Cricket Squad 1991 to 1994.
Special Skills Coach (batting) with the Australian Institute of Sport Cricket Academy in Adelaide 1990.
Playing Coach with Adelaide CC 1984/85.
Playing Coach with East Torrens District CC 1980/81 & 1982/83 to 1983/8
Pulteney Grammar School U15 Team 1989/90.
Westminster School U15 Team 1987/88.
Saint Peters College U14 & U15 Teams 1970 to 1985.
Involvement in numerous cricket schools & camps organized by the SACA, the Adelaide Advertiser, Coca-Cola, & the Adelaide News.
Batting Skills in Cricket. Presentation at Level 1 National Coaches Accreditation Course, Newcastle, April 1993 and August 1994.
Evaluation of the National Coaches Accreditation Level 3 Cricket Course. National Directors’ of Coaching (Cricket) Annual Conference, Katoomba, August, 1992.
Director of Cricket at St Peters College 1975 to 1981.
Other Involvements of Interest.
Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Newcastle Falcons National Basketball League team 1991 to 1994.
Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Adelaide 36’ers National Basketball League team 1989 to 1990.
Coached basketball at High School and Club level.
Strength & Conditioning for Basketball. Presentation at Level 1 National Coaches Accreditation Course, Adelaide, November 1988 and 1989.
Here is a summary of his career at the Browns
Summary of Ashley Woodcocks career with the Kensington Cricket Club
- played for KDCC in the January Schoolboys State Competition in 1961, 1962, & 1963. Captain in 1963.
- played first district matches (C Grade & B Grade) during school holidays 1962/63 season.
- played B Grade & first A Grade match during school holidays 1964/65 season.
- 1965/66: regular in A Grade team after finishing school.
- 1966/67: played first full season in A Grade team.
- 1967/68 to 1970/71: played for Adelaide University CC captaining the A Grade team in 1970/71 season. At this time if you went to University to study the SACA Bylaws stipulated that you had to play for the AUCC. Represented South Australia at first class level. During this time played in Sheffield Shield winning teams in 1968/69 & 1970/71. Also played in a number of invitation matches for KDCC against touring club teams during this time.
- 1971/72: returned to resume playing for KDCC. Appointed vice-captain of A Grade team & on selection committee. Played in the A Grade premiership team. Won A Grade batting trophy.
Continued playing for South Australia. Played an unofficial Test match for Australia against the World XI at Adelaide Oval.
- 1972/73: played for Club & South Australia. Played in A Grade premiership team. Won A Grade batting trophy. Vice-captain of A Grade team & on selection committee.
- 1973/74: played for Club & South Australia. Vice-captain of A Grade team & on selection committee. Played 3rd Test for Australia against New Zealand at Adelaide Oval.
- 1974/75: played for Club & South Australia. Vice-captain of A Grade team & on selection committee. Won A Grade batting trophy.
- 1975/76: played for Club & South Australia. Appointed A Grade captain & vice-captain of South Australian team. KDCC winners of the SACA Club Championship. Member of Sheffield Shield winning team. On Club selection committee.
- 1976/77: played for Club & South Australia. A Grade captain & appointed captain of the South Australian team. KDCC winners of the SACA Cub Championship. On Club selection committee.
- 1977/78: played for Club & South Australia. A Grade captain & again appointed captain of the South Australian team.
- 1978/79: played for Club & South Australia.
- 1979/80: played for Club. Member of A Grade premiership team.
- 1980/81 to 1987/88: coached East Torrens & Adelaide Cricket Clubs & completed post-graduate studies in the USA.
- 1988/89: returned to KDCC to play final year of Grade cricket. Played in the A grade team. Coached the Kensington team in the U17 Schoolboys Competition.
- 1990: moved to Newcastle to take up an academic appointment at the University of Newcastle.
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