West End Senior Grade Cricket

 

West End Grade Cricket

The club has five senior men’s cricket teams. The A, B, C and D Grade compete in the SACA West End Grade Cricket Competition. The fifth team competes in the Adelaide Turf Cricket Association’s Limited Over A Grade competition.

Returning to coach the club this season is all-time leading run getter and previous A Grade premiership coach, Andrew Rumbelow. Andrew is the General Manager at Volleyball SA and has been playing in Andrew Faulkner’s premiership winning LOA’s over the last few seasons. “Rumbles” has a team of helpers around him including Ben Johnswood and Robbie Neill (assistant coaches), Nick Moschetta (practice captain) and Chris Critchley (chairman of selectors). Greg Chessen and Barry ‘Nugget’ Rees are A Grade team managers and Anthony ‘Buck’ Rogers is the A Grade scorer.

See below the Player Profiles from 2011/12. Don’t forget to check out our lookalikes as well.


Patrick Connelly

1. Favourite Athelete – Tony Modra
2. 3 people you would like to have dinner with – Karl Pilkington, Thom Yorke & someone from the future
3. Coach’s/ players favourite saying – SssssssssssssssssssT!
4. Teammate that annoys you the most – Jake Brown. When he gets bored at second slip he likes to wind me up about my hair by saying it’s red (when deep down he and everyone else knows it’s blonde)
5. Funniest teammate- Mark Barber
6. Teammate you think is going to become a Millionaire – Jamie Parnelli / Nicholas Charles O’Loughlin, take your pick.
7. Most talented teammate – Charles Canny
8. Favourite Food – Curry
9. Favourite T.V. Show – America’s Hardest Prisons
10. Holiday to America or trip to Melbourne to watch Boxing day test – Fortunate to have done the latter so it would have to be the holiday to Vegas

Alex Chapman
1. Favourite Athelete – Mike Hussey
2. 3 people you would like to have dinner with – Glenn Beck, Sam Newman and Queen Elizabeth ll
3. Coache’s / players favourite saying – “Startinnnnnnnnnnnng NOW”
4. Teammate that annoys you the most – Byron Redhead
5. Funniest Teammate – Byron Redhead (not intentionally funny though, just by accident)
6. Teammate you think is going to become a millionaire – Brendon Connelly
7. Most talented teammate – Charles Canny
8. Favourite Food – Pizza
9. Favoruite T.V. show – 24
10. Holliday to America of trip to Melbourne to watch Boxing day test – If it is the Ashes then Boxing day test, otherwise i’ll take the trip to America

Ben Johnswood
1. Favourite Athelete – Inzamam-ul-Haq
2. 3 people you would have dinner with – ???
3. Coach’s / Players favourite sayings – “You don’t have to be dead to be stiff” – Dean Waugh or “Do Something” – John Palmer
4. Teammate that annoys you the most – Jamie Panelli – geting fitter as he gets older. How does that work?
5. Funniest Teammate – Curtis Montgomery
6. Teammate you think is going to become a Millionaire – Mark Barber – Various horticulture pursuits
7. Teammate you think is going to become bankrupt – Byron Redhead unpaid traffic fines will get the better of him
8. Most talented teammate – James Spencer – can take wickets and in his spare time can fight evil wizards
9. Favourite food – rather partial to them all
10. Favourite T.V. show – Extras

Sam Turner
1. Favourite Athelete – Buddy Franklin
2. 3 people you would like to have dinner with – Norm Smith, Kerry O’Keefe & JFK (2 of them might be tough to get their)
3. Coach’s / Players favourite saying – “Better to stay silent and be thought of as an idiot..than speak up and remove all doubt”
4. Teammate that annoys you the most – never met a kensi play I didn’t like
5. Funniest Teammate –  Dean Waugh will hold the title in my book forever
6. Teammate you think is going to become a millionaire – as a non smoking, non gambling teetotaller I should be
7. Teammate you think is going to become bankrupt – don’t know the playing group well enough yet to dob anyone in
8. Most talented teammate – Nugget Rees…more hundreds then anyone
9. Favourite food – curry or schnitzel
10. Favourite T.V.show can’t split swift and shift couriers/ modern family/ footy show

Robbie Neill
1. Favourite Athelete – Jamie Panelli
2. 3 people you would like to have dinner with – Tony Cozier, Vanburn Holder & Dean Waugh
3. Coach’s / Players favourite saying – “Cut” (this has nothing to do with the shot – just ones vulnerabillity in staying on a playing list)
4. No Player annoys me – it’s more like Nugget when he starts crow pecking me!
5. Funniest Teammate – Former skipper Dean Waugh – James Spencer apparently says/does some unorthadox things
6. Kensington player you think is going to be is going to become a millionaire – James Hilditch
7. Kensington player you think is going to become bankrupt (if the a*se falls out of the economy again)
8. Most talented teammate – Alex Ross / Jake Brown
9. Favourite Food – Indian
10. Favourite T.V. show X-Factor / Deal or No deal

Sam Willis
1. Favourite Athelete – Adam Goodes
2. 3 people you would like to have dinner with – Cameron Diaz, Wayne Carey & Ryan Fitzgerald
3. Coach’s / Players favourite saying – Bon Jovi
4. Teammate that annoys you the most – Byron Redhead – Being tight with money saying he has no money he works full time…. Please!
5. Funniest Teammate – Curtis Montgomery
6 Teammate you think is going to become a millionaire – Nick O’Loughlin
7. Teammate you think is going to become bankrupt – Tom Tucker Evans – Putting it all through the pokies
8. Most talented teammate – Ben Matthews (up and coming)
9. Favourite food – Curry
10. Favourite T.V. show – Breaking Bad

John Palmer
1. Favourite Athelete – Byron Redhead
2. 3 people you would have dinner with – Russel Brand, Dean Waugh and Gloria (Modern Family)
3. Coach’s/Players favourite saying – Club song
4. Teammate that annoys you the most – Carton avoiders
5. Funniest Teammate – Ben May
6. Teammate you think is going to become a millionaire – Greg Chesson
7. Teammate you think is going to become bankrupt – Man in the mirror
8. Most talented teammate – Alex Ross
9. Favourite food – Deep Fried Anything!
10. Favourite T.V. show – Modern Family

James Spencer
1. Favourite Athlete – Ben Johnswood
2. 3 People you would like to have dinner with – Thom Yorke, Mila Kunis and Emma Watson
3. Coach’s/Players favourite saying – “sssssssst”. “What the?” and “Run out!” (Nugget)
4. Team mate that annoys you the most – Chappy, when he bats Blo ahead of me… he’s havin a laf
5. Funniest Team mate – Monty, Ken May
6. Kensington player you think is going to become a millionaire – Pottsy is already a millionaire, just look at his car
7. Kensington player you think is going to becoem bankrupt – Walshy, there’s only so long you can survive on the black market
8. Most talented team mate – Onfield, Alex Ross. Off-field/Circuit – Brendan Connelly
9. Favourite Food – Mexican
10. Favourite TV Show – Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Office (US & UK), Extras

Byron Redhead

Nickname (and why): B-Lo (have an arse like J-Lo), 3K (struggle with the Penfolds Run), Matches (my surname is redhead), Eric (after Cartman, the boys reckon I’ve put on a bit of weight)
Most under-rated bowler at the club: Jake Brown’s left arm orthodox
Most under-rated batter at the club: Byron Redhead
Which batter is your ‘bunny’ in the nets: Barbs
Which bowler do you enjoy facing in the nets the most: Sam McNeil
Your favourite joke: Your Mamma is soooo fat, when she wears high heels she strikes oil!
Favourite line from a movie: Bruce Willis in Die Hard, Yippy Ki Ay ****** ******!
Best win you have been involved with at Kensington: 2006/07 one day grand final

Ben May
Nickname (and why: Maysie, Benno (too long to explain – no others
Most under-rated bowler at the club: Sam McNeil
Most under-rated batter at the club: John Harrison
Which batter is your ‘bunny’ in the nets: Jake Brown – the number of times I’ve had him caught at long on/long off/deep mid wicket is ridiculous
Which bowler do you enjoy facing the most: James Spencer
Your favourite joke: Two men debate whether Hawaii is pronounced “HaVaii” or “HaWaii.” They ask a passerby who answers “Havaii.” “Thank you says the satisfied first man. “You’re velcome,” replies the passerby.
Favourite line from a movie: Ted Strker: Surely there must be something you can do. Rumack: I’m doing everything I can… and stop calling me Shirley
Best win you have been involved in at Kensington: 2008 BankSA Shield semi-final win over Glenelg by 1 wicket

Curtis Montgomery
Nickname (and why): Blurple… I’ve got very fair skin and don’t like to be exposed to direct sunlight
Most under-rated bowler at the club: Spencer aka Sloppy!!!
Most under-rated batter at the club: Yours truly.
Which batter is your ‘bunny’ in the nets: Zaine Schmidt
Which bowler do you enjoy facing the most: Nick O’Loughlin = journey
Your favourite joke: <Too offensive to print>
Favourite line from a movie: “Ma the meatloaf! … ****!!!”
Best win you have been involved in at Kensington: 2006 A Grade semi final vs Glenelg

Nick O’Loughlin
Nickname (and why): Rubiks (reason undisclosed), Leonidis (from the movie 300)
Most under-rated bowler at the club: A bloke called Nick O’Loughlin
Most under-rated batter at the club: Tommy ‘Truck’ Tucker
Which batter is your ‘bunny’ in the nets: n/a
Which bowler do you enjoy facing the most: Ben May
Favourite line from a movie: Dddooo it, come on… Lay it on me. Dddooo it (Starsky and Hutch)
Best win you have been involved in at Kensington: 2008/09 one dayer against Sturt

Elliot Opie
Nickname (and why: Opes, among others
Most under-rated bowler at the club: Hiran ‘Paddles’ Lecamwasam
Most under-rated batter at the club: John Harrison
Which batter is your ‘bunny’ in the nets: With my leggies anyone, otherwise Stonesy
Which bowler do you enjoy facing the most: Benno
Favourite line from a movie: Chubbs: They wouldn’t let me play on the Pro Tour anymore.
Happy Gilmore: Ah, I’m sorry. Because you’re black?
Chubbs: Hell no! Damned alligator bit my hand off!
Best win you have been involved in at Kensington: BankSA Shield semi final, 9 down 8 runs needed, got them

Jake Brown
Nickname (and why): Gas – I don’t mind a beer (apparently) there’s a few bloeks throwing stones on this one
Most under-rated bowler at the club: Hiran Lecamwasam
Most under-rated batter at the club: Byron Redhead… in his own mind!
Which batter is your ‘bunny’ in the nets: Sam McNeil, he can’t pick the arm ball
Which bowler do you enjoy facing the most: Byron Redhead, he bowls at excellent hitting pace
Your favourite joke: Any Dean Waugh saying or rant
Favourite line from a movie: I am never satisfied… it’s a curse (Will Ferrell from Blades of Glory)
Best win you have been involved in at Kensington: 2005/06 and 2006/07 XXXX Gold Cup one day grand finals

Jamie Panelli
Nickname (and why): Sticks, Pitstop, Catwalk, Black Pearl, Panners, Marrakech, Ol’ Golden Arm (Rizz’s)
Most under-rated bowler at the club: James Hilditch
Most under-rated batter at the club: Nick O’Loughlin
Which batter is your ‘bunny’ in the nets: Don’t bowl enough now to really warrant an answer, but there would be some that I can imagine having some fun with from an onlookers point of view.
Which bowler do you enjoy facing in the nets the most: Byron Redhead
Your favourite joke: Prospect Cricket Club!
Favourite line from a movie: Don’t remember too many lines from movies, like the visual scenes more (if you know what I mean) Halle Berry’s bed scene in Monster’s Ball is hard to go past!
Best win you have been involved in at Kensington: Every win with the baggy brown is special, no win is the same in my eyes, but if we were to select a few these would be them. Every premiership game, one dayer and two dayers and T20. also the one dayer against Uni at Uni, we were 9/90 chasing 170. We won comfortably! The Uni semi-final in 99/00 at Adelaide Oval No 2. Lost first innings and won outright. not many Bookworms brought their gear on the second day (Sunday). Error!

Sam Pick
Nickname (and why): Picky, because we are simple folk
Most under-rated bowler at the club: James Harford
Most under-rated batter at the club: SLoppy Spencer
Which batter is your ‘bunny’ in the nets: Ben May and Hiran
Which bowler do you enjoy facing in the nets the most: TomTucker
Your favourite joke: I went to the butchers the other day and I bet him $50 he couldn’t reach the meat off the top shelf. He said, “No, the steaks are too high.”
Favourite line from a movie: 364 more days till next years hockey try-outs, gotta toughen up. (Happy Gilmore)
Best win you have been involved in at Kensington: The one I contributed in with the bat.