Club History

Kensington Cricket Club

One of the most successful clubs in the Adelaide Premier Cricket Competition. Famous for on field success as well as representatives at a higher level including the Adelaide home club of Sir Donald Bradman.

The Kensington District Cricket Club ("The Browns") is a semi-professional cricket club in Adelaide, South Australia. It competes in the South Australian Grade Cricket League, which is administered by the South Australian Cricket Association (SACA).


From the book - Grass Roots by Geoff Sando

The Kensington Oval Cricket Club was formed at a meeting in St. Matthews Hall, Bridge Street, Kensington on 16th August 1920. Even before the First World War there had been suggestions that the East Torrens district could support two clubs, and for redeveloping the neglected Kensington Oval for cricket. The new club was admitted to the SACA B grade competition for four matches in 1920-21. Because of the desirability of retaining an even number of teams in the competition, promotion to A Grade was contingent upon a similar promotion of a Hawthorn team.
This was delayed two seasons because little progress was made with the development of the Hawthorn Oval and was overcome in 1923 when a Colts team was formed.
Promotion was conditional on the club changing its name to 'Kensington Cricket Club', and the club's minutes recorded that 'it was moved that we agree to any name the association likes to call us'.
The district was defined as that portion of the East Torrens area lying east of a line drawn down Portrush Road, Kensington Terrace and Wellington Road.
The result was that the offshoot club became more successful than the parent and, with Don Bradman and Clarrie Grimmett, acquired the two leading South Australian cricketers of the century.
In post-war years premierships have been won on a regular basis, Kensington are known as 'the  Browns' because of their chocolate caps.

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