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TO PLAY CRICKET IS EASY. TO UNDERSTAND THE GAME TAKES TIME.

JAKE BROWN-SEAN WILLIAMS CHALLENGE TROPHY







Jake Brown is the current captain of the Kensington District Cricket Club. He attended Heathfield High School in 1999 and 2000 before moving to Rostrevor College in 2001.
Jake commenced his cricket at Kensington as an 11 year old, where he played in junior teams. An interesting training drill that Jake would practise in his younger days to sharpen his batting skills involved his father using a lacrosse stick to throw a hard rubber ball at a reasonable pace. Bearing in mind that Jake’s father was a former elite lacrosse player, the ball was often placed exactly where Jake needed it to be to improve his technique and skill.
In the three years at Rostrevor, Jake played in three premierships in the schools knockout competition for the open team. On one occasion, while playing against Prince Alfred College, Jake had bowling figures of 6/10.
Since graduating to the A grade team at Kensington, Jake has been involved in a good deal of team success. He has played in a number of grand finals. His team played in the 2011/12 Twenty/20 final against Tea Tree Gully. Jake has also played in four one day grand finals winning three, with the last one in 2009/10 as captain. In 2006/07 Jake played in his first two day grand final without success, but in 2010/11 Jake led Kensington to the premiership, winning the player of the match award with an outstanding performance of 5/49.
Jake has also represented South Australia at first class and second eleven level where he was made captain for two games. During the northern summers of 2005, 2006 and 2009, Jake spent time in England playing club cricket in Leeds and Manchester.
In the 2012-13, Jake made a comeback to the South Australian side scoring 65 and 14 against NSW, 55 and 20 against Western Australia and in the return match in Sydney against NSW, 1 and 21.
When the new Premier League was put together in 2013-14, Jake was made captain of the Eastern Edge team.

Currently, Jake is the curator at his home ground at Kensington Gardens.


Jake pushing ball to cover. Jake at the 2010-11 premiership presentation. Jake in action during 2010-11 grand final.







 Sean Williams

After commencing at Wirreanda High in 2007, Sean completed his Year 12 in 2011. During his time at school he participated in the Specialist Sport Cricket progamme and was captain of the school team. He led the open boys team to a knockout grand final in 2010. 

 

At the end of 2011, Sean Williams made his A grade debut for Southern District. He had previously made his way through all the junior teams at Southern District before joining the seniors where he played in all grades, including a C grade grand final in 2010-11

Since his A grade debut, Sean has been a consistent performer in the Southern District team. He was rewarded with selection in the South Australian under 19 squad that won the Australian Championships in January 2013.

During the 2013 English cricket season, Sean continued to learn his trade by playing with Skegness Cricket Club in Lincolnshire.


Sean with South Australian under 19 Team(front row left)