The 2020/21 ATCA LO4 Grand Final sees another TOSer join the Baggy Yellow club, with stalwart Nathan Kennedy chalking up his 100th match.
Beginning his career in 2010/11, Nath joined the club as a top-order batsman, scoring some handy runs during a premiership year for the B grade.
He followed this up with another B Grade premiership in 2013/14 whilst his last two seasons have been his most productive, scoring 272 and 314 runs respectively, including a high score of 107* in 2019/20.
A member of the Ian Glover Bowling Academy, Kenners has also taken 26 wickets at 24.31 with best bowling figures of 4/19 against Old Ignatians in 2011/12. His ability to swing any ball both ways has been bamboozling opposition batsmen for nearly a decade.
Former club coach and close friend Ali Forwood described Nathan as an ever reliable and one of the most passionate teammates he’s played with.
“Nath loves this club and has been an amazing player and committee member for many years. His work with sponsorship was exceptional, as is his leadership around the group,” he said.
“He plays with tremendous heart, passion and a desire to win. A fond memory I have of Kenner’s was his gutsy ton against Gepps Cross in his second season for the club. He suffered heatstroke due his innings, but his never-say-die attitude was exemplified in this match.
“We’re so lucky to have him at our club and we’re all wishing him the best of luck in today’s grand final.”
Although he has an impressive on-field record, Kenners has been a steady contributor off-field as well.
He was a long-serving committee member up until 2019, notably coordinating the Club’s Sponsorship portfolio for several years.
Kennedy is the 12th member of the BYC, joining Tim Viner-Smith, Adrian Zorich, Ben Johnson, Alex Cotter, Eythan Barraclough, Brad Cameron, Stefan Lainas, Ali Forwood, Mitch Dearing, Brad Schaper and Dan Elvin.
Let’s hope Nath can cap off an amazing season with a Premiership medal in today’s C grade grand final against Pembroke OS at Gawler River.