Player Profiles #20 – Rod Kitching

Player Profiles #20 – Rod Kitching

Years played for ACC: 50

Playing role: All rounder

Batting style: RH patient

Bowling style: RH Off Spin/Straight

Highest score: 109*

Best bowling figures: Can’t remember but definitely in my teens when it turned!

Amateur cricketing hero(es): Mike Hammond, Ian Murray, Mike Evans & Dave Williams

Favourite cricketer: Ian Botham

Favourite ACC moment: Too many
1) Captain of 1st XI winning 1983 Combination League
2) “The Streak” by Geoff Vickers & Bob Solloway at TheStran after rain stopped the 6 a side tournament.
3) “Tiswas Dying Flies” in the slips with Mike Aplin at Arno Vale
4) All “one line put downs” by Bob Ing ( the quiet effective & most polite sledging of opposition players our players & opposition teas that you’ll ever hear. Refer to Bryan & Mike Aplin who will remember more than me).

Favourite movie: About Time

Favourite meal: Roast Beef & Yorkshire pudding with all the trimmings / Morton Bay Bugs

Biggest passion/hobby outside of cricket: Carol & Golf ( in that order)

What does ACC mean to you: Halcyon days of English Summers at The Strand & long-lasting friendships.

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