Nunawading Cricket Club

Ken Rout

 Ken Rout

Ken started at Nunawading in 1953, his first memory at the Club was playing a game against Forest Hill who were using the old Nunawading pavilion which was transported to their ground when the new one at Silver Grove was built. Ken put his foot through the floorboards as soon as he walked in the door. 

Ken is most remembered for the many years of committee service in which he was one of a group, who were to become Life Members, who served for 14 continuous years in committee positions. These long term servants of the Club were Ken, Tom Reeves, Bob Saker, Ian Rowe, Mick McLachlan and Doug Bosworth. 

The highest score of Ken’s career came in 1968 when he scored 148 n.o. from of 9/399 against Blackburn North in C2. Another career highlight was playing in successive First XI premierships in 1957-58 and 58-59. In the 1956 Grand Final, Ken, who had a season’s average of over 44 was given out by LBW Fred Watson for 0 in both innings. I can just imagine Fred telling Ken he was out ! 

Ken retired in 1970-71 and continued his sporting love by bowling for Mitcham.