Defending a total of 193 at Glenelg Oval, opening bowler Elliot Opie took 6/32 and spinner Lloyd Pope claimed 4/30 as Kensington dismissed Adelaide for only 78 after it started the second day at 5/50.
But the David Hookes Medal for the best player of the First Grade grand final went to Kensington’s Alex Ross, who top scored with a patient 76 in 222 minutes to help rescue the Browns from a poor start on Saturday.
Ross and Josh Doyle (59) added 123 crucial runs for the fourth wicket after Kensington was 3/42, having lost three-time Bradman Medallist Jake Brown (2), Henry Dall (11) and John Dalton (20).
Adelaide captain Cam Valente took two of these early wickets and then Doyle before finishing with a remarkable 7/58 as Kensington collapsed to lose its last seven wickets for 28 runs.
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Bradman Medallist Jake Brown pulls a calf batting and struggling to walk, then out caught and bowled to Valente ⬇️ @KensingtonCC1 is 1/8 pic.twitter.com/BF7r1kmhMs
By stumps on Saturday, however, Kensington’s modest total of 193 had increased significantly in value.
Opie and Pope shared the first five wickets, including the key scalps of Sam Raphael (26), Ben Pengelley (3) and Valente (6).
Regular opener Matthew Nobes was unable to bat until the fall of the fifth wicket after earlier straining a hamstring but Adelaide’s resistance lasted only 11 overs into the second day and he remained unbeaten on 20.
Kensington, which also won the West End One-Day Cup in February, had all four of its men’s sides reach the grand finals with the top three teams winning premierships.