Jim McKenna Medal
The Jim McKenna Medal is presented to the person adjudged as the fairest and best player in the First Grade competition. In the 2009-10 season the points system was changed to points allocated by the umpires on a 3, 2 and 1 basis.
|2016-17||Todd Gill||Leeming Spartan|
|2014-15||Marc Dodds||Kardinya Lakes|
|2013-14||Rhys May||Leeming Spartan|
|2012-13||Joel Crosswell||Hilton Palmyra|
|2009-10||Todd Lavender||Leeming Spartan|
|2006-07||Brad Oldroyd||East Fremantle|
|2005-06||Mark Atkinson||Leeming Spartan|
|2004-05||Brad Oldroyd||East Fremantle|
Jim McKenna played many years for the Kenwick Cricket Club in the old SSCA competition. He played games in their first season,1949. His father, Bert McKenna, was the founder of the Kenwick Club and his brother Bob was the foundation secretary.
In the 1960's Jim became active in the SSCA serving in various positions on the Executive over the following 40 years. He is a Life Member of the Kenwick Cricket Club and the SSCA (now the SMCA). In 1996 Jim was the first President of the newly formed South Metropolitan Cricket Association.
Jim received a Sports Australia Medal for his services to cricket. He was a school teacher and at the time of his retirement was Western Australia's longest serving teacher. He was a keen traveller and a great lover of classical music.
After a long battle with skin cancer Jim passed away on 10th October 2003, the same day that Matthew Hayden scored his then world record test score of 380 at the WACA.