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Women’s T20 Grand Finals live streamed on Sunday, 18th Feb

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Feb 172018

Kensington women in T20 final – live streamed this Sunday 

SACA is pleased to confirm that this Sunday’s T20 Grand Finals will be live streamed for the first time.

The Statewide Women’s T20 Cup GF is scheduled to start at 9am, with the West End T20 Cup GF to follow directly afterwards at 12noon.

For more details, and the link to where the live stream can be viewed, please view the article below which is on the SACA website.


Our girls are going for their 4th successive win in this competition. If you can’t be there on the day to support them, please keep up with the live stream.

Statewide Women’s Country Round – T20 Round 10

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Feb 142018

Statewide Women’s Country Round – T20 Rounds 9

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Feb 142018

West End Men’s 4th Grade Round 11

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Feb 122018

4th Grade v West Torrens: Day 1

Today was a good day for the 4th Grade, with first innings points already secured. With some rain clouds around, we won the toss and bowled first. Our openers bowled tight and when Nick Holmes made the breakthrough after about 12 overs, the pressure paid off and Holmes quickly had three more. Liam Greber took the ball from Nick’s end and took 4 of his own bowling tight in-swing, Nick got a run out and came back later to get his fifth. This impressive display from Liam and Nick, supported by the tight bowling of Adam, left West Torrens all out for 81 at afternoon tea.

Our batting innings started slowly as our openers got settled. Unfortunately, D-Sub got run out just as he was looking a bit more confident. Jack Konnis was joined by Hamish Porter and they put on 125 together, accelerating as they approached the target and beyond. Jack was eventually dismissed for about 80, while Hamish made his first senior fifty just before stumps and is not out. We finished the day at 3/153, leaving us in a strong position for a potentially valuable outright to be set up next week.

West End Men’s 2nd Grade Round 11

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Feb 122018

Top of the table B Grade took on West Torrens at Parkinson on Saturday. Winning the toss and electing to bowl, Kensington were made to work hard for the intial breakthrough with West Torrens getting to 0/25 before Michael Cappalutti got an edge to Sam Williams at second slip. The second wicket to Daniel Burns quickly followed before West Torrens steadied in the second hour. With 20 minutes to lunch and only two wickets down after being sent in West Torrens would of been the happier side but a double breakthrough to Nick Palmer and Tom Mackenzie, including a wicket on the last ball of the session to a wicked wrong un, saw honours fairly even at 4/90.

The middle session saw Kensington get on top with two wickets to Michael Cappalutti before an excellent partnership from West Torrens rescued the innings with the 7th wicket putting on 100. This took the score to 6/220 just after tea before Daniel Burns and Tom Mackenzie combined to knock over the last 4 wickets in a hurry, West Torrens all out for 237. Three wickets each to Michael Cappalutti, Daniel Burns and leg spinner Tom Mackenzie who has really taken to B grade comfortably. 

With 14 overs left to bat Nick Palmer and Sean Mcullum opened, each playing positively and punishing anything loose despite the time of day, this brilliant hour of batting left the Browns in command at 0/60 overnight with a great oppourtunity to finish the job next Saturday.

ATCA Women’s Division 1 – 2018 Round 2

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Feb 092018

Kensington v Trinity Old Scholars

With Round 1 of the new year competition heated out the previous week, we took on Trinity at home for the first game of the new competition.  A late change to the start time of the SACA Women’s 1st and 2nd Grade games, brought forward to allow players to get to the BBL final at Adelaide Oval, meant Maeve Edwards was unable to play in the 2nd Grade fixture and joined the 3rd Grade side.  Kensington batted first, and following a rush of blood from captain Sam Tammita, and a nick to the keeper from Alicia Doyle, we were suddenly 2/4. Maeve joined Eloise Jansen at the crease, and the pair put on 122 runs, with Maeve finishing 75* (13@4, 1@6) and Eloise 11*, Kensington posting a very competitive 2/122 from their 20 overs.

Trinity boasted a couple of strong batters, but our bowling attack was on point.Trinity was soon 3/8 in the 2nd over, with Matilda Stone (2/29) on a hat-trick, and captain Sam Tammita (2/3) again in great form. Some sharp fielding from Maeve Edwards, running out the opposition’s key batter with the score on 36, was instrumental in keeping the scoring under pressure, and Trinity were all out for 60 in the 14th over, our young side scoring a well-deserved first victory.

Statewide Super Women’s 1st Grade Round 8

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Feb 092018

Kensington v West Torrens

In a strange programming anomaly, round 8 of the 50 over competition was played on Sunday, prior to round 7 being played.  With the Strikers WBBL losing their semi-final to the Sixers on Friday, both sides were boosted with star inclusions, so a tough battle was envisaged.  West Torrens won the toss, and decided to bat on a beautiful pitch on Park 25 # 3.  Losing their first wicket to the returning Katelyn Pope (4/31) in the 5th over, their innings imploded, and they were soon dismissed for 49 in the 22nd over.  Captain Sarah Lowe was again economical and effective, taking 2/6 from her 7 overs.  Eliza Doddridge, who has been in great form with the bat in recent weeks, proved her all-rounder status cleaning up the tail, taking 4/7 from 3.1 overs, including a hat-trick.  A great double, having scored a century against the same side 4 weeks ago.  Needing 50 to win, Eliza and Rachel Church made light work of the chase, scoring the winning runs inside 11 overs.

We now have a 2 week break from 50 over cricket, before returning with Round 7 on February 25th.

West End’s Men’s 2nd Grade Round 10

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Feb 052018

B Grade travelled to Bice Oval with the game finely in the balance with Southerns requiring 170 more runs with 9 wickets in hand. 

After a lacklustre 20 overs in the field the previous week from everyone the energy and commitment was there from ball one Saturday. Nick Palmer started us off with two quick wickets before Cameron Fatchen and Daniel Burns picked up one each to leave Southerns reeling 5 down still needing another 130. 

Southerns rebuilt to lunch and despite Ash Eckerman and Michael Cappalutti bowling in a terrific partnership into the break we were unable to take the killer blow. 

Southerns fought hard after lunch bringing the equation down to 60 required with 5 wickets still left before Luke Pedlar who had to keep due to an injury to regular keeper Sean Mcullum took a brilliant stumping off Daniel Burns to bring control back to Brown’s.

Southerns kept hanging in there but Kensi continued to take regular wickets eventually bowling Southerns out 20 runs short completing one of the best bowling and fielding efforts of the season.

This win leaves us top with Sturt, who have the bye to come and leaves us in control of where we finish at the end of the season. 

Bingo Night 24th Feb

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Feb 052018


Bingo books available for purchase on the night

1 for $10
2 for $15
3 for $20

10 rounds of Bingo, plus other games during the night

Great family fun
Great prizes
Get your friends and family together for the night

BYO Food, Drinks available at the bar



U14 Whites

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Feb 052018

14 Whites v Glenelg

The 14 Whites headed down to Glenelg playing on another green top with a hard slab of concrete underneath. Captain Sam Neave won the toss and elected to bat (largely because we only had 7 players at the time!)

Some starts to a day of cricket you just want to forget! Maybe press the reset button and start again and this was the case for our 14 whites. Batting orders were changed up a little which gave boys the opportunities that we want to give all players however it backfired on us in this game. Runs were really hard to come by with an outfield that seem to suck the life out of every ball that was hit.

We lost consistent wickets early to be 3/11 after 9 overs and really having to work hard to hold our wicket and try to actually score a run.  A good innings was being had by Oliver Cooke showing some cricket maturity whist wickets kept continuing to fall. 6 for 26 after 21 and we were in real trouble. The boys were asked to be more positive and try to set a target of 100 runs which would have been an outstanding result if we could manage it. Batters still falling at regular intervals and our innings closed in the 34th over. Oliver Cook the only one to hit double figures with 27.

All out 74.

Our players were flatter than the concrete deck they were playing on so some strong encouragement pointing out that we had a cracking bowling line up and that Glenelg still needed to get the runs.

Glenelg’s inning started much like ours with runs nearly impossible to score for anyone hitting balls along the ground. The Kenis boys were bowling to a standard above the level we were playing and whilst taking wickets was a grind we were really on top. Nick Graves was bowling better than ever whilst Milo Bennett (back from a back injury) was bowling fast and straight. 3/13 after 10 and we were looking like we might pull off a massive come back. Tight bowling continued with Cam Atherton, Jasper Thomas and Sam Neave really making Glenelg work hard for any runs. Kyle Adams tried something new keeping up to the stumps to the medium paces which was impressive and putting the batters under real pressure. Liam Overall came on and bowled with some real express pace (faster than anybody I’ve seen in white’s comp) eventually seeing the wickets cartwheeling and Kensi on top. Glenelg now 4/38 after 29. Parents on the side were all starting to get a little nervous with what was now going to be a real contest! Mitch Making again came on and taking wickets getting 2 at crucial times. Glenelg now 7/45 and everybody was up and about. Unfortunately for us again we found a lad batting for the other side who was happy to take risks and smash balls over the top (something we should learn a bit from). The game came down to the last over and last wicket (Glenelg 9/72). Unfortunately (again) we fell short the 3rd or 4th time this season in the last over.

Great contest by the boys!

We must learn to win games and in my opinion, I feel it starts at training and a commitment to improve even only by 1% which will make the difference between winning and a loss.

James DuPreez off to Sydney to study

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Feb 012018

James DuPreez, one of last season’s Player of the Year (3 way tie) is off to Sydney to study.

Wishing him all the best from the club and look forward to seeing him back soon.


West End’s Men’s 2nd Grade

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Feb 012018

Rachel Church in Australian U18 talent squad – live streamed this Sunday

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Jan 222018


Rachel Church has been selected to play in an Australia U18 exhibition match after the WBBL (Stars v Hurricanes) at the MCG on Sunday 28th January. The two teams were picked following the recent U18’s carnival where Rachel captained SA.

Rachel comes off great performances in club cricket in recent weeks, having scored 209 runs without being dismissed in her last 4 innings.

Match Details

The match will be live streamed on www.cricket.com.au

3:30pm (AEDT) – U18 WBBL Exhibition match starts.  If you happen to be in Melbourne over the weekend – Entry is free, through Gate 3 at the MCG – please let your friends and family know.

Statewide Super Women’s 1st Grade Round 5

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Jan 222018

U14 Whites

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Jan 222018

14 Whites v Northern Districts (HOT HOT HOT!)

The 14 White team were at home on Langman reserve (Hard wicket)

Day one and lots of rain and a very damp outfield greeted us as we took on the top of the table Northern districts. Losing the toss we were sent in to bat. Not an ideal result but run’s on the board is always a good thing! A small delay whilst we waited for the hard wicket to dry a little, a few test runs with boys slipping over and then we were away (under 14 cricket we were all keen to get the boys a game!).

Our line up this game included three boys up from the academy showcasing exactly what the academy is for! We felt as though our batting was going to be fairly strong and with smiles the boys got underway. Unfortunately we Lost Kyle second ball he faced to a cracker that skidded on and just clipped the stumps 1/1 not an ideal start. Mitch Makings and Josh Tamke settled in and put on a fantastic partnership of 59 runs before josh was unluckily bowled hitting the ball into his pad. We were off to a good start although our run rate was slow (slow outfield not helping). Archer Schwartz came and went after one ball hurting us a little but still in a reasonable position at 3/60 after 26. Oliver Cooke looked in good form hitting the ball cleanly but unfortunately edged one after a good partnership of 31. Mitch was batting well, building his score and looked like he was in for a big score however with the run rate a little low and needing to push runs after a period of dot balls he lost his fight and a very well made 54! Jim Kelly (one of our academy boys) was still at the crease and starting to find some runs. Few more cheap wickets and a smashing cameo by Jenil Patel hitting 2 massive sixes saw us make a reasonable 10/161 in the 59th over. Jim Kelly 21 not out and showing some real determination!

We thought this was a fairly reasonable score considering the conditions and early wickets on day 2 would see us in with a good chance!

Day 2.

Forecast for 36 but felt more like 65 at Langman and we knew we were in for a very hard day out in the sun. Early wickets were going to be key and energy had to be kept up for the entire game! We got our wish with Nicholas Grave getting 2 wickets in his first over! Game On! However, this brought two very good batsmen to the crease who really were never troubled by our bowling attack wilting in the sun. Game over 2/151 at tea after 30 overs and our boys cooked! A break in the shade, some zooper doopers and a slight cooling down in temp, set some new goals to bowl them out and try and restrict the score and we were away again! Hugo Ellery getting the breakthrough lifting the side then Oliver Cooke getting rid of the other lad and we finally seemed to be making progress. Jesse McMahon getting his first under 14 wicket (up from the academy!) and we had a small bit of momentum. Lots more runs to them with us finally bowling them out in the 56th over on 296 (ouch!).

Best bowlers

Nick Graves 3/29

Oliver Cooke 1/16

Not our best day of cricket but really great signs seeing the academy boys doing well!

West End Men’s 4th Grade

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Jan 222018

Statewide Super Women’s 1st Grade Round 4

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Jan 182018

West End Men’s 4th grade Round 9

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Jan 152018

SACA Under 18 Girls Shield

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Jan 132018

Statewide Super Women’s 1st Grade 50 over Round 3

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Jan 112018

SAPSASA State Selection – Ruby Smith

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Jan 042018

Statewide Super Women’s 1st Grade T20 Round 8

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Jan 042018

Statewide Super Women’s 1st Grade T20 Round 7

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Jan 042018