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Statewide Super Women’s 1st Grade T20 Round 7

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Jan 042018

West End Twenty20 Cup Round 3

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Dec 262017

U14 Reds Round 6

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Dec 262017

KENSINGTON Under 14 Red  9/230  Defeated   West Torrens   All out 208

We all knew this was going to be a good test playing the undefeated top side and losing 3 players to higher grades.

The openers got us off to a positive start with Cormac Dwyer following on from his century last game with a very confident (27) and Archie adding (14) to an opening stand of 46 before a fall of wickets saw us slump to 3 for 58 with Luke Homan (4) getting little opportunity to contribute due to some very good bowling.

Jack ( can I hit out yet?) Matchett (74) strode to the crease and played very maturely, punished the bad balls and along with good support from Hamish Towers (29) added 78 for the 4th wicket to get us to 140 . Ishaan Oak played well forward to a leg spinner and was unlucky to be given LBW for 2.  Shivam Channa (27) supported the tail while the remaining batsmen played for team runs with Milo Bennett smashing (with an injured Back ) 17 and Oscar Lawrence (7) unselfish in his run chase.

With no team scoring over 200 against West Torrens, the boys were adamant they wanted to beat them, particularly considering 4 bowlers contributed to 56 of their 60 overs.

Day 2 was hot, but we were still feeling positive although at 0/30 off 5 overs it was obvious it was going to be a long day. West Torrens were 3 /133 at tea after a run out and a wicket each to Hamish and Jasper. But cricket is a funny game and we were a different side after tea. With West Torrens requiring 100 off 32 overs with 7 wickets in hand we decided to treat this as a one day game and the pressure was put on the bowlers to really tighten up…..and they delivered. With the runs drying up their batsmen were forced into pushing the pace and were doing okay until Liam was able to superman across to a flashing coverdrive and pull off the catch of the year to lift the team and from there we never looked back with the amazing catches winning us the game. Oscar Lawrence held on to a red hot catch at gully , Archie dived full length at midwicket to get his fingers under a lofty shot , Max took a sharp one at wicketkeeper but Cormac took the pressure catch running turning and running to take a difficult high catch. Ishaan strangled the run rate with 2/24 off 11 and Oscar bowled exceptionally well under pressure (2/16 off 7). Special mention to Shivam who under immense pressure bamboozled all the batsmen with his leg spin and took 3/36 off his 16 overs , a match turner who thrived the more he bowled and we are looking forward to the rest of the year from him.

A Fantastic Team Effort. Well done boys.

U14 teams

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Dec 142017

Here are the teams for our final game before Christmas.

Congratulations to Max Michalanney, Max Kelly and Jasper Polglase who have been promoted to the U16 White team this week.

Also to Sam Neave, Sam Vartuli and Liam Overall who will play their first U14 Red matches.

And to Hamish Towers who takes over as captain of the U14 Red team.


Under 14 Red Under 14 White
Round 6 Round 6
Sat Dec 16 & Sat Dec 23 Sat Dec 16 & Sat Dec 23
1:30-5:30pm 1:30-5:30pm
vs West Torrens vs West Torrens
Lockleys North PS Langman Reserve
Team Team
Milo Bennett Kyle Adams (wk 1)
Shivam Channa Lachlan Austerberry
Cormac Dwyer Harry Burgess
Luke Homan Oliver Cooke
Oscar Lawrance Hugo Ellery
Jack Matchett Nicholas Graves (wk 2)
Sam Neave Theo Harper
Ishaan Oak Mitchell Makings
Liam Overall Jenil Patel
Hamish Towers (c) Alexander Smith (c)
Sam Vartuli Josh Tamke
Archie Walters Academy Player
Unavailable Under 16
Jasper Thomas Max Michalanney
Alexander Robertson Max Kelly (wk 1)
Sebastian McVann Jasper Polglase
Cameron Atherton    

There will be presentations after the second week of the match back at the club. There will also be best player awards from the last game presented then.

ATCA Women’s Division 1 T20 round 6

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Dec 142017

Statewide Super Women’s 1st Grade T20 Round 6

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Dec 142017

West End Twenty20 Cup Round 2

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Dec 132017

Tuesday’s Twenty20 at home to East Torrens fell significantly flatter than the one-wicket thrilling win over Sturt just two weeks earlier. Alas, this wasn’t just for the absence of DJ/MC Michael Sullivan’s amplified contributions in order to make way for an entertaining live stream with Browns luminaries Grant Chapman, Jamie Panelli, Barry Steele and Anthony McDonald joining Dave Webb in the commentary box.

Skipper Elliot Opie had no hesitation in electing to bat but the Browns found it difficult to get the East Torrens bowlers away as they mixed up their deliveries. We were just 1/30 after the six-over power play but managed to post a potentially competitive 4/136 with contributions from John Dalton (40 off 33), Adam Hose (36 off 41), Robbie White (27 off 27) and Charlie Holmes (18no off 13). The innings featured eight fours and two sixes, on the lower side of typical T20 expectations.

It’s fair to say Jake Lehmann (76no off 39) and Michael Cranmer (44 off 24) made easier work of their chase, right from the opening over yielding 24 to being 0/47 off three, 0/78 from the six-over power play to the first wicket falling at 108 in the ninth.

Those with the facility to review the online coverage, on Facebook or at http://kensingtonbrowns.com.au/?p=4048, but without the time to soak in all commentary ruminations might choose to skip straight to about 2:05 to see David Grant’s impressive catch running in from long off to pouch a ball that had been hit very high indeed and well out of the camera shot that barely does it justice, Charlie Holmes the beneficiary and lone wicket taker. Reviewers with an extra 60 seconds on their hands can cue to a minute earlier and hear ‘Cheesy’ McDonald musing about making his A Grade debut in 1994 in the same game as the club’s current 1st grade scorer who, if he’d been listening, would have been able to tell Cheesy that the Reds had by that stage smashed 16 fours and two sixes… as well as reassert that his own A Grade scoring debut was at the start of the 1993-94 season after a three-season apprenticeship in lower grades.

The visitors reached the target off 12.5 overs with nine wickets in hand. With two wins in the bank, Kensington should still make the eight-team round of T20 qualifying finals but might well need a win at Uni next week and even then possibly have to wait on the remaining Round 4 results of 9 January to be sure.

U14 Reds

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Dec 112017

KENSINGTON  3 / 367   (40)    VS PORT ADELAIDE  9/ 13   (17 .3)   all out 


From previous experience we weren’t expecting a strong challenge from Port so we set ourselves some accomplishable goals to keep us focused.

Unfortunately we passed that goal in the 30th over with 10 to go due to some prodigious runmaking from our openers.  Cormac Dwyer  108 (85) and Max Kelly 101 (71) put on a superlative display of power hitting and tireless running before they were both retired not out (sorry boys !).

It was always going to be a hard act to follow those two but to their credit the run machine continued  with Max Michalanney 51 (31), Jasper Polglase 31 (25)  , Alex Robertson  15 (12) n.o  and Milo Bennett 12(7) n.o all maintaining the run rate.

A big welcome to Luke Homan who drove from Naracoorte for the game who received a pearler of a ball to be dismissed for 9 (9).

It would have been easy to switch off at this stage but the bowlers wanted a piece of the action as well and we were able to dismiss Port for 13.  Seb Mcvann led the way with 4/0 , Jack (scary ) Matchett 2/4 and Luke Homan 2/4 and Hamish Towers 0/4 turning the ball a mile.

If we were to find a negative for our bowling stint, all runs off the bat except 1 were through slips. Time to sharpen those reflexes boys !

All in all a very professional job from the reds and congratualations again t to Max and Cormac for their chanceless centuries. 

West End Men’s 2nd Grade

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Dec 042017

West End Twenty20 Cup Round 1

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Nov 292017

Tuesday night will sit comfortably among Parkinson Oval’s ever-growing collection of memorable tight finishes, thanks very largely to Middlesex keeper-batsman Robbie White taking charge of a sinking ship and singlehandedly steering it home to port to ensure our bowlers’ earlier good work wasn’t all for nought.

Sturt won the toss and batted but surprise opening bowler Alex Ross set an early tone by conceding just three from a tidy first over. As DJ/MC Sully played Tim Minchin’s Taboo (only a ginger can call another ginger ‘ginger’) from the pavilion, Lloyd Pope (4/24) cut a wrong ’un-dominated swathe through Sturt’s top and middle order to have them reeling at 7/60 after 12 overs. The visitors did last the full 20 overs but posted just 9/126, seemingly below par and very gettable both at the break and for much of the chase. Skipper Elliot Opie (2/24) was the other multiple wicket-taker and had rotated his fellow charges to good effect.

In reply, Brown and Hose were both dismissed inside of six overs but showing the right scoring intent to have us 2/46. Even with Ross gone in the 10th, we were 3/63 and well enough on target with Dall scoring at a run a ball and being joined by the capable White. Sturt were tightening the screws by the 16th (5/94) but it was the 18th over when the wheels really started to fall off. Sure, it was a ship earlier in the narrative but let’s not get too bogged down in analogous detail. Spinner Ziggy Kulesza (5/15) took four wickets in that 18th over, all bowled, to be twice on a hat-trick, Lloyd Pope earning relieved home crowd cheers as a defensive block denied the last but we’d lurched dramatically to 9/98 and with still plenty to do for White, at that stage 23 not out off of 19 balls, and Pope… so White, then, or at least so thought the crowd and White was not to disappoint them.

White fearlessly put opener Stuart Claring-Bould’s next delivery away for six over deep square leg, deftly managed a couple of twos and another six before finding the desired single on the over’s last ball, retaining the strike at 9/115 with still 12 to get now off six Kulesza balls. A six off of balls two and four and White (52no off 29) had memorably steered the Browns home with just two balls to spare and one wicket in hand, much to the delight of a home crowd enjoying the Zerella wines and other tasty treats available on the balcony.

With a rescheduled Round 4 win against the SACA Under 19s already in the bag, we’re two from two in the shortest version of the game with another home tie against East Torrens in a fortnight (December 12) before a visit to Uni the following week to secure hopefully one of the eight Qualifying Finals places on offer.

U14 Whites Round 4

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Nov 282017

14 Whites v Sturt NAIL BITER!

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

Winning the toss new captain Alex Smith elected to bat giving our new look top order the chance to get runs on the board. Alex Smith and Harry Burgess opened the batting and got us away to a good solid start before Harry was caught trying to push the scoring. 1/34 after 13 gave us the steady start we needed and set the tone for the day. Runs continued to come at a steady rate with the out field being slow making us work really hard for every run. We lost another wicket but then a very good partnership between Hugo Ellery and Alex smith taking the score to 3/71 after 26 overs. We were set for some fast scoring. The boys were instructed to put the foot down as we had wickets in hand. Steady runs but a few wickets including Hugo (22) Mitch Makings (15) and Alex Smith (21) bought Jasper Thomas to the wicket. A few wild swings to get going but then some very good batting taking us to 135 in the 39th. Jenil coming in late and facing 1 ball for one 6! After 40 overs 8/143 and a solid score!

Into the field

The boys had set a good amount of runs and confidence was up. Knowing the more wicket and  maidens we bowled the more pressure on their batting. Josh Tamke getting us away to the start we needed bowling 4 overs 1 / 2 . Jasper Thomas from the other end also keeping the pressure up getting a wicket, after 10 overs we had them 2/20 and things seemed very much in our favour. Mitch Makings came on and bowled some good tight overs of spin but at the other end our fast boys struggled with grip, slipping on the mat regularly and causing some lose bowling. Nick Graves came on for a good spell of medium pace getting 1/10 off 5 overs and things still felt very much in hand. After 20 overs we had them 4/56. They now had their biggest (tallest) player at the wicket which had the parents on the side a little worried as if he started swinging it could get ugly. Sam Neaves now bowling was getting wickets at regular intervals and the game was really going our way however, they still had one tall big kid batting and batting reasonably well. 8/110 after 36 Sturt were in trouble, unfortunately for us Sam had run out of overs (4/20 off 8). 4 overs, 33 runs needed then, 31 needed off 3. Seven off the next over was ok as we had the field spread. Now they needed 24 off 2 overs. Ten off, leaving 14 runs off the last. Some of the cleanest hitting I’ve seen in under 14 cricket saw this one big lad kill us off getting the runs with a ball to spare. Heart break for our lads.

This game was an absolute nail biter and was played extremely well by both sides. You could argue that the umpires made a couple of mistakes that cost the game but in truth I think they were just consistent all day not giving anything out unless it was absolutely out.

Great game boys (both sides) I personally loved watching it and think that’s what makes this game so good to play!

West End Men’s 1st Grade Round 5

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Nov 272017

ATCA Women’s 1st Grade T20

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Nov 272017

Statewide Super Women’s 2nd Grade T20 round 7

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Nov 272017

Statewide Super Women’s 1st Grade T20 Round 5

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Nov 272017

West End Men’s 3rd Grade Round 5

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Nov 272017

West End Men’s 4th Grade Round 5

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Nov 262017

ATCA Women’s 1st Grade – round 4

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Nov 242017

This week our young group of 3rd Grade players fronted up to Payneham Oval to take on yet another older and more experienced opposition. After again convincing the umpire that our girls were allowed to play in this competition, captain Sam Tammita won the toss and put the opposition in to bat, hoping that some of the damp from the previous days rain would work in our favour.

Our young bowlers managed to remove their #2 and #3 batters for 0 and 1, however were not able to take the key wicket of their captain and opener who retired on 63. After some helpful advice from the umpire, Alicia Doyle took her first wicket playing for Kensington. Despite tight bowling and fielding, our big hitting opponents scored 4/159 from their 20 overs.

A win would be very difficult from here, but again our batters proved to be resilient and despite losing the wicket of Bella Drew, runout with the score on 3, our girls batted out their overs to be 4/69. Once again our young group earned the respect, and frustration, of their opposition and proved they will be a force to be reckoned with in the future.

Statewide Super Women’s 1st Grade Round 2

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Nov 242017

For round 2 of the 50 over competition, SACA made Adelaide #2 available for our clash with Northern Districts. The match-up on paper would be a close, hard fought competition, with both sides boasting both numerous Scorpions and U18 state representatives. On the glorious Adelaide #2 ground, it lived up to expectations and proved to be a great game.

Northern won the toss and chose to bat on a great wicket. Katelyn Pope (3/60 from 10) managed to remove their number 2 and 3 batters, both for 3 runs, and at 2/30 in the 11th over, things looked promising. However Katie Rowe then joined Northern and Scorpions captain Tegan McPharlin, and they set about putting together an 84 run partnership. A very confident LBW appeal didn’t go our way, and Tegan McPharlin certainly made the most of the let off, scoring 69. Scorpions all-rounder Tabby Saville came to the crease with her dismissal and continued the run scoring, herself posting 69 before falling to Sarah Lowe (3/27 from 10) in the 47th over, with the score on 229. Northern batted out their overs to post a score of 9/246.

A run chase of 5 an over was not out of reach with our batting line up on this ground. Openers Bridget Patterson and Eliza Doddridge started well before Bridget was out in the 7th over with the score on 37. Captain Sarah Lowe (54) then joined Eliza and runs continued to flow until Eliza (33 from 32 with 5@4 1@6) fell with the score on 61. Some middle order scores kept us in the hunt, but with the fall of Katelyn Pope’s wicket for 33, followed by Lowe’s with the score on 163, we needed some resilience from our tail. Unfortunately we were again bowled out without facing our 50 overs and fell 40 runs short of victory.


We now have a break from 50 over games and revert to the T20 format until January. With 7 players out next weekend with Scorpions and U18 representation, we hopefully have enough depth to score a well needed win.

Kensington Women’s Quintet head to Canberra

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Nov 222017

Kensington boasts 5 players in the Women’s State Under 18 side that heads to Canberra this Sunday to compete in the National Championships. This season the championship runs over 12 days, from 27 November to December 7th. Teams will compete initially in a T20 format competition, followed by a 50 over competition.

Congratulations to the following players –

Rachel Church (captain), Shae Daly, Sarah Ferris, Georgia Iannella and Bella Smith.

We know you will do SA and Kensington proud!

U 16 Whites Round 3

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Nov 212017

Kensington defeated East Torrens

Day 1, As we all arrive late to the game due to the assistance of a confused Google Maps which guided most of us to either the Velodrome or the Croatian Club, we descended onto the ground to view the pitch. Well what a pitch it was, unrolled, unweeded with a very distinctive camber. Mmm do we bat or bowl?

As the Australian saying goes “go tails with the toss, think about bowling first, think again and then bat”. Well on the back of 2 very good games the boys decided to back themselves in and go for an outright from the word go.  A good decision from a confident team unit. The boys are sent out with a target of 3 wickets per session.

The team welcomes Charlie McKay into the side for the first time as JT steps up to open the bowling as Harry and Anik had been called up into the RED’s.  He was supported by Austin from the other end.  The pitch wasn’t giving any assistance at all and the boys had to work hard. The hardest work of the day was left to the wicket keepers as the ball would go through at ankle level.

Lachie Gitsham was in close with helmet, box and shin pads on adding pressure to the batsmen as the ball went either side of him. All the lads stepped up, superbly led by Sam and the pressure was on.

7 overs down for 13 runs and JT gets the breakthrough caught by Austin. 3 overs later Austin bowls a ripper and Sam takes a one-handed pearler in first slip. 2 for 26.

JT bowls on leg and the batsman glides the ball down to fine leg and they set off, Austin picks up and throws to the far end and the batsman is short of his ground. 3 for 26 and we as a team have hit our first target.

Time for a bowling change and Solomon comes into the play and that man Austin again with a catch. 4 for 36 in the 18th over and well on our way.

Into the second session and we are on top. East Torrens dig in for a fight and start slowing it up. A few hard miss chances go by and the ball starts playing lower and lower as it seems the track was slowing up.  On comes our spinner with Zac controlling the flight and we pick up our 5th wicket with an excellent stumping by Will. 5 for 70 after 27 overs.

Sam brings himself on and has his man clean bowled.  6 for 81.  Sam continues and the new batsman smashes the ball to backward of square where Nolen takes a great down low catch. 7 for 81.

Sam makes another move and Lachy Gitsham is bought on from the Northern end as we try to get our second target of 3 for the session with time against us. Last ball before lunch and yes Gitch does it.  LBW to dismiss their leading run scorer 8 for 94 at tea.

After a quick bite to eat and 4 litres of cordial, the boys are back out there with plenty of yap and the focus on the remaining 2 wickets and more importantly to keep them under 120 runs. James Woods is asked to bowl flat out and to have the batsmen on the back foot which he did and was very unlucky not to be rewarded with a wicket or two.  JT is back into the attack and Sam takes another good catch. 9 for 108 with an hour left and the coach starts sending the word out to slow it right down so we won’t have to bat. However, Sam and JT have other ideas with James Woods taking the catch to end East Torrens’ innings for 119.

James Taylor 3 for 20 off 8
Austin Davidson 1 for 12 off 8
James Woods 0 for 16 off 8
Solomon Muster 1 for 7 off 5
Zac Sauerwald 1 for 16 off 10
Nolen Titus 0 11 off 2
Charlie McKay 0 for 9 off 3
Lachy Gitsham 1 for 9 off 3
Noah Leydon 0 for 9 off 5

On a hard pitch which conceded 13 byes, 13 wides and 10 no balls.

Kensi go in with 40 minutes to bat or 14 overs. Charlie McKay and Will Sherman head out to bat full of composure with only one thing on their minds – 6pm.  They are told to take their time, play their normal game and enjoy themselves with a task of getting through to the end of play and to have the score under 100.

 We sat down for a tense 40 minute spell.  No need to worry. No night watchman required as the boys, playing together for the first time, set off to bat without any trouble or chances given to leave us 91 runs to chase for a win, this included some impressive pitch gardening from both batsmen as well as taking guard each over.

EODP 0 for 28

Day 2, We turn up on the second day at 0 for 25 off 14 overs with the West Torrens coach very keen NOT to play. On inspection of the pitch we find it to be damp and rough but despite this we let the umpire know that we are ready to go and as the umpire was keen for match payments the was game on.

It was a hard day early with the ball coming off very slow from a short length delivery and at times the ball would leave an impression in the pitch.  At full length the ball could dart off in any direction and at any height.

Our batsmen have to dig in deep to ensure a fighting win as we lose 5 of the top order caught in close off slow ballooning balls due to the pitch conditions.

Our openers, who bravely batted through the 14 overs the week before on a bouncy uneven wicket  find themselves facing  the total opposite and Charlie leads the way facing approx. 80 balls for 27 runs and Will 55 balls for his 11.  Our first loss comes with 34 runs on the board.

We lose quick wickets and it seems our eagerness to play may be going against us.  We find ourselves going from 1 for 34 to be 4 for 64 and then 6 for 92 as the pitch starts to dry up leaving hand grenades lying everywhere.  Our Captain Sam led the way with a great controlled and measured innings picking off singles and forcing the fielding team to work hard.

Sam worked hard with the middle order and there was some relief when Lachlan G hit 2 quick fours.   Zac worked hard off 15 balls to collectively put on a 19 run partnership with Sam.   Nolen walked to the pitch un fazed at 7 for 111 to help bring the win home facing 21 balls in a partnership of 32.

At 8 for 143 we have a mid-pitch conference and with Sam in the 40’s he suggests a declaration as every good captain would.   We decide to bat on as JT was keen to have a swing and to allow Sam to let loose.  The lads, with smiles on their faces,  let their bats do the talking as we batted on until 4:20pm when JT was caught for 27 ( 3 fours and a six).  Sam finished not out 71 off 80 balls.

We declared to give ourselves a go at an outright.  This decision was well supported by James as the next incoming batsmen who understood what was at stake.

The outright wasn’t to be as the opposition finished with hard hitting 2 for 97.

Highlights of the game;

  • Sam Lucas’s Captain’s Knock of 71 not out and 2 great catches
  • Charlie Mackay hard fought opening innings
  • Jamie Taylor 4 wickets and assisted run out for the match and his entertaining 27 runs
  • Austin’s run out after picking the ball up at fine leg to throw to the bowler’s end and his unlucky and economical bowling spells
  • James Wood’s attitude when declaring.


West End One Day Cup Round 4

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Nov 202017