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Academy matches vs Sturt and Prospect (Monday November 20)

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Nov 212017

Kensington’s Academy teams had their first hit outs against other clubs on Monday night with five games played at various venues around Adelaide.

At Colonel Waite Oval the Black team had a tough start, finishing their 25 overs at 8/64. A few too many dot balls during our innings but there were bright spots from Jim Kelly and Henry Smart who both retired on 12. Sturt were very good in their reply, pacing their innings well and not losing a wicket – running out victors with 0/83.

At Ford Oval the Red team was in early trouble losing a heap of wickets at the start of our innings. Things were rescued by Edward Dolling who made a brilliant 50* from 50 balls. His innings helped us reach 85 from our 25 overs. We struggled to take wickets in our bowling innings but managed to keep the runs down. Sturt finished at 3/76.

There was a cliffhanger at Langman Reserve with the Yellow team hanging on for a tight win. We finished with 7/102 from our 25 overs batting first. Riley Smith (12*) and Tyson Matthews (15) had a good partnership at the top of the order before some late hitting from Harry Woods (12*) and Harry Hooworth-Moule (20) got us up to a defendable score. Wickets to Edward Nitschke and Alex Pertl plus a couple to Riley Smith kept us in the game. Leg spinner Harry Hooworth-Moule bowled the last over with Sturt requiring 4 runs to tie and 5 runs to win. The over went; one, dot, wicket, dot, one, wicket which was enough to deliver a two run win.

At Leroy Oval the Green team batted first against Prospect. We had contributions right down the order and finished our 25 overs at 5/90. Noah Latimer made 16* opening the batting while George Wicks (9*) and Thomas Riggall (10) kept things moving. An excellent partnership at the end between Archer Schwarz (23* off 17 balls) and Lucas Donlan (7*) saw us reach 90. We will bowl next week.

At Marryatville the Blue team finished with 6/79 batting first. Top scorers were Riley McDonald and Jesse Laing with 10 and Jude Thomas and Tharan Balachander with 9 each. Sturt scored quickly in the reply and finished with 2/110. Freddie Whitford and Oliver Ellis were the wicket takers.

A really fun night with some challenging cricket played. A huge thank you to Mick Weatherald and the Sturt District Cricket Club and also Charlie Newman & Peter Forbes from Prospect for organising the games. There will be more matches played next Monday.

Academy Matches – Monday November 13th

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Nov 142017

At Victoria Park the Black team took on the Yellow team. The Black team batted first and opener Harry Dangerfield got them away to a good start with 16*. Henry Goold came in and struck a fluent 29 including one large six. Jim Kelly made 20* off only 13 balls while Henry Smart finished with a quickfire 15*. The Black team finished with 5/141. Best of the bowlers was Harry Hooworth-Moule with 2/29.

The Yellow reply began slowly before Harry Woods (21*) got things moving. Harry Hooworth-Moule (20*) and Tyson Matthews (23*) had a crack at the target but in the end they ran out of overs, falling 24 runs short at 2/117.

On the adjacent oval the Red and Green teams fought out a thriller. The Greens batted first and with a few players away on camp all players got to spend plenty of time in the middle. Lucas Saunders made 43 runs across a couple of innings while Noah Latimer made 39. Harry Orchard chipped in with 24 and the Greens finished at 9/151. Tom Thredgold was the best of the Reds’ bowlers with 3/10 while Luke Szabo and Ryan Percival took 2 wickets each.

The run chase started well with Tom Thredgold (19*) and Darcy Young (16*) putting together a strong opening stand. Binuga Pathirana (19) and Luke Szabo (22) kept the momentum going but a couple of nice catches and run outs kept the game on a knife’s edge.

In the end the Reds required three runs to win from the last ball. Harry Orchard (2/24) held his nerve sending down a dot ball to deliver the Green team the win.

At Marryatville High School the Blue team played their second internal trial. Best with the bat were Oliver Ellis (14*) and Tom Waugh (13*) while there were several standout performers with the ball. Aston Hogben took 5/12, Arunesh Ghosh took 4/6 while Tom Waugh made it a good all-round day with 4/16.

Next week our teams start their matches against other grade clubs.

Academy Matches – Monday November 6th

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Nov 092017

The Kensington Academy had its first round of matches on Monday with three games played.

At a chilly Victoria Park, the Red team took on the Black team. The Reds batted first and amassed 11/133 from their 32 overs. The running between wickets was a feature with Morgan Young (21*) and Binuga Pathirana (19*) the standouts before Ryan Percival returned to the crease with a quickfire 30. Off spinner Adithya Venugopal finished with the amazing figures of 6/6 for the Black team while Henry Smart and Henry Goold each took 2 wickets.

In the Black innings Jim Kelly made a fluent 24*, Jack Michalanney whacked 18* and Oscar Rice chipped in with 17 to see the Black team over the line. They finished with 7/146. Ryan Percival with 2/27 was the best of the bowlers while Jesse McMahon took a great slips catch.

Also at Victoria Park was the Green vs Yellow match. The Green team batted first and finished with 5/92. They had solid contributions from Noah Prenzler (14), Harry Orchard (12*) and George Wicks (14*) before Thomas Hodgkinson blasted 24* to get them up to what would be a winning score. Aadi Mittal and Tyson Matthews with a wicket each were the best of the Yellow bowlers.

The Yellow innings started slowly thanks to some tight bowling and as the run rate required rose, so too did the risk-taking. That led to plenty of wickets and the Yellow team finished on 14/61. Tyson Matthews 10 and Aadi Mittal 13 were the leading run scorers while Thomas Hodgkinson and Lucas Saunders each finished with 3 wickets.

The win propels the Green team to the top of the ladder after Round 1.

At Marryatville High School our youngest team (Kensington Blue) were playing an internal match. There were some excellent performances with the bat and with plenty of gaps in the field a good chance for the players to develop their running between wickets. Tharan Balachander (17) and Ashton Hogben (27) both batted freely without being dismissed while Jesse Laing (20 for once out) and Jude Thomas (22 for once out) were other standouts.

With the ball leg spinner Jude Thomas was excellent with 3 wickets while Ashton Hogben, Jesse Laing and Oliver Ellis took 2 each.

The second round of matches will be played next Monday.

South East U/16 Team

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Nov 022017

Congratulations to the following players who have been selected to represent the South East team in the 2017-18 Under 16 Country Cup.

Campbell Watts (Kingston)
Connor Prior (West Gambier
Luke Pedlar CAPT (Kingston)
Jack Tapfield (Kingston)
Jaden Grosser (Millicent)
Ben Thiel (East Gambier)
Emerson Marks (East Gambier)
Tom Moyle-Read (Willalooka)
Josh Cornolo (West Gambier)
Adam Kuhl (South Gambier)
Will Walker (Naracoorte)
Tom Ferguson (Millicent)

Emergencies – Jack Harding, Elliott Fisher, Yashin Sharma

Coach: Matt McInerney

Playing in the Barossa Valley – South East game venues are Stockwell, Nurioopta, Tanunda and Angaston ovals. The fixture is now available on the MyCricket website.

Dates are: Monday 11th to Thursday 14th December 2017

Sam Rahaley selected in Australian U/16 squad

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Apr 032017

Three South Australian rising stars have been named in the Australia Under 16s squad, following the conclusion of the School Sport Australia 15 & Under Boys National Championship in Queensland over the weekend.

The 14-player squad features some of the best talent from the tournament, as selected by the Youth Selection Panel, plus four standby players.

Kyle Brazell, Samuel Rahaley and Suraj Rajesh were the three South Australian players who performed well at the National Championships and stood out to selectors.

Opening batters Brazell and Rajesh were among the top ten run-scorers at the tournament, while Rahaley compiled 70 runs across four innings.

All-rounder Brazell also took best figures of 5/33 against New South Wales Green.

The Australia Under 16s squad will form the Cricket Australia XI for next summer’s Under 17 National Championships, where players will be challenged by playing against an older age group at a higher level of competition.

“It was really pleasing to see the amount of talent on display at the championship this year, and there was some really good cricket played throughout the week,” said Cricket Australia’s National Talent Manager, Greg Chappell.

“The selection of this team was a challenging one, as there was such a good spread of talent across all teams and plenty of competition for places. That said, we are really pleased with final result of the selection process, and the quality of talent within this Australia Under 16s squad.

An international series for this Australia Under 16s squad is yet to be confirmed, but likely to be in early 2018.

Australia U16s Squad

Kyle Brazell, South Australia (Tea Tree Gully)

Jake Fraser McGurk, Victoria

Michael Herbst, Western Australia

Mac Jenkins, New South Wales

Brock Larance, New South Wales

Jet Liebke, Queensland

Ewan Nielson, Western Australia

Mitchell Pascoe, Queensland

Yash Pednekar, Victoria

Samuel Rahaley, South Australia (Kensington)

Suraj Rajesh, South Australia (Southern District)

Tanveer Sangha, New South Wales

Hugh Sherriff, New South Wales

Brad Simpson, New South Wales

Standby players: William Collins (Tasmania), Jayden Goodwin (Western Australia), Campbell Griffiths (Victoria), William Prestwidge (Queensland)

Grand Final Teams

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Mar 232017

Grand Final Weekend is upon us and the Browns have three senior men’s teams still standing. The A’s, C’s and LOA’s will all do battle this weekend in what shapes as an exciting couple of days of cricket.

The A’s take on West Torrens who are seeking to win the T20, one day and two day treble. The teams had a tense clash earlier in the season with the Browns getting knocked over for 168 batting first and the Eagles scraping over the line 8 wickets down.

A Grade vs West Torrens at Woodville Oval, Sat Mar 25 and Sun Mar 26, 11:00am start
Team – Liam Scanlon, James Seward (wk), Jake Brown (c), Alex Ross, Simon Schwerdt, Hugh Cranendonk, Eddie Steele, Elliot Opie, Cameron Fatchen, Scott Aufderheide and Lloyd Pope

The Bradman Medal function was held during the week and Jake Brown finished 5th in the voting while John Dalton came in 7th. John was also selected in the Grade Team of the Year.

The C’s take on Adelaide Uni at the beautiful University Oval. The two teams fought out a see-sawing encounter a few weeks ago. Kensington was skittled for 98 batting first but followed up by rolling the Blacks for 63 to pull off a remarkable win and seal a finals berth. More drama was to follow in the 2nd dig with the Browns dismissed cheaply again and Uni finishing outright winners.

C Grade vs Adelaide Uni at University Oval, Sat Mar 25 and Sun Mar 26, 1:00pm start
Team – Dylan Mosey, David Brown, Michael Cotsios, Harrison Rahaley, Charlie Holmes, Jed Spence, Jamie Panelli, Brayden Frost (wk), Ash Eckermann, Eddy Greeves (c) and Steven Tanti

LOA vs Unley at Kingswood Oval, Sat Mar 25, 12:30pm start
Team – TBA

Congratulations to Sarah Lowe for winning the Karen Rolton Medal on Wednesday night, as the best player in the Women’s A Grade competition this season. Sarah is the second Kensington player to win the award however is our first ‘home grown’ winner. Sarah will captain the A Grade team in the grand final against Port on Saturday.

Daniel Worrall and John Dalton travel up to Alice Springs tomorrow morning to prepare for Sunday’s Sheffield Shield final versus Victoria. There will be a live stream at

Good luck to Luke Pedlar, Sam Rahaley and William Warrick who head off this week to play for South Australia in the National Under 15 Championships. You can follow the scores at

Men’s Semi Final Results

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Mar 202017

Four senior teams headed out for semi final matches this weekend and three have progressed to the grand final.

At Parkinson Oval the A Grade were trying to put five consecutive semi final losses behind them and progress to their first Grand Final since our premiership win in 2010-11.

Jake Brown lost the toss (again) and we fielded first on a very flat wicket.

Before the game, club great Jason Morgan was on hand to present debutant Eddie Steele with his first A Grade cap

Elliot Opie was on fire in the opening overs, cart-wheeling Jake Winter’s off stump with the 4th ball of the game and trapping Tom Plant lbw in his 2nd over. Our bowlers kept things very tight as we sought to make inroads with the new ball. Just after drinks Cameron Fatchen delivered a peach to knock Ben Bullimore’s off stump out of the ground. At lunch we had restricted Glenelg to 3/39 from 29 overs.

The middle session belonged to Glenelg as left handers Josh Roach and Danny Irvine carefully built a partnership. They wicket had flattened out and the ball wasn’t swinging. They batted through until tea and the score was 3/140. After the break Cameron Fatchen removed both the set batters, the second wicket courtesy of a sharp catch to Eddie Steele in the gully. Glenelg started to up the run rate before declaring at 6/257, leaving us 5 overs to negotiate before stumps.

Openers Liam Scanlon and James Seward made it safely to 0/14 at stumps

Day 2 started poorly with Scans gone in the first over. James Seward and Jake Brown took the score to 51 before Browny was caught at cover. He had looked in ominous touch for his 21. We lost Seward for 17 with the score at 81 then Alex Ross and Simon Schwerdt took us safely to lunch – 3/100 at the break.

The next session belonged to Kensington as Ross and Schwerdt showed their experience, putting away the loose ball, defending resolutely when required and ticking the score along without taking any risks. At tea we were 3/196 and in sight of victory.

We lost Schwerdty after tea for an excellent 47 (followed by a Phil Simmons walk off) but soon after Alex Ross brought up his century. It was a brilliant innings from Rosco who has battled injury issues this season but found form and delivered at the right time. He’d been joined at the crease by Hugh Cranendonk who struck some beautiful boundaries in his knock of 28*. The pair put on an unbroken stand of 57 runs for the 5th wicket and we reached the target with 20 overs to spare.

Rossy finished with 115 not out earning plaudits from Barry Nugget Rees

The A’s progress to the grand final this weekend and will play West Torrens at Woodville Oval.

At Park 25 #2 the B Grade were taking on East Torrens. We had Ty Wundenberg and Euan Fletcher on debut and new skipper Daniel Burns won the toss and elected to bat first.

We lost Michael Sullivan for 7 but Alex Chapman and Michael Davies took the score slowly but safely to 50 befre the next wicket fell, Chappy lbw for 20. The wheels fell off a bit in the middle order and we slumped from 2/67 to 7/96, including Davies for a hard-fought 31.

Some late resistance from Burnsy (30) was handy as we tried to post a defendable score but we were all out for 127 which felt 50 or more short. We had 23 overs to bowl that night so were hoping to make some inroads but the East Torrens openers batted solidly and were 0/55 at stumps.

On Day 2 we needed wickets in a hurry and the first one fell with the score at 78, Sean McCullum picking up a sharp stumping off Daniel Burns. Our bowlers were right on the money in the first session. We dried up the runs and the wickets started to fall. Nick Palmer and Michael Cappelluti struck to make the score 3/90. Approaching lunch there was another double break through to Daniel Burns and Hiran Lecamwasam. 5/107… still 21 runs to get. We couldn’t, could we?

Sadly no and East Torrens reached the target five down. Our bowlers and fielders had had a genuine crack on Day 2, just a shame we didn’t have a few more runs to play with. So season over for the B’s but a very solid campaign and kept fighting to the end.

At Colonel Waite Oval the C Grade were playing East Torrens. Skipper Eddy Greeves won the toss and we batted first. Unfotuntely we lost Dylan Mosey in the first over and fellow opener David Brown soon after. Luke Pedlar struck a couple of nice boundaries in his 12 but when he flicked one to square leg we were 3/36 and in some trouble. Charlie Holmes also hit a couple of nice fours and No 3 Michael Cotsios was looking in excellent touch. We lost Holmesy with the score at 59 but then Michael and Jed Spence put on a key partnership of 81 for the 5th wicket.

Michael went on to make an excellent 78 before he was caught in the gully. Jed was coming off a horror run of three ducks but batted beautifully for his 37. Brayden Frost chipped in with 13 and Ash Eckermann finished 13 not out as we were dismissed just on stumps for 187.

We fronted up the next day knowing that if we bowled well we had the attack to defend the target. Ash Eckermann got us away to the perfect start with a wicket in the first over, Eddy Greeves holding on to a great catch at 2nd slip.

The next 20 overs yielded no reward until Steve Tanti found an edge through to Frosty – 2/39. A juggled catch to Jed Spence at 1st slip off Jamie Panelli made it 3/49 and Panelli was at it again soon after, hitting the pegs twice to make it 5/65. An lbw to Eddy Greeves had the score 6/67 and we were well on top.

The Reds fought back after that and pushed the score to 6/91 before Panelli broke the partnership – the batter making the cardinal sin of shouldering arms and having his middle stump knocked out of the ground. At tea East Torrens were 7/103.

After the break Ash Eckermann found the edge again for his 2nd then got a wicket with a ‘knuckle ball’ to make it 9/113. The last wicket came soon after – caught Panelli bowled Brown. East Torrens all out 122. The C’s go into the grand final and will play Adelaide Uni at University Oval.

Thanks to Athina Tanti for these great shots from the C Grade:

Down at Grange Oval #2 the LOA’s took on the Adelaide Rockets. We posted a healthy 205 from our 40 overs thanks to 70 from Nathan Woods and 30’s from Nathan and Scott Bassett. We bowled well in reply with Nick Holmes taking 4 wicket and we knocked the Rockets over for 134, so a 71 run win. We head into the grand final where we will take on Unley at Kingswood Oval.

Well done also to Luke Pedlar who will head off next weekend with the South Australian team to Brisbane for the U/15 National Championships. Fellow Kensington cricketers Sam Rahaley and William Warrick are also in the SA team. Luke played in our C Grade semi final win this weekend and celebrated after the game with Barry Nugget Rees. Good luck to all three players and follow the scores at

Men’s teams – Semi Finals

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Mar 162017

Kensington has four senior teams running around in semi finals this weekend. It is a great position to be in – now to make it count!

A Grade vs Glenelg at Parkinson Oval, Sat Mar 18 and Sun Mar 19, 11:00am start
Team – Henry Dall, James Seward (wk), Jake Brown (c), Alex Ross, Simon Schwerdt, Hugh Cranendonk, Eddie Steele, Elliot Opie, Cameron Fatchen, Scott Aufderheide and Lloyd Pope

Well done to Eddie Steele who will make his A Grade debut.

Fourth time lucky with the B Grade venue. The roulette wheel finished on Park 25 #2.

B Grade vs East Torrens at Park 25 #2, Sat Mar 18 and Sun Mar 19, 11:30am start
Team – Michael Sullivan, Alex Chapman, Liam Scanlon (c), Sam Williams, Michael Davies, Ty Wundenberg, Nick Palmer, Daniel Burns, Sean McCullum (wk), Hiran Lecamwasam and Michael Cappelluti

Well done to Ty Wundenberg who will make his B Grade debut.

C Grade vs East Torrens at Col Waite Oval, Sat Mar 18 and Sun Mar 19, 1:00pm start
Team – Luke Pedlar, David Brown, Michael Cotsios, Euan Fletcher, Charlie Holmes, Jed Spence, Jamie Panelli, Brayden Frost (wk), Eddy Greeves (c), Steve Tanti and Ashley Eckermann.

LOA vs Adelaide Rockets at Grange Oval #2, Sat Mar 18, 1:00pm start
Team – Nathan Woods, Ryan Sparrow, John Palmer, Nathan Bassett, Scott Bassett, Andrew Rumbelow, Charlie Avent, Abraham Tomich, Corey White, Andrew Faulkner (c/wk) and Nick Holmes

Senior results vs East Torrens

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Mar 132017

The minor round is now complete and the wash up is as follows:

A Grade finished 2nd and will play Glenelg at Parkinson Oval
B Grade finished 2nd and will play East Torrens at ????? TBA – possibly Park 25
C Grade finished 2nd and will play East Torrens, probably at Colonel Waite Oval
D Grade finished 5th by 2.5 points and have missed out, despite winning 8 games for the season 🙁
LOA’s finished 3rd and will play Adelaide Rockets at a ground to be determined

So we went within a whisker of having all five senior teams in finals. The D’s desperately unlucky, two seasons in a row they’ve missed out despite 8 wins. Rain affecting matches against the 11th, 12th and 13th teams killed us… though the collapse of 8/13 against Uni didn’t help either!

On Saturday the A Grade hosted East Torrens in a one dayer. We won the toss and batted first and were away to a good start again thanks to Henry Dall (20) and John Dalton (32) who put on a half century stand. We lost both however and the rest of the innings was frustrating, with every batter getting to double figures but no one able to go on with it. A steady stream of wickets meant we finished with an under-par 168.

East Torrens burst out of the blocks with Michael Cranmer striking the ball well. A couple of wickets to Lloyd Pope gave us some hope but it wasn’t to be, East Torrens cruising home 2 down with 12 overs to spare. A disappointing loss but one that didn’t impact our position on the ladder.

The Parkinson Oval pitch looking magnificent

John Dalton and Henry Dall head out to open the batting

The B Grade had a game to forget, getting dobbed on a green pitch at Campbelltown Oval and being skittled for just 37. The game was over before afternoon tea was even placed into the pie warmer. It was a performance very unlike our B Grade team this season who have shown good spirit and resolve throughout. Next week we get a chance to make amends against the same opposition.

It was a tense tussle at Colonel Waite Oval in the C Grade with a home final going to the victor. We lost the toss and fielded first and the flat, white strip continued its slaughter of C/D Grade batting line ups this season. Oliver Harms was the destroyer early, claiming 4 wickets in his opening spell. At 4/15 we were well on top and Steve Tanti (3/14) and Jamie Panelli (3/23) continued the destruction as East Torrens were dismissed for just 61. Jamie did have one meltdown moment though to the amusement of all – bowling three no balls in a row and getting stroppy with the umpire after one of the free hits was hit for six.

Oliver Harms took 4 wickets opening the bowling

Sean McCullum picked up a great stumping off Jamie Panelli

The chase of 61 seemed a simple task. Wrong. 2/9 created a few nerves among the camp, as did 3/21. However Ty Wundenberg and Michael Cotsios took us safely to 3/37 with just 25 required for victory. Phew! Home and hosed. Wrong again.

4/37, 5/39. Surely we couldn’t lose chasing 61? We got to 5/48 needing just 14 for victory when we lost two wickets in two balls. Another soon after left us at 8/54, still needing 8 runs. Sean McCullum was keeping us in it with a series of cleverly placed leading edges and finally the experience of Jamie Panelli come to the fore, slicing a no ball over gully for three runs for us to limp over the line. Sean finished with 13 not out. So a bullet dodged, a home final banked and all set for a re-match next week.

At Windsor Gardens the D Grade had to win to give themselves a chance of making the finals and also hope that 1st ranked Prospect beat 4th ranked Tea Tree Gully. To complicate matters, East Torrens need to win to make the finals as well. We got sent in to bat on a slightly dubious wicket and very slow, uneven outfield. At 3/20 we were wobbling a bit but an important partnership of 40 between James Cleggett (32) and Dylan Mosey (20) started moving things in the right direction. The middle order chipped in with Brayden Frost (17), Jordan Leiman (10) and Tom MacKenzie (13) contributing before Adam Clements hit a huge six to bring us to 126 all out. Not the worst effort on that pitch/outfield.

Our bowling performance was superb. Adam Clements and James du Preez picked up two wickets each early to have East Torrens 4/34. Adam continued on and bowled his 10 overs straight, gaining appreciable swing and leaving the East Torrens batters with little idea which way it was going. Brayden Frost caught one behind for Adam’s 3rd wicket and in the same over the next batter flicked one to James Cleggett at mid-wicket. Next ball their No 8 batter made the cardinal sin of shouldering arms, the ball shaping back in and hitting the dead centre of his front pad before rolling back down the pitch towards the umpire. Out lbw, Adam a 5 wicket haul and on a hat-trick. The next ball was the perfect inswinger and hit the batsman on the foot… not out was the decision! Perilously close to a hat-trick.

The East Torrens innings was in tatters though. John Bliss picked up the next wicket and then Tom MacKenzie snared the last couple. All out 71 so a 55 run win. Unfortunately despite our win, news started to filter back that Prospect had capitulated pathetically to TTG and we were out of the finals, missing out by 2.5 points. So a disappointing finish to the season but a good win. The loss to Uni meant that our destiny wasn’t solely in our own hands.

At Nazareth College the LOA’s were playing ICCSA. We sent them into bat and Nathan Bassett (3), James Duncan (2) and Daniel Subramaniam (3) were the main wicket takers as we dismissed them for 122. Freddy followed up his bowling with 53 not out as we fought our way doggedly to the target 5 wickets down with 7 overs to spare.

Along the way the club has won SACA’s Club Championship which is a measure of points across all four senior grades. It’s the first time in about 20 years that Kensington has won this award after getting a hat-trick of them back in the mid 90’s. A terrific effort from all involved though it will mean more if we can collect a few premierships alongside it!

John Dalton Redbacks Debut!

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Mar 132017

Congratulations to John Dalton who has been selected in the Redbacks team for their Sheffield Shield match against Tasmania at Bellerive Oval this week.

John has had an incredible season, breaking a 92 year old club record for the most runs in an A Grade season as well as peeling off two tons and a 90 in two recent Futures League games.

Kensington’s Daniel Worrall is also in the team that will play Thursday-Sunday this week in the final round of the Shield competition. The Redbacks need to win and hope other results go their way to make the final.

John is the 3rd Kensington player to make his Shield debut in the last 12 months after Elliot Opie late last season and David Grant prior to Christmas this season.

Alex Ross, Daniel Worrall and Elliot Opie after the final Redbacks match in 2015-16

John Dalton celebrating a Futures League hundred vs Victoria

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David Grant in his Shield debut celebrates dismissing Nic Maddinson

Senior teams vs East Torrens

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Mar 092017

Very tough selections this week and unfortunately several players are missing out on a match.

We take on East Torrens in the ‘eastern derby’ with a one day match in all grades. The Reds are around the mark in all grades so a good test as we lead into the finals. For the D’s it is a must-win game if we are to make the four.

A Grade vs East Torrens at Parkinson Oval, Sat Mar 11, 11:00am start
Team – John Dalton, Henry Dall, Jake Brown (c), Alex Ross, James Seward (wk), Simon Schwerdt, Hugh Cranendonk, Elliot Opie, Cameron Fatchen, Hiran Lecamwasam and Lloyd Pope

B Grade vs East Torrens at Campbelltown Oval, Sat Mar 11, 11:00am start
Team – Liam Scanlon (c), Will Montgomery, Sam Williams, Eddie Steele, Lucas Froude (wk), Michael Davies, Nick Palmer, Daniel Burns, Scott Aufderheide, Ashley Eckermann and Michael Cappelluti

C Grade vs East Torrens at Colonel Waite Oval, Sat Mar 11, 11:00am start
Team – Alex Chapman, Michael Sullivan, Euan Fletcher, Ty Wundenberg, Michael Cotsios, Sean McCullum (wk), Steve Tanti, Oliver Harms, David Brown, Jamie Panelli and Eddy Greeves (c)

D Grade vs East Torrens at Windsor Gardens Vocational College, Sat Mar 11, 11:00am start
Team – Jed Spence, Arham Hashmi, James Cleggett, Luke Pedlar, Dylan Mosey, Brayden Frost (wk), Jordan Leiman (c), Tom MacKenzie, James du Preez, John Bliss and Adam Clements

LOA Grade vs ICCSA at Nazareth College, Sat Mar 11, 1:00pm start
Team – Nathan Woods, James Duncan, Ryan Sparrow, Nathan Bassett, Scott Bassett, Charlie Avent, Andrew Faulkner (wk), Lochlan Roberts, Daniel Subramaniam, Nick Holmes and James Risby

U/14 teams vs Woodville

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Feb 242017

It’s the last minor round game of the year for the juniors this week. We take on Woodville in a two day match.

Under 14 Reds vs Woodville at Haslam Oval, Sat Feb 25 and Sat Mar 4, 1:30pm start
Team – Charlie Bear, Alex Burgess, Max Cunningham, Adam Goddard, Jack Harding, Max Kelly, Solomon Musster, Jasper Polglase, Jack Tapfield (c), Jamie Taylor, Archie Walters and Campbell Watts

Under 14 Whites vs Woodville at St Michaels College junior campus, Sat Feb 25 and Sat Mar 4, 1:30pm start
Team – Cormac Dwyer, Lachlan Gitsham, Oscar Lawrance, Noah Leydon, Aidan McArthur, Seb McVann, Hugo O’Leary, Frank Packer, Alex Smith, Hamish Towers (c), Anik Warnakulasuriya and Beau Wells

There will be presentations back at the club after the second day of the match.

Senior teams vs University

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Feb 242017

This week the Browns take on the Uni Blacks in a two day match. It’s getting towards the business end of the season – Round 12 (out of 13 rounds) of the West End Premier Cricket competition.

A Grade vs University at Uni Oval #1, Sat Feb 25 and Sat Mar 4, 11:00am start
Team* – John Dalton, Henry Dall, Jake Brown (c), Alex Ross, James Seward, Simon Schwerdt, Hugh Cranendonk, Elliot Opie, David Grant, Cameron Fatchen and Lloyd Pope

*Pending final selection of the Redbacks team

B Grade vs University at Parkinson Oval, Sat Feb 25 and Sat Mar 4, 11:00am start
Team – Alex Chapman, Liam Scanlon (c), Sam Williams, Eddie Steele (wk), Michael Davies, Michael Sullivan, Nick Palmer, Daniel Burns, Scott Aufderheide, Ash Eckermann and Michael Cappelluti

C Grade vs University at Uni Oval #2, Sat Feb 25 and Sat Mar 4, 1:00pm start
Team – Jed Spence, Dylan Mosey, Euan Fletcher, Ty Wundenberg, Michael Cotsios, Luke Pedlar, Sean McCullum (wk), David Brown, Steve Tanti, Eddy Greeves and James du Preez

Well done to Luke Pedlar who will make his C Grade debut after making 55 in the D’s last week.

D Grade vs University at Col Waite Oval, Sat Feb 25 and Sat Mar 4, 1:00pm start
Team – John Bliss, Jordan Leiman (c), James Duncan, Brayden Frost (wk), Curtis Montgomery, Alex Buckby, Tom MacKenzie, Daniel Subramaniam, Lochlan Roberts, Adam Clements and James Risby

LOA vs Unley at Unley High School, Sat Feb 25, 1:00pm start
Team – Andrew Faulkner (c/wk), Ryan Sparrow, John Palmer, Scott Bassett, Jamie Panelli, Charlie Avent, Nathan Woods, Abraham Tomich, Tim Dansie, Corey White and Nick Holmes

Senior results vs Adelaide

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Feb 242017

We went within a whisker of an Atomic Brownwash on the weekend with all juniors teams, all girls teams and all senior teams winning… apart from a 10 run loss in the A’s following a collapse of 6/25. So near, yet so far!

The A Grade lost the toss and bowled at Parkinson Oval. We had some success early with a wicket to Elliot Opie and two to Daniel Worrall but from 3/21 Adelaide recovered to reach 4/136. Wickets were tough to come by in the afternoon period and there were a string of partnerships. Adelaide finished their innings all out 299. Worrall took 4 wickets and Lloyd Pope toiled hard for 3. We were 0/25 at stumps.

On Day 2 openers Henry Dall (20) and John Dalton took us safely to 62 before a horror five balls saw us lose 3/1 and stumble into trouble. Skipper Jake Brown (30) and Dalts put on 66 for the 4th wicket to steady the run chase and then keeper James Seward, suffering from a bout of malaria, continued the good work following the loss of Brown.

Seward and Dalton batted beautifully and put together what seemed at the time as a match winning partnership of 135 runs. Dalts went onto make a sparkling century, his 3rd for the club since Christmas. We had reach 4/264 and needed 36 runs for victory when the second new ball was taken. Seward was caught behind for 61 and the wheels fell off. Wickets tumbled and some panic set in. During the carnage Dalton was trapped lbw for a brilliant 149 – an innings that deserved to be part of a victory but unfortunately this wasn’t to be. We lost 6/25 and were all out for 289, just 10 runs short. A disappointing loss and one that has tightened the premiership table considerably. We still sit in 2nd place but don’t quite have the buffer we once did.

At Glandore Oval the B Grade also bowled first on an extremely hot day. Our bowlers worked hard with everyone chipping in as Adelaide were dismissed for 160. Hiran Lecamwasam and Michael Cappelluti picked up a couple each before lunch with Eddie Steele snaring a great leg side stumping off Cappa. After lunch Daniel Burns and Nick Palmer finished off the middle and lower order with 3 wickets each.

Our batters looked in control however gifted Adelaide some wickets with a catch down leg side, a run out and a skied half-tracker leaving us 3/78 at stumps. Day 2 started with another run out (…) before Eddie Steele (53*) and Michael Davies (35*) calmly and maturely steered us to the target without further loss. It was a strong win that leaves the A’s on top of the table. With plenty of time left in the day we split the remaining overs and had a crack at an outright.

Adelaide launched us everywhere in their 2nd innings, making 7/181 from just 22 overs. That left us 20 overs to make 180, a task that proved beyond us. We had a crack though and finished 5/146 at the close of play.

At Colonel Waite Oval the C Grade batted first and got away to a solid start thanks to openers Jed Spence and David Brown. Approaching tea we looked to be in a good position at 2/104 with Euan Fletcher (45) and Ty Wundenberg (22) looking in control. From that point on the innings was a disaster. We lost Ty just on tea and Euan the first ball after tea and crashed to be all out for 176. On an extremely small ground and flat pitch it didn’t look like enough. Ash Eckermann had us finish the day on a high though, grabbing two wickets just before stumps with Adelaide 2/16.

Ash got us started again on Day 2 picking up a wicket with his ‘knuckle ball’ and Steve Tanti grabbed another to make it 4/41. Two wickets in an over to Eddy Greeves saw the Buffalos slump to 6/76 approaching tea. There was a partnership of 43 after that and at 6/119 Adelaide looked set to give the target a shake. A run out changed things – Ash firing one back over the stumps to Sean who gleefully whipped off the bails. Euan Fletcher hung onto a screamer at long off running back with the flight after that before skipper Eddy Greeves snapped up his 3rd. The last wicket went to Ash – his 5th for the innings after a nice catch by Jed Spence at slip. So a hard-fought 35 run win to the C’s.

Some more great shots from Athina Tanti:

At Park 23 the D Grade batted first. We were 2/20 before a 70 runs stand between James Duncan (23) and Luke Pedlar (55) steered us to a good position before a mini-collapse had us 5/93. skipper Jordan Leiman and the hard-hitting Tom MacKenzie then put together a partnership of 65 to put us on top again. T-Mac followed up his 70 from last game with an even better 97 this game. He hit 9 fours and 6 sixes and faced only 47 balls for his 97 runs. He was dismissed three runs short of his century… caught on the boundary! We finished with a healthy 235 and this was made to look even better when Adam Clements picked up two wickets just on stumps. Adelaide 2/20.

Lochy Roberts picked one up early to make it 3/21. We had to fight a bit harder for wickets after that but spinners T-Mac and Daniel Subramaniam took 1 each and Lochy a 2nd to make it 6/81. If we were hoping for an early finish, Adelaide had other ideas. They put on 77 for the 7th wicket and reached 6/158. Adam Clements returned to the attack and a skied ball to fine leg was juggled and caught by James Duncan to break the partnership. Adam grabbed his 4th straight away, followed by a run out and a 2nd wicket to T-Mac which saw Adelaide all out 184. An important win to the D’s though outrights in other games saw them slip out of the 4.

The LOA’s played Para Hills at Adelaide High School. We batted first and 60’s to Ryan Sparrow and Scott Bassett helped us reach 7/209 from our 40 overs. Nick Holmes then carved through their top order taking 6/38. Charlie Avent chipped in with 2 and they were all out for 66.

Changes to U/14 Teams

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Feb 102017

Hi everyone,

Incredibly sorry about this but we have some major changes to our U/14 teams for tomorrow.

We originally had five of our U/14 players picked in the U/16 Whites this round however have just found out that Prospect are FORFEITING their U/16 Whites tomorrow. This means that those five players will return to the U/14 teams and I have had to do selection again.

Sadly that means that several players who were picked to play this round now do not have a match. I do apologise for this but unfortunately it is out of our control.

Please disregard the email and website post that went out earlier in the week. The teams for this round are as follows:

Under 14 Reds vs Prospect at Wandana Primary School, Sat Feb 11 and Sat Feb 18, 1:30-5:30pm
Team – Archie Walters, Campbell Watts, Charlie Bear, Charlie McKay, Jack Harding, Jack Tapfield (capt), Jake Bilsborow, Jamie Taylor, Joshua Sims, Max Kelly, Sam Warrick and Solomon Musster

Under 14 Whites vs Prospect at Marryatville High School, Sat Feb 11 and Sat Feb 18, 1:30-5:30pm
Team – Adam Goddard, Alex Burgess, Beau Wells, Cormac Dwyer, Felix Packer, Frank Packer, Hamish Towers (capt), Hugo O’Leary, Jasper Thomas, Lachlan Gitsham, Oscar Lawrance and Seb McVann

Players who are missing this game will definitely get to play in the final minor round match of the season. There will also be a match against a Kensington Academy team across two Monday nights later this term that these players will be given first option to play.

Apologies again for the messing around.

Good luck tomorrow.

Senior teams vs Adelaide

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Feb 092017

This round the Browns take on Adelaide Cricket Club in Round 11 of the SACA Premier Cricket Competition.

We are heading towards the business end of the season and with premiership tables growing increasingly crowded wins are at a premium.

A Grade vs Adelaide at Parkinson Oval, Sat Feb 11 and Sat Feb 18, 11:00am start
Team* – Henry Dall, John Dalton, Adam Hose, Alex Ross, Jake Brown (c), James Seward (wk), Hugh Cranendonk, Daniel Worrall, Elliot Opie, Cameron Fatchen and Lloyd Pope

*We will need to wait before finalising this team as David Grant and Elliot Opie have both been chosen in the Redbacks squad of 13 for the Shield match with Victoria starting Friday. The final XI will be confirmed tomorrow morning.

B Grade vs Adelaide at Glandore Oval, Sat Feb 11 and Sat Feb 18, 11:00am start
Team – Alex Chapman, Liam Scanlon, Sam Williams, Simon Schwerdt (c), Eddie Steele (wk), Michael Davies, Nick Palmer, Daniel Burns, Hiran Lecamwasam, Scott Aufderheide and Michael Cappelluti

C Grade vs Adelaide at Colonel Waite Oval, Sat Feb 11 and Sat Feb 18, 1:00pm start
Team – Jed Spence, David Brown, Euan Fletcher, Ty Wundenberg, Michael Cotsios, Brayden Frost, Sean McCullum (wk), Steve Tanti, James du Preez, Eddy Greeves (c) and Ash Eckermann

Well done to Jed Spence who will make his C Grade debut.

D Grade vs Adelaide at Park 23, Sat Feb 11 and Sat Feb 18, 1:00pm start
Team – John Bliss, Corey White (wk), James Duncan, Luke Pedlar, Alex Buckby, Jordan Leiman (c), Tom MacKenzie, Daniel Subramaniam, Lochlan Roberts, Adam Clements and James Risby

Well done to Corey White and James Risby who have earned promotions after some good performances with the LOA’s.

LOA Grade vs Grange at Grange Oval No 2, Sat Feb 11, 1:00pm start
Team – Andrew Faulkner (c/wk), Ryan Sparrow, Nathan Woods, Charlie Avent, Scott Bassett, Nathan Bassett, Tom Evans, Barry Steele, Nick Holmes, Lewis Young and Abraham Tomich

Good luck to all teams and we will see everyone back at the club for presentations on Feb 18.

Under 14 teams Feb 11 and Feb 18 vs Prospect

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Feb 072017

Please find below the Under 14 teams for our two day matches against Prospect starting this week.

Under 14 Reds vs Prospect at Wandana Primary School, Sat Feb 11 and Sat Feb 18, 1:30-5:30pm
Team – Jack Tapfield (c), Charlie Bear, Alex Burgess, Cormac Dwyer, Jack Harding, Max Kelly, Noah Leydon, Felix Packer, Jasper Polglase, Jamie Taylor, Archie Walters, Campbell Watts.

Well done to Cormac Dwyer who is playing his first game for the U14 Reds after making 44 in the Whites last week.

Under 14 Whites vs Prospect at Marryatville High School, Sat Feb 11 and Sat Feb 18, 1:30-5:30pm
Team – Hamish Towers (c), Lachlan Gitsham, Adam Goddard, Oscar Lawrance, Aiden McArthur, Seb McVann, Ishaan Oak, Hugo O’Leary, Frank Packer, Jasper Thomas, Anik Warnakulasuriya, Beau Wells.

Well done to Hamish Towers who has been appointed as the U14 White captain for their last two matches.

Congratulations as well to five of our Under 14 cricketers who have been promoted to the Under 16 Whites team this round – Sam Warrick, Joshua Sims, Jake Bilsborow, Charlie McKay and Solomon Musster. The U16 Whites are playing against Prospect at Ford Oval.

Senior results vs Prospect

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Feb 052017

The A Grade team won the toss and batted first at Prospect Oval. We found the going tough in the first session with the pitch a little up-and-down and the outfield extremely slow. John Dalton (30) and Adam Hose (32) looked set but we lost both just before lunch and were 3/83 at the break. The next session was a disaster as the run rate slowed to a crawl and the wickets tumbled. We lost 7/41 in 26 overs after lunch and were bundled out for just 124.

Some wise heads in the change room knew the wicket had been a little difficult and did say, “wait until both have batted” but even they wouldn’t have foreseen what was to come. Sam Miller struck a couple of nice drives then smoked one to mid off where Hiran Lecamwasam took a good catch. Cameron Fatchen grabbed another soon after and then Hiran Lecamwasam took one just on drinks to have the Pirates 3/35. From there they cruised to 3/61 and we looked gone.

Cameron Fatchen then returned to the bowling crease and struck a double blow, both lbw with the ball starting to stay low. Elliot Opie was steaming in from the other end and hit off peg to make it 6/65. Suddenly we were only three wickets from victory as one of their batters had suffered a nasty finger dislocation while trying to take a catch off an Adam Hose straight drive.

Elliot grabbed two more quickly and then Fatch hit the pegs for his 5th wicket. Amazingly Prospect were all out for 73 and we had won by 51 runs. It was Cameron’s first five-wicket haul in the A Grade and incredibly his 46th wicket across all competitions for the club this season.

Day 2 saw us push for an outright win. Our batters had missed out the last three innings so we were hoping they could spend some valuable time in the middle. Henry Dall (24) and John Dalton put on 92 for the first wicket as we went about setting a target. Adam Hose came in and hit 37 in quick time while John effortlessly cruised to an unbeaten century. It was John’s 2nd century of the season and 3rd A Grade ton altogether. He now has over 600 runs for the season, and is sitting second on the competition aggregate. We declared at 1/166, meaning Prospect had 51 overs to make 218. We needed to take 10 wickets.

After two overs this was looking likely with Prospect reeling at 3/0. Daniel Worrall had picked up two in his first over and Cameron Fatchen got one next over. The Pirates dug in after that before a brilliant leg side stumping from James Seward off Hiran saw the score 4/25. Daniel Worrall came back into the attack and hit the stumps to make it 5/49 and an outright was on the cards. Unfortunately the rain came after that and we were forced from the field. We returned briefly but with a wet ball couldn’t take any more wickets and play was called off.

Cameron Fatchen and Daniel Worrall warming up

The crack on a good length that claimed a few victims on Day 1

Henry Dall and John Dalton about to head out for the second innings

Team effort to get the covers off. Even Buck got involved!

Warm ups before the game

At Parkinson Oval the B Grade lost the toss and fielded first. An early run out and a wicket to Scott Aufderheide had the score 2/4 but Prospect dominated after that. A third wicket partnership of 162 set up the game and our bowlers struggled to make inroads as the wicket flattened out.

Michael Cappelluti came back for a second spell and turned the game, taking two wickets before tea and then two wickets straight after. 2/166 had become 6/170 and we were back in it. Cappa grabbed his 5th and it was 7/179. The last three wickets took a bit longer, Nick Palmer eventually picking up all three as the Pirates finished with 219. Simon Schwerdt elevated himself to opener in a desperate search for a hit and finished 10* – we were 0/13 at stumps.

Day 2 started poorly with an early wicket but Elliot Opie (30) and Sam Williams (26) took us without further trouble to 1/66. Then the carnage started… Sam Williams holed out to deep backward square and Opes edged to gully in the last over before lunch. After lunch Liam Scanlon and Lucas Froude came and went quickly and suddenly 1/66 had become 5/86. It was a long way back but Eddie Steele and Charlie Holmes pushed the score over 100 as we tried to regain our footing.

It wasn’t to be. That partnership was broken and the last four wickets fell over in disappointing fashion, including a couple of run outs. All out 125 so a 94 run loss. The B’s have had an excellent season and remain top of the ladder so I’m sure will put this result behind them.

At Broadview Oval in the C Grade we batted first and had to work hard on a difficult wicket and exceptionally slow outfield. Only two fours were hit for the entire day so runs were at a premium!

It was slow going in the first session and we were 3/56 after 37 overs at tea. Michael Davies battled for his 29 then after tea we had a string of handy partnerships as we tried to build a defendable total. Sean McCullum was excellent with 32 and had support from Euan Fletcher (17), Steve Tanti (10), Oliver Harms (18) and Eddy Greeves (12*) as we finished with 167.

On Day 2 the start was delayed due to some drizzling rain but when play started out bowlers took charge. Oliver Harms and Greg Tanti both took wickets in their opening spell and change bowlers Steve Tanti and James Cleggett also picked up one each when they came on. Prospect were 4/27 and we were in the box seat. Cleggs grabbed a second and then Eddy Greeves picked up one courtesy of a Sean McCullum stumping. Greg Tanti came back and trapped their No 7 lbw with the last ball before tea to make it 7/56 from 32 overs.

During the tea break their skipper tried to broker a deal to put outright points on the table which we accepted. It meant that they would declare at 7/56 giving us first innings points. We would then set them a target. We batted for 9 overs with Alex Chapman blasting 31 runs in quick time. Our 9 overs yielded 3/63 and we declared there. That left Prospect 37 overs to make 175 and for us to take 10 wickets.

We started well and had them 4/35 when the rain came and unfortunately washed out play. Greg Tanti and Oliver Harms took 2 wickets each. Unfortunately we lose both of them back to school cricket now but both have been impressive through the school holidays. So an important win for the C’s which lifts us into second position.

Alex Chapman and Michael Davies running between wickets

Alex Chapman cut shot

One-handed swipe from Chappy!

Euan Fletcher and Alex Chapman

James Cleggett bowling

Wicket to James Cleggett!

Oliver Harms bowling

Caught Steve Tanti, Bowled Greg Tanti

At Colonel Waite Oval the D Grade batted first on a very flat wicket. Prospect are undefeated on top in the D’s and had a good attack.

Jed Spence (21) and John Bliss put on 25 for the first wicket but once that partnership was broken the wickets fell steadily. We limped to 7/66 and were in danger of being bowled out for under a hundred. James du Preez and Tom MacKenzie had other ideas, putting on a brilliant 108 for the 8th wicket. James brought up his 50 before being dismissed for the first time this season. He now has a senior batting average of 254… not bad for an Under 16! T-Mac went on to make 72 which included four large sixes. Their partnership saved our bacon but more was to follow.

Nos 10 and 11 Daniel Subramaniam and Lochlan Roberts came together with the score 9/182 and put on an amazing 60 for the last wicket. Daniel contributed 3* playing the Josh Hazelwood role while Lochy Roberts took on the Marcus Stoinos role, blasting the ball all over the ground on his way to 53 (his first half century for the club). Our total of 242 looked unlikely a couple of hours before. We had a couple of overs to bowl before stumps and Lochy continued his golden day, picking up two wickets as Prospect slumped to 2/2 at the close of Day 1.

On Day 2 we bowled on a pitch that had been freshened by some light drizzle. James du Preez took 3 wickets in his opening spell to reduce Prospect to 5/20. Tom MacKenzie then picked up two wickets in two balls, the second courtesy of a sharp stumping to Brayden Frost (the hat-trick ball was a full toss that was hacked away). John Bliss picked up a wicket and the last two wickets went to Daniel Subramaniam, both from Frost stumpings. All out 85 so a strong win in the end. We made them follow on and the score was 2/73 when the rain ended play.

So an important win for the D’s in what is an extremely tight premiership race. We are sitting 3rd but the 4th, 5th and 6th ranked teams are all within a game of us.

At Marion Oval the LOA’s fielded first. They finished with 192 with our spinners the pick of the bowlers – Ryan Sparrow 4 wickets, Hamish Porter 2 wickets. We cruised to 1/100 from 17 overs with Nathan Woods and Tom Evans in fine form before rain stopped play. The match finished in a draw.

Senior teams vs Prospect

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Jan 262017

Please note that these teams are subject to change as we get updates on our SACA players. Any changes from what is published below will be communicated directly to the players affected.

Four games to go for the 2016-17 minor round with the premiership tables getting very interesting as teams jostle for position. We take on the Prospect Pirates in the SACA Grades this fortnight in a Saturday-Saturday two day match. The 4th placed LOA’s take on 1st placed Unley at home.

Then on Sunday the A’s front up for a one day quarter final against Port Adelaide. The game is at home so please come along for a look!

A huge weekend of cricket ahead and plenty of sunshine on the horizon!

A Grade vs Prospect at Prospect Oval, Sat Jan 28 and Sat Feb 4, 11:00am start
Team – John Dalton, Henry Dall, Adam Hose, Alex Ross Week 1/Simon Schwerdt Week 2, Jake Brown (c), James Seward (wk), Hugh Cranendonk, Elliot Opie, Cameron Fatchen, Hiran Lecamwasam and Lloyd Pope

B Grade vs Prospect at Parkinson Oval, Sat Jan 28 and Sat Feb 4, 11:30am start
Team – Michael Sullivan, Eddie Steele, Liam Scanlon (vc), Simon Schwerdt (c) Week 1/Michael Davies Week 2, Sam Williams, Lucas Froude (wk), Charlie Holmes, Nick Palmer, Scott Aufderheide, Ashley Eckermann and Michael Cappelluti

C Grade vs Prospect at Broadview Oval, Sat Jan 28 and Sat Feb 4, 1:00pm start
Team – Alex Chapman, Arham Hashmi, Michael Davies (c) Week 1/Jed Spence Week 2, Will Montgomery Week 1/James Cleggett Week 2, Euan Fletcher, Ty Wundenberg, Sean McCullum (wk), Oliver Harms, Steve Tanti, Eddy Greeves (vc) and Greg Tanti

D Grade vs Prospect at Colonel Waite Oval, Sat Jan 28 and Sat Feb 4, 1:00pm start
Team – Jed Spence Week 1/Tom Van Der Jeugd Week 2, John Bliss, James Duncan, Luke Pedlar, Brayden Frost (wk), Jordan Leiman (c), James du Preez, Alex Buckby, Tom MacKenzie, Daniel Subramaniam and Lochlan Roberts

Welcome to Luke Pedlar who will make his senior debut. Luke hails from Kingston in our country zone and is in the State U/15 squad.

LOA vs Unley at Ford Oval, Sat Jan 28, 1:00pm start
Team – Andrew Faulkner (c/wk), Ryan Sparrow, Andrew Rumbelow, Nathan Bassett, Tim Dansie, Tom Evans, Charlie Avent. Corey White, James Risby, Hamish Porter and Lewis Young

A Grade one day quarter final vs Port Adelaide, Parkinson Oval, Sun Jan 29, 11:00am start
Team – TBA

Under 17 Grand Final

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Jan 202017

Minor Round

Rnd 1 – In the first game we had Prospect 7/45 after our pace bowlers tore through them. They steadied after that and posted 124. It was a slow outfield so took some time to chase down. We got there 4 down in 37 overs. Euan Fletcher made 51.

Rnd 2 – We relished the chance to bat first, making 9/268 from our 50 overs against Port Adelaide. Half centuries to Henry Dall, Will Montgomery and Jed Spence. Five wickets to Adam Clements saw Port dismissed for 59.

Rnd 3 – We batted first again and posted 7/296 vs Northern Districts. Henry Dall made a ton while Will Montgomery made 70. Three wickets each for Ash Eckermann and Jed Spence, all out 120.

Rnd 4 – Batted first at Tea Tree Gully and 1/48 became 5/63. In trouble for the only time in the competition. The batters rallied – Henry Dall (58) and Sean McCullum (31) stopped the rot then Cameron Fatchen (81 off 54) and Ash Eckermann (35 off 29) cashed in. Final score 271. Three wickets to Euan Fletcher – all out 101.

Fielding vs Tea Tree Gully

Rnd 5 – Dead rubber for us but East Torrens needed a win to make the semi finals. Cameron Fatchen made a mess of their top order with 4 wickets. All out 109. Gave some of the younger players a hit and Christian Leddicoat finished 43 not out. Got there 4 wickets down after 19 overs.

Semi Final – cancelled due to heat

Grand Final vs Adelaide at Railways Oval
We qualified top of our group as did Adelaide who were undefeated in their pool. These two teams had met last season in the grand final at the same venue, with Kensington victorious in a tight, low-scoring tussle. Adelaide have a strong team with several state junior squad members.

We lost the toss and fielded first. Cameron Fatchen got us away to the perfect start with a wicket in the first over, Euan Fletcher holding onto a nice catch at slip. After that Adelaide started to look good. Opener Alex Roe was solid and Cameron Bullard began finding the boundary. The score was 1/55 when the game changed.

Greg Tanti removed the dangerous Bullard caught down the leg side at which point drinks were taken. Greg had up a full head of steam and was charging in, bowling very quick. After drinks he rapped the next batsman on the pads – out lbw. Due to the drinks break Greg didn’t realise he was on a hat-trick – probably a good thing. Next ball was seriously fast and crashed into the base of middle stump. Their skipper and State U/19 player Josh Pengelley was out and Greg was told by team mate Ash Eckermann that he’d taken a hat-trick.

Ash Eckermann hit the stumps again next over and Greg followed that up with his 4th. Suddenly Adelaide were 6/59 and we were in complete control.

Adelaide dug in after that, Roe (26) and James Patton (33) batting well to get the score to 85 before Ash struck again. The tail continued to fight and they had reached 7/109 when Greg was in the game once more, this time with a run out. Greg returned for a second spell and grabbed his 5th before Fatch finished things off. All out 137.

Josh Pengelley bowled a quick opening spell but openers Arham Hashmi and Henry Dall managed to find the boundary at times as we scooted to 0/20 after three overs. Their pair put on 41 runs for the 1st wicket before Arham was out, lbw for 15 after not picking a wrong ‘un from Jimmy Kain.

Lucas Froude joined Henry Dall in the middle and the pair put on a calm and measured partnership of 98 runs as we cruised to the target without further loss. It was quality batting from the pair of them and they ensured Adelaide never had a sniff of victory. Henry finished with 58 not out while Lucas was on 44 when the winning runs were scored – via a wide…

So an emphatic victory and a terrific fortnight of cricket from the Kensington team. Back-to-back premierships in this competition.

Special mention to a few players who unfortunately missed out on the grand final. Lloyd Pope missed the whole tournament due to Cricket Australia commitments. Will Montgomery and Hamish Gitsham missed week two due to a school cricket tour. Leading wicket taker Adam Clements unfortunately injured his back playing for Langhorne Creek on Sunday.

Well done to captain Henry Dall and vice captains Lucas Froude and Cameron Fatchen for leading the team well. Great job to coaches Jordan Leiman and Michael Sullivan for steering the ship. Also thanks to all the parents who helped out with scoring during the two weeks and to Athina Tanti for taking some photos of the grand final.

It’s the third junior premiership for the season so far with the Ray Sutton Shield and Under 12 Statewide Cup flags already locked away.

About to head out into the field

Greg Tanti bowling rockets

Adelaide all out 137

Arham Hashmi opening the batting

Henry Dall finished 58 not out

Henry put on 98 runs for the 2nd wicket with Lucas Froude (44*)


Cameron Fatchen, Adam Clements and Henry Dall all made the Team of the Year

Senior teams vs West Torrens

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Jan 132017

The first Saturday-Saturday two day game since November

A Grade vs West Torrens at Parkinson Oval, Sat Jan 14 and Sat Jan 21, 11:00am start
Team – John Dalton, Henry Dall, Adam Hose, Jake Brown (c), James Seward (wk), Simon Schwerdt, Hugh Cranendonk, Elliot Opie, David Grant, Hiran Lecamwasam and Lloyd Pope

B Grade vs West Torrens at Henley Oval, Sat Jan 14 and Sat Jan 21, 11:30am start
Team – Michael Sullivan, Alex Chapman, Liam Scanlon (c), Sam Williams, Lucas Froude (wk), Eddie Steele, Daniel Burns, Cameron Fatchen, Scott Aufderheide, Ash Eckermann and Michael Cappelluti

C Grade vs West Torrens at Colonel Waite Oval, Sat Jan 14 and Sat Jan 21, 1:00pm start
Team – Michael Davies (c), James Cleggett, Michael Cotsios/Will Montgomery, Euan Fletcher, Ty Wundenberg, Sean McCullum (wk), Steve Tanti, Tom MacKenzie, Oliver Harms, Adam Clements and Greg Tanti

Welcome to Oliver Harms who will play his first senior game. Oli has been playing for Pembroke 1st XI and has also been doing well in Kensington’s U/17 team this week.

D Grade vs West Torrens at Henley High School, Sat Jan 14 and Sat Jan 21, 1:00pm start
Team – Jed Spence, Dylan Mosey/Alex Buckby, Christian Leddicoat, Sam Rahaley, Brayden Frost (wk), Jordan Leiman (c), John Bliss, Hamish Porter, Daniel Subramaniam, James Risby and Lochlan Roberts

LOA Grade vs University at Park 10 #1, Sat Jan 14, 1:00pm start
Team – Andrew Faulkner (c/wk), Ryan Sparrow, Nathan Woods, Abraham Tomich, Tom Evans, Nathan Bassett, Scott Bassett, Alex Buckby, Lewis Young, Charlie Avent and Corey White

Good luck to all teams! There will be presentations back at the club on Saturday January 21 for all senior and junior teams.

Senior Results – Round 8

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Jan 122017

Kensington started 2017 with a bang, earning the maximum points available against Southern District.

The A Grade had to field first in extremely hot conditions at Bice Oval. Elliot Opie removed the dangerous Josh Barrett early with Henry Dall taking a nice catch in the gully. Southern Districts took charge after that with a good partnership taking the score to 80 in sight of lunch. A double break-through from Lloyd Pope changed the complexion of the match with the Stingrays 3/97 at lunch.

After the break David Grant cleaned up the set opener and we were in charge. Elliot Opie came down breeze for a second spell and picked up three more wickets with the Stingrays falling to 7/129. A frustrating partnership then ensued with Tom Joraslafsky batting well and getting them to tea at 7/174. After the break our quicks finished things off quickly. Two to Grant and another to Opie (his fifth) keeping the home side to 180.

Openers Henry Dall and John Dalton batted through a tricky 27 over period before stumps, getting us to 0/73 at the close. Dalts had already brought up his half century by this stage and was batting with real fluency. We lost Henry for 19 early on Day 2 but a 55 run partnership between Dalts an Adam Hose (27) took us close to victory. John went on to make his second A Grade century, finishing 110 not out while Jake Brown finished with 17 not out. We declared at 2/182 with plenty of overs left.

Southern District batted again searching for quick runs, needing to secure an outright win to keep their season alive. Grant and Opie both took early wickets while Hugh Cranendonk picked up two left handers with some sharp turn. Hiran Lecamwasam grabbed a couple himself and Daniel Burns took one as we managed to keep the brakes on their scoring. The Stingrays only managed 7/119 from their 30 overs. That left us 27 overs to make 118 for an outright win, a task John Dalton (64*) and Jake Brown (52*) made light work of. So a good start for the A’s which has secured 2nd position on the ladder.

Bice Oval

The B Grade won the toss and batted at Parkinson Oval.

We lost a couple of wickets early but Will Montgomery and Sam Williams took us safely through to lunch, Will unfortunately out in the last over for 23. We were 3/66 with the pitch getting flatter. Sam Williams and Lucas Froude put on 150 for the 4th wicket as we took control of the game. It was Lucas’ first game back after 6 weeks out with a broken finger. He looked a little scratchy but toughed it out for his 69 runs. Sam went on to make 117 – a brilliant effort. At 4/216 we had a good launching pad and the next part of the innings saw some fireworks. Eddie Steele blasted 5 sixes in his 61 (52 balls), Daniel Burns whacked 24 in quick time then curator Scott Aufderheide cashed in on a weary attack with a quickfire 26. We declared at 9/363 giving us 10 overs to bowl that night.

That tricky session became a nightmare for Southern Districts, with Cameron Fatchen taking 3 wickets in an over as they limped to 3/9 at stumps. The next day was no better for them as Scott Aufderheide went on a wicket-taking rampage, taking 6 in a row as the Stingrays slumped to 9/28. Ash Eckermann finished it off – all out 35.

Skipper Liam Scanlon asked them to follow on and Fatch rubbed salt into the wound picking up a wicket with the first ball of the innings. He grabbed another soon after to have the score 2/11 but the Stingrays dug in after that and showed some fight.

Michael Cappelluti and Ash Eckermann had been starved of overs but came on and picked up wickets to have the Stingrays 4/44. They got to tea though at 4/80 and looked as though they could hold on for a draw. Cameron Fatchen had other idea – 4/85 became all out 98 in 6 overs of carnage. Fatch took 6 wickets in his spell giving him figures of 7/17 for the innings and 10/31 for the game. We won outright by an innings and 230 runs.

The C Grade match was cancelled Saturday and turned into a one dayer on the Sunday. We batted first and it was tough going on a slow outfield. Dylan Mosey (57) and new skipper Michael Cotsios (27) put on 69 for the second wicket but after that we lost steady wickets. Euan Fletcher batted well for 24 and Ty Wundenberg (36*) steered us through the back end of the innings. We finished with 8/194 from our 50 overs.

Adam Clements ripped the heart out of their batting with 3 wickets in his opening spell while opening partner and debutant John Bliss grabbed his first to make it 4/17. Steve Tanti came on and picked up their skipper soon after and was then on a hat-trick. A run out to James Cleggett, two wickets in and over to Greg Tanti and a 3rd to Steve saw the Stingrays all out for 43.

Christies Beach High School East No. 1

At Colonel Waite Oval we had the only close game of the round. The D Grade batted first. Opener Jed Spence (26) was playing his first game of the season after recovering from a knee injury. He put on 81 for the opening stand with Arham Hashmi (56) but once the partnership was broken we lost our way. Brayden Frost hit a quickfire 30 but we lost wickets regularly and were dismissed for 176 in the 41st over.

At 2/75 the Stingrays were in the box seat but a brilliant spell from leggie Daniel Subramaniam (4/24) saw them fall to 6/88/ Fellow leggie Hamish Porter grabbed one after that to make it 7/91. They continued to play their shots before quicks Charlie Avent, Jordan Leiman and James Risby came back to finish things off. All out for 153 handing us a 23 run win.

Senior teams vs Southern District

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Jan 052017

This weekend we ring in the new year with a Saturday-Sunday game for all grades. We take on reigning A Grade premiers Southern Districts with the A/C’s away and the B/D’s at home.

A Grade vs Southern District at Bice Oval, Sat Jan 7th and Sun Jan 8th, 11:00am start
Team – John Dalton, Henry Dall, Adam Hose, Jake Brown (c), James Seward (wk), Simon Schwerdt, Hugh Cranendonk, Elliot Opie, David Grant, Hiran Lecamwasam and Lloyd Pope.

B Grade vs Southern District at Parkinson Oval, Sat Jan 7th and Sun Jan 8th, 11:30am start
Team – Michael Sullivan, Will Montgomery, Liam Scanlon (c), Sam Williams, Lucas Froude (wk), Eddie Steele, Daniel Burns, Cameron Fatchen, Ashley Eckermann, Scott Aufderheide and Michael Cappelluti.

C Grade vs Southern District at Christies Beach High School, Sat Jan 7th and Sun Jan 8th, 1:00pm start
Team – Dylan Mosey, Alex Chapman (c), Michael Cotsios, Euan Fletcher, Ty Wundenberg, Sean McCullum (wk), Steve Tanti, Tom MacKenzie, John Bliss, Adam Clements and Greg Tanti.

Well done to John Bliss who is making his C Grade debut. Blissy is averaging 30 with the bat and 12 with the ball after a solid start to the season in the D’s.

D Grade vs Southern District at Colonel Waite Oval, Sat Jan 7th and Sun Jan 8th, 1:00pm start
Team – Arham Hashmi, Jed Spence, James Cleggett, Sam Rahaley, Christian Leddicoat, Brayden Frost (wk), Jordan Leiman (c), Charlie Avent, Daniel Subramaniam, Hamish Porter and James Risby.

The D’s welcome Jed Spence for his first game of the season. Jed unfortunately injured himself playing in his football grand final for Payneham back in September but is back for the second half of the season.

The LOA’s have one more week off and resume on Saturday January 14th.

Under 14 teams vs Adelaide

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Jan 052017

Here are the Under 14 teams for this weekend.

Under 14 Reds vs Adelaide at Immanuel College, Saturday January 7th, 1:00-6:00pm
Charlie Bear, Jake Bilsborow, Max Cunningham, Jack Harding, Noah Leydon, Charlie McKay, Solomon Musster, Joshua Sims, Jack Tapfield, Jamie Taylor, Sam Warrick and Campbell Watts

Under 14 Whites vs Adelaide at Marryatville High School, Saturday January 7th, 1:00-6:00pm
Lachlan Gitsham, Oscar Lawrance, Jack Matchett, Aidan McArthur, Seb McVann, Max Nicholls, Ishaan Oak, Alex Robertson, Alex Smith, Hamish Towers, Sam Vartuli and Beau Wells

Rostered Off/Away: Alex Burgess, Cormac Dwyer, Adam Goddard, Max Kelly, Hugo O’Leary, Felix Packer, Frank Packer, Jasper Polglase, Jasper Thomas, Archie Walters and Anik Warnakulasuriya

Please be at the ground ready to start the warm up at 12:30pm. The Whites need to bring afternoon tea as the home team.

New players
Welcome to Jack Harding who will play his first Under 14 Red game. Jack comes from Kingston in our country zone. Also welcome to Jack Matchett, Max Nicholls, Sam Vartuli and Alex Robertson who all have come up from the Kensington Academy and will play in the U14 Whites.

Congratulations to Jack Tapfield (Reds) and Alex Smith (Whites) who will skipper the next three matches.

Hot weather
The forecast at the moment is for 39 degrees on Saturday. SACA will make a decision on Friday afternoon whether the games go ahead or get cancelled. I will send their decision out as soon as I hear and this will also be posted on Kensington’s website and Facebook page.

If the game goes ahead please make sure players are stocked up with drinks, floppy hats, sunscreen etc.

We will continue to train on Wednesday mornings during the school holidays from 8:30-10:30am.

Representative Cricket

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Jan 022017

Quite a few Kensington players will be in action during January.

Alex Ross and Daniel Worrall are representing the Brisbane Heat and Melbourne Stars respectively in the Big Bash League while Lloyd Pope will play for a Cricket Australia XI in a trial game against Pakistan on Tuesday January 10 – streamed live on

The State SAPSASA (12 years and under) cricket teams will be heading off to Canberra for the national championships from January 6-13. Kensington has four players participating with Tya Gonsalves playing in the girls team and Archie Walters, Max Kelly and Jasper Thomas in the boys. You can follow all the scores at

Closer to home we have had Joshua Sims and Sam Rahaley chosen in the Eastern Edge team for the Redbacks League U/14 competition. The competition is played from January 16-19 and scores are available on MyCricket (search for Redbacks League).

This week is the SAMCA Cup which is a competition involving the four local junior cricket associations. Representing North Eastern Junior Cricket Association we have Ryan Percival, Luke Szabo, Tom Hodgkinson and Seb Rice in the U/11 team and Alex Smith and Morgan Young in the U/13 team. Next week we have Caleb Hoberg in the Adelaide Turf U/15 North East team. Scores are available at

Good luck to all players!