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Under 12 Report

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Jan 042018
 

Day 1:
Rained out

Day 2:
Kensi vs Tea Tree Gully:

After being scheduled to play at Park 25, we were moved to Victoria Park hardwickets due to the rain. We batted first, with Jesse McMahon (15*) and Tom Hodgkinson (13*) having an opening stand of 28 off 7 overs. Everyone chipped in to get us to 3/84 off 20 overs with Jesse McMahon and Ryan Percival both making 15 not out. TTG started well with their openers putting on 20 before retiring. We restricted their scoring very well with wickets to Luke Szabo, Luke Watson and Adam Freeman. We took our chances and there were catches to Tom Turnbull and Ryan Percival. Tea Tree Gully fell 17 runs shorts, 3/67 chasing 85.

Kensington vs Sturt:
After lunch on day two we took on Sturt. We fielded first and early wickets to Ryan Percival with the new ball and four run outs, three to Jim Kelly (including two direct hits) put us in a commanding position. Jimmy’s fielding was very impressive throughout the week was a highlight. Leg spinner Seb Lowe also took a wicket to back up the great start we had made with the new ball. We kept Sturt to 7/53 off their 20 overs. Captain Kyle Adams made a valuable 10 at the top of the order, with Jim Kelly and Luke Szabo contributing to the chase between them. Once again, Jesse McMahon top scored with 15 not out, and we scraped over the line 7 wickets down with a handy 9 not out from Ryan Percival at the end. We continued batting and batted out our 20 overs. Kensi 7/69 chasing 54.

Day 3:
Northern Districts vs Kensington:

Our 40 over games started with a trip to Northern Districts at the Paddocks. We batted first and Tom Hodgkison (21), Kyle Adams (20), Luke Watson (25) and Henry Nitschke starred with the bat, with Henry top scoring with 27 not out. We ended our 40 overs at 7/150. We started very well with the ball, Henry Goold and Adam Freeman both making the batsmen play and having them 20 off the first 10 overs. We always looked in control, and some great captaining from Kyle Adams and 2 wickets from Jesse McMahon’s leggies and Tom Turnbull’s seamers restricted Northerns to 111 all out off 37 overs. With Kensi now recording three wins from three games and going into the next days 1 v 2 playoff against Woodville.

Day 4: Final:
Kensington vs Woodville:

We were to play Woodville in the final at Park 25 #2. Once again, we batted first and started very well, being 0/40 off the first 10 overs and looking at a score of 160+. Things didn’t go to plan with some tight bowling and good fielding from Woodville. Henry Nitchschke top scored again with 23, opening the batting. Valuable contributions from Jesse McMahon, Tom Turnbull and Luke Watson got us to 7/119 off our 40 overs.

We knew that with our attack and our ability in the field we could defend 120. We got off to a fantastic start again with another run out, this time from Ryan Percival. This set the tone for the rest of the innings and underlined that we were the outstanding fielding team of the carnival and just goes to show that fielding can change and win games of cricket. Stars with the ball were Jesse McMahon and Luke Watson, taking three apiece. While Adam Freeman did not take a wicket, he did end with figures of 4 overs, 0-2 which set the bowling innings up for Kensi. We bowled Woodville out for 84 and capped off a fantastic week with a grand final win.

Lastly, thank you to all the parents for supporting us coaches throughout the week, the week could not have gone as smoothly without you. Also, thank you to the players for a hugely successful week and congratulations on being undefeated. All players contributed to the teams win, this was a stand out from a coaching perspective as we never relied on certain players to win us games and over the three days everyone took their chances.

Back row: Hamish Gitsham (coach), Henry Dall (coach), Henry Goold, Luke Watson, Kyle Adams (captain), Luke Szabo, Thomas Hodgkison, Adam Freeman, Cameron Fatchen (coach)
Front row: Thomas Turnbull, Seb Lowe, Ryan Percival, Jesse McMahon, Jim Kelly, Henry Nitschke

It is Kensington’s fourth premiership in this competition after flags in 2010/11, 2014/15 and 2016/17.

West End Men’s 1st Grade Round 7 full report

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Dec 262017
 

The Browns have wrapped up first innings points on day one and set up the chance of an outright win next Saturday, in an eventful day that saw 22 wickets fall for 310 runs.

Skipper Jake Brown sent Northern Districts in to bat on a wicket promising some assistance for the bowlers – supported by some good catching in slips and elsewhere, the bowlers capitalised to see the home team 4/35 after the first hour, 6/75 at lunch and all out for 92 just 30 minutes after the break. New-ballers Elliot Opie (3/23) and Scott Aufderheide (4/29) led the way. Nick Palmer snared 2/12 after battling his way to Salisbury Oval, helped by a phone call to his dad after the only apparent local he’d felt comfortable asking for directions, a BMW driver, turned out to be similarly out-of-area and lost.

We did make a shaky start to the run chase. Being rattled by the demoralising day unfolding at the WACA for their national side presumably doing nothing to help, both of our Poms were back in the sheds inside of the first over and before a run had been posted. John Dalton (34) and Hugh Cranendonk (22) steadied things but there was still work to do when Dalts was dismissed at 6/76. The seventh fell at 86 but Sam Williams (16) and Palmer saw the win secured with three in hand.

The dismissal of Williams triggered an entertaining apparent battle for deserving ownership of the number 9 position between Palmer (43 off 40) and Daniel Burns (28 off 23 including four sixes off one Cameron Williams over). The eventual total of 171 meant a 79-run lead with 18 overs to have a crack before stumps, Opie (2/14) making the inroads to have the home team two down and still 32 runs in arrears heading into day two.

Fwd: West End Men’s 1st Grade Round 7 day 1

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Dec 232017
 
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The Browns have wrapped up first innings points on day one and set up the chance of an outright win next Saturday, in an eventful day that saw 22 wickets fall for 310 runs.

 

Skipper Jake Brown sent Northern Districts in to bat on a wicket promising some assistance for the bowlers – supported by some good catching in slips and elsewhere, the bowlers capitalised to see the home team 4/35 after the first hour, 6/75 at lunch and all out for 92 just 30 minutes after the break. New-ballers Elliot Opie (3/23) and Scott Aufderheide (4/29) led the way. Nick Palmer snared 2/12 after battling his way to Salisbury Oval, helped by a phone call to his dad after the only apparent local he’d felt comfortable asking for directions, a BMW driver, turned out to be similarly out-of-area and lost.

 

We did make a shaky start to the run chase. Being rattled by the demoralising day unfolding at the WACA for their national side presumably doing nothing to help, both of our Poms were back in the sheds inside of the first over and before a run had been posted. John Dalton (34) and Hugh Cranendonk (22) steadied things but there was still work to do when Dalts was dismissed at 6/76. The seventh fall at 86 but Sam Williams (16) and Palmer saw the win secured with three in hand.

 

The dismissal of Williams triggered an entertaining apparent battle for deserving ownership of the number 9 position between Palmer (43 off 40) and Daniel Burns (28 off 23 including four sixes off one Cameron Williams over). The eventual total of 171 meant a 79-run lead with 18 overs to have a crack before stumps, Opie (2/14) making the inroads to have the home team two down and still 32 runs in arrears heading into day two.

 

Kensington Under 17 Team

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Dec 212017
 

Congratulations to the following players who have been selected in Kensington’s Under 17 team this season:

Hamish Gitsham, Arham Hashmi, Caleb Hoberg, Christian Leddicoat, Will McGowan, Will Montgomery, Luke Pedlar, Sam Rahaley, Will Rice, Josh Sims, Peter Unerkov, Tom Van Der Jeugd and Sam Warrick

The carnival has been changed this season to a one-week Twenty20 carnival. It will be played from Tuesday January 9th to Friday January 12th. Teams will play five preliminary matches then semi/grand finals on the Friday if applicable.

The Kensington team will be coached by senior players Adam Hose and Michael Sullivan.

South East U/12 Country Cup

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Dec 012017
 

U12 South East Country Cup squad

Playing in the Barossa Valley. Dates are: Monday 8th to Thursday 11th January 2018

Under 12s South East
Jed Sims Capt
Tom Wheaton Vice Capt
Jack Lawrence
Jayden Prior
Harry Hosking
Mitchell Cornollo
Sam Domaschenz
Jared Kuhl
Brodie Pfitzner
Fraser Watts
Luke Watson
Kobe Gibson

Coach – Sam Willis
Team Manager – Adam Kuhl

Emergencies
Remi Brown (e)
Daniel Will (e)

South East U/14 Country Cup

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Dec 012017
 

U14 South East Country Cup squad

Playing in the Barossa Valley. Dates are: Monday 8th to Thursday 11th January 2018

Team
Body Hosking
Sam O’Donnell
Mitchell Sims – CAPT
James Sullivan
Alex Hill
Luke Homan
Liam Turley
Ethan Bowman
Noah Sims
Corey Baker
Isaac Mulraney
Harry Fisher

Emerg- Jaxon Cushion – Darcy Williamson
Coach: Bill Burnett

Kensington Under 12 Team

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Nov 292017
 

Congratulations to the following players who have been selected in Kensington’s Under 12 team for the upcoming Statewide Cup:

Kyle Adams (captain), Adam Freeman, Henry Goold, Tom Hodgkison, Jim Kelly, Seb Lowe, Jesse McMahon, Henry Nitschke, Ryan Percival, Luke Szabo, Tom Turnbull and Luke Watson.

The team will be coached by Henry Dall and Cameron Fatchen who are A Grade players at Kensington. Both are heading off this week with the South Australian Under 19 team for the national championships in Tasmania. Henry and Cameron actually played for Kensington in the first ever Under 12 carnival a few years ago (and were premiers that year).

The Under 12 carnival runs from Monday December 18 to Thursday December 21.

Academy Matches – Monday November 27

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Nov 282017
 

Another terrific night of cricket action with some exciting finishes around the grounds.

At Colonel Waite Oval Kensington Red took on Sturt. The Blues batted first and finished with 4/81 from their 25 overs. Tom Thredgold picked up a couple of wickets while Connor Stone took one. Sturt kept things tight in our reply with the Reds finishing on 6/48. Nickolas Miller made 9 and Sam Neave 8.

There was an incredible tie at Ford Oval between Kensington Black and Sturt. We bowled first with Sturt finishing at 4/85. Wickets to Henry Goold, Will Prescott, Henry Smart and Louis Whitford. Jim Kelly (28) led the run chase with Adithya Venugopal (10) and Henry Goold (7) chipping in. A run out on the last ball meant that scores were level and it was too dark by this stage for a super over!

At Leroy Oval Kensington Green were defending 90 against Prospect. The Pirates were too strong, finishing their 25 overs on 6/124. Harry Orchard was our standout bowler with 4/5 from 3 overs while Adam Freeman and George Wicks took one each.

Another close game at Langman Reserve. Kensington Yellow posted 4/89 batting first thanks to a quickfire 29 not out from Tyson Matthews. He received support from Harry Hooworth-Moule (12*) and Henry Eckert (7*). A tidy bowling and fielding display saw Sturt finish 8 runs short on 2/81. Leg spinner Harry Hooworth-Moule took both our wickets.

At Marryatville High School Kensington Blue posted a competitive 9/109 batting first. Skipper Riley McDonald struck some nice cover drives on his way to 15 while Jude Thomas (19*) and Jesse Laing (21*) helped to push the score along. Sturt finished six runs short in another close game, at 6/103. Freddie Whitford and Tom Waugh grabbed two wickets each while Oliver Ellis and Arunesh Ghosh took one.

A big thank you again to Sturt and Prospect cricket clubs for organising the matches and also for providing sub-fielders this week as we had a heap away at NEJCA trials.

Our teams have a week off now for the Ashes test but return with matches on Monday December 11. The ladder for our older teams is quite tight with the undefeated Black and Green teams squaring off next Monday:

U14 Teams – Saturday November 25 vs Sturt

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Nov 222017
 

Here are the teams for our one day matches against Sturt this Saturday:

Under 14 Reds vs Sturt at Mitcham Primary School, Saturday November 25th, 1:00-6:00pm
Team – Shivam Channa, Alex Robertson (c/wk), Max Michalanney, Jack Matchett, Ishaan Oak, Max Kelly, Cormac Dwyer, Oscar Lawrance, Jasper Polglase, Sebastian McVann, Milo Bennett and Archie Walters

The match is 40 overs per side. Players should be at the ground ready to start the warm up at 12:30pm.

Well done to Oscar Lawrance on earning promotion to the Reds team after some excellent performances as skipper of the Whites.

Under 14 Whites vs Sturt at Langman Reserve, Saturday November 25th, 1:00-6:00pm
Team – Harry Burgess, Alex Smith (c), Sam Vartuli (wk), Hugo Ellery, Mitchell Makings, Jasper Thomas, Nicholas Graves, Jenil Patel, Josh Tamke, Cameron Atherton, Liam Overall and Sam Neave

The match is 40 overs per side. Players should be at the ground ready to start the warm up at 12:30pm.

Rostered off/unavailable: Luke Homan, Hamish Towers, Lachlan Austerberry, Kyle Adams, Oliver Cooke and Theo Harper

Congratulations to new captains Alex Robertson (Reds) and Alex Smith (Whites) who will skipper the next few matches. Well done also to Max Kelly (Reds), Oscar Lawrance (Whites) and Archie Walters (Ray Sutton Shield) who did a great job skippering the first few games.

Presentations
There will be presentations back at the club on Saturday night with dinner available and awards for best player and best team man from each game. We’ve had terrific numbers so far for these events and it would be great to see you there again.

Key dates/events
Tuesday November 28th – just a reminder there is no U/14 training on this night however there is a major event at the club with an A Grade Twenty20 match against Sturt from 5:20pm. We are hopeful that the Browns will have Alex Ross, John Dalton, David Grant, Elliot Opie and Daniel Worrall all available. Hopefully there will be a huge crowd there and a Kensington win.

Saturday December 2nd – no match due to the Ashes test match

Tuesday December 5th – training on as normal 4:00-5:30pm

Saturday December 9th – we are scheduled to play Port Adelaide in a one dayer on this weekend however Port are struggling for numbers and the SACA Under 14 Whites fixture currently lists the match as a bye. If there is no U14 White match this weekend we will play an internal one day match at Langman Reserve. This match will involve all U14 squad players not playing Reds that weekend and also some invited players from the Academy.

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 www.cricket.com.au.

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 www.nationalchamps.com.au

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 www.nationalchamps.com.au

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.