West End Men’s 4th grade Round 9

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Jan 152018
 

West End Men’s 1st Grade Round 9 day 1

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Jan 142018
 

Elliot Opie and Lucas Froude have engineered one of Kensington’s more significant innings recoveries, steering the Browns towards a defensible total from what had been a ruinous start.

As gathering weather threatened some favourable conditions for bowling on a green-top, Tea Tree Gully captain Matthew Weaver elected to field before sweeping showers, heavy at times, delayed the start by more than two hours and saw an early lunch taken. Players stayed sharp with a solid session of P-I-G circle kicking, making use of a verandah area to inject a degree of rebound difficulty. 

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Wind and emerging sunshine saw Pertaringa Oval fit for play from 1.15pm but opening bowler Ben Atkinson proved an immediate handful from the northern top end – he clai

med the first seven wickets in a 12-over spell of 7/23, as slip catches and lbw and bat-pad decisions saw the Browns slide to 7/39 before Opie (83) joined Froude (58no) for some methodical rescue. The pair each posted their highest 1st Grade score as they compiled 138 for the ninth wicket, first negotiating the hour to tea (7/59) after which Opie and later Froude scored increasingly freely.

 Joshua Macey’s lbw dismissal of Opie, also from the northern end, has removed any chance of Atkinson joining the select few to have taken 10 wickets in innings. Froude and David Grant (15no) safely navigated the closing overs to 6.55pm stumps at 8/202. Play will resume half an hour early this Saturday to make up remaining overs lost to the weather.

Saturday’s play capped a remarkable week for the Browns and some of its leading players – Lloyd Pope was in the starting XI for the Australia Under 19s World Cup warm-up win in New Zealand over Sri Lanka, John Dalton and David Grant both featured for a Cricket Australia XI in a warm-up win for the touring England one-day side in Sydney, Dan Worrall took 2/25 in his season-first BBL hit-out for the Melbourne Stars and Alex Ross scored 27 off 19 for the Brisbane Heat before being controversially dismissed for obstructing for the field when even non-geometers could have reasonably concluded he’d avoided injury and wilfully obstructed nobody.

SACA Under 18 Girls Shield

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Jan 132018
 

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

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Jan 112018
 

West End Men’s 1st Grade Round 8 day 2

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Jan 082018
 
Kensington fell just two wickets short of salvaging outright points at Parkinson Oval, helped by a sportingly swift Sturt declaration that opened up possibilities for both sides neither could ultimately attain.
 
In significantly more comfortable conditions than the previous day, the visitors took just 3.3 overs to claim the first-innings points without further loss of wicket and declared three balls later just five runs ahead.
 
The home side then took charge of the match for much of the rest of the day, declaring at 7/202 off 55 overs – contributors including Henry Dall (40), Robbie White (49), Euan Fletcher (41no) and Hugh Cranendonk (a late 28 off 29 balls) – to set the visitors an outright target of 198 from 35 overs.
 
Outright home points looked possible at 3/17 and 4/36, half of the wickets to Scott Aufderheide (2/15), before 19-year-old England Young Lion Euan Woods (75no off 70) joined with Thomas Kelly (41) to take Sturt to the near safety of 4/130 with just seven overs remaining, when the home side channelled some more brown-hearted play of yesteryear. Kelly was bowled by Elliot Opie (3/51) a ball after being hit by a fair delivery he’d misjudged, swiftly followed by a brilliant Adam Hose run out, triggering a slide to 8/150 with 17 balls to negotiate – negotiated safely they were, however, Sturt singing their song and Kensington’s flagship side now left with a tough road to avoid missing two-day finals action for the first time since 2009-10.

West End Men’s 1st Grade Round 8 day 1

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Jan 062018
 

Sturt are just 17 runs short of first-innings points after a scorching day that saw the visitors field in the toughest conditions, before a mid-afternoon wind change and slight easing, but that also saw five of our top seven contribute just four runs between them.

Jake Brown elected to bat, as any skipper would have when the mercury had already hit 40 at nearby Kent Town before the start of play. John Dalton’s dismissal on the first ball of the day wasn’t our best on-field start to a new year and the Browns were 2/15 a short time later, when fellow opener Henry Dall followed, but Adam Hose and Brown saw it through to lunch (during which the mercury peaked at 42.6 at Kent Town) and what looked a good platform of 2/104.

However, Hose’s lbw dismissal for 50 in the third over after lunch was the first of six wickets for young legspinner Tom O’Connell (6/54) and triggered a 4/2 middle-order collapse. Brown fell a short time later for 67, to the first of three sharp Alex Gregory slip catches, as part of a slide to 156 all out on the scheduled tea break, keeper Lucas Froude last out for 24.

An early wicket each to Elliot Opie (1/47) and David Grant (2/50) gave some early optimism at 2/22 but an 83-run partnership between Gregory (32) and Sturt skipper Brad David (66no) helped the visitors to 3/140 at the close of play.

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.

SAPSASA State Selection – Ruby Smith

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Jan 042018
 

Statewide Super Women’s 1st Grade T20 Round 8

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Jan 042018
 

Statewide Super Women’s 1st Grade T20 Round 7

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Jan 042018
 

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.

West End Twenty20 Cup Round 3

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Dec 262017
 

U14 Reds Round 6

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Dec 262017
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

A Fantastic Team Effort. Well done boys.

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.

U14 teams

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Dec 142017
 

Here are the teams for our final game before Christmas.

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

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

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

 

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

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

ATCA Women’s Division 1 T20 round 6

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Dec 142017
 

Statewide Super Women’s 1st Grade T20 Round 6

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Dec 142017
 

West End Twenty20 Cup Round 2

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Dec 132017
 

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

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

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

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

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

U14 Reds

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Dec 112017
 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

West End Men’s 2nd Grade

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Dec 042017