U18, U17 & U15 Kensington Juniors Selected For SACA Squads

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Jun 052017
 

In conjunction with the recently announced U19 Squad list, congratulations to the following Kensington State Junior Squad members:

 

U/18 Female – Rachel Church, Shae Daly, Sarah Ferris, Georgia Iannella, Sophie Roberts and Bella Smith

U/17 Male – James du Preez, Hamish Gitsham, Will Montgomery, Sam Rahaley and Tom Van Der Jeugd

U/15 Female – Cassidy Perkins and Amelie Green

U/15 Male – Jake Bilsborow, Sam Rahaley, Joshua Sims, Sam Warrick and Campbell Watts

 

Kensi’s Lloyd Pope – Official Record, First Bowler To Achieve U17 & U19 Double

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Dec 162016
 

Congratulations to Kensington’s (CA XI) wrist spinner Lloyd Pope (17 yo) who yesterday won the leading wicket taker award for the U19 National Championships held over the past fortnight in Adelaide (with 21 wickets @16.3 including 6/21 off 5.5 v SA and 6/29 off 9 v QLD), backing up his winning of the equivalent leading wicket taker award for the U17 National Championships in Oct (SA U17s) where he took 18 wickets. This is officially the first time that any Australian bowler has won this award for both the U17 & U19 National Championships in the same year.

Lloyd’s notables this season so far include:

  • U17 National Championships (SA) – 18 wickets. Leading Wicket Taker
  • U17 National Championships (SA) – 2nd Most Valuable Player of Tournament
  • U17 National Championships (SA) – Team Of The Championships, selection
  • U19 National Championships (CA XI) – 21 wickets. Leading Wicket Taker
  • U19 National Championships (CA XI) – 3rd (equal) Most Valuable Player of Tournament
  • U19 National Championships (CA XI) – Team Of The Championships, selection
  • U19 National Championships (CA XI) – Ricky Ponting XII U17 T20 (Team to play SCG BBL curtain raiser on Dec 27 against Adam Gilchrist’s XII U19 T20 Team)
  • Cricket Australia Gold Pathway

Lloyd Interviewed – for video click HERE

Cricket Australia’s Pathway has offered Lloyd some wonderful opportunities to “value add” onto his recent success including meeting Shane Warne during the recent Adelaide Test Match and doing a 30 minute session with Shane on the Adelaide Oval prior to play, being selected to play at the SCG on Dec 27 and being invited to attend the CA Pathway Camp in Jan in Brisbane.

Lloyd has also taken 14 wickets for Kensington so far this season in various A Grade formats. Congratulations Lloyd from the Club on your season’s achievements to date!

Gary Slack

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(Lloyd receives U19s Leading Wicket Taker Award from Ryan Harris)

gregg-chappell-announces-u19-team-of-the-championships(Greg Chappell Announces The Team Of The Championships https://youtu.be/zBAj_LugoQg )

gregg-chappell-announces-u17-t20-ricky-ponting-xiii(Greg Chappell Announces The Ricking Ponting XIII U17 T20 Team)

 

Junior Winners For 5 Wicket Hauls and 100’s for season 2015/2016

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Apr 102016
 

Junior Winners For 5 Wicket Hauls and 100’s for season 2015/2016

 

Under 16’s

 

100’s-16 Whites

Harry Edmonds

100no vs Glenelg round 4

 

5 wicket hauls 16 Reds

 

Adam Clements

8/13 off 8 overs vs Woodville round 8

5/30 off 16 overs vs Tea Tree Gully Grand Final

 

James DuPreez

5/20 off 8 overs vs Tea Tree Gully round 5

 

Sam Bruce

5/35 off 10 overs vs Woodville round 8

 

5 wicket Hauls 16 Whites

 

William McGowan

5/12 off 9 overs vs West Torrens round 2

 

Max Monfries

5/13 off 8 overs vs Prospect round 7

 

Under 14’s

 

100’s-14 Whites

Jack Read

149 Rd2 vs West Torrens

 

14 Reds

Christian Leddicoat

119 Rd2 vs West Torrens

136 Rd3 vs Northern Districts

116 not out Rd11 vs Sturt

 

5 wicket Hauls

 

Liam Greber – 14 Reds

5/10 off 9.3 overs Rd 1 vs Port Adelaide

 

Jack Packer -14 Reds

5/59 off 16 overs Rd 2 vs West Torrens

 

Finn March- 14 Whites

5/2 off 5 overs Rd 8 vs Woodville

 

Ben Belperio

5/19 off 11 overs Rd 10 vs  East Torrens

2015/16 Junior Coordinators Report

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Apr 102016
 

Junior Coordinators Report

 

Congratulations to all of our Juniors on an amazing season. Our junior program continues to go from strength to strength and be the envy of all other district clubs and the blueprint that SACA promotes openly.

 

How do you measure success ? Is it the amount of juniors we get playing senior cricket at the club, is it the amount of junior players we get playing First 11 cricket for their schools, is it the number of players being part of representative sides for SA, is it Premierships at the end of the season after 8 months of hard work,skill and determination. It is probably all of these reasons.

I am delighted to say that our talented juniors have excelled in all of these areas. It has been the most successful junior season in the clubs history.

We have had U16 players in Lloyd Pope and Cameron Fatchen playing senior A grade cricket at Kensington and both of them even achieved the distinction of being awarded Bradman medal votes and on Saturday night finished 2nd and 4th in the senior Player of the Year awards. An amazing achievement.

Other junior players to be selected for senior cricket at Kensington this season include Henry Dall,Jed Spence,Ashley Eckermann, Euan Fletcher,who won the U17 Shell Shield competition batting award , Lucas Froude and Sean McCullum, who won the U17 Shell Shield competition wicket keeping trophy and the senior D grade batting trophy.

 

As a club we entered 7 SACA competitions and we won 4 of them being the Ray Sutton Competition, the 14Reds, the 16Whites and the U17 Bank SA Shield.

We missed out by 1 run in the Grand final in the U16 Reds and played in the semi finals in the 14 Whites and U12 competition.

Our last success in these Premiership winning grades was 4 years ago with the Ray Sutton team,19 years ago with the 14 REDS,5 years ago with the 16 WHITES and 23 years ago with the U17 Bank SA team.

Complete domination at a junior level, congratulations again to our players.

On an individual level, we had 5 winners out of the 8 categories in the SACA awards and one runner up.

 

Adam Clements winning the U16 RED bowling with an amazing 39 wickets, Jed Spence with 546 runs winning the U16 RED batting,Harry Edmonds winning the U16 WHITE batting,Christian Leddicoat with 658 runs winning the U14 RED batting and Liam Greber collecting the U14 RED bowling trophy.

William McGowan was runner up in the bowling for the U16 WHITES category.

 

Our Academy continues to develop and once again it has has been superbly led by Ben Johnswood and his team of talented coaches.

The emphasis continues to be at all levels of our junior program to create a fun learning environment so that the players can develop their own style.  The coaching is targeted at skill development and game sense and playing a variety of cricket games internally and also against other quality opposition teams.

 

I recently witnessed one of the Academy games against West Torrens on Ford oval on a hot Sunday afternoon and the standard was brilliant and the enthusiasm and enjoyment that these young players displayed was outstanding. Even in the last over when Kensington were clear winners the encouragement from the team to the bowler was superb. Our U14 squads will be very strong again next season from the looks of this.

 

What a season the u14s have had, a Premiership and a close loss in a semi final.

Well done to Greg Slack on coaching and coordinating the squad throughout the season. Talented senior player Liam Scanlon was able to assist part of the season and was the coach of our Premiership winning Ray Sutton team.

On match days, Greg led the RED team and Norm Bear and Tim Rice the WHITE team, well done on a brilliant performance.

The 14 REDS were supremely captained by Christian Leddicoat, already a great leader. Christian is a great communicator and leads the way with his bat,bowling and in the field. 3 centuries and only one loss for the season shows clearly the success that Christian has bought to the team.

Leading the 14 WHITES was Will Rice, who has done an excellent job. Will is a spin bowler who bats in the top order of the team and has been able to combine all of that with the captaincy with great effect.

 

Our U16 squad of 33 players nearly achieved the unbelievable result of dual Premierships. Cricket is the greatest game in the world but sometimes it tests our sanity especially with a 1 run loss for the REDS in the Grand Final.

Thanks to Peter Marshall,Micheal Clements,Grahame Spence and Angus Slack for their assistance at training throughout the season, it has been truly valued by me and the players.

 

The 16 REDS have been outstanding this season and a large part of that comes down to 3 people, the superb captain in Adam Clements, what a leader he has been. Adam puts his head down and leads by example and just gets the job done. He is an inspiration to his team mates and to to me as his coach, he has real game sense and doesn’t really need direction, he just gets the job done.

As well as being a super talented cricketer and a great captain he is also an outstanding young man. He will have a huge future at Kensington.

The other 2 people are Grahame Spence and Peter Marshall. Outstanding people, great mentors and always positive and encouraging to the team. Each week I would give Grahame as team manager the job of looking after a different team and we had 21 players represent the REDS this season. What a job Grahame has done and he has been superbly assisted by the ever smiling Peter Marshall. Great job guys.

 

The Premiership winning 16 WHITES team has been brilliantly led all season by William Warrick. Even though Will could still play at an U14 level this season such is his maturity and cricket ability he has been able to not only play at the older age group but also combine that with outstanding leadership.

The WHITES team has varied each week and Will has been able to mould the team in a successful and winning combination in all but one game for the season.Will has been supported game day by the super friendly team manager Sam Konnis, another outstanding club man and person. Martin Hunkin and Stacey Pedlar have also been really supportive and important parts of the WHITES season, so thank you to all of you.

 

Our young players have been very privileged to have such wonderful support and guidance from such quality people.

 

At the start of each season we have more players than places available in the REDS and the WHITES and we again have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to play some of the squad in Andrew Faulkner’s LOA senior team here at the club.

It is the first taste of senior cricket for most of our juniors and being one day games the players are always in the contest. When Andrew was unavailable the team was superbly guided by Ryan Sparrow. Thank you to Andrew and Ryan for the opportunity to allow some of our squad to experience senior cricket and for making the players feel so welcome.

 

Another great highlight for the season was the amazing performance by the U17 Bank SA Shield team to win the premiership. It had been 23 years since our last success in this high profile competition and the squad was unbeaten in 8 games over 2 weeks, it truly was an a superb performance. The squad were brilliantly managed by senior players Michael Sullivan and Jordan Liemann.

 

Thanks also go to Jake Brown and John Dalton for the brilliant turf net training and match day pitches that we have here at Kensington, they are without doubt the best in the competition.

 

I would like to thank the committee for the opportunity to again be the junior coordinator at Kensington.It is a great job and very rewarding to be part of the success of our talented young cricketers.

The future looks bright for the club as we continue to evolve to suit the changing landscape of Australian cricket as the ACB  continue to blueprint plans for the future through SACA to us here at club level. We have to be financially strong,strong with on field performances and continually presenting players at development levels.

Our challenge as a club is to keep creating the best environment  that we possibly can for all of our players to develop their games so that they can fulfil their cricketing dreams as they progress from junior to senior ranks. Every cricketer matures and develops their game at different stages.

We have seen the emergence this season of 16 year olds Cameron Fatchen and Lloyd Pope playing their first A grade games and yet we have club legend Jamie Panelli who has recently retired from A grade after 555 A grade wickets who was 23 when he played his first A grade game.

We have to create the very best environment for all players to progress through the grades no matter what their age, just ask Micheal Hussey and Chris Rogers.

 

Kensington is the greatest cricket club and it has been an honour and privilege to be part of the team again is season.

Good luck to all the junior cricketers on their cricket journey and I look forward to following your progress through the grades for the Browns.

 

In terms of support from parents to the club, it is vital and essential. Our club is so dependent on your volunteer assistance through sponsorship, offering to assist on committees,offering to assist at training and on game days. A strong junior structure is critical for the ongoing welfare for our club, you guys can all make a difference and we want and need your support. Don’t be shy, please help us stay the number 1 club in SA.

 

Thank you.

 

Gary Slack

Kensington Junior Trophy Winners 2015/2016

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Apr 102016
 

Kensington Junior Trophy Winners 2015/2016

 

U16 Reds

Batting

Jed Spence 546 runs @45.5

Bowling

Adam Clements 39 wickets @ 8.51

Fielding

James DuPreez

 

U16 Whites

Batting

Arham Hashmi 257 runs @64.25

Bowling

William McGowan 24 wickets @8.46

Fielding

Jack Konnis

 

U14 Reds

Batting

Christian Leddicoat 658 runs @65.80

Bowling

Liam Greber 25 wickets @9.72

Fielding

Matthew Slack

 

U14 whites

Batting

Caleb Hoberg 202 runs@ 25.25

Bowling

Caleb Hoberg 18 wickets @10.17

Fielding

Harrison Chow

 

U14 Player of the year

Christian Leddicoat

 

U16 Player of the year

Adam Clements

 

 

Junior Players of the year (A Grade Debutants)

Lloyd Pope 47 wickets @12.0  (15 matches)

Cameron Fatchen 41 wickets @ 16.8 (21 matches)

 

Academy Winners

 

Batting

Green-Fergus Carruthers 160 runs@ 26.7

Pink-Frank Packer 141 runs@ 35.3

Yellow- Max Kelly 136 runs @27.2

Red- Wills Hillier 131 runs @21.8

Blue – Jamie Taylor 121 runs @ 40.3

 

Bowling

Blue- Darius Boast 12 wickets@ 6.8

Yellow- Archie Walters 9 wickets @ 5.6

Pink -Theo Harper 8 wickets @ 9.0

Green- Kai Hoberg 8 wickets @ 10.3

Red- Conor Dwyer 7 wickets @ 10.7

 

Fielding

Green- Noah Prenzler

Red – Jasper Thomas

Blue – Jordan Barnett

Yellow- Oscar Lawrance

Pink – Sam Neave

 

Most Valuable Junior Player

 

Academy senior- Charlie McKay

Academy junior – Fergus Carruthers

 

Congratulations on fantastic seasons for the Browns

Five Kensington U17 Players Selected For Country Black Bank SA Shield Team

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Dec 212015
 

Congratulations to Kensington U17 players:

  • Adam Clements
  • Ashley Eckermann
  • John Bliss
  • Lloyd Pope
  • Sean McCullum

selected for the Country Black Team.

Special congratulations to Sean McCullum for receiving both the Batting & Keeping Trophies and the MVP during the recent U16 Country Carnival.

Players for the country teams were selected based on their performances at the carnival last year and at the recently completed SACA U16 Country Cup. Throughout the week of the U16 Country Cup, SACA Talent Coordinator, Luke Williams, and the rest of his team were closely monitoring and evaluating players’ performances and results. Furthermore, they will continue to do so throughout the fortnight of the U17 Shield as well, as they look to state selections for the SACA U19 squad in the 2016-17 season.

The SACA Under 17 Shield will be played from Monday, 4 to Thursday, 14 January 2016 across Adelaide. Teams will play seven One-Day (50-overs) matches and then one Grand Final on the last day of the event. The competition will consist of 16 teams – 12 Premier Club teams, a SACA U15 team, a team from SAMCA and the two country representative teams.

The SACA would like to congratulate all the above players on their well deserved selection into these two country teams. ”

 

Kensi Sponsorship Drive – Have You Considered Sponsoring Kensi?

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Sep 162015
 

The Kensington Browns very much rely on our sponsors, we are most grateful to them and we are always looking to connect with individuals and businesses for further mutual benefit.

 

If you are a family or individual, have you considered becoming a  sponsor? Sponsorship starts from only $250. Consider this for your family.

 

Perhaps you have contact with a local small business who may be ideal as a Kensington Sponsor? Please introduce them to our Club.

 

Please read and disseminate the sponsorship information below as widely as possible and help build our Kensington sponsor base. Many thanks.

 

The logos of our current diamond sponsors, are included below.

 

Introduce A Sponsor To The Club

How To Become A Club Sponsor

 

Sponsorship Agreement

 

KDCC introduce a new sponsor

kdcc sponsorship agreement form

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State U17 Team Announced Today. Congratulations To Browns – Lloyd Pope & Cameron Fatchen.

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Aug 252015
 

 

On the back of their recent U15 performances at the National Championships in Darwin last June , the “Kensington Four” of  Cameron Fatchen, Henry Dall, Lucas Froude and Lloyd Pope were once again all the mix recently for U17 selection to represent SA and compete in the National Championships to be held in Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast from 26th Sept – 8 Oct 2015.

Cam

The State U17 team was announced earlier today and congratulations go to 15 yo Kensi bowlers Cameron Fatchen (RA Fast) and Lloyd Pope (Leg Spinner), who  have both been selected in the final 13 player U17 team to represent SA and travel to Brisbane in September.

Lloyd

 

Congratulations also to Kensi’s Lucas Froude ( LH Bat/Wk) who has been named in the 16 player squad as first reserve and to Henry Dall (LH B) , also part of the recent U17 State Squad and whose recent shoulder injury certainly didn’t help his selection chances.

 

 

 

The National Championships can be followed online HERE: (select Male U17 from the drop box)

 

 

 

SA’s Draw is:

Mon 28th SAvs NT at Trevor Barsby Oval in Deagon

Tue 29th vs NSW Metro at Trevor Hohns Oval in Deagon

Wed 30th Team day

Thu 1st Oct vs Tasmania at Henzel Park #2 in Caloundra

Fri 2nd Oct vs Victoria Country at Ron McMullen Oval in Buderim

Sat 3rd Team day

Sun 4th Oct vs ACT/NSW Country at University 7 Oval

Mon 5th Oct Qual finals

Wed 7th Oct Semi finals

Thu 8th Oct Final

 

Congratulations to all players and Kensington wishes the team every success.

 

Gary Slack

Bonnetts

gary@bonnetts.com.au

 

“Browns Create New Club Record” – East Torrens Messenger Article 15th April 2015

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Apr 162015
 

15 April 2015 East Torrens Messenger Article – “Browns Create New Club Record”

A record four Kensington Browns players; Cameron Fatchen, Lloyd Pope, Lucas Froude and Henry Dall selected for SA in the U15 State Team.

Gary Slack

Bonnetts Saddleworld

 

East Torrens Messenger Kensi U15 State

 

The link to the digital version is below, go to page 12..

Link: http://messenger.newspaperdirect.com/epaper/viewer.aspx

A Personal Video Message From Gilly To Our 2015 Kensi Premiers!

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Mar 312015
 

Special thanks to Adam Gilchrist who took time out to record this special message of congratulations to our 2015 Kensi Premiers…

[youtube]https://youtu.be/3Ew3N5dOO7s[/youtube]

Or watch directly on Youtube if you prefer at https://youtu.be/3Ew3N5dOO7s

Thanks Gilly!

 

Mar 292015
 
  • SA Sport Show Panel Video - Kensi & Eagles with BJ
    SA Sport Show Panel Video - Kensi & Eagles with BJ
    Panel discussion around the two West End Grand Finalist Clubs for 2016/17
  • CONGRATULATIONS KENSI - BACK TO BACK U17 BANK SA SHIELD WINNERS
    CONGRATULATIONS KENSI - BACK TO BACK U17 BANK SA SHIELD WINNERS
    Underwater back to back U17 Bank SA Shield winners, 2016 & 2017
  • CONGRATULATIONS LLOYD POPE
    CONGRATULATIONS LLOYD POPE
    Record - Leading Wicket Taker in both U17 & U19 National Championships 2016/17
  • New Kensington Girls Cricket Academy Open 2016!
    New Kensington Girls Cricket Academy Open 2016!
    **Girls, register now **
  • Classic Nov 2016 T20 Match - Kensi v Adelaide at Parkinson Oval
    Classic Nov 2016 T20 Match - Kensi v Adelaide at Parkinson Oval
    A 'Sully' Production!
  • Nuggett - 2015/16 End Of Season Presentation..
    Nuggett - 2015/16 End Of Season Presentation..
  • Great News For The Browns
    Great News For The Browns
    Thanks to Gary and team!
  • Kensi U16 Whites - Congratulations, Premiers 2016!
    Kensi U16 Whites - Congratulations, Premiers 2016!
  • Kensi U14 Reds - Congratulations, Premiers 2016!
    Kensi U14 Reds - Congratulations, Premiers 2016!
  • Jake Brown Breaks All Time Kensi Batting Record!
    Jake Brown Breaks All Time Kensi Batting Record!
  • 2016 & 2015 Back To Back A Grade T20 Premiers! Go Kensi..
    2016 & 2015 Back To Back A Grade T20 Premiers! Go Kensi..
  • Congratulations Kensi's Alex Ross - Bradman Young Player Of The Year
    Congratulations Kensi's Alex Ross - Bradman Young Player Of The Year
  • Kensington Premiers 2016 - U17 Shield
    Kensington Premiers 2016 - U17 Shield
  • Ray Sutton Premiers 2015/16. 10 wicket winners. Well done!
    Ray Sutton Premiers 2015/16. 10 wicket winners. Well done!
  • Congratulations Jamie Panelli - WIcket 539. New Club Record!
    Congratulations Jamie Panelli - WIcket 539. New Club Record!
  • Kensi U14 Whites - Congratulations, Premiers 2015!
    Kensi U14 Whites - Congratulations, Premiers 2015!
  • Kensi U16 Reds - Congratulations, Premiers 2015! **Click to watch video**
    Kensi U16 Reds - Congratulations, Premiers 2015! **Click to watch video**
  • Kensington Browns - ICC Cricet 360
    Kensington Browns - ICC Cricet 360
  • A Message From Gilly To the U14W & U16R Premiers! Thanks Gilly! **Click to listen**
    A Message From Gilly To the U14W & U16R Premiers! Thanks Gilly! **Click to listen**

Under 16 Grand Final red and white teams

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Mar 272015
 

Under 16 Grand Final red and white teams

Congratulations to all the 35 member squad for making such a great contribution to the Kensington cricket club this season and helping both our teams make the Grand Finals. Selection has been really tough with extra players available for the final due to school cricket committments being completed so a few players have missed out on the GF but still are a very important part of the teams and overall squad.

What an exciting time for our talented young cricketers The REDS take on West Torrens at Henley GM oval starting at 1.30 so be there by 12.45 please.

Hamish Porter Wessel van Wyke Harrison Rahaley-co captain James Cleggett-co captain Euan Fletcher Tom van der Jeugd Sean McCullum-wk Will Loffler James DuPreez Adam Clements Lloyd Pope John Bliss 13th man is Lewys Evans

The WHITES take on TTG at Ford oval starting at 1.30 so be there by 12.45 Yes bring afternoon tea

Fred McClure Arham Hashmi Jed Spence-wk Luke Valente Jono Connelly- captain Oliver Harms Ben Cox Ashley Eckermann Greg Tanti Riley Slack David Hamann Cooper Harrod 13th man Finn Hillberry

The games are Saturday and Sunday this week for the Grand final and there will be a presentation at the club Sunday night from 6pm for food and then the presentations from 7pm

Good luck to the 8 Kensington teams in Grand finals this weekend Go the Browns, thrive on the challenge and the opportunity!

Also congratulations to Arham Hashmi who has been elevated from the under 14s for the semi final.

Good luck to all the players.

U14 Reds Semi Final Day 2

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Mar 222015
 

After batting last week and setting an excellent total of 190 with a superb not out century to Will Montgomery and great support from Tully Kennett, our job this week was to bowl well and take wickets early to put the Adelaide batters under scoreboard pressure. Captain Will Montgomery had a plan to their opener and so we started with Hamish and Will Warrick with 2 gullies and 2 slips.

The Adelaide batters started aggressively, clearly with a plan to go hard and try to establish some pressure on us. The plan went their way for the first 4 overs as they drove hard and well, until they decided to test our fielding standard. Step up Zac Norris with a pin point throw and opener number 2 was on his way.

Then the second gully plan worked with an excellent catch by Luke Pedlar and their key opener was in the shed too. What appeared to be a super catch at 1st slip by Angas Marshall had the umpires giving the benefit of the doubt to the batter (it has taken all season for that to happen) but then a couple more wickets, one to Max Floreani and one to Sam Bruce and at tea Adelaide 4 for 82 still needing 109 off 30 overs.

After 41 overs Adelaide were looking for over 5 an over but, with their skipper going really well and accelerating the scoring, things weren’t going all our way. We badly need to break the building partnership! A drinks break brought back Hamish and the wicket to break the partnership that threatened us. Shortly after, Will Warrick knocked over their skipper. Another wicket to San Bruce, one to Will McGowan and excellent fielding again contributing with another run out (to Jack Konnis) and then a blinder of a catch at short cover by Will Warrick!

Suddenly it was all over – Adelaide all out for 125 in 57overs. Bowling was shared around, Hamish Gitsham 1/34 off 11, Will Warrick 2/15 off 9, Will McGowan 1/19 off 10, Max Floreani 1/11 off 5, Sam Bruce 2/17 off 10, Will Montgomery 0/10 off 5 and Jack Konnis 1/5 off 2. Player of the Match Will Montgomery.

An excellent all round performance from the boys setting us up for a super Grand Final against great rivals Sturt. If we play as we have all season and do the basics well we can be confident of a fitting end to the season.

Good luck boys – Go Browns!!!

Oct 162014
 

Under 16 teams for round one

 

Reds playing Northern Districts at Ford oval from 1pm

Please try to be at the ground by 12.15

Team manager Peter Cleggett Assistant team manager Graeme Klemm

 

Sam Barnett

Euan Fletcher

Sean McCullum-wk

James Cleggett-vc

Harrison Rahaley-capt

Wessel van Wyke

James du Preez

Adam Clements

John Bliss

James Ingram

Ashley Eckermann

Hamish Porter

 

Whites to play Northern Districts at the Paddocks No2 from 1pm

Please be at the ground from 12.15

Team managers Scott Valente and Graeme Spence

 

Sam Carruthers

Jed Spence

Luke Valente-capt

Rory Illman-wk

Fred McClure

Greg Tanti

Cooper Harrod

Jono Connelly

Riley Slack

David Hamann

Finn Hillbery

Lewys Evans (Out injured or away this week)

Tom VanDer Jeugd

Oliver Harms

Ben Cox

Connor O’Brien

 

Lloyd Pope is in the seniors. Congratulations to Lloyd Pope,Henry Dall and Will Loffler all making their senior debuts this weekend.

Welcome to Lewys Evans and to James Du Preez, Wessel van Wyke and Finn Hillbery on their first games for Kensington

Congratulations to Harrison Rahaley, James Cleggett and Luke Valente on being selected leaders for the teams this season.

There is a dinner at the club Saturday night as it is a one day game to start the season and Deb Cleggett from the fundraising committee has these magnificent chicken Yiros rolls for $5 each. Let’s make sure we all get back to the club for the presentation and have some great food.

Good luck and have fun !

Go the Browns!

 

Gary Slack

Bonnetts Saddleworld

Mar 312014
 

By Graeme Klemm – U16W Team Manager

It’s a good thing I like movies because season 2013-14 provided endless viewing of all manner of shows. We’ve had the disaster movie against Southern Districts when we lost four early wickets in the blink of an eye; the raw excitement of the high octane action comeback against Tea Tree Gully when James Ingram refused to let defeat stare him down; the epic biopic against Adelaide when Will Taylor and James Cleggett put on their massive opening partnership; the Alfred Hitchcock horror classic against Prospect when 18 wickets fell in a day; the uplifting and feel good flick against East Torrens when we had 8 personnel changes to the team but still came out on top; the car crash spine tingler against Sturt; the outrageous bank heist when Port Adelaide robbed us of the 7.5 points we needed to make the finals. But like the old cliche says, the projectionist saved the best one ‘til last…

The all time, gut churning thriller that left Jono Connelly ashen faced and terror frozen as he waited on death row, minute by minute, ball by ball for an excruciating 16 overs as a ninth wicket partnership changed the course of history and the Titanic made it to New York after all. Jacob Roberts and Henry Klemm pulled not just a rabbit, but a unicorn out of the hat to steal a game that we had no right to win. At 8 for 108 and chasing 162, history suggested that we would have been lucky to reach 110. But cricket is a funny game, about taking chances and forging partnerships It’s about ounces of luck and living dangerously. It’s about seizing opportunities. Cooper Harrod, Jacob Roberts and John Bliss had put us in good seats the week before with their fine bowling. It wasn’t just them, but they got the jaffas. And after the week-long intermission, it came down to the efforts of 4 boys who decided that the peanut brittle that had defined our batting this season had finally run out. Sam Barnett shone brightly, early, and then Luke Valente and John Bliss put on an impressive 64 run partnership in the middle that had us around the runrate. But the carnage that followed their wickets left us reeling. The magicians at 10 and eleven then conjured one final trick to leave Glenelg stunned and shattered and still unsure how it had all slipped away. With a run rate of almost 6 an over, it was 91 golden, precious runs from a captain courageous (Jacob) and a nervous nelly (Henry) that had faced less than a dozen balls for the entire season until his arrival at the crease.

As the credits roll on a season that had felt like a roller coaster ride, thanks to all those boys who walked through the revolving door of the U16 Whites. A great bunch of players, respectful to me, their Baggy Brown cap and their team mates. The club has a bright future with young men of this calibre coming through. They may not be superstars, but they definitely provide the heart and soul.