U 16 Whites Round 3

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Nov 212017
 

Kensington defeated East Torrens

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

EODP 0 for 28

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Highlights of the game;

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

 

U14 Whites Round 3

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Nov 202017
 

14 Whites v East Torrens

The 14-white team headed to Rostrevor School to take on East Torrens. Kensi won the toss and elected to bat on what looked like a cracking deck. Kyle Adams and Sam Vartuli got us away to a reasonable start before Sam was caught, 1/23 after 9. Scoring seemed to be difficult with the wicket just being a little slow and low, but our boys were showing some good patience waiting for the bad balls. The ET spinners were bowling well and putting our boys under continued pressure. Hugo Ellery (7) lost the fight bowled around his legs followed not long after by Kyle (16) tickling one down the Leg side caught by the keeper. At 3 for 68 after 25 overs we were positioned reasonably well and felt we were going to post a big total however we had a bit of a middle order collapse (again) with the exception of Oscar Lawrence who again held the team up. Oscar made a very good 28 Before being caught. In A little trouble at 7/95 we really needed our bottom order to fire, Step in Mitchel Makings who went about building a good innings being patient whilst taking the bad ball opportunities to score. Supported very well by Harry Burgess the pair put on a 40-run partnership before Mitch was bowled trying to push the score along with limited over left. Mitch made a well-earned 28 with Harry Burgess making a patient 16 before being run out. We really did miss an opportunity to post a big score but all in all felt we had enough runs, all out 153 in the 57th over.

Day Two

Rain Rain  Rain, No expectation to play at all, expecting the wicket to be unprepared and unplayable. However on arrival we were greeted with a prepared deck that looked as good as any deck you would play on. It was a little damp but other than that it looked very playable. (absolute credit to the Rostrevor ground staff!). 2 new green shirt umpires, one team that wanted to play one that didn’t, a perfect day for cricket and a lot of confusion as to what was going to happen. ET wanted to pack up and go home but with such a good deck up we really wanted to play. Umpires made the decision to wait 30 minutes and check. Still a bit damp so another 30 mins provided a pretty good pitch, all instructed to gear up and play!

What a great learning experience it was for our boys! So many questions about how / what / why but in the end a game of cricket prevailed. 43 overs to get 10 wickets to win! We had the target now we needed to perform at our best!

ET had pretty much given up before a ball was bowled and decided to play for a draw (really don’t understand that mentality) meaning our boys needed to earn their wickets, nothing was going to come easily. Josh Tamke bowled with fantastic rhythm and got our first breakthrough in the 7th over. Liam Overall bowled fast and was really troubling the batsman getting our second in the 10 over ET 2/11. Liam then got another in the 14th bowling in a fantastic partnership with Mitch Makings, Mitch getting the 4th wicket. Only one ET player looked the goods trying to score (credit to you Hamish Headland) but unfortunately was run out after a bad call by his batting partner. ET in real trouble 5/39 in the 19th. Wickets had started to prove hard to take, our spinners bowling well but not having much luck (a few dropped catches not helping) until a good stumping by Sam Vartuli broke the deadlock. Spin was now becoming pretty easy to play so Oscar decided to bring back our fastest bowler in Liam. Liam decided to bowl into the ribs and found immediate success taking the last two wickets in succession. Et only having 10 players for the day robbed him of a Hat Trick Ball. ET All Out 74 (39 overs) A great effort by our boys, good positive cricket all day.

This was a fantastic opportunity for all boys (both sides) to learn more about the game and develop a better mindset to playing in sub perfect conditions. Winning /losing really is the least important part of teaching 11,12,13 year old kids how to play the game better. 

This team continues to improve, and it is fantastic to see them working so hard as a team in games.

GREAT EFFORT BY ALL!

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.

Under 14 Whites Round 2

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Nov 062017
 

14 Whites defeated Adelaide

The 14-whites headed down to West Beach to play Adelaide at home. Losing the toss Adelaide elected to bat and started to try and bore the kensi side to death with very negative batting and purely survival on their minds. It took until the 8th over for us to get our first wicket and this pretty much set the tone for the day. The kensi boys toiled hard and managed to take wickets at a slow rate but with very few runs being added. At the 30 over mark Adelaide were 6 for 44 and we felt well in control. Oscar Lawrence was leading from the front again with a cracking spell of 4/0. Unfortunately, after tea the boys got extremely tired and lethargic and struggled to take the last few wickets with Adelaide finishing on 9/131.

Best bowlers:  Liam overall, Jasper Thomas, Harry Burgess, and Oscar Lawrence

Day Two

The boys were instructed to play positive cricket and look for scoring opportunities however in the first and fifth overs we lost wickets to be 2/9 and certainly not the start we had hoped for. Enter Oscar Lawrence and Oliver Cooke who first, steadied the innings then when about winning the game! A fantastic 112 run partnership featuring lots of two’s (the boundaries where huge! for this age cricket) and only a handful of fours getting us to 135 before Oliver Cooke was run out for 41. Oscar made his first 50! Getting to 61 before he was dismissed. A small collapse followed with the boys instructed to play as if they were chasing 200 losing 4 wickets cheaply, however there was a fantastic little inning from Nick Graves putting on a quick 20. The boys eventually bowled out in the 55th over for 187.

A special thankyou to Hugo Ellery who was rostered off for this game but came down supported and scored for both days!

All in all a really good hit out by the boys and hopefully the start of more success!

Under 14 Reds Round 2

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Nov 062017
 

Adelaide defeated Kensington

Kensington     All out   133    lost first innings,  Adelaide   4 /267

Wow, that was some fantastic batting. Beautifully clean and fast. Unfortunately not by us  though !

Kensington batted first on a seaming swinging wicket and we never really found any batting rhythm, falling for a mediocre 133 helped by a free hitting Max Michalanney (23) and Extras  (22) . Resistance late by Milo Bennet (21) and Archie Walters (22) gave us some hope and we saw the opportunity to have 4 overs at them at the end of the day as a positive although they escaped away to 22 without loss. Despite that, we knew our bowling depth would give us a chance but on the second day the pitch proved otherwise with no assistance to our top end bowlers.

The rest as they say is history with an opening stand of 164 off 29 overs before their opener was caught on the boundary for 95 and the other succumbing for 61 shortly after due to some inspired leg spin by Archie who finished the day with  3 for 34 (11). Contrary to the result our bowlers again bowled well without luck and we were unlucky not to get a few decisions our way with Jack Matchett again proving slippery 0 /23 (8) and a great second spell by Milo   0/32 (7) deserving wickets on the flat pitch. Ishaan again proved frugal  0/22 (8) with both their openers hitting freely at the time.

A tough day for the captain ( Max Kelly ) with days like that, but he led from the front with some great wicketkeeping, and kept the over rate going and the team together as a solid unit.

We now know the calibre we have to play at to be competitive and hopefully next week our skills will shine.

Ray Sutton Shield Round 1 and 2

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Oct 232017
 

We’ve now had the first two rounds of the Ray Sutton competition.

In round 1 we were outplayed by Tea Tree Gully who batted first and made 3/154.  In reply we could only manage 104 with Jenil Patel offering lone resistance with an aggressive 23.

In round 2 we ventured to Campbelltown Oval to take on East Torrens.

We batted first and Ishaan Oak starred making a brilliant 110 not out.  Ishaan constructed his innings beautifully starting solidly and then expanding during the second half of our innings in a dominant display.  With able support from Archie Walters (33), Ishaan led us to a strong 3/204.  In reply East Torrens were never in it and could only manage 8/78 off their 40 overs.  Harry Burgess, Cormack Dwyer and Seb McVann took two wickets each.

Under 16 Reds Round 1

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Oct 232017
 

Under 16 Whites Round 1

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Oct 232017
 

U16 White V Woodville, Oct 16, Marryatville High

Captain Sam Lucas won the toss and inserted Woodville on a wicket that looked like it might help the seamers.

Jamie Taylor and Harry Wright created trouble early with good pace and a length that was proving very difficult to play.  Jamie managed to get two early and we had them 2/20 odd.  Woodville then consolidated and despite some economical bowling, ground away to take the score to 127 before James Woods came back into the attack and removed their dominant runscorer.  Thereafter we maintained consistent pressure and combined well together as a team to ensure that wickets fell regularly.
James Woods took one more to finish with two for the day, Solomon Musster bowled a very economical eight overs and took 2/9, Anik Warnakulasuriya bowled good areas all day and chimed in with one wicket while Harry Wright had the pick of the figures with 3/22 from 12 overs.  A good first up effort from a group that hasn’t played together much.

Week 2 got off to a sparkling start with Alex Burgess hitting two boundaries in the first over.  Alex and opening partner Solomon Musster got us off to a steady start but just as we were really getting on top.  Our plan was to build partnerships and bat out the day and Nolen Titus and Will Sherman (who came to the ground straight from dental surgery with eight stitches in his Mick Jagger sized bottom lip courtesy of school cricket) executed perfectly to the plan.  Both played steadily and ensured that we didn’t lose a succession of wickets, with Will in particular batting with great determination and application.  Skipper Sam Lucas came in at number 5 and smacked the ball all over Marryatville HS making 28 off much fewer balls.
At tea we were 5/99 chasing 179.
After tea Noah Leydon and Jamie Taylor continued to execute the team plan to perfection, grinding away patiently.    When Noah was eventually dismissed for a fantastic 56 we were well within sight of victory.  Jamie and Abdullah Rizwan steered us over the line with five overs to spare and then proceeded to have some fun with the extra overs finishing with 26 no and 17 no.

A terrific first up win was due reward for consistent application and discipline with both bat and ball.

The victorious 16 Whites looking great in this seasons shirts and caps.

Under 14 Reds Round 1

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Oct 232017
 

Under 14 Red  V Woodville

Lost First Innings     All out for 196  versus 8 /259

First game of the season and batting first on a hard wicket it was good to settle the nerves with the openers (Hamish 16, Alex 19), before both falling with the score on 44.

Some very consistent line and length from Woodville forced us into some rash shot making and poor decisions. Despite most batsmen getting a start (Ishaan 13, Cormac 10), it was the level head of the captain (Max 36) that provided any significant resistance early. At 5/98 we slumped to 9 for 130 before a strong rearguard from Jack (48 n.o) and Archie (19), who together  put on 66 for the last wicket to give us a defendable total . Jacks powerful run a ball innings was tempered by Archie who worked the ball around  to rotate the strike before the innings closed on 196.

Week 2 we felt confident in being able to defend our total but unfortunately the Woodville batsmen had other ideas.  At 1 for 126 at tea there wasn’t much to crow about but rue our missed opportunities , with 4 dropped catches and too much short bowling to provide easy runs. Despite that,  all bowlers did show periods of their skills and showed what a great attack we potentially have. Ishaan( 0/24 off 8) and Jasper( 1 for 23 off 8 ) contained early and deserved wickets , but cricket is a funny game , isn’t it ! Seb  ( Mr consistent) moved the ball beautifully  and was unlucky also not to get a wicket. Cormac generated some serious heat off his short runup (0 for 32 off 9) and Archie (0 for 39 ) fell victim to a calculated once an over charge from the batsmen despite a high degree of accuracy into a strong headwind. Our other legspinner Shivam bowled better with each over and bamboozled all batsmen( and our wicketkeeper) to finish with 2 for 31 and had their coach, (who is also a leg spinner) drooling at the amount of revs generated on the ball. A couple of late wickets to Jack closed out their innings at 8 for 259.

Onward to the next game with lessons learnt.

Under 14 Whites Round 1

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Oct 232017
 

14 whites V Woodville

A young and inexperienced under 14 white team headed to Haslam oval Hard wicket with a huge amount of enthusiasm. For 11 of 12 of the young browns this was their first venture into the under 14 district comp. The boys had all sorts of positive conversations going on and the team seemed to be super confident! Oscar Lawrence (captain) won the toss and elected to bat on what was an almost perfect day for batting. Unfortunately, things went rapidly downhill from there with us losing a wicket in the first over then another in the second and a 3rd in the sixth, having us reeling at 3/7. The young Browns confidence had taken a rapid shock to the system however Lachlan Austerberry was showing great resistance and determination. Unfortunately, he lost his fight after surviving for 17 overs. We lost our 4th, 5th & 6th wickets in quick succession and were in real trouble at 6/31 in the 17th.  Step in Oscar Lawrence who batted with some real maturity and formed a handy partnership with Theo Harper with a partnership of 33 runs unfortunately Theo hitting one in the air and being caught. Wickets keep falling in regular succession with only Mitchell Makings showing some resistance. Oscar finished with 20, unfortunately being bowled late in the innings. A real captain’s knock under pressure. The Browns all out for 80 after 42 overs.

With 16 overs left to go in the day the boys had lost a bit of confidence, however, after a quick pep talk and the realisation that we only needed 10 wicket taking balls to win, the lads took the field, upbeat and seeking quick wickets! Wow what a start they delivered, taking wickets in regular fashion. We were on a roll and things were quickly swinging in our favour. Oscar (captain) swung multiple bowling changes and got a result each time.  Woodville reeling at 6 for 43 after 16 overs. 6 bowlers used and 5 different wicket takers!

Day 2.

We knew we needed quick wickets if we were to win and 2 quick wickets we got pushing Woodville to 8/71, however, that’s where it ended for the young Browns not being able to get the last two wickets for another 12 overs, Woodville all out for 118. Poor bowling hampered us and we unfortunately bowled 35 extras which probably lost us the game.

Batting again, we set the task to bat the remaining 35 overs out but threw the order around a little to try and get all boys a bit of time in the middle. Again, we lost a wicket in the first over but had a great deal more resistance with Kyle Adams showing some class playing shots on all sides of the wicket. Hugo Ellery showed that he is a player of the future timing the ball nicely before losing a bit of concentration and being bowled. Cameron Atherton was promoted to no.5 after batting no.12 in the first innings and set about building a partnership with Kyle. The boys batting for 14 overs for a partnership of 49 runs. Unfortunately, Kyle losing his wicket after making a classy 38 runs. We lost a few more quick wickets and again, Oscar Lawrence stepped up and settled the innings with a quick 29. Cameron lost his fight but showed that he will be able to win us a game in the future. The day ended with us 8/108, however, there were some very positive signs!

Bring on the next game!

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

 

Under 16 semi-final Red and White teams

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Mar 102017
 

Congratulations to the following players that have been selected to represent

Kensington in the Under 16 semi-finals starting tomorrow. Both sides finished

Minor Premiers and both are playing at home over the next two Saturdays.

 

16 Red

 Peter Unerkov, Tom Van der Jeugd (w/k) , Christian Leddicoat, Jack Konnis ( C ),

Henry Rice, Liam Nichol, Jack Read, Samuel Warrick , Darcy Hunkin, William Warrick,

Liam Greber and Ben Belperio.

Played at Ford Oval vs Woodville please be there at 12.30 – Manager Scott Greber

 

16 White

 Max Floreani ( C ), Liam Winskill ( w/k ),  Sam Burgess, Charlie McKay, Sam Lucas, Caleb Hoberg,

Josh Sims, Harrison Chow( w/k ),  Max Monfries, Mitchell George, Finn March and Jake Bilsborow.

 Played at Marryatville High School vs Adelaide please be there at 12.30 – Manager Richard Sims

 

Good Luck J

 

 

 

U16 Reds Bowling Award- Darcy Hunkin

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Mar 082017
 
 
Kensington U16 Reds left arm pace bowler Darcy Hunkin has taken out the SACA 16 Reds bowling award for 2016/17 with 26 wickets @ 9.6 ave

His efforts included two 9x wicket matches which resulted in outright victories against Port Adelaide and Tea Tree Gully. His best bowling of 6/14 is his Kensington career best. He was well supported by Liam Greber ( 18 wkts @ 10.8) and Will McGowan ( 14 wkts @ 11.6 ) All three bowlers finished in the top 9 of the competition. Well done to Darcy on very consistent season.

U16 Reds Round 11 V Woodville Report

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Mar 052017
 
 
The final round of the premiership season saw the Reds take on arguably the most consistent team in the comp, Woodville who were fourth on the table. Up for grabs was the minor premiership and a win would ensure a home final. With some last minute illness and injury in the 16s squad the Reds were forced to play day 1 with 10 players. This is always a challenge and knowing we had an extra batsmen for day 2 Jack Konnis won the toss and sent Woodville in taking a large gamble.

Woodville came out aggressively with the bat turning lots of ones into twos. Our bowlers stayed strong and the fielders worked over time. An early wicket to Darcy Hunkin then another to Ben Belperio had the game even. Woodville were strong through the middle order and a great caught and bowled to Liam Greber tilted the game our way. Very tight bowling from U14 debutant Sam Warrick saw him take his first wicket in the 16s and this was followed by a lucky run out. The Woodville tail started to hit out and where we hoped to keep them to 180, 200 quickly approached. Their scoring was halted by Liam Greber taking the final three wickets to finish with 4/34 off 11 overs. A wicket also to Jack Read through an absolute classic outfield catch to Jack Konnis saw Woodville all out 213. Kensington blocked out 2 overs late on day 1.

Day 2 started carefully with the bat and the team were given clear targets through out the innings. Getting to 100 by tea was one and we achieved that 3/103 at tea. An 82 run partnership between Henry Rice & Jack Konnis was broken when Henry was tragically run out for 37. Henry had worked overtime for his runs and found some form at the right time of the season . From there Kensington had small partnerships and at 6/162 the game was in the balance. 

With Jack Konnis unstoppable at one end Jack Read came to the crease  and after a very shaky start, Woodville could smell victory. 170, 180 came and still needing 4-5 runs an over Jack Read hit out. His 7x fours and 2x sixes changed the game in a heart beat. Woodville had blinked and the game was gone. Jack hung on long enough to get to 51 off 31 entertaining deliveries. Jack Konnis kept pushing towards 100 and was caught and bowled on 79. Jacks last month has seen him score 50, 63, 117* and 69. 
 
This was an incredible victory. From 3/37, to finish 9/250 was sensational. Great contributions from Peter Unerkov (14) and Tom Van der Juegd (21) helped support the run chase. Now it’s semi finals. And we face Woodville again. The semi final will be a great one. CONGRATULATIONS MINOR PREMIERS
 
Kensington 9/250 DF
Woodville 213
Man of the match:
3- Jack Konnis 79
2- Jack Read 51 (31)
2- Liam Greber 4/34
 

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.

Under 14 teams Feb 11 and Feb 18 vs Prospect

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Feb 072017
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

U 16 Reds V Tea Tree Gully Round 8 Report

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Jan 232017
 
The 16 Reds continued their great form with a brilliant outright victory over Tea Tree Gully at Marryatville High School.

 
Winning the toss and electing to bowl on what appeared to be a juicy pitch proved the right call as the Kensington quicks tore through the TTG top order. At 4/2, it’s difficult to recover and our bowling kept applying the pressure. As of this game we were 1st in the comp for wickets taken, and 1st for least runs against us. Those stats tell the story of an accurate bowling attack. It has been backed up by crazy good catching. Strike bowler Darcy Hunkin has lead the comp for bowling and continues to do so. His late swinging accurate bowling is of a superior class. I think Mitchell Starc would be impressed.
 
With Darcy Hunkin 4/10 on fire, being backed up by Will McGowan 3/12 and Liam Greber 2/5, TTG showed little resistance. TTG all out 54
 
Special mention to the catch of the season to Henry Rice. He was left winded but wasn’t letting go of a screamer and Liam Greber took a rocket catch at mid off.
 
Peter Unerkov and Tom Van der Juegd got us of to a solid start with the bat yet again putting on a solid 62 for the opening partnership. Passing the gullies score without loss meant our batsmen could play freely and Tom Van der Juegd made the most. His 69 (79 balls) was class. He hit 6x fours and 4x sixes in a very entertaining innings. Stumps: Kensington 2/103
 
Day 2:  The teams decision was to bat on and make sure TTG could not challenge us again. We set ourselves a score of 150 to declare in quick time.
Luke Pedlar (18) and Sam Burgess (21) made sure we reached our target quickly. Sam at a run a ball played a real team innings. Kensington 6/149 declared
 
TTG came out with a much better performance with the bat and whilst their mode was defensive, they gave us very little on a deck that was becoming lifeless compared to the week before. Wickets were hard to come by. Darcy Hunkin got the big break through but it wasn’t until Liam Greber took the second wicket on the stroke of tea that the team believed an outright may still be possible. A change of ends for Darcy making great use of a slight breeze and his raging swing bowling turned the game. He was simply too good for the defensive TTG batsmen. All bowled and LBW , Darcy put a master class. He finished with 5/13 and match figures of 9/ 23. His second 9x wicket match of the season. Darcy couldn’t do it alone. Liam Greber 2/9 off 10 overs included 6x maidens and spinner Will Cowling 2/28 provided great support but yet again catching proved crucial. Two classics to Angas Marshall in close on the leg were diving, scooping catches that were of great importance. At 2/47, Gullies lost 8/30 and Kensington had their second outright of the season. A massive game against Southerns this week will test us and show our real form. I challenge all boys to give 110% at training this week and prepare extra well for this match. Good luck.
 
Kensington 6/149 dec DF
Tea Tree Gully 54 & 77
Man of match : Darcy Hunkin 9/23 match figures
3: Darcy Hunkin – 9/23 match
2: Tom Van der Juegd – 69(79)
1: Liam Greber 4/14 match  & Will McGowan 4/ 22 match
 

U16 Reds Round 8 Progress Score V TTG

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Jan 162017
 
The U16 Reds have secured first innings points on day one of their two day game V Tea Tree Gully. On a beautiful Marryatville oval, The decision was to bowl if we won the toss and the decision went our way. Weather was superb.

A few overs later and TTG were 4/2 and the decision justified. TTG all out 54
Will McGowan took 3/12, Darcy Hunkin 4/10 and Liam Greber 2/5 were simply too good. Darcy Hunkin now has 19 wickets for the season and leads the Reds competition- well deserved.
A spectacular catch to Henry Rice left him struggling to breathe however he was never going to let go of the catch of the season. 
Kensington 2/103: ( stumps)

Tom Van der Juegd played his best innings of the season with a magic 69 from 79 deliveries. His innings included 4x sixes & 6x fours and his presence at the crease was intimidating. This was an innings built on the back of a strong training session mid week. Only a throw from the boundary to run him out was going to dismiss him. Great support from Peter Unerkov who played an important team role.
Angas Marshall 7*
Harry Edmonds 16*
Special mention to Sam Lucas, Liam Nichol & Jack Read from the whites who spent most of the day in support of the reds, much appreciated!! 

Under 16 teams vs TTG 14/21st January 2017

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Jan 132017
 

Reds

 

Unerkov, Van der Jeugd, (w/c), Marshall ( c ), H Rice, Pedlar, Edmunds, Burgess, Hunkin, McGown,

Greber, Cowling, Gitsham

 

Manager Scott Greber – Marryatville High School 1.30 start please bring afternoon tea and be there 12.45.

 

Whites

 

Konnis ( C ), Winskill ( w/k ) , Nichol, Lucas, Read, George, Floreani, W Rice, Monfries, Hoberg, March, Belperio

 

Manager Tim Rice – Memorial Oval Memorial Drive, Tea tree Gully 1.30 start please be there at 12.45.

 

 

Under 14 teams vs Adelaide

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Jan 052017
 

Here are the Under 14 teams for this weekend.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Under 12 Statewide Cup Premiers

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Dec 232016
 

Kensington has won the 2016-17 Under 12 Statewide Cup after an 85 run win over Country Black in the grand final yesterday.

The team had recorded strong wins over Southern District, Sturt, Port Adelaide, East Torrens and Tea Tree Gully during the minor round and finished top of the table. We faced Country Black in the grand final who had also won their five minor round matches. The grand final (40 over game) was played at SACA’s Railways Oval.

We lost the toss and were sent into bat. Sam Vartuli got us away to a great start, hitting the first ball of the match for four. Sam struck a couple more boundaries before being dismissed for 13. The Country Black bowlers kept things tight early and we had to fight hard for our runs. Jack Matchett battled valiantly for his 11 runs but when he was dismissed in the 15th over we were 5/35 and in some trouble.

Seb McVann was joined by skipper Archie Walters and the pair put together an important partnership of 34 runs to get us back on track. Seb was unfortunately run out via a direct hit and we lost a couple more wickets straight away to find ourselves 8/79. There were still 13 overs to bat but we were in danger of being bowled out. Archie was still there on 30 not out but needed a partner.

Youngest team member Jim Kelly came to the crease and hit some nice shots as he and Archie put on 15 for the 9th wicket. Another run out broke the partnership and brought No 11 Morgan Young to the crease. We were 9/94 with 8 overs to bat. Archie and Morgan batted superbly for the last wicket, running aggressively between the wickets and putting away the loose balls. Archie brought up his fifty in the 39th over while Morgan finished with 10 not out. They put on 38 runs for the last wicket which meant we finished with 132. A good recovery from 5/35!

Our bowlers had done the job all week and vice captain Ishaan Oak got us away to the perfect start with a wicket in the first over. Ishaan and Henry Nitschke kept things tight and Ishaan was rewarded with another couple of wickets in his fourth over. Country Black were 3/16 after 8 overs.

Seb McVann came on first change and was soon into the action with a caught and bowled. Theo Harper followed that up by hitting the stumps twice in two balls. Seb grabbed a second in the next over and Country Black were 7/24 with the game effectively over.

The batters tried to scramble a bye soon after but Archie Walters ran around from first slip, picked up the ball and threw down the stumps for a run out. Liam Overall speared a quick yorker into the stumps to make it 9/44. The last wicket featured a dropped catch and a running mix up with Jack Matchett hitting the stumps with a pin point throw to end the game. Country Black were all out for 47.

Well done to all the players and thank you to all the mums and dads who helped with scoring.

Cormac Dwyer finished 3rd in the Player of the Championship voting – a fair effort given that he only played two of the four days after going on holidays for Days 3 and 4!


Skipper Archie Walters played a great innings in the grand final. He came to the crease at 5/35 and batted through the rest of the innings, eventually the last one out (run out) for 52 in the final over.


Seb McVann won the competition bowling award. Seb took the most wickets for the tournament, recording the amazing figures of 20 overs, 5 maidens, 12 wickets for 26 runs.


The Under 12 Statewide Cup has been running for seven seasons and Kensington has won the premiership on three occasions (2010/11, 2014/15 and 2016/17). It’s interesting to note that three players from our 2010/11 Under 12 Statewide Cup winning team have already played A Grade cricket – Lucas Froude, Cameron Fatchen, Henry Dall.


A pretty good start to the season for Kensington’s junior teams with two premiership shields locked away by Christmas.

U16 Whites match report

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Dec 202016
 

 After losing the toss, the 16 Whites batted first at Ford Oval. Some very good bowling from Glenelg saw 3 wickets fall early on, and our innings needed some rebuilding. Sam Lucas and Jack Read (17) steadied the ship with a 30 run partnership, and then Max Floreani (11) joined Lucas to add another 27 runs before he was bowled by one that kept low. At 5/69 in the 24th over, another solid partnership was required and Sam Lucas and Will Rice duly delivered. They kept the scoreboard ticking over with some good running between the wickets and put away any bad balls from the Glenelg bowlers. Rice was eventually out for 24 while trying to lift the run rate, before Sam Lucas was run out for a well-made 37. Some late hitting from Ben Belperio (13 not out) and Will Cowling (5 not out) took the final score to 7/140 from our 40 overs, which was a good effort after being 3/13.

 Quick wickets would make this a difficult chase, but despite excellent opening spells from Max Monfries and Max Floreani, we couldn’t get the breakthroughs we were looking for. Mitch George and Ben Belperio continued to keep things tight, and at drinks Glenelg were 0/48 after 20 overs. Jack Konnis snared the first wicket thanks to a good running catch by Mitch George at deepish midwicket, but from there the 2 Glenelg batsmen stepped it up, and at 1/97 in the 29th over things were starting to get a little worrying. A superb piece of fielding from Jack Read created a run out, then Konnis took a caught & bowled next ball. 2 quick wickets to Will Cowling and another to Konnis reduced Glenelg to 6/107 and the match was evenly poised. Some lusty blows reduced the run chase down to Glenelg needing 16 runs to win off 5 overs, with 4 wickets in hand.

 Ben Belperio came back into the attack and immediately took a wicket – 13 runs required off 4 overs, with 3 wickets remaining. Max Monfries and Belperio bowled well, but couldn’t get another wicket. The chase was down to 6 run needed off the last 2 overs, with still 3 wickets in hand. Glenelg were definitely in the box seat, but Monfries bowled a superb 39th over and only conceded 1 run. This left the last over in the hands of Ben Belperio – a wicket off the 1st ball was followed by 3 singles. 2 balls left, 2 runs to win, 2 wickets remaining. Belperio then took another wicket, leaving Glenelg with 2 runs to win off the last ball. Their number 11 swung and missed, the batsmen took off for the tying run and Liam Nichol coolly ran up and removed the bails to complete the run out and secure a nail biting victory. Wickets were shared between Ben Belperio 3/22 (8 overs), Jack Konnis 3/41 (8 overs) and Will Cowling 2/28 (6 overs), but there were also important spells from Max Monfries (0/9 from 8 overs) and Max Floreani (0/16 from 6 overs). The fielding was very sharp in the last 20 overs, and played a big part in the win. Overall, this was a fantastic effort from the whole team in a pressure situation!

U16 Reds V Glenelg – Round 6

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Dec 192016
 
 
The second place browns took on the 4th place Glenelg at Adelaide High School. This was anticipated to be a cracking game featuring a number of talented cricketers on both sides. For this game we welcomed back a number of first XI school players and selection was extremely difficult in attempting to accommodate everyone.

For this game, our regular soccer match for warm up was taken to a new level with the addition of former Adelaide United premiership star Bruce Djite who addressed the boys at the start of the day and then had a ” kick” with the boys as well. Needless to say Glenelg were in awe of our star attraction.

Back to cricket and Glenelg won the toss and sent us in. All reports gave the impression it was a high scoring track and Glenelg’s success has been on the back of strong early batting. I asked the boys to consider a winning target and again we set ourselves reaching 200. Peter Unerkov and Tom Van der Juegd put on a very healthy 46 for the first wicket and laid the platform for our strong middle order to keep the scoring going.

At times our run rate ebbed between around 3 to 4.5 runs an over. With the loss of a couple of quick wickets, Angus Marshall joined Peter at the crease and the pair got the scoring going again. Angus made a solid 23 before being dismissed. Our middle order stumbled and we lost 4/17 at a crucial time of the game. Peter Unerkov played the perfect opening batsmen role making 67 (103 balls) before getting out. His development in recent matches has been a joy to watch and he continues to grow in confidence each week. Hamish Gitsham was elevated up the order and joined Luke Pedlar at the crease. This combination took the game away from Glenelg. Their running between wickets was professional like and anything loose was punished. The pair put on 65 for the seventh wicket and helped ensure we would make 200. Hamish finished an outstanding 42* (37 balls) and Luke a masterful 32 (28 balls) Luke’s last two innings have been real ” team” scores and now looks at home controlling our middle order. Glenelgs fielding struggled with missed fields and over throws as Hamish and Luke applied more and more pressure. This was quality cricket.
Kensington 8/202

I’ve never personally seen a game with Hamish Gitsham in it where he doesn’t take at least two weeks so the expectation was high that he would provide the early break through. When Will Warrick took a great catch at second slip to dismiss the dangerous Isaac Higgins for a duck , it started a rout that Glenelg couldn’t halt. Hamish finished with the ever impressive figures of 4/13 and was well backed up by the ever reliable Darcy Hunkin (1/12). When Liam Greber dismissed the strong Harry Chandler, Glenelg had lost the last of their recognised top order. Lachie Parker (2/2) and Will McGowan (2/9) were way to strong for the Glenelg lower order finishing the match out in only 22 overs. No one could have predicted this outcome and not in 22 overs.  I have to applaud this outfit on a number of key attributes. Firstly our running between wickets was at the highest standard I’ve seen in junior cricket. Secondly catching… Will Warrick, Darcy Hunkin and of course Tom VDJ all took outstanding catches behind the stumps. Thirdly, our bowling. We simply bowled straight. This was a clinical display and some of these boys are now taking their game to a higher level. It’s not only impressive to watch, but a privilege as well.

Kensington 8/202 DF
Glenelg 44
Man of Match : Hamish Gitsham 42*, 4/13. Special mention:  Peter Unerkov (67)
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