West End One Day Cup Round 4

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Nov 202017
 

West End Men’s 2nd Grade Round 4

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Nov 192017
 

West End Men’s 3rd Grade Round 4

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Nov 142017
 

West End Men’s 4th Grade Round 4

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Nov 132017
 

West End Men’s 1st Grade Round 4

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Nov 132017
 

West End Men’s 1st Grade Round 3

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Nov 062017
 

West End Men’s 3rd Grade Round 3

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Nov 062017
 

West End Men’s 4th Grade Round 3

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Nov 052017
 

Day 1
It was a spectacular day of cricket at Col Waite for the D Grade. Year 12 student Hamish Porter won the toss in his first game as D Grade captain, and we had a bat first. Wickets fell early, but Konnis was solid with 28. His wicket saw the Mosey boys come to the crease together. With Nick pulled out of retirement by a lack of available players. The brothers batted together for the first time, and were working beautifully as a pair when D Mosey fell for 16, a partnership of 68. Nick Mosey continued on, smacking the ball to all parts of the ground in a spectacular knock from a man who hadn’t picked up a cricket bat in 2 years. Nick had strong support from Vivian (16) and N. Holmes (15), but there was no mistaking that he was in control. Nick hit 7 sixes and 20 fours on his way to a spectacular score of 145. Certainly a handy innings from the late call-up.

After N Mosey fell, the team found itself in a bit of trouble, but a mature knock from the young skipper H. Porter (33) was vital to draining the momentum from the Port Adelaide bowlers. The tail put on 46 runs for the last 4 wickets, and batted out a good number of overs to tire out the opposition. Ingram was the last wicket to fall, he referred to his terrible swipe as a “tactical declaration” in hindsight. The D’s finished with 272, Port had 15 overs to bat.

N Mosey 145
H Porter 33
J Konnis 28

A pair of peaches from Nick Holmes and Darcy Hunkin saw the openers removed quickly. Their number 3 was looking to play shots, but Darcy had other ideas. The 16 year-old in his second senior game unleashed a devastating spell of left arm bowling that decimated the Port line-up. Darce knocked the number 3’s leg stump out of the ground, before hitting middle with his very next ball. Facing a hat-trick ball, the Port batsman decided to attack, and charged down the wicket. Darcy struck him on the pad, and got his hatrick. A fantastic effort, but it didn’t stop there. Darce stuck again in his next over to claim 5-for. The opposition clearly rattled by his in-swingers, 4 of his wickets were LBW, rare for a left-armer. Not to be outdone Holmesy got another two wickets and Darce finished off his age-mandated spell of 6 overs by knocking over another one.

Port finished the day on 9/29 after 14 overs, an incredible effort by the boys, especially Darcy. 6-for, including a hat-trick in his second senior game, all at age 16. A beautiful spell of bowing.
Hunkin: 6 overs, 6-4.
Holmes: 7 overs, 3-24

An amazing day of cricket. The team will be hoping that they can skittle them again next week to claim a strong outright win.   Kensington 10/272. Port Adelaide 9/29

LO Division 1 Round 4

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Nov 052017
 

West End Men’s 2nd Grade Round 3

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Nov 042017
 

B Grade – Kensington defeated Port Adelaide at Parkinson Oval 

Day 1
A slightly greener then normal Parkinson oval pitch greeted the B grade on day one of their clash against Port Adelaide. Skipper Daniel Burns was under no illusions and had zero hesitation batting first when he won the toss. It wasn’t an ideal start with opener Michael Sullivan snicking off to gully in the first 4 overs. Sully had been working throughout the Southern Flinders over the previous 2 weeks and had driven a total of 7 hours over two successive Fridays to return to Adelaide only to be dismissed two games in a row for scores of 0 and 0. Duck season can be a cruel mistress. Michael Davies, having earned a call up to the B grade after strong performances in the C grade, set about his business with Hugh Crannendonk having come down from the A grade. Davies looked in great touch from the very first ball he faced, a cracking cover drive. Crannendonk was a focused man on a mission showing great controlled aggression and diligent application as he progressed the score at a cracking rate. The two had a 118 run partnership which took control of the game early and helped lay a fantastic foundation for the team. It took and absolute hanger from Port’s Keeper Sheedy to dismiss Davies who made a solid 35 from 80. Crannendonk at the other end was hitting them clean with multiple boundaries and one rather large roof ball. He had the team working in overdrive as he went through 2 bats, 6 pairs of gloves and 3 separate towels as his score raced along to 105 before he was dubiously judged LBW. Cranner’s presented a range of anecdotal evidence as to why he wasn’t out such as the likelihood he had hit the ball and the questionable height, but received no support from his star witness, Charlie Holmes whom he was batting with him at the time. Holmes was quoted as simply saying ‘plum mate, sorry’. Unfortunately a handy 46 by birthday boy Charles Holmes was the only other contribution of significance and despite the extremely strong start the B Grade succumbed to improved balling fielding effort from Port Adelaide and a constant flow of wickets ensued. Holmes was a particularly unlucky one after a bouncer hit him flush on the helmet before the ball, seemingly defying physics, somehow hit the stumps. Looked like a dismissal straight out of stick cricket.  Our total score was 256 all out in the 72nd over and in the end some handy runs from bowlers Burns 12, Lecawasm 10 and Cappulleti 12 were required to be competitive. Was the best 12 not out you’ve ever seen from a number 11 according to Michael Cappuletti.

This gave us 16 overs at Port Adelaide which was a decent chunk of time to hopefully make some inroads. Make some inroads the B grade did with Cappuletti and Eckerman picking up key early wickets including the dangerous Reynolds. Ty Wunderburg was in the game with a sharp catch at Gully adding to his growing number of great catches so far this season. Hiran Lecawasm produced something special throwing down the stumps to give the B grade their 3rd wicket and great momentum leading into next week with Port Adelaide at 3/32 overnight chasing 256 on what is another beautiful pitch for batting. A good game awaits next week, if the B grade can win they will be 3 from 3.    

   

Kensington players selected @ U19 National Championships

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Nov 042017
 

Six Kensington players selected in 13 player Squad to represent SA at U19 National Championships in Tasmania in December.

Congratulations to Kensington players (left to right) Lloyd Pope, Henry Dall, Cameron Fatchen, Lucas Froude, Ashley Eckermann and Ewan Fletcher on their selection in the SA Squad for the U19 National Championships

LO Division 1 Round 3

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Oct 302017
 

West End Men’s 1st Grade Round 2

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Oct 222017
 

West End Men’s 2nd Grade Round 2

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Oct 222017
 

The B Grade lost the toss and were sent in by last years B Grade premiers East Torrens on a trade mark Browny/Aufderhide flatty. An early run out saw Sullivan depart without troubling the scorers in the 3rd over, batting coach Bazz Steele was overheard saying Usain Bolt would have had no chance making the tight single. 17 year old opener Euan Fletcher was undeterred by the early dismissal and set to work with number 3 Liam Scanlon. After a promising start where every ball seemingly came out the middle Liam was unfortunately caught behind leaving the team 2/29. This brought Simon Shwerdt to the crease who worked into his innings, well supported by Euan who continued to tick the score over at a decent click. The two had a great 150 run partnership which helped establish a strong platform for the team and both played some fantastic cricket shots. Shwerty’s trademark one leg down cover drive was in full boom and young Fletcher dispatched the opposing spinner for a big roof ball. Some quick wickets saw our two inn batters and big hitting Sam Williams all depart within 6 ball of each other. Skipper Dan Burns and young up and coming bat Ty Wunderburg chipped in some handy runs before the tail was also able to chip in. the B grade finished with a strong 229 from their 50 overs which was above the 200 par score mentioned at the start of the day giving the group confidence.

The pitch by this stage was superb for batting and the team realized restricting runs was going to be the key to winning. Opening bowlers Scott Aufderhide and Ashley Eckermen worked hard and bowled good areas early without much reward. Michael Cappelutti and Michael Sullivan were able to make scoring difficult well aided by skipper Daniel Burns and his astute field placings. An injury scare to Liam Scanlon, which sent shockwaves in nightclubs throughout Adelaide, caused him to leave the field during the innings. The aptly named D Sub came down from the D grade game after smashing a 40 odd to substitute field and this was sincerely appreciated by Liam and the team. Despite a couple of dropped chances the team fielded pretty well and Braydon Frost up for his first B grade game of the year kept well. The bowlers continued to tighten the screws and the wickets ended up falling in clumps as the run rate got greater and greater which is testament to the bowlers execution and the fielding standards. Scott Aufderheide finished with 3/41 from his 10 continuing his solid start to the season and Ash Eckerman continues his fantastic development with 2/32 from his 10 with the other wickets shared amongst the remaining bowlers.

A great start to the year in the B grade which has helped generate a great feeling amongst the group and hunger for more success.  As always a huge thanks to our much loved scorer Machette for his time and support.

West End Men’s 3rd Grade Round 2

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Oct 222017
 

C Grade went down to Trinity Gardens to take on a strong East Torrens team that we’d knocked out of the semi-finals earlier this year.

We won the toss and elected to bowl on a flat wicket that was only going to get better as the day went on. Opening bowlers Steve Tanti and Adam Clements got us off to a decent start but a partnership formed and they got away from us as they made their way to 80 two down. With two batsmen set and a good launch pad to build the rest of the innings the game was swinging in their favour but some tight bowling from James Cleggett and two wickets to Jamie Panelli opened the game right up for us and we managed to keep wickets flowing with Tom Mackenzie bowling an excellent spell and picking up four wickets including a sharp stumping by part time keeper Luke Pedlar. East Torrens managed to make their way to 8/175 after the 40 overs on a pitch that wasn’t offering much for the bowlers and a quick outfield, definitely under par thanks to good all round bowling and tight fielding.

With the bat, we didn’t get off to the greatest of starts losing Alex Chapman early and Michael Cotsios (16) not long after. Dylan Silvy (18) playing his first C Grade game for the club battled hard and worked well with in batsmen Michael Davies as they cruised toward the total. Silvy went first ball after drinks and that brought to the crease young batsman Luke Pedlar. After a shaky start Pedlar looked right at home in the C Grade putting the pressure on the bowling and making use of the quick outfield, hitting two big sixes over square leg off the fast bowling. Pedlar and Davies cruised through the middle overs and put the bad ball away managing to pass East Torrens in the 34th over without much stress, Pedlar and Davies finished with an unbeaten 62* and 60* respectively.

Overall a good display of cricket from the boys, beating East Torrens convincingly with both bat and ball. C Grade are now two from two taking some momentum into the 2 dayers that start next week.

West End Men’s 4th Grade Round 2

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Oct 222017
 

LO Division 1 Round 2

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Oct 222017
 

Men’s Semi Final Results

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Mar 202017
 

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

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


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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Men’s teams – Semi Finals

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Mar 162017
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Senior results vs East Torrens

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Mar 132017
 

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

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

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

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

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


The Parkinson Oval pitch looking magnificent


John Dalton and Henry Dall head out to open the batting

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

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


Oliver Harms took 4 wickets opening the bowling


Sean McCullum picked up a great stumping off Jamie Panelli

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

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

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

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

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

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

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