SACA Under 18 Girls Shield

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Jan 132018
 

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

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Jan 112018
 

SAPSASA State Selection – Ruby Smith

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Jan 042018
 

Statewide Super Women’s 1st Grade T20 Round 8

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Jan 042018
 

Statewide Super Women’s 1st Grade T20 Round 7

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Jan 042018
 

ATCA Women’s Division 1 T20 round 6

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Dec 142017
 

Statewide Super Women’s 1st Grade T20 Round 6

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Dec 142017
 

ATCA Women’s 1st Grade T20

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Nov 272017
 

Statewide Super Women’s 2nd Grade T20 round 7

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Nov 272017
 

Statewide Super Women’s 1st Grade T20 Round 5

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Nov 272017
 

ATCA Women’s 1st Grade – round 4

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Nov 242017
 

This week our young group of 3rd Grade players fronted up to Payneham Oval to take on yet another older and more experienced opposition. After again convincing the umpire that our girls were allowed to play in this competition, captain Sam Tammita won the toss and put the opposition in to bat, hoping that some of the damp from the previous days rain would work in our favour.

Our young bowlers managed to remove their #2 and #3 batters for 0 and 1, however were not able to take the key wicket of their captain and opener who retired on 63. After some helpful advice from the umpire, Alicia Doyle took her first wicket playing for Kensington. Despite tight bowling and fielding, our big hitting opponents scored 4/159 from their 20 overs.

A win would be very difficult from here, but again our batters proved to be resilient and despite losing the wicket of Bella Drew, runout with the score on 3, our girls batted out their overs to be 4/69. Once again our young group earned the respect, and frustration, of their opposition and proved they will be a force to be reckoned with in the future.

Statewide Super Women’s 1st Grade Round 2

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Nov 242017
 

For round 2 of the 50 over competition, SACA made Adelaide #2 available for our clash with Northern Districts. The match-up on paper would be a close, hard fought competition, with both sides boasting both numerous Scorpions and U18 state representatives. On the glorious Adelaide #2 ground, it lived up to expectations and proved to be a great game.

Northern won the toss and chose to bat on a great wicket. Katelyn Pope (3/60 from 10) managed to remove their number 2 and 3 batters, both for 3 runs, and at 2/30 in the 11th over, things looked promising. However Katie Rowe then joined Northern and Scorpions captain Tegan McPharlin, and they set about putting together an 84 run partnership. A very confident LBW appeal didn’t go our way, and Tegan McPharlin certainly made the most of the let off, scoring 69. Scorpions all-rounder Tabby Saville came to the crease with her dismissal and continued the run scoring, herself posting 69 before falling to Sarah Lowe (3/27 from 10) in the 47th over, with the score on 229. Northern batted out their overs to post a score of 9/246.

A run chase of 5 an over was not out of reach with our batting line up on this ground. Openers Bridget Patterson and Eliza Doddridge started well before Bridget was out in the 7th over with the score on 37. Captain Sarah Lowe (54) then joined Eliza and runs continued to flow until Eliza (33 from 32 with 5@4 1@6) fell with the score on 61. Some middle order scores kept us in the hunt, but with the fall of Katelyn Pope’s wicket for 33, followed by Lowe’s with the score on 163, we needed some resilience from our tail. Unfortunately we were again bowled out without facing our 50 overs and fell 40 runs short of victory.

 

We now have a break from 50 over games and revert to the T20 format until January. With 7 players out next weekend with Scorpions and U18 representation, we hopefully have enough depth to score a well needed win.

Kensington Women’s Quintet head to Canberra

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Nov 222017
 

Kensington boasts 5 players in the Women’s State Under 18 side that heads to Canberra this Sunday to compete in the National Championships. This season the championship runs over 12 days, from 27 November to December 7th. Teams will compete initially in a T20 format competition, followed by a 50 over competition.

Congratulations to the following players –

Rachel Church (captain), Shae Daly, Sarah Ferris, Georgia Iannella and Bella Smith.

We know you will do SA and Kensington proud!

Statewide Women’s 1st Grade Round 1

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Nov 162017
 

ATCA Women’s 1st Grade Round 3

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Nov 162017
 

Statewide Women’s 1st Grade T20 Round 4

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Nov 072017
 

Statewide Women’s 2nd Grade T20 Round 3

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Nov 012017
 

University 3/69 (13 overs) def Kensington 8/68 (16 overs)
First home game of the season, chasing our first win and up against top-of-the-table University. Hopes were high for Kensington as we fielded the strongest 2nd grade unit of the season, with Bella Smith playing her first game for the year and vice-captain Jess Murray back from Bali. With Amelie Green unfit after the City/Country match the day before, young Lexie, who was named in the side as a fielding sub, came into the playing group.
Chloe Frick won the toss and had no hesitation in batting first. Having lost a low-scoring game at the death against Southerns last week, we were looking for heaps of runs to put the pressure on a good Uni side coached by the lovely Alex Gajewska, who has recently completed her Level 2 coaching certification.
The two youngsters opened up and got us off to a good start at 0/27 off six, a reasonable early run rate of 4.5 an over. Olivia Mulvany (10) was bowled, followed by Maeve Edwards also bowled (10) leaving us 2/33 off 7. Amy Kaesler bating at 3 made a nice 16, including a lofted shot over the covers for a brace; good to see Amy putting the hard work in the nets into practice in a game. Unfortunately, the rest of the scores read like a phone number, with no-one really troubling the scorers. Unfortunately, we were bowled out in 16 overs. This is the second week we’ve been bowled out inside 20 overs and something we need to work on at training. A couple of good starts in games 1 and 3 haven’t translated into competitive scores.
Kensi then took the field trying to defend a fairly meagre score. At 0/32 off 3, it looked like the game was going to finish in record time. A good fightback from the girls had Uni 1/33, then 2/36 and the supporters on the boundary started to hope. The game tightened up again at 3/51…. but with wickets and overs in hand Uni cruised to the win 3 down in 13.1 overs.
Wickets were shared with Amy 1/20 from 3, Maeve 1/16 from 3 and Bella 1/17 from 3.
With our 2nd grade side now none from 3, finals in the T20 competition look out of reach. Next week sees us travelling out west to play Port Adelaide at Port Adelaide Reserve. Despite not winning a game this season, Kensington still sit just above Port Adelaide on the table, so a great chance for our first win for the season.

ATCA Women’s 1st Grade (T20 competition) Round 1

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Nov 012017
 

Kensington women’s 3rd Grade – ATCA Women’s 1st Grade (T20 competition) Round 1

After many pre-season challenges, the Adelaide Turf competition finally got underway. We have previously fielded 2 sides in SACA’s 2nd Grade competition, however this season SACA has not allowed us to enter a second side, and a new competition has been jointly set up by SACA and ATCA. The draw was put in to disarray on Friday when 2  community clubs withdrew at the last minute, leaving a 6 club competition.

Our girls played Northern Districts who, like us, have previously had 2 sides compete in the SACA 2nd Grade competition. Their side included several players who are in the SAPSASA state side this year, so would provide strong competition.

Northern won the toss and chose to bat. Some steady, tight bowling by our young group   – our opening bowlers were both 9 years old – kept their score to a very reasonable 7/ 64. Most pleasing was the few extras bowled, particularly in trying conditions. Captain Sam Tammita lead the bowling taking 2/6 from her 3 overs, and Ayisha Salah proved just as potent with 2/6 from 4 overs. Opener Elodie de Wit with 1/24 from 4 was the other wicket taker, with 2 run outs.

Our batters then took to the task of chasing down the total, with Tya Gonsalves coming to the crease in the 2nd over with the score on 2, and batting through the innings to be 24*. Unfortunately, we fell 4 runs short, making 7/60 from our 20 overs. Some desperate running by Bella Drew and Ursula Gully at the end trying to get the winning runs sadly saw them both run out.

A very credible performance by our young girls who will no doubt surprise some much older players over the season.

 

Statewide Women’s 1st Grade T20 Round 3

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Nov 012017
 

Kensington women’s A Grade – Statewide Super Women’s 1st Grade T20 Round 3

With the Kensington A Grade men taking on Prospect in a One-Day fixture on Parkinson, our women ventured to Col Waite to take on Northern Districts.

Winning the toss and batting, we got off to a steady start, but losing the wickets of Eliza Doddridge (11) and Sarah Lowe (0) in the space of 4 balls with only 19 runs on the board, much was left to Bridget Patterson and Kelly Armstrong. Both were in form, with Kelly in particular finding and clearing the boundary in her 36 from 29 balls. Unfortunately Bridget (30)  and Kelly were out in the space of 2 runs, again slowing the run rate. Katelyn Pope (28*) and Rachel Church (12*) moved the score along to a competitive 4 for 129 from our 20 overs.

However the loss of consecutive wickets twice had stalled what could have been an even bigger total.

Needing to score at a rate above 6 an over, we managed to hold Northern early, but weren’t able to take the necessary wickets. This allowed Scorpions and Northern captain Tegan McPharlin (78*) to chance her arm, and some sweet hitting saw her guide her side to victory in the 19th over. Monique Draycott chipped in for 1/3 from her over, and on debut Ruby Smith took a great catch, but it wasn’t enough for the win.

This week we take on Port Adelaide at home and are looking to a win.

Statewide Women’s 2nd Grade T20 Round 2

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Oct 242017
 

Wow……. So we made the pilgrimage south to take on Southern District at their home ground, Bice Oval. Due to some late scheduling changes, our game was moved from the local high school to be the curtain-raiser for the 1st Grade game. We had picked 10 for the team, with little Lexie listed as a fielding substitute. As it happens, we were two players short (in part due to the rescheduled game time) and so only had 8 players named. A massive thanks to Amy Kaesler, who kindly came down early for her 1st Grade match to sub-field for the 2nds.

Welcome back to regular skipper Chloe Frick, who made it one from one by winning the toss and promptly choosing to bat. At 0/10 we were off to a good start, with the Southern District bowlers not really threatening. Then the wheels fell off…..

Chloe out for 5; now 1/10. Olivia Mulvany joined Amelie Green and some aggressive running saw us reach 27 before Amelie (5) picked out midwicket trying to put a long hop into the carpark. Now 2/27. A direct hit run-out saw Olivia Mulvany (11) back in the sheds (3/27) then Jacquie Manning (1), looking for the same carpark, saw us 4/30. Frankie Queale (11) batted well with youngsters Ruby Smith (1) and Lexie Mulvany (0*). One player short, we were bowled out for a miserable 45 in 13.4 overs.

A fairly despondent group at the innings change could easily have given the game away and just gone through the motions. Congratulations to Chloe Frick, who as skipper marshalled a young side and kept the energy up in the field. Opening the bowling, Chloe bent back the stumps early to see Southern 1/8. Then a partnership got them going before Frankie (2/7 from 4 overs) pinned their opener in front, now 2/27. Enter Ruby Smith, 11 years old. Full figures read 4 overs, 4/16! Every wicket was bowled, including two in two from the last balls of her spell. Southern made it to 42, still needing 4 for the win, with two new girls at the crease… Kensi needing one wicket. A bowling extra, a misfield and some panicky running between the wickets saw Southern collapse over the line for the win.

While the loss was very disappointing, leaving 2nd Grade none from two, the way the players held their nerve and played hard and uncompromising cricket almost saw us pinch an impossible win. Improvements on last week were bowling extras (8 versus 30 from last week) and attack in the field. So despite the loss, some positives to take from the game.

Next week sees us at home (Ford Oval) against top of the table University. The Browns need a win to get going in the competition. With more players available next week, a more experienced side should be a challenge for the University team.

Kensington’s Ash Gardner stars in her Ashes debut 

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Oct 232017
 

Statewide Women’s 1st Grade T20 Round 2

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Oct 232017
 

Women’s ATCA Grade 1 Green (trial game)

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Oct 232017
 

A very enjoyable Women’s C Grade game today at Uni Oval 2. With the ATCA T20 competition that this team will play in not starting until next week, Kensi teamed up with Adelaide Uni to play a 20/20 trial game against Northern Jets, the 2 other SACA clubs that will compete in the ATCA competition.

Kensi/Uni 4/92 beat Jets 6/90. Special mention to Elodie de Wit taking 2 wickets; Maeve Edwards, Ursula Gully & Matilda Stone taking 1 wicket each. Top scoring Batsman was Maeve Edwards who retired on 28. 

A really strong team spirit and excellent fielding all day. Well done Kensi!