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!

Women’s A Grade Round 1 T20 match report

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Oct 172017

On a perfect Sunday morning season 2017/18 got under way for the Women’s A Grade with a T20 on Parkinson Oval against West Torrens.

Women’s A Grade T20s have changed to 11 a side this season- yes, they have been 9 a side previously. This had been to cover the absence of players with WNCL duties, but with program changes this is no longer such an issue, so the competition was being played with a full complement for the first time.

Amelie Green came in to the XI, making her A Grade debut for the club.

We lost the toss, and West Torrens chose to bat. They made a steady start, but some tight bowling saw them lose 2 early wickets. However, this brought former Australian player Lauren Ebsary to the crease and she was hitting the ball well, scoring 25 from 21 balls faced, including a huge 6. She didn’t look bothered by the bowlers, and it took a brilliant piece of fielding by Bridget Patterson with a direct hit, finding her a metre short of her ground. From this point their scoring rate slowed, and they posted 5/110 from their 20 overs. Best of the bowlers was Sarah Lowe with 3/14 from 4 overs.

Openers Bridget Patterson and Eliza Doddridge got the side off to a flying start. They looked like they were keen for an early lunch. Eliza was out for 35 from 26 balls (6 @ 4s) in the 7th over, having put on an opening stand of 56. Bridget then took over the hitting, compiling 33 from 29 (2@ 4, 1@6). After 10 overs we were 1/86 and looking well placed. A couple of quick wickets, losing 3/1, slowed the scoring rate, but we passed the West Torrens total 4 wickets down in the 17th over for a comfortable win. And the early lunch!

Women’s B Grade Round 1 T20 match report

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Oct 172017

Six weeks of pre-season, countless balls thrown, caught and hit, new gear purchased and packed and whites washed, pressed and proudly worn – cricket finally started!

First game of the season saw the Kensington B Grade team take on Glenelg. And what a location; Gliderol Stadium at the Bay was a brilliant opportunity for our team to play on one of the most significant pitches in Adelaide; a great honour and one appreciated by all the players (and the coach!). Adelaide turned on a beautiful spring day, with a light sea breeze and a cloudless sky perfect for cricket.

The B Grade T20 playing conditions have been changed for this season. While we play 9 in a team, we can now select 11; all of whom can bowl and field (although we can only have 9 on the field at once). Only 9 of the players can bat in the innings. We decided to take advantage of this and selected 11 players; due to some availability issues that meant we picked five junior academy girls who all played their first senior club match for the club!

Glenelg won the toss and elected to bat. An early wicket from first gamer Ruby Smith, an Academy girl aged 11 who opened the bowling in her first game for the club and finished with 4 overs, 1/26. Congratulations Ruby; many more wickets to come! From 1/8, Glenelg kicked away with the second wicket falling to another Academy girl in her first game, Indira Panelli with the score at 109 in the 16th over.

Super spell from Maeve Edwards coming back into the attack to take two late wickets and finishing with 2/24 from her four overs. A wicket also to Olivia Mulvany, 1/39 from 4 saw Glenelg reach an imposing 5/148 from their 20 overs. A total of 30 bowling extras across the innings saw us not only give up too many free runs but also meant that we bowled, in effect, 25 overs in a T20 match. Something we’ll all be working at in training over the next few weeks.

The Glenelg girls are a great bunch, having re-entered the competition last year, and are well led by their skipper Kate Weger. A big thanks to Kate for being so welcoming and supporting of our girls, particularly with so many little ones in our group. We all spent some time over tea enjoying each other’s company before the Kensi girls went out to try and chase a large total.

Good opening stand from Olivia Mulvany (10) and Maeve Edwards (top score with 20) set up the chase and despite good knocks chasing an escalating run-rate from skipper Jess Murray (17) and Jacquie Manning (11) we finished short, with Ayisha Salah undefeated on 5 and Ruby Smith undefeated on 4.

Speical mention to Jacquie Manning who kept wickets for the first time in her career and did a fine job, with only a single bye on her card. Long-term keeper uncovered and will help the B Grade team chase wins for the rest of the season. Also the matches skipper Jess Murray, who did a fine job in managing extra fielders and many youngsters (who she hadn’t seen play) across the Glenelg innings. Energy was great and the chat amongst the group during the game was especially pleasing; well-done Jess!

Also to be mentioned is young Matilda Stone, age 9, playing senior cricket in her first game for the club and who bowled a creditable over, 0/9. Elodie de Wit, another of our Academy girls, was great in the field and made a good start to her club career. The final youngster, Lexie Mulvany, is worth a mention as well; hit flush in the face by a full-blooded hook from 3 metres away during training on the Friday evening; spent three hours in hospital on Friday night, two hours of emergency dental on Saturday and still insisted on pulling on the Brown’s shirt for her first senior game on Sunday. Well done Lex; the sort of attitude we love to see at Kensi!

From the coaches’ perspective, despite the result, a really good day for our club. These young girls will be the backbone of our playing group over the next ten or more years and it’s really exciting to be involved with cricketers as they begin their journey in our great game. With only 3 players over 14 in the 11, a good fight and the girls kept going for every ball all through the game.

With more players available over the next few weeks I’d expect B Grade to challenge most teams in our competition and hope to be in the finals come the pointy end of the T20 competition. Next week sees us travelling to the deep south to take on Southern Districts at Christies Beach High School.

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



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Mar 232017
That time is almost upon us. Grand Final week is an exciting time, and it’s what we all strive for. The chance to be Premiership Players. Before i put the team down, the BRADMAN / KAREN ROLTON Medal presentations were held last night. Some significant happenings for the Kensington Girls. The most notable was the fact that Sarah Lowe our Captain was named along with Emma Sampson, as the best players in the competition. It is an amazing achievement, and one that is well deserved. We are all so proud of Slowey. If you click on the link below it will take you to the story on the SACA Website

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That wasn’t the end of the good news as 3 of our girls were selected in the Team Of the Year.

Sarah Lowe, who was also named Captain, Eliza Doddridge and Sarah J Jameson. Fantastic achievements for the 3 girls and thoroughly well deserved. What will top it all off is a 1 Day Flag and to get the double done this year.

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This weeks team to play against Port Adelaide at Port Adelaide Reserve. 11:50 Start. Be there early and get organised. Be ready to go by 11:00 at the latest. No afternoon tea required as SACA will provide, except maybe for Kathryn Doddridge as that food last week was awesome. And maybe Jane, as the Hummus was going down very well late in the day.

Congratulations to the 12 Girls going out this week, Commiserations to those who have missed out.

Sarah Lowe (C), Bridget Patterson, Katelyn Pope, Jordan Doecke, Eliza Doddridge, Shae Daly, Sarah Ferris, Sarah J Jameson, Amy Wiseman, Kelly Armstrong, Hannah Armstrong, Rachel Church

Good Luck Girls. Lets have a great game,

Kevin, Ditts and Andy

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Mar 092017
Hi All,

The season’s end is rapidly drawing near. Lets hope, pray and prepare for more success as finals approach. Don’t forget the BBQ on Sunday during and following the games. A couple of awesome volunteers, Kathryn and Russell have offered to cook the BBQ during the afternoon also. Please let Jane know ASAP how many of you will be there after the game. All 3 teams at home this week:
1ST GRADE V SOUTHERN DISTRICTS AT PARKINSON OVAL. 50 Over Game starting at 11:50. Warm Ups ready to go at 11:00. Afternoon tea required this week for all team, so Popey, Chloe and Lauren get thinking
Katelyn Pope(C), Jordan Doecke, Eliza Doddridge, Shae Daly, Kelly Armstrong, S.J.Jameson, Amy Kaesler, Georgia Iannella, Amy Wiseman, Rachel Church, Sarah Ferris
2ND GRADE BROWNS V NORTHERN DISTRICTS ORANGE AT COL WAITE. 40 Over game starting at 1:00pm. Warm Ups from 12:00. AFTERNOON TEA
Chloe Frick(C), Emily Jones, Amelie Green, Bridee Tonkin, Jill Latimer, Sam Tammitta, Ursula Gully, Nikki Moyle
2ND GRADE GOLDS V PROSPECT AT FORD OVAL. 40 Over game starting at 1:00pm. Warm Ups from 12:00. AFTERNOON TEA
Lauren Semmens (C), Jess Murray, Tya Gonsalves, Cassidy Perkins, Marg Hay, Maeve Edwards, Jacqui Manning, Sophie Roberts, Olivia Mulvany, Ayisha Salah
Good Luck to everyone this week. If there are any players not named but able to play PLEASE let me know ASAP
Kevin, Ditts and Andy


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Mar 022017
As I am sure you are all aware, the 1st Grade have made it through to the 20/20 Grand Final this week by the skin of their teeth. A thrilling game on Tuesday when Sturt defeated Port Adelaide allowed our girls to get in by approximately 80 runs. AND DESERVEDLY SO!
The final is once again at Adelaide Oval. THIS SUNDAY against Sturt. Game time is 9:00AM, yes that is right, but it allows all of our players and supporters to get there to watch. I encourage all of the Browns and Golds players to come along and watch some terrific cricket before their games in the afternoon. 
CONGRATULATIONS to these 10 players on their selection for Sunday. Many other players have contributed to the team over the year and their will always be unlucky players.
Sarah Lowe (C), Bridget Patterson, Katelyn Pope, Jordan Doecke, Shae Daly, Eliza Doddridge, Kelly Armstrong, Sarah Ferris, S.J.Jameson, Rachel Church
We are going for 3 in a row after defeating Sturt and West Torrens the last 2 years. It is our 7th Grand Final in 8 Years in the 20/20 competition and we are trying to even up the win / loss ratio.
Following the game, players and supporters are encouraged to go back to the club for lunch to celebrate the day. 

Women’s Results and TEAMS this week

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Feb 232017
Hi All,

A super productive few days as far as results go. 4 games over 3 days and 4 wins.
The 1st Grade kicked it off on Sunday with a comprehensive win over Port Adelaide. Bowling first a dominant display saw us bowl Port out for 44 in 25 overs. Jamo 2/12 and Kelly 2/8 were excellent, but paled when compared to figures of 9 Overs, 5 Maidens 5 for 6. A superb display from Slowe as she lead from the front. She then came out and clubbed an unbeaten 23 from 18 balls in 13 minutes to get us pass the score 1 down in 7.4 overs.

The girls backed it up again on Tuesday in the final 20/20 game against Northern Districts. Losing the toss and batting was a bonus and the team racked up 131 in the 20 overs. An early wicket didn't deter the team as Eliza 25, Slowe 27, Jordy 37*, and Kelly 22 all combined in true team fashion. Northern's had been struggling of late with the bat and this game was no exception. A top score of 8 was never going to get the job done and they fell for 39 in the 16th Over. What that means now is we need Sturt to knock off Port next Tuesday or for Sturt to have an absolute horror game to make the final. Fingers Crossed, but we have given ourselves the best chance possible.

The GOLDS also took on Port Adelaide and came away with a much needed win. A solid bowling effort led by Sophie Roberts in her comeback game from injury (7overs 1 Maiden 2 for 9) and a brilliant follow up from last week for Maeve Edwards (7 overs 2 for 10) kept Port to 112 (42 extra's?????). A solid start was the key and Roberts 24, and Edwards 26 (highest score for Kensi),  again came through. Cassidy Perkins 17, Georgia Iannella 16* and Jacqui Manning 11* ensured that there would be no problems. 29 Overs and 3 down.

The BROWNS were even more desperate for a win after being bowled out for 25 chasing 70 last week. G;enelg batted first and took 8 from Amelie Greens first over. To then finish up with 7 overs 1 Maiden 4 for 22 was outstanding. Skipper Bridee Tonkin 2/11 from 7 and Tya Gonsalves 3/6 from 6 Overs were also excellent. In particular Tya who has been a bit low on bowling confidence. 66 for Glenelg. Bridee came out firing for 28 to get some momentum, but 2 late wickets of Melow 14, and Sam had hearts beating fast. Tya once again held firm to be not out on 7 and Ursula Gully 1* did a fantastic job to hold up her end to ensure we got over the line.

Considering both 2nd Grade teams had 9 players it was a fantastic job. Welcome to Melow Lin who played her first gaem for the club after tryin so many times but being denied by weather, and to Kerryn Ness who put her hand up to come and play. Many thanks Sam Tammitta

THIS WEEK: The 1st Grade play round 8 after playing round 9 last week??????? Yes that is correct.

1st Team V Sturt at Price Memorial Oval. 11:50 Start, warm ups FROM 11:00

Sarah Lowe (C), Bridget Patterson, Katelyn Pope, Shae Daly, Eliza Doddridge, Georgia Iannella, Kelly Armstrong, Hannah Armstrong, S.J. Jameson, Sarah Ferris, Rachel Church

2nd Grade GOLDS V West Torrens at FORD OVAL. 1:00 pm start. Be there by 12:00 please. AFTERNOON TEA REQUIRED, Lauren will send out what to bring.

Lauren Williams (C) Jacquie Manning, Tya Gonsalves, Sophie RobertsAyisha Salah, Maeve Edwards, Jessica MURRAY, Olivia Mulvany, Cassidy Perkins, Amy Kaesler, Matilda Ronan

2nd Grade BROWNS V Southern Districts at BICE (We always get that game!) 1:00 pm start. Be there by 12:00 please

Chloe Frick (C), Emily Jones, Melow Lin, Sophi-Rose Green, Amelie Green, Bridee Tonkin, Sam Tammitta, Ursula Gully, Nikki Moyle, Francesca Queale, Jill Latimer

Please let me know if i have missed anyone.

ALSO i would personally like to thank MICHAEL QUEALE who looked after the Browns last week after i had to leave at 1:35. He scored / managed / did drinks / tidied up and packed up. I cannot thank him enough and for that matter all who help each week. I don't know if everyone realises just how much needs to be done, so any help is always greatly appreciated. Even the 2 young fellas, Sam and Kerryn's boys who kept the scoreboard up to date.

AAAAANNNNNDDDD last thing: We will be doing something on Sunday 12th of March, the last minor round game, when we're all at home. We will give out some vouchers that night for exceptional performances, and also have a mini break-up ahead of the official club presentation night. Please keep the date free.


Kevin, Andy and Ditts

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Feb 162017
Hi All,

After eventually getting to have a game of cricket we unfortunately came away with 2 big losses. The 1st Grade had a bowl first and was on the receiving end of a Lauren Ebsary 100 (again) as she took to our bowlers. To compound our woes Shae Daly suffered an injury when struck by the ball  in the field, concussed, and needing to be taken away in an ambulance. Thankfully the injury wasn't as serious as feared, but it was a very nasty blow and could have been much worse. Concussion is never something to be taken lightly and the right precautions were taken for sake of Shae's health. Kelly Armstrong with 1/23 from her 10 overs and then a classy 59 the standout performer for the day. West Torrens 264 defeated Kensi 119.

The Browns took on Prospect at Broadview and had a terrific day in the field rolling Prospect for 70. Sophi-Rose Green taking a career best 5/16 and Jill Latimer taking one of the best 1 handed diving catches i have ever seen. However that was the end of our highlights. 15.4 overs later we were bowled out for 25! OUCH

HOWEVER the sun came up the next day and we have a chance to redeem ourselves.

1ST GRADE take on Port Adelaide at PORT ADELAIDE RESERVE. Game time is 11:50 with players needing to be there and READY to warm up by 11:00. They promise to have a pitch

Sarah Lowe(C), Bridget Patterson, Katelyn Pope, Jordan Doecke, Eliza Doddridge, Shae Daly, Sarah Ferris, Amy Kaesler, Kelly Armstrong, S.J.Jameson, Rachel Church

2ND GRADE GOLDS also travel to Port Adelaide at EP NAZER RESERVE. Game time 1:00 pm, Warm Ups 12:00

Lauren Semmens(C), Jess Murray, Georgia Iannella, Maeve Edwards, Ayisha Salah, Cassidy Perkins, Olivia Mulvany, Jacqui Manning, Tya Gonsalves, Marg Hay

2ND GRADE BROWNS take on Glenelg at this stage on Parkinson Oval. Game time 1:00 pm, Warm Ups 12:00. Afternoon tea will be needed please as we are the home team

Emily Jones(C), Lin Mellow, Bridee Tonkin, Amelie Green, Sophi-Rose Green, Frakie Queale, Sam Tammitta, Ursula Gully, Nikki Moyle, Sophie Roberts

As is the case each week, there may be some late changes. If that is the case we will obviously be in touch directly. If you are not named and wanting a game, please let us know. Good luck to all,

Kevin, Ditts and Andy

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Feb 102017
Hi All,

With the weather in command and Port Adelaide not wanting to prepare a pitch, the 1st Grade girls made a useless trip to Port Adelaide last night. As it turned out no games were played and the matches have been rescheduled for Wednesday the 15th of Feb. (next week). All games at Park 25. We are on Park 25#1.

The 1st Grade this Sunday will come up against West Torrens at Parkinson Oval. Game time 11:50 start which means that players need to be dressed and ready to warm up by 11:00. Get there and be ready to go. A home game so afternoon tea is required. New Captain this week so Popey get the afternoon tea bringers sorted. If you don't have all emails let me know and i can forward them on.

Katelyn Pope (C), Jordan Doecke, Shae Daly, Eliza Doddridge, Kelly Armstrong, Rachel Church, S.J.Jameson, Sarah Ferris, Chloe Frick, Amy Kaesler, Georgia Iannella

2nd Grade Browns take on Prospect at BROADVIEW Oval. For those who checked the program this game has been moved from the original ground. Game will start at 1:00 pm. Please arrive by 12:00 for warm ups. Browns in need of a win after a less than glorious time since Christmas. Only 1 game out of the 4 at this stage.

Emily Jones (C), Mellow Lin, Sophi-Rose Green, Amelie Green, Bridee Tonkin, Ursula Gully, Sam Tammitta, Jill Latimer, Frankie Queale, Tya Gonsalves, Jacqui Manning

Let me know if you have been missed.

2nd Grade Golds have the bye this week. If you have some time get down to either Parkinson or Broadview and support your team mates.

Good Luck to all this week, lets hope we can get some cricket played!!!!!

Kevin, Ditts and Andy

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Feb 032017
Hi All,

We live in hope of a changed weather forecast for Sunday. At least it has dropped from 45mm of rain to 20mm. A further reduction and we'll be set to go. 
The first Grade return to 50 over cricket this week with the last minor round game of the 20/20 competition on next WEDNESDAY! Despite a loss last week there is still a chance for the 1st Grade to make the Final due to other results. Defeating Port Adelaide will put us in with a chance.
THIS SUNDAY all 3 teams are at home at Kensington which is fantastic. If you get an opportunity to wnder over and support the other teams PLEASE DO. It is easy to get caught up in one team and not recognise the other players from our club. WE ARE ALL KENSINGTON PLAYERS AND SUPPORTERS AND WORKERS. We need to support each other AND the club as a whole. After the games it would be wonderful to have players and supporters come up to the clubrooms for a chat and a drink to celebrate what we have and to work on making us better and stronger.
Myself and Chloe went to a session last night run by the SACA on "A Sport for All". it was interesting to hear from the SACA plus the other clubs. There are things we do well but there is still a lot that we can do to get better. It needs to come from everyone though. Committee (Club and Women's), Coaches, Administrators, Players and parents and supporters. More to come later.
1ST GRADE THIS WEEK: Kensington V Northern Districts at PARKINSON. 11:50 Start. BE ON THE GROUND FOR WARM UP BY 11:00 AT LATEST. Afternoon tea required. Slowey will send out a list with what she would like players to bring.
S. Lowe (C), K.Pope, J.Doecke, S.Daly, E.Doddridge, R.Church, S.Ferris, C.Fiebig, H.Armstrong, K.Armstrong, S.J.Jameson
2ND GRADE BROWNS V Sturt at FORD OVAL. 1:00pm start. Warm Ups from 12:00. Afternoon tea required. Chloe will send out a list of suggestions.
C.Frick (C), E.Jones (VC), Mellow Lin, Sophi-Rose Green, A.Green, B.Tonkin, F.Queale, U.Gully, S.Tammitta, J.Latimer, N.Moyle
2ND GRADE GOLDS V Southern Districts at Col Waite Oval . 1:00pm start. Warm Ups from 12:00. Afternoon tea required. Lauren will send out a list of suggestions.
L.Semmens (C), J.Murray (VC), A.Kaesler, M.Edwards, O.Mulvany, A.Salah, M.Ronan, G.Iannella, T.Gonsalves, J.Manning
If players have been named that are unavailable please let us know asap. If you are available but have not been named, once again please let us know. As i said the weather forecast is not ideal, but it is also changing. Please check your messages and emails if there is any doubt on Sunday because we will pass on information as soon as we receive it.
Good Luck. Lets get a game, get some wins and have some fun.
Kevin, Andy and Ditts

Women’s Teams This Week

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Jan 272017
Hi All,

Late email this week. Apologies for that as we were waiting on fitness tests and replies re availability. Still waiting on a couple but this is where we are at as it stands.

1ST GRADE 20/20 V STURT AT COL WAITE OVAL.  Please note that there has been a change in venue from the original programming. 1st Grade needing to win their remaining 2 games to make the final. Still sitting in 4th position after last weeks games but with games against Sturt and Port Adelaide left who both currently sit above us on the ladder we are in with a very good chance of getting in to defend our title and make it 3 in a row. A proud recent history in this competition as we have made 6 of the last 7 Grand Finals on Adelaide Oval

Sarah Lowe (C), Bridget Patterson, Katelyn Pope, Jordan Doecke, Kelly Armstrong, Rachel Church, Eliza Doddridge, Shae Daly, S.J. Jameson

Game time is 12:00. Warm Ups from 11:00

2ND GRADE BROWNS V West Torrens at GLENEAGLES RESERVE Ailsa Avenue, Findon. Again a change of Grounds. These changes were due to the Mens 1st Grade Teams getting home ground advantage for the West End One Day Cup.

Game time is 1:00 pm. Warm Ups from 12:00

Chloe F (C), Emily J, Amy W. Sam T, Jill L, Amelie G, Ursula G, Frankie Q, Tya G,

2ND GRADE GOLDS V Northern Blues at SALISBURY Oval. Don't get on the wrong side of the railway line! Game Time 1:00 pm, warm ups from 12:00.

Lauren S (C), Jess M (VC), Maeve E, Sez F, Ayisha S, Cassidy P, Jacqui M, Amy K, Olivia M,

Both sides a touch shy at this stage. Hoping that will change over the next 36 hours. AGAIN if you are able to fill in for a week or you have been inadvertently left out, PLEASE let me know asap. The ladder for the 2nd Grade is:

Good Luck to all this week

Kevin, Andy and Ditts

Teams This Week

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Nov 032016
Hi All,

Teams this week:

With all players on deck this a long selection meeting between myself, Andy Mulvany Ditts and Jane took place after training. After a few different permutations we came up with the following teams. It as a good position to be in to have competition for spots and while there may be some players who consider themselves unlucky to not be in the 1ST Team on a particular week there are and will be many opportunities over the course of this year. Strong performances from those in the 2ND Grade, in particular Sarah Ferris 18, 43* and 52 with the bat and 2/3, 1/16 and 1/9 with the ball, Georgia Iannella 12* and 52* for the Golds and Chloe Frick 47 and 25 and Rebecca Cummings 1/5 and 4/1 to go with a score of 16 in game 2 will keep pressure on those in the 1ST Grade.

1ST Grade 20/20 v Southern Districts at BICE OVAL. Game Starts at 10:30 AM. YES 10:30 AM. The game is a double header with the Men playing immediately after our game, so a day of some excellent cricket awaits. Please endeavor to be at the ground by 9:30. Warm Ups and preparation for games is vital and it is an area that we need to improve on. We warm up together as a group and we get there on time.

Sarah Lowe (C), Bridget Patterson, Katelyn Pope, Jordan Doecke, Eliza Doddridge, Shae Daly, Amy Wiseman, S.J. Jameson (she is leaving home Friday), Kelly Armstrong


2ND Grade Golds 40 Over game V Glenelg at Adelaide High School. Game starts at 1:00 PM. Please be at the ground by 12:00. Glenelg are the Home team so we assume that they will be bringing the afternoon tea.

Lauren Semmens (C), Jess Murray, Hannah Armstrong, Sarah Ferris, Olivia Mulvany, Ayisha Salah, Matilda Ronan, Tya Gonsalves, Amy Kaesler, Sophie Roberts

2ND Grade Browns 40 Over Game v Northern Districts Blue at Col Waite. Game starts at 1:00 PM. Please be at the ground by 12:00. We are the home team this week so we are supplying afternoon tea. Chloe will send out a list for people to bring.

Chloe Frick (C), Emily Jones, Rachel Church, Rebecca Cummings, Bridee Tonkin, Cassidy Perkins, Francesca Queale, Samantha Tammitta, Jill Lamont, Amelie Green, Sophi-Rose Green (work permitting i hear?), Ursula Gully

We have had a late change with the Golds so there may be some shuffling yet. As always, if i have forgotten anyone please let me know. If anyone is affected by changes we will obviously contact you directly.

Good Luck to all this week. Lets get 3 wins.

Kevin, Ditts and Andy

Girl’s Academy at the Browns

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Aug 162016

Here is a great story about the introduction of a girls cricket Academy at Kensington. We have had an enormously  successful boys academy been running at the club for 4 seasons and now the opportunity has emerged for the girls. We are very excited about it as women’s cricket is booming and we have Redback’s players in our club like Bridget Patterson,Sarah Lowe and Katelyn Pope.  

Why a girls academy?

With the current interest in cricket generally, and in particular women’s cricket with the profile of the Southern Stars and the successful introduction last season of the WBBL, the time is right to introduce an academy for junior girls at Kensington. It has been a dream of the club, and in the pipe-line, for some time. Timing now is perfect.

 Why is it important to the club?

Kensington has been at the forefront of cricket in the state for some time, and is currently ranked number 1 of the 87 Cricket Australia(CA) affiliated clubs Australia-wide.

The club introduced its extremely successful junior boys academy in season 2012/13. That structure has been adopted by several other clubs and has been recognised by the South Australian Cricket Association(SACA)as the blueprint for the competition.

Since introducing the boys academy, a girls academy is the natural progression.

The club last season won The Presidents Trophy as the most successful club in the women’s competition at SACA, and we have the largest number of female registered players of any SACA club.

The academy will provide the next group of players to join the ranks at Kensington.

 Who is it aimed at?

The academy will cater for girls 9-18 years of age who are keen to learn about cricket, and eventually play competitive club cricket. They will be in 2 groups, nominally 9-12 and 13-18.

 Who will be coaching?

Carolyn Dittmar is a former state Redback’s cricket player, and has coached at state level, up to an assistant’s role with the Scorpions. SACAs C Grade medal – now sadly in hiatus, as the C grade competition no longer exists – has been named in her honour, and as the players in the academy are of similar age/ability of the C grade competition, it is the perfect fit for Carolyn to take on this coaching role.

Andy Mulvany who is involved in junior cricket at Athelstone as well as Kensington will act as assistant. A number of the club’s senior players will also assist with coaching, and we will also engage current and former state players.

General information

As previously stated, we already have a strong, but brief, history of women’s cricket at Kensington.  We currently field 1@ A grade side and 2@B grade sides in SACAs competition. Last season our A grade defended its T20 final, and was runner-up in the 50 over competition, repeating the results of the previous season. 2 seasons ago the club had won its inaugural 50 over final, and it has been runner-up in the T20 final on 4 occasions, only missing the final once in the past 7 years.

We have Kensington players in every state side from SAPSASA (under 13) through to the Strikers WBBL, and Bridget Patterson is currently in the Australian Shooting Stars team. We have a number of players in Australian junior development squads.

Our current A grade captain, Sarah Lowe, started playing cricket at the club as a 9yo in 2002, having been involved in a school – based competition run at the club.

It is hoped the academy will discover the next generation of Bridgets,Katelyn and Sarahs.

When will it start?

The academy will run for 12 weeks, (6 weeks pre-Christmas, 6 weeks post-Christmas) commencing on Friday October 28th. The sessions will run from 4-530 on Friday nights. There will also be some matches arranged at other times.

How do people get involved?

Interested participants can read the information and register via the club’s website at


Jane Lowe is the contact for the girls Academy and I have CCed Jane’s email address at the top. As well as that Jane is on the Kensington committee and is the womens’ cricket delegate at the club. Jane can organise some girls for a photo as well for you.

Her contact number is  0417 087 546

Go the Browns!