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.

 

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 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

 

 

 

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.

 

 

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!

Under 16 Teams vs Glenelg – One Day Game 17th December

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Dec 162016
 

Reds

 

Unerkov. Van der Jeugd (w/k), Leddicoat, Marshall ©, Edmonds, Parker, Pedlar, Greber, Hunkin, Warrick, Gitsham, McGown

 

Played at Adealide Boys High ( oval 1 ), Corner Glover and West Terrace Adelaide.

 

Manager Scott Greber , please be there 11.50

 

Whites

 

Konnis ©, George, Nichol, Lucas, Read, Floreani, W Rice, Belperio, Monfires, Cowling, March

 

Playet at Ford Oval, please bring afternoon tea

 

Manager Tim Rice, please be there 12.15

 

 

Under 16 teams vs West Torrens 19th November

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Nov 182016
 

Reds

 

Hashmi, Unerkov, Leddicoat, Konnis (Capt) , Du Preez, Pedlar, Nichol (w/k), Greber, H Rice, Hunkin, Hoberg, Quigley-Smith

 

Manager Scott Greber

 

Game starts at 1pm at Marryatville High School please be there by 12.15 if possible, bring afternoon tea.

 

Whites

 

Winskill (w/k), Floreani, Burgess ( Capt), Lucas, Read, W Rice, George, Chow, Belperio, Monfries, March

 

Manager David Burgess

 

Game starts at 1pm at Gleneagles Reserve Ailsa Avenue Findon please be there by 12.15 if possible.

Under 16 Teams vs Sturt – One day game – 29th October 2016

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Oct 282016
 

Red

 

Hashmi. Konnis (captain), Edmonds, Rahaley, Nichol, Pedlar, Greber, Winskill (w/k) , Gitsham, Bruce, Hunkin, McGown

Manager Scott Greber

Game at Ford Oval, 1pm start be there 12.15 please and bring afternoon tea.

 

White

 

Unerkov, Floreani, Burgess ( captain ), Lucas, H Rice, W Rice, George, Chow (w/k), Monfries, Hoberg, Quigley-Smith, Read

Manager David Burgess

Gae at AA Bailey Reserve, 1pm start be ther 12.15 please.

U16 White – Round 1

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Oct 232016
 

KDCC 135 & 4/135 def East Torrens 117 We won the toss and elected to bat on what looked to be a flat Ford Oval wicket in very windy conditions. Our top three all looked comfortable but fell before establishing themselves to leave us 3/42. Club debutant Sam Lucas and Jack Read then built a good partnership and rarely looked in trouble to put us back on top. Unfortunately Jack was trapped lbw on the crease on 20, just as he looked like dominating and Sam fell four overs later for a solid 29, leaving us 5/103. Henry Rice drove the ball beautifully and looked in complete control but wickets had started to fall around him with some regularity. He eventually fell for a well made 25 and only Will Rice offered any significant resistance from the lower order. We were bowled out for 135 off 38 overs. Their openers made a patient start and whilst they played and missed many times, managed to survive through to the 19th over when they were 0/39. The leg spin of Will Cowling was introduced with immediate effect to remove their most damaging player who was well caught in the deep by Will Rice. The second and third wickets also fell to Will Cowling leaving them 3/53 at the close of play on day one. Day 2 resumed and it felt like ground hog day, our mediums bowled straight but too short, their batsmen patiently resisted. At 3/70 the game was well and truly in the balance. Will Cowling then broke through but they struggled on to 4/90. Fellow leg spinner Will Quigley-Smith was introduced and he too had almost immediate success. Wickets then started tumbling with all of our spinners joining in on the action to eventually bowl them out for 117 in the 66th over. Will Cowling finished with 5/30 off 17 overs, Will Quigley-Smith took 3/8, Will Rice 1/11 and Jack Read 1/3. Special mental to Liam Nichol and Peter Unerkov who both took very good catches. We had approximately two hours left to get some batting practice and Peter Unerkov 31, Ben Belperio 39 and Sam Burgess 38 all looked to build some form.

Under 16 Teams vs East Torrens 15/22nd October

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Oct 142016
 

Under 16 Red vs East Torrens at Roma Mitchell Secondary College Briens Road Gepps Cross game

starts at .30 please be there by 12.45.

 

Angas Marshall (Captain),  Luke Pedlar, Harry Edmonds, Sam Rahaley, Jack Konnis (v/c), Arham Hashmi,

William Warrick , Will McGown, Liam Greber, Darcy Hunkin, Liam Winskill (w/k), Sam Bruce.

Managers Peter Marshall and Scott Greber.

 

Under 16 White vs East Torrens at Ford Oval starts at 1.30 please be there by 12.45 and bring afternoon tea.

 

Liam Nichol, Peter Unerkov, Sam Burgess ( Captain ), Sam Lucas, Jack Read, Henry Rice, Will Cowling,

Harrison Chow (w/k), Will Rice, Max Monfries, Will Quigley-Smith, Ben Belperio

Manager David Burgess

Kensington Junior Trophy Winners 2015 -2016

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Apr 102016
 

U16 Reds

Batting – Jed Spence 546 runs @45.5

Bowling – Adam Clements 39 wickets @ 8.51

Fielding – James DuPreez

U16 Whites

Batting – Arham Hashmi 257 runs @64.25

Bowling – William McGowan 24 wickets @8.46

Fielding – Jack Konnis

U14 Reds

Batting – Christian Leddicoat 658 runs @65.80

Bowling – Liam Greber 25 wickets @9.72

Fielding – Matthew Slack

U14 whites

Batting – Caleb Hoberg 202 runs@ 25.25

Bowling – Caleb Hoberg 18 wickets @10.17

Fielding – Harrison Chow

U14 Player of the year

Christian Leddicoat

U16 Player of the year

Adam Clements

Junior Players of the year (A Grade Debutants)

Lloyd Pope 47 wickets @12.0  (15 matches)

Cameron Fatchen 41 wickets @ 16.8 (21 matches)

Academy Winners

Batting 

Green-Fergus Carruthers 160 runs@ 26.7

Pink-Frank Packer 141 runs@ 35.3

Yellow- Max Kelly 136 runs @27.2

Red- Wills Hillier 131 runs @21.8

Blue – Jamie Taylor 121 runs @ 40.3

Bowling

Blue- Darius Boast 12 wickets@ 6.8

Yellow- Archie Walters 9 wickets @ 5.6

Pink -Theo Harper 8 wickets @ 9.0

Green- Kai Hoberg 8 wickets @ 10.3

Red- Conor Dwyer 7 wickets @ 10.7

Fielding

Green- Noah Prenzler

Red – Jasper Thomas

Blue – Jordan Barnett

Yellow- Oscar Lawrance

Pink – Sam Neave

Most Valuable Junior Player

Academy senior- Charlie McKay

Academy junior – Fergus Carruthers

 

Under 16 Grand Final red and white teams

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Mar 272015
 

Under 16 Grand Final red and white teams

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Good luck to all the players.

U16 teams vs Adelaide at Saratoga Oval,Immanuel co

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Jan 082015
 
U16 teams vs Adelaide at Saratoga Oval,Immanuel college
Reds to play at  from 1pm
Please be there by 12.
Reds
Euan Fletcher
Sam Barnett
Wessel Van Wyke
James Cleggett-vc
Harrison Rahaley-capt
Steven Tanti
Sean MCullum-wk
John Bliss
Cameron Fatchen
Lloyd Pope
Adam Clements
James Ingram
Batting order to be finalised on the day
Welcome back to Cameron Fatchen for his first game of the season
Whites to play Adelaide at Ford oval at Kensington.
Please note venue change from to Marryatville to FORD oval.
Play starts at 1pm so please be there by 12.15
Please bring off afternoon tea
Jed Spence
Connor OBrien-wk
Luke Valente-capt
Jono Connelly
Hamish Porter
Greg Tanti
James Du Preez
Ashley Eckermann
David Hamann
Cooper Harrod
Riley Slack
Lewys Evans
Welcome to Greg Tanti for his first game of the season

Gary Slack  

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U16 teams against Southern Districts

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Nov 202014
 

U16 Reds for this weeks game against Southern District at O’Sullivan Beach no1 oval It is a hard wicket pitch so please bring sand shoes as well. Reds playing Southern Districts at 1.30 Please try to be at the ground by 12.45 Team manager Peter Cleggett Assistant team manager Graeme Klemm.

Team – Sam Barnett John Bliss Sean McCullum-wk James Cleggett-capt Luke Valente James du Preez Will Loffler Oliver Harms Adam Clements Hamish Porter James Ingram Ashley Eckermann

Welcome back to Will after two great games in the seniors and to James Cleggett who will be the captain for the first time. Congratulations to Wessel van Wyke for his first senior game this weekend. Lloyd Pope Wessel van Wyke Euan Fletcher Henry Dall All in the senior D grade Harrison Rahaley, Lucas Froude, Michael Cotsios and Steven Tanti in school first 11.

U16 Whites to play Southern Districts at Marryatville High School from 1.30 Please be at the ground from 12.45. Team manager Graeme Spence.

Team – Jed Spence Ben Cox Connor O’Brien Sam Carruthers-capt Tom van der Jeugd-wk Fred McClure Cooper Harrod David Hamann Finn Hillbery Riley Slack Jono Connelly Lewys Evans

Out injured or sick this week. Greg Tanti and Cameron Fatchen Rory Illman to play for the Kensington turf team this Saturday at Ford oval in his first senior game. Congratulations Rory. Sam Rahaley and Arham Hashmi back to under 14s, thanks for their great efforts for the under 16s so far this season. Gary Slack Bonnetts Saddleworld

Under 16 Whites vs Tea Tree Gully

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Nov 162014
 

Under 16 Whites vs Tea Tree Gully


Day 1 Vs TTG we arrived at Memorial oval to a lush outfield and green deck.  Captain Sam Carruthers did his best with the toss but we were sent in to bat after tails fell . Our openers looked solid and progressed the score to 28 before we lost the first wicket. With a new batting line up we continued to have batsman get a start but could not quite get the big partnerships we wanted. All batsman played small  starting innings but didn’t go on.

Tom VanderJeugd  34, ( first game this Season after injury) ,Sam Rahaley 17 ( first game in the 16 Whites after his outstanding Ray Sutton innings last week) batted well and had useful partnerships with  good contributions from Ben Cox 20 , Cooper Harrod 14 not out and David Hamann a quick fire entertaining 22.
All out for 159 looks a par score on this strip. We had 7 overs at them in the end with 1/9 the result  which gives us a chance next week with us needing to take all our chances a must as we had a couple which could have had us in a dominant position

Early wickets next week can wrestle the game back to be on our terms.Day 1 Vs TTG we arrived at Memorial oval to a lush outfield and green deck.  Captain Sam Carruthers did his best with the toss but we were sent in to bat after tails fell . Our openers looked solid and progressed the score to 28 before we lost the first wicket. With a new batting line up we continued to have batsman get a start but could not quite get the big partnerships we wanted. All batsman played small  starting innings but didn’t go on.
Tom VanderJeugd  34, ( first game this Season after injury) ,Sam Rahaley 17 ( first game in the 16 Whites after his outstanding Ray Sutton innings last week) batted well and had useful partnerships with  good contributions from Ben Cox 20 , Cooper Harrod 14 not out and David Hamann a quick fire entertaining 22.
All out for 159 looks a par score on this strip. We had 7 overs at them in the end with 1/9 the result  which gives us a chance next week with us needing to take all our chances a must as we had a couple which could have had us in a dominant position

Early wickets next week can wrestle the game back to be on our terms.


Day 2.

We arrived to a better deck and with TTG needing 152 at just over 2 per over and 9 wickets in hand. Instructions were simple , bowl in pairs to get wickets full and straight and let the ball and pitch do the work. Fielding and building pressure were paramount.

The first session went wonderfully well with good bowling and excellent intensity in the field . This coupled with 2 excellent run outs from Fred McClure and Cooper Harrod showed we were switched on. Bowling standouts during the session Cooper Harrod, David Hamann and Ben Cox.

 

At tea we had them 7/59 and on the ropes. The session after tea as is often the case we let took the foot off the throttle and allowed them to sniff a chance albeit a slim one. We readjusted at the drinks break and then finished the job. 

An excellent performance to get the season back on track.

Ben Cox with 5/25 along with his valuable 20 batting the man of the match . 

David Hamann , Johnno Connolly, Riley Slack and Sam Carruthers  all bowling at 2 or less and over so the pressure was fantastic and Cooper Harrod seemed to be bowling an invisible ball as the batsman could hardly find it. 2 nice stumpings by Tom VanderJeugd to finish the innings some very nice cream on the cake. TTG all out for 120.

Fred McClure a standout in the covers was a real assett cutting off many drives particularly in the critical early stages to deny the batsman runs .

We had 12 overs to finish and were 1/40 at the end with the batsman all having valuable time in the middle and playing controlled and sensible cricket to not offer wickets and potential points to TTG with no benefit to our percentage.

Sam Carruthers as captain showed some creative and intuitive cricket sense with aggressive fields and good bowling variations. All in all a 8/10 performance . Lesson from the match is the need to keep intensity and concentration for every over.

 

Grahame Spence- team manager

Gary Slack  

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U16 teams for this weeks game against Tea Tree Gully

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Nov 062014
 

U16 teams for this weeks game against Tea Tree Gully Reds playing Tea Tree Gully at Ford oval from 1.30 Please try to be at the ground by 12.45 Team manager Peter Cleggett Assistant team manager Graeme Klemm. Sam Barnett Sean McCullum-wk Wessel van Wyke James Cleggett-vc Harrison Rahaley-capt James du Preez Oliver Harms Adam Clements John Bliss Hamish Porter James Ingram Ashley Eckermann Whites to play Tea Tree Gully at Memorial oval from 1.30 Please be at the ground from 12.45. Team manager Graeme Spence. Sam Carruthers Jed Spence Luke Valente-capt Tom van der Jeugd-wk Fred McClure Arham Hashmi Ben Cox Cooper Harrod Riley Slack David Hamann Finn Hillbery Jono Connelly Out injured or away this week. Greg Tanti Connor O’Brien Euan Fletcher Lloyd Pope Rory Illman Lewys Evans Congratulations to Lloyd Pope on his recall to the seniors after a brilliant 4 wicket haul last week and to Euan Fletcher on his first senior game. Good luck to both players. Gary Slack Bonnetts Saddleworld

U16 whites vs Glenelg

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Nov 012014
 

U16 whites vs Glenelg What a thriller !! Browns get home with 2 overs to spare for the outright win! What at day it turned out to be at Marryatville High school with high pressure all the way through. Kensington started the day at 6/58 needing another 24 runs for victory after restricting the Bay’s to 81 in their first innings. We lost 5 wickets for 1 run to be reeling at 9/59 and then all out for 64 after only 3 overs today. Not the result we were looking for !! Anyway the chance of going for the outright became a reality when we soon had Glenelg 4/6 in their second innings. Superb bowling by David Hamaan, Finn Hiberry,Riley Slack,Ben Cox and Cooper Harrod had the Bay’s in knots. A small partnership of 26 was created and then skipper Luke Valente introduced his trump card Arham Hasmi who created chaos with 4 wickets for only 7 runs in 4.5 overs. The Bays were all out for 56 and we now had 22 overs to reach 75 and take the outright points. Sam Carruthers struck a fluent 18, Rory Illman smacked 15 and the master and commander Luke Valente guided his team to victory with a brilliant 36 not out. An outstanding captains performance by Luke. Home with 2 overs to spare in an outstanding effort by a very determined team. Jed Spence was great with the gloves, it looked as though he has been the keeper for many years. Team manager Grahame Spence did another brilliant performance guiding the team and Walter Hamann outstanding with the scoring. Well done Whites, a great team performance. Gary Slack Bonnetts Saddleworld

Kensington U16 White round 2 vs Glenelg

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Oct 252014
 

Kensington U16 White round 2 vs Glenelg On a magnificent day at Marryatville High School, Kensington skipper Luke Valente won the toss and asked Glenelg to bat. David Hamann bowled a good opening spell to get the first wicket with 22 on the board. We then had to wait til the score reached 50 before Finn Hillberry broke through for his first wicket for Kensington in the 19th over. Ben Cox and Riley Slack then proceeded to strangle the Glenelg batsmen with really tight bowling and unfortunately a few dropped catches let the pressure off but only for a short time. At the end of the 12 over partnership the Bays were in tatters at 6/73 losing 4/19 in this spell. Skipper Luke Valente took over from the southern end to clean up the tail with 2/2 off 2.5 overs and Ben Cox completed his best return at under 16 level with 4/16 off of 11 overs. The end result was that Glenelg were all out for 81 We had 29 overs to bat for the day and it started poorly with Sam Carruthers gone in the first over with no score on the board. Runs were tough to come by but by the end of the 11th over we were in trouble at 4/34. Rory Illman and Fred McClure then started the rescue mission slowly edging towards the Glenelg total. A partnership of 24 was invaluable but on 58 disaster with Rory loosing concentration to the opening bowler and then 5 balls later the hero with the ball earlier Ben Cox was on his way without any addition to the score. Suddenly 6/58 and the Glenelg total was looking mountainous !! Stumps were drawn with the game evenly poised with our bowlers having to be the batsmen next week to beat the Bays !! Gary Slack Bonnetts Saddleworld

Under 16 teams for Round Two.

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Oct 232014
 

Under 16 teams for round two.

Reds playing Glenelg at Sacred Heart College No.2 from 1.30

Please try to be at the ground by 12.45.

Team manager Peter Cleggett Assistant team manager Graeme Klemm.

Sam Barnett Euan Fletcher Sean McCullum-wk James Cleggett-vc Harrison Rahaley-capt Wessel van Wyke Oliver Harms Adam Clements John Bliss Lloyd Pope Ashley Eckermann Hamish Porter.

Whites to play Glenelg at Marryatville high School from 1.30

Please be at the ground from 12.45.

Team manager Graeme Spence.

Sam Carruthers Jed Spence Luke Valente-capt Rory Illman-wk Fred McClure Arham Hashmi Ben Cox Cooper Harrod Riley Slack David Hamann Finn Hillbery Lewys Evans.

Out injured or away this week.

Tom VanDer Jeugd Connor O’Brien James Ingram Jono Connelly Greg Tanti James DuPreez.

Round 1 under 16 Whites.

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Oct 192014
 

Round 1 under 16 Whites. Browns lose in a thriller! New captain Luke Valente won the toss and decided to bat on a warm afternoon at the Paddocks. Early wickets had the Browns in trouble at 3/34 but then Luke Valente thriving on the captaincy role and young left hander Fred McClure constructed a brilliant partnership of 81 to get us back in the game. Arham Hashmi bought in at the last moment from the under 14s looked really comfortable with 13 and I’m sure we will see more of him at this level soon. Another collapse of 5/20 had the Browns searching for a competitive total and fortunately this was achieved with some some fluent stroke play and 24 runs in the last 3 overs from Riley Slack and David Hamann. The target was 160 as a batting team and with 161 on the board we were set up to defend our total. Our bowling effort didn’t start quite as we had planned and Northern Districts had 30 on the board without a wicket before we could blink. Some bowling variation introduced by the captain soon quelled the run flow and a steady flow of wickets left them at 5/80 and we were back in the game. Fred McClure, David Hamann,Finn Hillbery and Cooper Harrod were doing a fine job. Then the real action of the match began with a slightly unorthodox big hitting left hander striding to the crease. His favourite shot was cow corner and boy did he play this shot well !! He was at the crease for 46 balls, 13 huge swing and misses to Cooper Harrod and Riley Slack but 33 connections on his way to 71. We had many opportunities to dismiss him with runout misses,dropped chances and even clean bowling him as he charged Riley Slack but for very unclear reasons the umpire then proceeded to ruin the Kensington celebration by saying it was a dead ball. Everyone else on the field seemed to be ready and aware of what was going on except for the umpire who appeared rattled by the big left hander charging down the pitch. This result was in the 3rd last over with still 10 to win, it certainly put a dampner on what was a pretty good start for the season. Cooper Harrod finished with 2/14 off 6 overs, Luke Valente capping a good game with 2/33 off 8 overs. Great late bowling from Luke, Cooper and Riley. Jed Spence took a brilliant catch at first slip, Fred McClure held a ripper in close and Arham was outstanding in the field including a runout. Solid start from the Whites, a game of missed opportunities, bring on next week !! Gary Slack Bonnetts Saddleworld

Mar 312014
 

By Graeme Klemm – U16W Team Manager

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

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

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