U14 Reds Round 6

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Dec 262017

KENSINGTON Under 14 Red  9/230  Defeated   West Torrens   All out 208

We all knew this was going to be a good test playing the undefeated top side and losing 3 players to higher grades.

The openers got us off to a positive start with Cormac Dwyer following on from his century last game with a very confident (27) and Archie adding (14) to an opening stand of 46 before a fall of wickets saw us slump to 3 for 58 with Luke Homan (4) getting little opportunity to contribute due to some very good bowling.

Jack ( can I hit out yet?) Matchett (74) strode to the crease and played very maturely, punished the bad balls and along with good support from Hamish Towers (29) added 78 for the 4th wicket to get us to 140 . Ishaan Oak played well forward to a leg spinner and was unlucky to be given LBW for 2.  Shivam Channa (27) supported the tail while the remaining batsmen played for team runs with Milo Bennett smashing (with an injured Back ) 17 and Oscar Lawrence (7) unselfish in his run chase.

With no team scoring over 200 against West Torrens, the boys were adamant they wanted to beat them, particularly considering 4 bowlers contributed to 56 of their 60 overs.

Day 2 was hot, but we were still feeling positive although at 0/30 off 5 overs it was obvious it was going to be a long day. West Torrens were 3 /133 at tea after a run out and a wicket each to Hamish and Jasper. But cricket is a funny game and we were a different side after tea. With West Torrens requiring 100 off 32 overs with 7 wickets in hand we decided to treat this as a one day game and the pressure was put on the bowlers to really tighten up…..and they delivered. With the runs drying up their batsmen were forced into pushing the pace and were doing okay until Liam was able to superman across to a flashing coverdrive and pull off the catch of the year to lift the team and from there we never looked back with the amazing catches winning us the game. Oscar Lawrence held on to a red hot catch at gully , Archie dived full length at midwicket to get his fingers under a lofty shot , Max took a sharp one at wicketkeeper but Cormac took the pressure catch running turning and running to take a difficult high catch. Ishaan strangled the run rate with 2/24 off 11 and Oscar bowled exceptionally well under pressure (2/16 off 7). Special mention to Shivam who under immense pressure bamboozled all the batsmen with his leg spin and took 3/36 off his 16 overs , a match turner who thrived the more he bowled and we are looking forward to the rest of the year from him.

A Fantastic Team Effort. Well done boys.

U14 teams

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Dec 142017

Here are the teams for our final game before Christmas.

Congratulations to Max Michalanney, Max Kelly and Jasper Polglase who have been promoted to the U16 White team this week.

Also to Sam Neave, Sam Vartuli and Liam Overall who will play their first U14 Red matches.

And to Hamish Towers who takes over as captain of the U14 Red team.


Under 14 Red Under 14 White
Round 6 Round 6
Sat Dec 16 & Sat Dec 23 Sat Dec 16 & Sat Dec 23
1:30-5:30pm 1:30-5:30pm
vs West Torrens vs West Torrens
Lockleys North PS Langman Reserve
Team Team
Milo Bennett Kyle Adams (wk 1)
Shivam Channa Lachlan Austerberry
Cormac Dwyer Harry Burgess
Luke Homan Oliver Cooke
Oscar Lawrance Hugo Ellery
Jack Matchett Nicholas Graves (wk 2)
Sam Neave Theo Harper
Ishaan Oak Mitchell Makings
Liam Overall Jenil Patel
Hamish Towers (c) Alexander Smith (c)
Sam Vartuli Josh Tamke
Archie Walters Academy Player
Unavailable Under 16
Jasper Thomas Max Michalanney
Alexander Robertson Max Kelly (wk 1)
Sebastian McVann Jasper Polglase
Cameron Atherton    

There will be presentations after the second week of the match back at the club. There will also be best player awards from the last game presented then.

U14 Reds

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Dec 112017

KENSINGTON  3 / 367   (40)    VS PORT ADELAIDE  9/ 13   (17 .3)   all out 


From previous experience we weren’t expecting a strong challenge from Port so we set ourselves some accomplishable goals to keep us focused.

Unfortunately we passed that goal in the 30th over with 10 to go due to some prodigious runmaking from our openers.  Cormac Dwyer  108 (85) and Max Kelly 101 (71) put on a superlative display of power hitting and tireless running before they were both retired not out (sorry boys !).

It was always going to be a hard act to follow those two but to their credit the run machine continued  with Max Michalanney 51 (31), Jasper Polglase 31 (25)  , Alex Robertson  15 (12) n.o  and Milo Bennett 12(7) n.o all maintaining the run rate.

A big welcome to Luke Homan who drove from Naracoorte for the game who received a pearler of a ball to be dismissed for 9 (9).

It would have been easy to switch off at this stage but the bowlers wanted a piece of the action as well and we were able to dismiss Port for 13.  Seb Mcvann led the way with 4/0 , Jack (scary ) Matchett 2/4 and Luke Homan 2/4 and Hamish Towers 0/4 turning the ball a mile.

If we were to find a negative for our bowling stint, all runs off the bat except 1 were through slips. Time to sharpen those reflexes boys !

All in all a very professional job from the reds and congratualations again t to Max and Cormac for their chanceless centuries. 

Under 14 Reds Round 2

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Nov 062017

Adelaide defeated Kensington

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

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

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

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

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

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

Under 14 Reds Round 1

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Oct 232017

Under 14 Red  V Woodville

Lost First Innings     All out for 196  versus 8 /259

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

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

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

Onward to the next game with lessons learnt.

U/14 teams vs Woodville

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Feb 242017

It’s the last minor round game of the year for the juniors this week. We take on Woodville in a two day match.

Under 14 Reds vs Woodville at Haslam Oval, Sat Feb 25 and Sat Mar 4, 1:30pm start
Team – Charlie Bear, Alex Burgess, Max Cunningham, Adam Goddard, Jack Harding, Max Kelly, Solomon Musster, Jasper Polglase, Jack Tapfield (c), Jamie Taylor, Archie Walters and Campbell Watts

Under 14 Whites vs Woodville at St Michaels College junior campus, Sat Feb 25 and Sat Mar 4, 1:30pm start
Team – Cormac Dwyer, Lachlan Gitsham, Oscar Lawrance, Noah Leydon, Aidan McArthur, Seb McVann, Hugo O’Leary, Frank Packer, Alex Smith, Hamish Towers (c), Anik Warnakulasuriya and Beau Wells

There will be presentations back at the club after the second day of the match.

Under 14 teams Feb 11 and Feb 18 vs Prospect

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Feb 072017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Under 14 teams vs Adelaide

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Jan 052017

Here are the Under 14 teams for this weekend.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Under 14 Teams vs Glenelg

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Dec 152016

This week the juniors take on Glenelg in a one day game

Under 14 Reds vs Glenelg at Bowker Street Oval, Sat Dec 17, 1:00pm start
Team – Charlie McKay, Campbell Watts (c/wk), Noah Leydon, Josh Sims, Sam Warrick, Charlie Bear, Jack Tapfield, Alex Burgess, Jamie Taylor, Jake Bilsborow, Max Cunningham and Jasper Polglase

Well done to Jasper Polglase who will play his first game for the Reds.

Under 14 Whites vs Glenelg at Marryatville High School, Sat Dec 17, 1:00pm start
Team – Adam Goddard (WK 2), Archie Walters, Hamish Towers, Max Kelly, Frank Packer, Ishaan Oak, Beau Wells (WK 1), Alexander Smith, Anik Warnakulasuriya (c), Oscar Lawrance, Cormac Dwyer and Jasper Thomas

There will be presentations back at the club after the game

U14 Red Round 1

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Oct 312016

Kensington U14 Reds v’s East Torrens – Round 1 Match Report

After losing the toss 14 Reds were made to bowl in very windy conditions (40-50km winds) at Rostrevor.

ET’s batted solidly and Kensi struggled a little with left / right combination and windy conditions. Three dropped / missed catches in Slips / Wk. and after 35 overs ET’s were 3/118 from 35 overs and not looking good.

However after Tea Kensi made a remarkable recovery taking 7/44 and ET’s were all out in last over of the day for 162. Sims 3/26 with Warrick, Musster and Bilsborow all 2 each.

Turned up the next week and confronted by a pitch softer, greener, longer and slower than week prior. After a slow and watchful start Kensi lost 6-24 in the 15th over and the game looked over and out. However a long and strong partnership between Sims and Musster raised some hope with some assistance from Cunningham. In the end all bowled out for 88.

Man of Match – Sims 28 runs, 3/26 and few catches

Under 14 and Ray Sutton Shield teams

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Oct 262016




Please find below the U/14 Red, U/14 White and Ray Sutton Shield teams for this weekend. Matches are one day games (40 overs per side). Players who are rostered off will be in for the following U/14 game, which is a two day match.


Under 14 Red

Under 14 White

Ray Sutton Shield

Sat Oct 29

Sat Oct 29

Sun Oct 30

vs Sturt

vs Sturt

vs Northern Districts

Marryatville High School

Mitcham Primary School

Parkinson Oval







Campbell Watts (wk 1)

Hamish Towers

Charlie McKay

Charlie McKay

Adam Goddard (wk)

Archie Walters

Charlie Bear

Lachlan Gitsham

Charlie Bear (vc)

Jack Tapfield

Cormac Dwyer

Max Kelly (wk)

Max Kelly (wk 2)

Alex Burgess (c)

Noah Leydon

Josh Sims (c)

Ishaan Oak

Jack Harding

Noah Leydon

Alexander Smith

Sam Warrick (c)

Solomon Musster

Frank Packer

Hamish Towers

Archie Walters

Anik Warnakulasuriya

Max Cunningham

Jamie Taylor

Jasper Thomas

Frank Packer

Sam Warrick

Seb McVann

Ishaan Oak

Jake Bilsborow

Jasper Polglase

Jasper Thomas





Rostered Off



Max Cunningham



Beau Wells



Hugo O’Leary



Aiden McArthur



Felix Packer



Oscar Lawrance



Players should aim to be at the ground and ready to begin the warm up 30 minutes prior to the game starting.










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


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


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


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.

U14 Reds Semi Final Day 2

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Mar 222015

After batting last week and setting an excellent total of 190 with a superb not out century to Will Montgomery and great support from Tully Kennett, our job this week was to bowl well and take wickets early to put the Adelaide batters under scoreboard pressure. Captain Will Montgomery had a plan to their opener and so we started with Hamish and Will Warrick with 2 gullies and 2 slips.

The Adelaide batters started aggressively, clearly with a plan to go hard and try to establish some pressure on us. The plan went their way for the first 4 overs as they drove hard and well, until they decided to test our fielding standard. Step up Zac Norris with a pin point throw and opener number 2 was on his way.

Then the second gully plan worked with an excellent catch by Luke Pedlar and their key opener was in the shed too. What appeared to be a super catch at 1st slip by Angas Marshall had the umpires giving the benefit of the doubt to the batter (it has taken all season for that to happen) but then a couple more wickets, one to Max Floreani and one to Sam Bruce and at tea Adelaide 4 for 82 still needing 109 off 30 overs.

After 41 overs Adelaide were looking for over 5 an over but, with their skipper going really well and accelerating the scoring, things weren’t going all our way. We badly need to break the building partnership! A drinks break brought back Hamish and the wicket to break the partnership that threatened us. Shortly after, Will Warrick knocked over their skipper. Another wicket to San Bruce, one to Will McGowan and excellent fielding again contributing with another run out (to Jack Konnis) and then a blinder of a catch at short cover by Will Warrick!

Suddenly it was all over – Adelaide all out for 125 in 57overs. Bowling was shared around, Hamish Gitsham 1/34 off 11, Will Warrick 2/15 off 9, Will McGowan 1/19 off 10, Max Floreani 1/11 off 5, Sam Bruce 2/17 off 10, Will Montgomery 0/10 off 5 and Jack Konnis 1/5 off 2. Player of the Match Will Montgomery.

An excellent all round performance from the boys setting us up for a super Grand Final against great rivals Sturt. If we play as we have all season and do the basics well we can be confident of a fitting end to the season.

Good luck boys – Go Browns!!!

Under !4 Reds day one vs Southern Districts

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Nov 222014

The trek To O’sullivan Beach to Face Southern looked in vain as rain poured down and Lightning flashed all around. Then the gods said all was ok and the sun came out. Angas lost the toss, Southern elected to bat and we got underway just a few minutes late. An early wicket to Hamish Gitsham and we thought things might go our way – but a strong left hander had other ideas and we saw a few disappear to the boundary. Another to Hamish with a classically casual catch to Will Warrick on the boundary, then they settled and at 2 for 57 things were starting to look a little ominous.  Skipper Angas did an excellent job with good changes to bowlers and fields and when new boy Dusty Inglis recovered from his first over nerves and picked up 2 wickets, one with a lovely Yorker, we had the break through we needed.

Another twist then as Lightning and then rain brought an early tea and we lost over an hour of play. After the early break Sam Bruce bowled really well, turning the ball a lot on the matting and picking up 3 wickets along the way – one the dangerous lefty and some very smart catching from the 2 Wills saw Southerns in all sorts of trouble. Jack Konnis picked up one caught at first slip and then Angas brought Hamish back on and he finished the tail – the last 8 wickets gone for only 16 runs. Hamish finished with 4 and again bowled with some real heat!   All out 73 – an excellent effort in tough conditions.

We had 45 minutes to bat and before Angas and Tully set about the chase we had a number of volunteers to act as night watchman if needed. None of the top 5 but everyone else!  At stumps we were 0 for 40 off the 10 overs we faced with Angas 25no and Tully 7no and very well set to go on next week and give ourselves a real shot at an outright win. A very good day for us but the highlight was our execution and focus after the rain interruption, not always an easy thing to do!

Under 14 Red Day 2 vs TTG

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Nov 162014

The Under 14 reds were at home in the second week of a 2 dayer against the TTG 14’s, having bowled them out last week for 157. This week we needed to bat well and score a little over 2.5 runs an over to get us home. The weather was overcast but dry when we started and so we went out with some confidence in our ability to get the runs. A couple of early wickets though and our confidence started to wane. The TTG boys bowled quite well but caught and fielded superbly and we were struggling. Then it started to rain lightly. By tea we were in a spot of bother at 6 for 70 odd, but the rain was steady and we all thought a delay was certain. Our umpire had other ideas though and in a downpour after tea we started again. 30 minutes later, after constant rain, the game was finally called with Luke Pedlar looking really good on 36 and Sam Bruce staying with him at the other end on 4. Finishing at 6/87, the draw probably a favourable result for us in the end.


Under 14 Red Report day 1 Rnd 3

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Nov 092014

This week the Under 14 Reds were at home against an experienced Tea Tree Gully team with some talented batsmen. The day was gloomy and rain threatened to delay the start. Win the toss and bat on a potentially wet wicket or choose to bowl and have to worry about a wet ball – the pitch said bowl and Angas duly won the toss and put us in the field. So we began – in the rain!

Hamish and Will started very well – tight bowling keeping scoring opportunities to a minimum and after they had bowled their 12 TTG were 1/19 and we were well on top. This continued with Sam Bruce and Alex Wakeham and at tea we had them under pressure at 4 for 51 off 30.

This pressure continued after tea with Liam Greber on top with 2 for 8 from his first 6 and at 6 for 59 the Gullies were in real trouble. Then we stopped making things happen…..the edge came off our game; misfields, dropped catches, a missed run out and then a shocker from the square leg umpire – unable to see the batsman out of his ground by a metre and a half. We lost our intensity and runs came. Two batters got going and we didn’t stem the tide.

Back came the openers and then came the wickets…finally. The damage was done and what should have been all out 100 had turned into all out 157.  Hamish 2, Will 2, Alex and Sam one each and Liam G 3 for 8.

On the positive side – a brilliant catch to Liam Winskill behind the stumps, patches of good fielding and bowling and Oh yes also the opportunity to bat next week and show our talent with the bat. Just over 2.5 runs an over will be enough but we will need to start well and build! This is our chance to showcase our batting talent – go get ‘em boys!

(apologies to Graeme Klemm whose match reports are the best I have read and make great reading!!)


Under 14 Teams vs Tea tree Gully

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Nov 062014

Under 14 Reds vs TTG at Marryatville High School. Game starts at 1.30 so please be there by 12.45 ready to warm up. (Don’t forget afternoon tea please.)

Angas Marshall (Capt), Tully Kennett, William Montgomery, Jack Konnis (Vice Capt), Luke Pedlar, Liam Greber, Liam Winskill, Sam Rahaley, Sam Bruce,  Alex Wakeham, Hamish Gitsham, William Warrick. Team Managers Peter Marshall, Sam Konnis.

Under 14 Whites Vs TTG at Golden Grove High School. Game  starts at 1.30 so please be there by 12.45 ready to warm up.

Max Floreani (Capt), Sam Burgess, Charlie Bear, Jack Bear, Christian Leddicoat, Jack Read, Darcy Hunkin, Zac Norris, Jack Packer, Will Quigley-smith, Ross Porter, Sam Nicholls. Team Manager Norm Bear.

Under 14 Red round 2

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Nov 022014

After an excellent batting effort last week where we made 1/253, the Reds game plan this week was to bowl and field as well as we could. The focus was on bowling at top of off stump and the fielders supporting our bowlers. Before we started, the talk was of maintaining pressure and concentration on doing the basics well. There was no talk about winning or outrights, it was all about doing our best and let the rest come!

We opened with Hamish Gitsham and William Warrick and they did not let us down. Hamish bowled with real “heat” and the Glenelg batters were like Rabbits in headlights. At 4/6 after 8 overs things were looking very good. A couple of batters showed some resistance but some very tidy bowling from Liam Greber and Sam Bruce, and then wickets to the newbies Alex Wakeham and Sam Rahaley did the damage. Jack Konnis took 2 with his leggies and they were done- All out 66!

With 23 overs available we asked them to bat again and Hamish knocked their opener over first ball with one that was almost unplayable! The Glenelg batters then settled and started to score more freely. Skipper Angas chose to keep the attacking fields and we were rewarded with wickets. Will Warrick bowled well again and picked up 2 and Luke Pedlar took his chance with one. Sam Rahaley picked up another but we ran out of overs – Glenelg finished at 5/80. This was a very creditable performance from all the boys – good fielding and catching supporting our very tight bowling. Liam Winskill behind the stumps put in another polished performance. Overall, an excellent team effort, but Man of the Match to Tully Kennett for his wonderful 106no last week!


Under 14 Red round 2 Day 1 vs Glenelg

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Oct 262014

The Reds travelled to Bowker Oval on a sensational Spring day. With Will McGowan out injured, Angas Marshall took over the captaincy. He started well, winning the toss and electing to bat. New team members Alex Wakeham and Sam Rahaley sat down, looking forward to a good days cricket and maybe a hit at some stage. Angas and Tully Kennett strode out to bat on a slippery and bouncy hard wicket and put their heads down immediately. A slow outfield meant singles were critical and the boys needed to look for those opportunities to keep the scoreboard moving. Slowly they built an innings starting to put the occasional bad ball away and helped by a few wides from the bowlers. At tea Angas had moved on to 28 and Tully 44 – 0/95 was a wonderful foundation. After tea, Tully moved to a solid 50 and then passed the reigns to Angas. The score accelerated with both boys punishing bad balls and Angas moved through 50, 60 70 then 80 at a rapid rate. With the score on 0/198 Angas smashed a fullish ball at short cover and he held on to  a hot catch to have Angas on his way for an excellent 91. Enter Will Montgomery who simply pushed singles to support Tully who then punished the ball to all parts of the ground. Tully batted superbly with hardly a false stroke and brought up his first ever century as he and Will took us to a wonderful 1/253 at stumps – Will finishing on 18no and Tully a quite brilliant 106no. Tully and Angas setting a Kensington U14 Red opening partnership along the way. Congratulations boys! Now, with half the job done its time to focus on our bowling and field for next week.

Under 14s Teams 25th October & 1st November

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Oct 232014

Under 14 Reds vs Glenelg at Bowker Street Oval Starting at 1.30pm (be there ready at 12.45 please)


Captain Angas Marshall, Sam Bruce, Hamish Gitsham, Liam Greber, Tully Kennett, Jack Konnis, Will Montgomery, Luke Pedlar, Sam Rahaley, Alex Wakeham, William Warrick, Liam Winskill.


Under 14 Whites vs Glenelg at Langman Reserve starting at 1.30pm (please be there ready at 12.45 and remember afternoon tea)


Captain Max Floreani, Charlie Bear, Jack Bear, Sam Burgess, Lachlan Cox, Darcy Hunkin, Max Monfies, Sam Nicholls, Zac Norris, Jack Packer, Matthew Slack, Will Quigley-Smith.


Best wishes for a speedy recovery to Reds skipper Will McGowan who unfortunately broke his collarbone on Wednesday.


Under 14 Reds Round 1

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Oct 192014

The Under 14 Reds started their season against Northern Districts at Marryatville on a green but good wicket. How lucky are we to have this beautiful ground to play on at Under 14 level!

Winning the toss saw Captain Will McGowan choose to Bat on the basis of better to have runs on the board but an early loss of wickets – not the plan – saw us 5/35 and in a bit of trouble. (I’m a glass half full person!) Enter late call up, Luke Pedlar. He (56no), Liam Greber (13) and then Liam Winskill (39), came to the rescue, patiently taking control and then at the end, pounding us into a solid 7/145. Luke’s innings showed great maturity and a lesson to others in shot selection, putting away the bad ball and respecting the good ones! This score was below par but certainly gave us something to defend.

If it’s fair to say the batting didn’t start as we wanted then I guess, neither did our bowling. A few full tosses came and went – to the boundary! Some smart fielding from Will Warrick got us our first run out but the Northern batters were starting to look ominous. Some changes to the bowling line up by the captain brought tight bowling, and then a wicket each from Will Warrick, Sam Bruce, Jack Konnis and Liam Greber got us back in the game. The “worm” had turned back our way! The skipper brought himself and Hamish Gitsham back into the attack. They bowled with some real “heat” and blasted out the remaining batters to see us get home by 22 runs. Liam Winskill had a great start to the season, getting runs and doing an excellent job behind the stumps with four catches.

We have some work to do in all areas of our game but there was enough seen to suggest we have a good season ahead – and the first game nerves will be gone!! – from Peter Marshall


Mar 302014

By Grahame Spence

Please see below brief summary from U14 Reds season.

17 players went through the U 14 red team during the year and it was a fantastic season and very well done with the team playing off in the Grand final but unfortunately not quite getting the win against a very good West Torrens outfit.

Performances were excellent with many highlights and the team lost only the

1 minor round game during the season.

We had 5 Players scored in excess of 150 Runs of which 2 scored over 200 runs and then there was the amazing effort from Lucas Froude who topped the competition with 482 runs in 8 innings at an average of 69. This included 2 century’s at better than a run a ball.

The ability for Lucas to score from ball one and accelerate at will was a major highlight along with several great partnerships at critical times.

The Bowling was also fantastic all season both from a wicket taking perspective and the ability to keep pressure on opposition sides with great line, length and variety which was very pleasing.

Kensington had 3 bowlers in the top ten wicket takers with Adam Clements finishing third with 21 wickets at the fantastic Economy rate of 1.76 and one 5 wicket game. Oliver Harms had a great year with some standout moments and took two 5 wicket hauls whilst scaring many opposition with sheer pace.


Five bowlers took 10 + wickets which was testament to the depth and consistency, with Ben Cox 16 wickets, Oliver 15 wickets , Ashley Eckermann and Luke Valente 11 wickets each.

Our catching and out cricket also was at a very high level particular some of the catches taken close to the bat and in slips.

The other pleasing aspect was the way the team was captained in that we had this shared amongst Adam Clements , Lucas Froude and Jed Spence who all showed a great maturity and some real insight on how to set fields , lead from the front by performance and intent and be creative and brave when required with their field settings which for most matches were excellent of which in particular the Sturt game stood out when undue pressure brought out the best from the team and particular the field and bowling changes at critical times .

Two players who are in the younger age group , Will Montgomery and Tom VanderJeugd showed what talent they have both having very good first up seasons and keep us very optimistic about these young men’s future cricket prospects and both earned the honours of representing SA.

Kensington also had 8 players selected and playing in the inaugural Premier league competition representing Eastern Edge and winning the carnival. All boys making contributions to the success. Several others also competed for the Country sides also showing the strength and depth of talent Kensington has at this age group.

The coaching and mentoring from Ben Johnswood was fantastic as he challenged and consistently improved many players from the start to the finish of the season and we were well blessed with many great contributors on Match day with Peter Froude coaching and assisting with his valuable cricket knowledge and many parents more than willing to share other duties match day.

All in all a very pleasing and successful season bar being 1 win away from a premiership , but the boys doing he Kensington brand a great level of respect and representation.