U14 Whites Round 3

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Nov 202017
 

14 Whites v East Torrens

The 14-white team headed to Rostrevor School to take on East Torrens. Kensi won the toss and elected to bat on what looked like a cracking deck. Kyle Adams and Sam Vartuli got us away to a reasonable start before Sam was caught, 1/23 after 9. Scoring seemed to be difficult with the wicket just being a little slow and low, but our boys were showing some good patience waiting for the bad balls. The ET spinners were bowling well and putting our boys under continued pressure. Hugo Ellery (7) lost the fight bowled around his legs followed not long after by Kyle (16) tickling one down the Leg side caught by the keeper. At 3 for 68 after 25 overs we were positioned reasonably well and felt we were going to post a big total however we had a bit of a middle order collapse (again) with the exception of Oscar Lawrence who again held the team up. Oscar made a very good 28 Before being caught. In A little trouble at 7/95 we really needed our bottom order to fire, Step in Mitchel Makings who went about building a good innings being patient whilst taking the bad ball opportunities to score. Supported very well by Harry Burgess the pair put on a 40-run partnership before Mitch was bowled trying to push the score along with limited over left. Mitch made a well-earned 28 with Harry Burgess making a patient 16 before being run out. We really did miss an opportunity to post a big score but all in all felt we had enough runs, all out 153 in the 57th over.

Day Two

Rain Rain  Rain, No expectation to play at all, expecting the wicket to be unprepared and unplayable. However on arrival we were greeted with a prepared deck that looked as good as any deck you would play on. It was a little damp but other than that it looked very playable. (absolute credit to the Rostrevor ground staff!). 2 new green shirt umpires, one team that wanted to play one that didn’t, a perfect day for cricket and a lot of confusion as to what was going to happen. ET wanted to pack up and go home but with such a good deck up we really wanted to play. Umpires made the decision to wait 30 minutes and check. Still a bit damp so another 30 mins provided a pretty good pitch, all instructed to gear up and play!

What a great learning experience it was for our boys! So many questions about how / what / why but in the end a game of cricket prevailed. 43 overs to get 10 wickets to win! We had the target now we needed to perform at our best!

ET had pretty much given up before a ball was bowled and decided to play for a draw (really don’t understand that mentality) meaning our boys needed to earn their wickets, nothing was going to come easily. Josh Tamke bowled with fantastic rhythm and got our first breakthrough in the 7th over. Liam Overall bowled fast and was really troubling the batsman getting our second in the 10 over ET 2/11. Liam then got another in the 14th bowling in a fantastic partnership with Mitch Makings, Mitch getting the 4th wicket. Only one ET player looked the goods trying to score (credit to you Hamish Headland) but unfortunately was run out after a bad call by his batting partner. ET in real trouble 5/39 in the 19th. Wickets had started to prove hard to take, our spinners bowling well but not having much luck (a few dropped catches not helping) until a good stumping by Sam Vartuli broke the deadlock. Spin was now becoming pretty easy to play so Oscar decided to bring back our fastest bowler in Liam. Liam decided to bowl into the ribs and found immediate success taking the last two wickets in succession. Et only having 10 players for the day robbed him of a Hat Trick Ball. ET All Out 74 (39 overs) A great effort by our boys, good positive cricket all day.

This was a fantastic opportunity for all boys (both sides) to learn more about the game and develop a better mindset to playing in sub perfect conditions. Winning /losing really is the least important part of teaching 11,12,13 year old kids how to play the game better. 

This team continues to improve, and it is fantastic to see them working so hard as a team in games.

GREAT EFFORT BY ALL!

Under 14 Whites Round 2

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Nov 062017
 

14 Whites defeated Adelaide

The 14-whites headed down to West Beach to play Adelaide at home. Losing the toss Adelaide elected to bat and started to try and bore the kensi side to death with very negative batting and purely survival on their minds. It took until the 8th over for us to get our first wicket and this pretty much set the tone for the day. The kensi boys toiled hard and managed to take wickets at a slow rate but with very few runs being added. At the 30 over mark Adelaide were 6 for 44 and we felt well in control. Oscar Lawrence was leading from the front again with a cracking spell of 4/0. Unfortunately, after tea the boys got extremely tired and lethargic and struggled to take the last few wickets with Adelaide finishing on 9/131.

Best bowlers:  Liam overall, Jasper Thomas, Harry Burgess, and Oscar Lawrence

Day Two

The boys were instructed to play positive cricket and look for scoring opportunities however in the first and fifth overs we lost wickets to be 2/9 and certainly not the start we had hoped for. Enter Oscar Lawrence and Oliver Cooke who first, steadied the innings then when about winning the game! A fantastic 112 run partnership featuring lots of two’s (the boundaries where huge! for this age cricket) and only a handful of fours getting us to 135 before Oliver Cooke was run out for 41. Oscar made his first 50! Getting to 61 before he was dismissed. A small collapse followed with the boys instructed to play as if they were chasing 200 losing 4 wickets cheaply, however there was a fantastic little inning from Nick Graves putting on a quick 20. The boys eventually bowled out in the 55th over for 187.

A special thankyou to Hugo Ellery who was rostered off for this game but came down supported and scored for both days!

All in all a really good hit out by the boys and hopefully the start of more success!

Under 14 Whites Round 1

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Oct 232017
 

14 whites V Woodville

A young and inexperienced under 14 white team headed to Haslam oval Hard wicket with a huge amount of enthusiasm. For 11 of 12 of the young browns this was their first venture into the under 14 district comp. The boys had all sorts of positive conversations going on and the team seemed to be super confident! Oscar Lawrence (captain) won the toss and elected to bat on what was an almost perfect day for batting. Unfortunately, things went rapidly downhill from there with us losing a wicket in the first over then another in the second and a 3rd in the sixth, having us reeling at 3/7. The young Browns confidence had taken a rapid shock to the system however Lachlan Austerberry was showing great resistance and determination. Unfortunately, he lost his fight after surviving for 17 overs. We lost our 4th, 5th & 6th wickets in quick succession and were in real trouble at 6/31 in the 17th.  Step in Oscar Lawrence who batted with some real maturity and formed a handy partnership with Theo Harper with a partnership of 33 runs unfortunately Theo hitting one in the air and being caught. Wickets keep falling in regular succession with only Mitchell Makings showing some resistance. Oscar finished with 20, unfortunately being bowled late in the innings. A real captain’s knock under pressure. The Browns all out for 80 after 42 overs.

With 16 overs left to go in the day the boys had lost a bit of confidence, however, after a quick pep talk and the realisation that we only needed 10 wicket taking balls to win, the lads took the field, upbeat and seeking quick wickets! Wow what a start they delivered, taking wickets in regular fashion. We were on a roll and things were quickly swinging in our favour. Oscar (captain) swung multiple bowling changes and got a result each time.  Woodville reeling at 6 for 43 after 16 overs. 6 bowlers used and 5 different wicket takers!

Day 2.

We knew we needed quick wickets if we were to win and 2 quick wickets we got pushing Woodville to 8/71, however, that’s where it ended for the young Browns not being able to get the last two wickets for another 12 overs, Woodville all out for 118. Poor bowling hampered us and we unfortunately bowled 35 extras which probably lost us the game.

Batting again, we set the task to bat the remaining 35 overs out but threw the order around a little to try and get all boys a bit of time in the middle. Again, we lost a wicket in the first over but had a great deal more resistance with Kyle Adams showing some class playing shots on all sides of the wicket. Hugo Ellery showed that he is a player of the future timing the ball nicely before losing a bit of concentration and being bowled. Cameron Atherton was promoted to no.5 after batting no.12 in the first innings and set about building a partnership with Kyle. The boys batting for 14 overs for a partnership of 49 runs. Unfortunately, Kyle losing his wicket after making a classy 38 runs. We lost a few more quick wickets and again, Oscar Lawrence stepped up and settled the innings with a quick 29. Cameron lost his fight but showed that he will be able to win us a game in the future. The day ended with us 8/108, however, there were some very positive signs!

Bring on the next game!

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.

Captains
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.

Trainings
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

Under 14 Whites vs Port Adelaide

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Nov 132016
 

It’s good to finally get a win, even if it is against another undermanned team. Knowing this we set about with a goal of only playing positive cricket with the objective of running hard and hitting hard without risk. This worked well only losing 3 wickets out of a total of 460 with one being a runout.  Numerous 50 plus retirements littered the scorecard but a special mention goes to Frank Packer who hit one of the biggest sixes in Under 14’s you will see.

                Our bowling was disciplined and with only 6 opposition batsmen turning up the second week it was a race against the weather to dismiss Port for 11 and 17 to secure outright points with Ishaan Oak and Seb McVann being standouts (sorry Reds you can’t have them). A commendation goes to all the boys from the Port coach who appreciated the spirit in which it was played and the positive encouragement that was shown to the Port boys by our team.

 

Kensington Under 14 Whites  460 (60 overs )   Felix Packer 75 ret ,   Alex Burgess 66

                                Defeated

Port Adelaide  11            Ishaan Oak 2/1     Seb McVann 2/4

                And    17            Oscar Lawrence  2/4   Hamish Towers 2/3

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

1:00-6:00pm

1:00-6:00pm

12:30-5:30pm

 

 

 

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

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.

Under 14 Whites vs Southern Districts

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Nov 222014
 

On a wet and wild afternoon we lost our first toss and were sent into the field. Liam Greber grabbed two early wickets but it then took another 18 overs before we got the next. At tea Southern Districts were 3/108 off 31 overs and the game was in the balance. Jack Packer was bowling extremely well but with out luck. A good catch by Lachie Cox off Jack’s bowling and the game turned our way, grabbing the last 7 wickets for 45 runs. Smart catches by Alex Wakeham, Christian Leddicoat and Matt Slack and excellent bowling by Jack Packer who finished with career best figures of 15 overs 5 wickets for 33 – outstanding figures bowling leg spin with a very wet ball. Max Monfries first game for the season was terrific finishing with the smart figures of 2 for 18 off 8 overs. An excellent effort by all in difficult conditions. Sent from my iPhone

Under 14 White win vs TTG

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Nov 152014
 

After scoring a massive 354 last week we only needed to bowl and field well to win. With TTG being 0/7 after 10 overs the game was ours thanks to skipper Max Floreani and Darcy Hunkin. Jack Packer 3/39, Will Quigley – Smith 2/35 and Jack Bear 2/26 picked up the wickets in a fantastic team win

Under 14 Whites vs TTG Day one

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Nov 082014
 

We won the toss and decided to get lots of runs on the board, and we did ! Sam Burgess and Matt Slack got us off to a great start, Sam getting 44 and Matt 23 at a run a ball, then Jack Bear took over smashing 26. 3/109 at a run a ball. Then Zac Norris and Jack Read destroyed the attack putting on 128 runs in 16 overs. Both reached their highest scores Zac finished on 82 off 94 balls and Jack. 81 off 57 balls. Max Floreani chimed in for 29 at the end – 10/354 !!! A great day for the club 🙂 Sent from my iPhone

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.

U14 White vs Glenelg

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Nov 022014
 

After losing the toss we were in the field and Darcy Hunkin got us off to a flying start clean bowling two batsmen to have Glenelg 2/14.

Soon after Sam Burgess snared two wickets in the one over and it was 4/41.

A good partnership with Glenelg getting to 129 before a steady flow of wickets followed, one to Jack Packer, Max Floreani, two more to Darcy Hunkin and then Lachie Cox grabbed the last two wickets including their opening batsmen last man out for 95 thanks to a very smart catch down the leg side by wicketkeeper Matt Slack.

10-188 we then faced 5 overs finishing 0/13 overnight.

Zac Norris in his first game for the club and Jack Bear got us off to a flying start, 79 runs before Jack chased a wide delivery and was out for a well made 35.

Zac and Sam Nicholls had another good partnership before Zac was out for an excellent 57. Sam followed soon after for a quickfire 54 but then Lachie Cox destroyed the tiring attach to finish 56 no from only 53 balls.

We finished 8/266, a good win with all contributing.

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.

 

Round 1, U/14 Whites Report (vs Northern Districts)

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Oct 222014
 

Captain Max Floreani won the toss and elected to bat but sadly we were 2/10 after 4 overs. Christian Leddicoat and Alex Wakeham steadied the ship putting on 50 runs in the next 15 overs before Alex was out for a well made 21. Sam Nicholls joined Christian and they added 66 more runs before Christian was retired for 54 and Sam was out chasing runs for 32, 5-131 probably 30 runs short but competitive. Alex Wakeham grabbed an early wicket and we were well on top. However we had a brain fade 4 overs were we dropped 5 easy chances and they were still only 1 down. This pair put on 84 runs, however the boys gave their all it very hot conditions. They passed our total 6 wickets down with a few overs left finishing 8 wickets down. Very proud of the effort by all boys with Ross Porter getting 2 late wickets and Darcy Hunkin 3 wickets.

Mar 292014
 

By Peter Marshall

The Under 14 White’s had a very successful season finishing in 3rd in the home and away season and then going on to win the Grand Final and Premiership against the top team Sturt!

The Whites were a great support to the Reds – providing key players when needed and giving great competition for spots in the teams.

Overall we had 21 players represent the 14 Whites and each made a positive contribution to the season and this was certainly a significant TEAM effort as every week different players performed well. One of the key features of our performances throughout the season was our fielding, (this was the major difference between Sturt and us in the Grand Final). Throughout the season there were 19 dismissals which came from run-outs and many others came as a result of pressure applied by our fielders.

The captaincy was shared around and is not easy task at this age – but Will McGowan did a great job in the finals and showed himself as a future leader at the club. Many others showed maturity beyond their years – dealing with the pressure and performing at their best when things were tough.

We had one century (S Mccullum 134 Rnd 2), 5 players made 50’s (, 4 players took 4 fors, 3 others 3 fors and 1 player responsible for 6 runouts! 5 different boys kept wickets and 6 boys played both Whites and Reds.

On top of our performances, there was much growth in the boy’s knowledge of the game of cricket. They developed a deeper understanding of what is needed to succeed in a quality competition.

Ben Johnswood did a wonderful job as coach, not only working on the players technical capacities but ensuring training was varied and the elements of fun and enjoyment were an important feature of training.