Women’s B Grade Brown go down

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Oct 282014
The Browns took on West Torrens at Henley with a very different looking side. Winning the toss and batting was a habit and the Browns batted first.Rachel Church was over from KI and she opened up with Emily Jones. Rachel the recent SAPSASA Captain and Under 15 rep was in great touch and she and Emily put on a solid 32 before Emily failed to make her ground.  Sophie Roberts followed soon after in the same manner but Rachel charged on. Sarah Fraser put on 40 with Rachel who finished the day unbeaten on 44 after struggling to get much strike in the last 4 overs. The Browns finished on 5/91. West Torrens came out to some good bowling from Emily and Sophie but the breakthrough eluded us despite a couple of close calls. The vastly experienced Carolyn Ward batted beautifully throughout and was undefeated on 59 when the SHEagles passed our score 1 down in the 16th over. Matilda Ronan bowled wonderfully in the middle overs without reward as did her spin twin Sarah Fraser. We welcomed back Alana Mutton for her first game in a couple of years and we hope to see a lot more of her this season. Amy White also picked up a wicket in her maiden game and we look forward to many more in the years to come.

THIS WEEK…… We look like being tight with numbers this week due to illness, injury and unavailability. The A Grade will be in a tussle with arch nemesis Sturt in a 50 over game while the 2 B Grade teams continue their 20 / 20season. For those who haven't made it out yet this season or if you have a friend considering it please get out to training this week and or contact Kev Crosby, Jane, Phil or myself. Here's to 3 wins this week
Kevin Frick (Women's Coach 0417813924)

Women’s double header at Parkinson

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Oct 282014


The Women’s A grade T20 season got underway at Parkinson on Sunday under threatening skies against a threatening Northern Districts side.  We won the toss and decided to bat.  Openers Bridget Patterson and Katelyn Pope had us off to a great start scoring at more than a run a ball.  Popey was extremely unlucky to be run out with a throw from the boundary breaking the stumps.  Popey had made 17 off 21 in an opening stand of 37.  Fortunately Bridget Patterson was continuing her fine form with the bat with some excellent shot making.  Combining with returning Malaysian recruit, Winnie Duraisingam, the third wicket put on a crucial 30 runs with Winnie falling in the 17th over for 13 with the score on 95, and Bridget on 49.  Bridget let loose in the final 3 overs, and finished with a beautifully compiled 62 not out from 50 balls. A strong finish saw us reach a score of  4/112. The only sour note was Jordan Doecke injuring her ankle scampering through for a single on the last ball of the innings, and being unable to take any further part in the game. 

Fortunately Bridget was able to take Jordan’s keeping gloves, and with the B Golds playing after us, Taylah Lewis was able to sub field for side.

Northern set about the run chase in aggressive style, and were up with our early fast-pace run scoring, with reigning Karen Rolton medallist, Tegan McPharlin, in particularly fine form.  Fortunately  Winnie came on and bowled  Tegan, slowing Northern’s run rate.  Northern then settled, and they scored at a similar rate to us.  There was some patchy fielding, but a catch on the boundary from Katelyn Pope saw the dangerous Hannah Perry dismissed and we were again back on track. Some tight bowling, coupled with solid fielding from a well-set field saw us hold on for a nail-biting win, Northern falling 5 runs short to be 5/107 at the end of their 20 overs.


The B Golds followed the A’s against Sturt, and were feeling confident following their strong win against Port the previous week.  However, they would have to do it without Kelly Armstrong who had been promoted to the A’s this week.  Twin Hannah opened with Taylah Lewis after we won the toss and batted. Unfortunately Taylah fell  in the first over with the score on 8. Captain Vic Neale joined Hannah and they managed to put away the loose balls, scoring at a steady rate. Some steady bowling in the middle overs from Sturt saw Vic (10) and Hannah (35) lose their wickets, and we were 3/52 after 13 overs.  Emily Armstrong joined Georgia Iannella, and they put on 51 runs in the final 7 overs to post a competitive 103, Emily run out on the last ball of the innings for a well compiled 21 at more than a run a ball, and Georgia remaining 16 not out.

Sturt started the run chase cautiously, against some steady bowling, but a crucial 56 run 3rd wicket partnership saw them home with 5 overs to spare.

SACA Ray Sutton Shield – Round 2 – Sunday 26 October

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Oct 272014

The second round of the Ray Sutton Shield was at Prospect Oval with Kensington playing Prospect on an overcast, potentially thunderstorm interrupted afternoon.

Prospect won the toss and batted.

The Brown boys were led by Will Warrick for the day and he and opening partner in crime, Liam Greber, bowled immaculately and had Prospect quickly under serious pressure with an early wicket for Liam and this was followed by scoreboard pressure.

Will Montgomery then came on and kept it tight at one end while Sam Bruce put on a textbook of off spin bowling at the other end. He took 3 for 15  off 8 overs. and then just for a bit of extra ice cream, he threw the stumps down for a run out.

Luke Pedlar and Alex Wakeham were very tidy as well in the middle overs bowling a good length and line.

Prospect finished on 5 / 114.

Not one wide was bowled and the fielding and keeping ( Jack Bear ) was first class.

It was time for the Brown batsmen to do their stuff. Jack Bear and Tully Kennett took some shine off the pill before Jack was out after 9 overs.

Will Montgomery joined Tully and they began in a similar vein to last week, taking plenty of singles and punishing the bad balls. Tully was out for 24 (exhausted from his 3 figures the day before)

Luke Pedlar came in and batted impressively punishing any bad balls.

Sam Rahaley joined Will and they put on a terrific partnership. Sam batted very maturely and hit the ball to all parts. He finished with 48 including 2 hefty belts for 6.

Will Montgomery was out for an accomplished 87 off 98 balls in the last over, trying in vain for his ton.

Kensington had powered to 5 /191.  A great win.


SACA Ray Sutton Shield – Round 1 – Sunday 19 October

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Oct 272014

The first round of the Ray Sutton Shield brought together Kensington and East Torrens on a beautiful afternoon at the magnificent Colonel Waite Oval. All the Brown boys were very excited and ably coached by Liam Scanlon.

Will Montgomery was captain for the day and won the toss. Kensington were batting.

East Torrens bowled well early on and Jack Bear got a good one.

This brought Will Montgomery in to join Tully Kennett. These 2 then put on 139 runs, with an outstanding return to cricket for Tully of 70 off 125 balls and a well compiled 58 off 74 balls to Will. It was wonderful risk free cricket with great running between wickets and constant pressure on the bowlers and the field.

Luke Pedlar and Sam Rahaley gave it a bit of stick at the end and the Browns ended with 164 /4 off their 40 overs.

East Torrens were soon up against it and lost early wickets and apart from a reasonable 3rd wicket partnership were all out for 107.

The opening bowlers were magnificent. Will Warrick took 4 for 8 off 7 overs and Liam Greber 3 for 20 off 8 overs.

Will Montgomery and Alex Wakeham were good support acts with Will taking 1 for 5 off 6 overs and Alex 1 for 14 off 5 overs.

Sam Bruce served up his usual tidy 8 overs and was very unlucky not to get a wicket. He can bowl every ball in the off spinners trick bag and is great to watch.

Jack Bear was terrific with the gloves behind the stumps and on a long hot afternoon, he was as solid as a rock.

Well Done Brown Boys – a great start

Report from Rory Montgomery

Seniors – Day 1 vs Glenelg

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Oct 262014

Things were looking bleak for the A Grade on the brink of lunch with the Bay 0/109. Openers Alex Carey and Cullen Bailey were finding the gaps at will and taking the attack to the bowlers. We pegged things back a little in the second hour, though Carey did hit Jake Brown for an enormous six into the Glenelg Oval grandstand. Some old-time grade cricket buffs who were at the ground said that it was the largets six seen at the ground since WWII.

With just two overs to go before lunch, Elliot Opie got a reverse-swinging ball through Bailey’s defences to rattle the pegs. He then snicked up Joel Garrett two balls later. 2/109. Daniel Worrall had to deal with a sandshoe blowout in a mixed opening spell but returned to the bowling crease and delivered a perfectly directed bouncer at Carey. The top edge flew down to Elliot at fine leg who pulled off a brilliant lunging catch, inches off the ground. 3/109 at lunch and we were back in the hunt.

The drama continued after the break with Elliot finding an edge from Ben Bullimore with the first ball of the session. 4/0! Elliot then struck Johan Botha a nasty blow on the helmet and he had to retire hurt. The Bays were reeling and our bowlers turned the screws. All out 169 (Opie 4, Worrall 2, Panelli 2, van den Bergh 1, Brown 1). It was an excellent turnaround. The players didn’t get frustrated even with things not going out way and a couple of catches going down, holding their nerve and having faith that they would turn it around.

Nick Mosey (26) and John Dalton negotiated a probing opening spell from Chadd Sayers, putting on 40 for the first wicket. Dalts then combined with skipper Jake Brown for an unbroken 91 run stand which steered us to 1/131 at stumps. Dalts is unbeaten on 54 and Jake on 49. “I slogged well,” Browny remarked after the game about his innings.

The B Grade bowlers put together a disciplined display to restrict Glenelg to 174 at Parkinson Oval. Jordan Leiman, returned from a camping trip to the Grampians, soon found his rhythm and took 4 wickets.

Our reply started poorly with wickets tumbling, including skipper Simon Schwerdt for a duck. If Simon was disappointed with his caught behind decision, believing that he hadn’t got near the ball, he was absolutely ropeable when batting partner Hugh Cranendonk later announced that he thought he’d smashed it.

At 4/29 we were in deep trouble but Sam McNeil (30*) and Sam Williams (32*) took us safely to stumps. 4/94 with 81 runs required for the win. Twinkie hit a large six into the Dean Waugh poplars and Garf took time out to sledge the opposition’s 16 year old first change bowler.

The C Grade also bowled first and were pretty clinical on a flat wicket. Scott Aufderheide got the ball rolling with the first wicket then Nick Palmer chipped in with a couple. Freshly arrived Pom Harry Allen got his first wicket for the club, and lbw with a perfectly pitched arm ball. At four wickets down we were in control and Kogo Fujiki kept the momentum going our way with two wickets just before tea. Scott returned to the attack and grabbed two more of his own, with Glenelg 8/115 at tea. Eddy Greeves picked up the last two immediately after the break and the Bays were all out 125.

We lost a few wickets before stumps but Harry (13*) and Nick Palmer (12*) batted out the last 10 overs. We are 4/86 with 40 runs to get.

The D Grade started well thanks to a 63-run opening stand between Henry Dall (25) and Lucas Allen (46). Brayden Frost kept up the momentum with a hard-hitting 59 (his first senior half century) as did skipper Alex Buckby with a run-a-ball 28. The innings was anchored by James Duncan who made 73 and was finally the last batter out with the total on 282.

The LOA’s reacted savagely to a week of media scrutiny, destroying Old Scotch by 10 wickets. We knocked them over for just 68 with James Iannucci and Daniel Subramaniam each taking 3 wickets. The Palmer Brothers got the runs without loss in just 9 overs. As Greg Quinn would say; a quick game’s a short game.

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.

Round 2, U16 Red Report

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Oct 262014
Day 1 at Glenelg, Harrison won the toss and put Glenelg into bat on
what looked like a green hard deck at Sacred Heart.  Ollie Harms and
Adam Clements opened the bowling and much to our surprise Glenelg
started strong, attacking the ball and scoring quickly until Ollie
broke through in the 7th over thanks to a slick catch in slips by
Wessel van Wyke, they were 1/29.

Harrison Rahaley and Lloyd Pope joined the attack, the second
breakthrough came in Lloyd’s third over, luring the well settled
opener to lash out only to be caught by Sam Barnett, three balls later
the new batsmen was on his way back to the rooms clean bowled, Lloyd
was 2/7.  Ashley Eckerman and John Bliss varied the pace, John playing
to his onside field dropped in a short ball and Hamish Porter took a
solid catch at deep backward square, at tea they were 4/112.

After tea, we tried a number of bowling variations, Hamish Porter
bowling with a number of different quicks with shorter spells trying
to unsettle their well established #5 Ricky Boschma, we had our
chances, dropping seven catches of varying degrees of difficulty.
Harrison with the next breakthrough clean bowling their #6 to break
the dangerous partnership.  The next over, Lloyd clean bowls another,
three overs later gets another thanks to Wessel’s safe hands.

It’s not that the tail wagged, they survived and allowed Ricky to keep
the strike and keep the runs ticking over no matter what we through
down.  Hamish was rewarded for a lengthy spell, bowling one of the
persistent blocking tail enders. It was then left to John Bliss to
upset the home team with a brilliant direct hit runout followed by
snaring the wicket of Boschma thanks to Euan running hard to take a
catch to close out their 196 run innings in the 67th over.

This exposed our openers to face one over to close out play for the
day, Sam and Euen always knew they would bat sometime in the day, Sam
faced six dot balls and alot of noise and calmly left the field.
Lloyd finishing with 4/26 off 12, John 2/13 off 6.1, Harrison, Ollie
and Hamish one each.  With a team that can bat all the way through, a
thrilling run chase awaits next week.

Peter Cleggett

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

Women’s Teams 26/10

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Oct 232014
The A Grade women move into 20 /20 mode this week against one of the stronger teams in Northern Districts. Bridget Patterson and Katelyn Pope will be looking to continue their good form from last week with the team desperate to get the 20/20's off to a good start. (NOTE: All 20 / 20 games are 9 a-side)

A GRADE V NORTHERN DISTRICTS AT PARKINSON OVAL.  12:15 START. Ready to start warm up at 11:30
B. Patterson, K. Pope, S. Lowe(C), W. Duraisingam, E. Doddridge, J. Doecke, A. Wiseman, S.J. Jameson, K. Armstrong
The Golds are coming off a terrific win against Port Adelaide and will be keen to continue their winning ways. Golds are playing at 3pm following the A's on Parkinson. A few changes to both B Grade sides this week as there are a few girls that play in the morning and are unable to make it to Henley on time.
B GRADE GOLD V STURT AT PARKINSON 3PM START.  Get there early to watch the A Grade play and then start warming up at 2:15.

V. Neale (C), H. Armstrong, E. Armstrong, J. Murray, G. Iannella, S. Johnson, T. Lewis, T. Thackeray, S. Ferris, M. Edwards

B GRADE BROWN V WEST TORRENS AT HENLEY GRANGE MEMORIAL 12:00 START. Be there ready to warm up by 11:15

E. Jones, R. Church, S. Roberts, C. Frick (C), S. Fraser, C. Walls, S. Altman, A. White, M. Ronan (wk)

Welcome to Amy White for her first game for The Kensington C.C.
If your name doesn't appear and you are available, please contact me.

Great to see the numbers at training and the willingness of all to listen and learn. As i stated last week we have scheduled training to begin at 4pm for those able to make it. This gives us maximum time on the turf pitches and allows ALL players the opportunity to practise there. As the Junior boys arrive we move a group to the hard nets or to fielding practise. A point to remember for all players is that as we train only once per week it is up to each player to work on their game outside of training if they want to keep improving. If you have an issue that you want help with PLEASE ASK! We may not always pick things up when you are in the nets. We have a group of willing Coaches and Helpers that want every player at Kensington to improve and to do their best. Myself and Kevin Crosby are always willing to give advice. Amy Wiseman has recently completed a coaching course and is a current player who is an excellent coach. Please ask her for help. We also have another terrific coach in Gavin Lewis who as well as recently completing a LEVEL 2 coaching course (There is only 3 Levels) coaches teams at Athelstone. Gavin, as well as assisting and managing on game days, is full of great ideas and ever willing to help. He has a lot of cricket knowledge so PLEASE ASK FOR HELP IF YOU NEED IT. It's how you will improve. Good Luck this week

Kevin Frick (0417813924)

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.

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.


Ray Sutton Shield Team 26th October

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Oct 232014

This week’s Ray Sutton Shield Team is:


Will Montgomery, William Warrick (c), Tully Kennet, Jack Bear (wk), Luke Pedlar, Sam Rahaley, Alex Wakeham, Sam Bruce, Liam Greber, Will Quigly-Smith, Christian Leddicoat.


Congratulations boys and good luck


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.

Senior Women – Week 1 Results…..

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Oct 202014

A mixed weekend of results with a win and a couple of close losses.

The A Grade took on West Torrens at Parkinson. Torrens defeated us in the 20/20 final last year but we were able to switch the result in the semi final of the 50 over comp. Torrens were without Lauren Ebsary, but they had a couple of handy replacements in New Zealand international Sophie Devine and another top player from NZ in Mcdonald. Slowe lost the toss and we took the field. We took an early wicket thanks to Ang Moritz running herself out, no big shock there, but we found it difficult to take them in bunches.  Tight solid bowling by the girls was shown up in the fact we only gave away 12 extras, mostly leg byes. The ball was totally destroyed very early on which also made it tough. Our tight bowling and fielding was put to the test when Devine came in. 76 Balls and 112 runs later she departed. Torrens finished on 6/240. Tough task, but not insurmountable. Sarahs’ Lowe and Jameson, Katelyn Pope, Winnie and Bridget each taking a wicket. Popey with 1/36 from 10 the best of them. 
Bridget and Katelyn got us away to a great start putting on 85 in the first hour. Unfortunately for our innings we were unable to find the one crucial big innings. A lot of very good starts and some excellent batting all the way down the list kept us in the game until the very end. We were bowled out for 202 with 5 overs left. Bridget batted beaytifully for 49, Popey (or is that Crampey1) 34, Eliza Doddridge, a well made 18 under pressure, Jamo 19 and Shae (Crampey 2) gave us every chance batting well for 9 in a 35 run partnership towards the tail of the innings. A lot of pleasing aspects from the day, but the bottom line was that we finished 2nd. This week 20/20 V Nthn at Parkinson. Part of a double header with the Golds. 
The Browns took on Northern Districts Orange and also ran second. 2 early wickets to Taylah Lewis and Sophie Roberts got us of to a good start, but one decent innings helped Nth. get to 7 /108. Sophie with 2 wickets bowling well as well an excellent opening spell from Taylah. Sarah Fraser in her new role of leg spinner bowled promisingly and got a much deserved wicket thanks to one of the best keeping catches I’ve seen from Tiff, Sarah Ferris, Tiff and Shaina Altman all took a wicket. Shaina, Maeve Edwards and Chelsea Walls all bowled well, and it is great to see them perform so well. 3 more young and up and coming players.
We found the run chase tough and struggled to consistently put away the bad ball. Singles were also hard to come by and we fell behind the rate required, ultimately finishing 30 short. Sarah Fraser and Tiff batted without difficulty making 11 and 15, with Taylah topping her day off with an undefeated 18 from 24 balls. This week West Torrens at Henley. 
The happy news came from down at the Port where the Golds took on the reformed Port Adelaide.  Vic lost the toss and was sent in. The only thing they lost all day. Twin Armstrongs took to the Port attack and put on 165 before KC retired them both. Kelly with 61 from 43 and Hannah 79 from 63 put them totally on top. 186 was always going to be too many and Port finished on 5/62 from their 20 overs. Kelly backed things up with 2/12, the same figures as sister Emily. Matilda Ronan grabbing the other wicket. A terrific win by the girls and lets keep the form up this week against Arch enemy Sturt. This weeks game is on Parkinson from 3 after the A Grade. Get there early and watch some great cricket.
Have a great week


Round 1, U16 Red report

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Oct 192014

The Reds were fortunate enough to hold the season opener against
Northern at Ford Oval, the pitch was perfect and to lose the toss and
be put into bat was a great way to start.
Sam Barnett and Euen Fletcher opened our innings against a fast
Northern attack, cautiously working away at turning over the runs, the
first wicket coming in the ninth over Sam (7).  Sean McCullum joined
Euan at the crease and continued to build a 33 run partnership, before
losing both with the score on 55 after 22 overs, Sean (15) and Euan
Two new batsmen to the crease in as many overs, James Cleggett and
Harrison Rahaley had to get started quickly.  They both took to the
spinners from both ends finding gaps and the boundary forging a
valuable 50 run middle order partnership in as many balls. James (31)
caught  at backward square trying to go over the top brought
Kensington debutant Wessel van Wyke to the crease with six overs to
go.  Harrison and Wessel both lashed out to finish our innings on 141,
Harrison (34*) and Wessel a quick fire (18*) off 19 balls.
James DuPreez (another Kensington debutant) and Ashley Eckerman opened
the bowling with an efficient 4 over spell each, the visitors on 19,
not scoring well but settled.  It was the bowling change with Adam
Clements snaring the first wicket on his second delivery caught behind
by Sean, Adam starting with a wicket maiden.  Northern pushed on
slowly with Adam from the bottom and John Bliss coming from the top,
they made it through to drinks with 1/45.
The next bowling change turned the pressure up for Northern with
Hamish Porter coming into the attack and changing the game with his
leggies.  The first of his wickets coming from nothing short of a
miraculous catch by John Bliss diving forward fully stretched on the
ground at backward point.   Soon after Hamish took out what was left
of the Northern big hitters clean bowling him.  The wickets came
continuously as the pressure mounted, run rate grew and the fielding
and bowling intensified.  Two run outs, and few more catches cleaned
up the tail having Northern all out for 100 in the 40th over.
Best bowling was Hamish 3/20 off 8, Adam 2/18 off 8, Harrison 1/8 off
6, James D 1/14 off 8 and first time Kensington wicket taker Euan 1/0
off his first ball to close out their innings.  A great way to start
the season, everyone contributed to a good win.  Man of the match
Hamish Porter.
Peter Cleggett


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


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

Oct 172014



In  exciting news for Kensington women’s cricket, this week we learned that Kevin Crosby and Bridget Patterson are finalists in the KPMG/Advertiser SA Sports Star of the Year.  Kevin, who earlier this year was named as SACA’s Volunteer of the Year,  gives hours and hours of his time each week both at Kensington and with other up and coming cricketers, and has been nominated in the Volunteer Award category.

Bridget, who commuted regularly from Kangaroo Island,  had an outstanding season for  the club and the Scorpions and was subsequently selected in the Australian Shooting Stars side and had a successful tour to Sri Lanka.  Bridget has been nominated as Country Athlete of the Year.

The award winners will be announced at a black-tie dinner at Adelaide Oval on Friday November 7th, and we wish Kevin and Bridget all the best for the night.







Oct 172014


At last we’ve reached game number 1. A number of new players will be lining up this week and in the weeks ahead, ranging from Winnie, an exciting player in the A Grade who played for us 6 years ago, to a number of young up and coming girls who are taking their first steps into Women’s District Cricket. All games will be played on Sunday.

Our Premiership winning A Grade team come up against the strong West Torrens team this week at Parkinson.


J. Hill (C), S. Lowe, B. Patterson, W. Duraisingam, K. Pope, E. Doddridge, J. Doecke, S. Daly, A. Wiseman, S.J. Jameson, E. Jones

We again have 2 B Grade teams this year and at full strength believe we have 2 teams that are strong enough to challenge for the finals and premierships. The key word being full strength which isn’t always the case! All games pre Christmas are 20/20 fixtures in the B Grade with the final on 21st December.

B GRADE GOLD V PORT ADELAIDE AT EP NAZAR RESERVE 20/20. START 12, BE THERE FOR WARM UP BY 11:15  (A quick note is that last week some valuables were stolen from the change-rooms at the ground. A good reminder for everyone to not leave valuables in cricket bags and change-rooms at any grounds. Leave them with parents, team manager or scorer. Keep them safe!)

V. Neale (C), E. Armstrong, K. Armstrong, H. Armstrong, J. Murray, G. Iannella (wk), M. Ronan, S. Johnson, C. Walls

A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to VICTORIA NEALE who is a co captain of the Gold team this year with the currently injured Jess Judge. Good luck to Vic and the Gold team


C. Frick (C), S. Fraser, T. Thackeray (wk), S. Ferris (wk), T. Lewis, S. Roberts, S. Altman, M. Edwards

A reminder that our 20/20 games are 9 a-side. We are waiting on confirmation from 1 or 2 players this week but wanted to get the teams out with players who are certainly available. A surprisingly large number of players are unavailable due to holidays, injuries, University and having 5 week old Babies!

Good Luck to everyone, A FANTASTIC year ahead

Kevin Frick (Women’s Coach)