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 Women  Comments Off on GOOD LUCK TO OUR UNDER 15 GIRLS
Nov 252014

All the best to our Kensi girls for the Under 15 carnival this week. Shae Daly, Rachel Church, Emily Jones, Sophie Roberts and Taylah Lewis. Proud of them all.

Round 4, Day 1 Under 16 Red Report

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Nov 232014
Following the longhaul flight through thunder storms, lighting and heavy rain, we finally landed at O’Sullivans beach, looking and feeling much more like Singapore than the southern suburbs of Adelaide.  The Southerns coach was busy with a yard broom sweeping the water away before rolling out the carpet on the narrow concrete deck.  With a burst of sunlight, the umpire called for the toss that James Cleggett won and had no hesitation in electing to bat.
We made a start but the 8th over claimed two early wickets leaving us 2/17, James Cleggett joined opener John Bliss to push on with building our score.  James pushed three 4’s from one over off the opening bowler which brought about a bowling change seeing two spinners come into the attack.  Barely an hour of play had passed and we were off the field thanks to mounting thunder, lightning and a short burst of heavy rain.  We waited 40 minutes before the umpire called early tea to give the mixture of concrete, carpet and grass time to dry in the pockets of sunlight.  Shortly after tea and a valuable 43 run partnership, John (13) popped one back to the bowler bringing Sean McCullum to the crease.  Sean started confidently against the spinners and before we knew it James and Sean were scoring off every second ball, runs ticking over followed with 12 from one over thanks to a big six followed by a four from Sean.  Another valuable 61 run middle order partnership coming to an end with James (52) caught on the boundry, we were 4/117 in the 38th over.
With another quick wicket, Southerns were back in the game, shortly after claiming Sean’s wicket (35) which brought two new batsmen to the middle.  Adam Clements and Will Loffler pushed some quick runs Adam (13) off 12 balls and Will (18) off 19 balls but we needed to hold wickets and let the runs come.  Hamish Porter (6*) held up his end but we quickly ran out of wickets closing out our 166 run innings in 50 overs.  This gave us 30 minutes of play remaining to have a go at Southerns, Ollie Harms opened the bowling and rattled the openers with real pace having both play and miss more than they would be proud of.  It was Ashley Eckermann who claimed the first scalp thanks to the safe hands of keeper Sean McCullum, at stumps they were 1/19 from 9 overs.
An interrupted day of play, runs on the board and a rich bowling attack to travel back next week, lets hope the jet lag does not play a factor in the game.  Stay tuned for Graeme Klemm’s match wrap up report next week.
Peter Cleggett.

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 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


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Nov 202014
Hi All…

A Grade this week come up against Southern Districts for the 2nd week in a row. After overcoming them last week in a 20/20 clash this week we travel to the picturesque Gordon Brown oval on SATURDAY for a 50 Over game. A must win for the A's as we currently sit outside the top 4 with 1 win and 2 losses.

GAME STARTS at 11:50. Last week the team was there early and had a terrific warm up together. We MUST do it again. be there on the ground and ready to go before 11:00 as we want to be on the field at 11:00!


A HUGE welcome to Monique who is playing her first game for The Browns this week. Monique, originally from Victoria, is living and working in Port Pirie and is keen to be involved in Women's cricket as well as mesmerising the guys in Port Pirie with her bowling. We look forward to being one of us. Georgia and Hannah return to the A's after impressive performances in the B's and we look forward to a great game this week

The B BROWNS kick off Sunday also at GORDON BROWN at 12:00 against Adelaide Uni. Warm ups ready to go from 11:15. After 2 wins in a row the girls come up against the pacesetters very confident of a win

T.Thackeray(C), E. Jones(VC), R.Church(VC), S.Roberts, S.Altman, S.Johnson, S.Fraser, M.Ronan, A.White

Congratulations to Tiff on being Captain this week. Tiff has been showing some teriffic leadership and form over the past few weeks and with support from Emily and Rachel will do a fantastic job.

The B GOLDS follow the Browns at GORDON BROWN with a game against Southern Districts. Game time is 3:10PM. Warm Ups from 2:20. If the girls get a chance try to be there early and support the Brown girls, as i hope the girls will stay on and support the Golds as they did with the A Grade last week. Golds needing a win!

V.Neale(C), E.Armstrong, K.Armstrong, J.Murray, L.Williams, T.Lewis, S.Ferris, M.Edwards

Only 8 names at this stage but we hope to have that rectified by Sunday. As always if i have  missed someone for any reason please let me know. If we are unable to find a 9th player by Sunday we will be looking for a volunteer or 2 from the Browns to sub field please.

Good Hitting Bowling and Fielding

Kevin F 0417813924

U16 teams against Southern Districts

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Nov 202014

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ray Sutton Shield – Round 5 – Kensington v TTG – 16 Nov 2014

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Nov 182014

The Browns were away to The Gullies for the final minor round of the Ray Sutton Shield.

Kensington won the toss and batted. Tea Tree Gully bowled and fielded very well to see Kensington in all sorts of trouble with wickets falling constantly. Sam Bruce and Will Quigley – Smith batted outstandingly for the final wicket to get the total up to 125 with Sam scoring 47 not out and Will a good 30. Both boys played themselves in well and played good orthodox cricket shots, kept the ball on the deck and ran enthusiastically between wickets.

Tea Tree Gully then set about chasing the modest total.  They achieved this fairly easily with the loss of 4 wickets. Kensington certainly had its chances with The Gullies’ top scorer (61) dropped 4 times along the way. Liam Greber and Will Montgomery bowled a very tight opening spell. Jack Packer took 2 nice wickets with his leg spin.

It was a disappointing final round effort but full credit to The Gullies who were  better in all 3 departments of the game.



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Nov 172014
2 from 3 this week!
The B Golds came up against a surprisingly strong Prospect side which has been able to recruit some strength and power over the off season. Vic Neale won the toss and sent Prospect in and they were able to compile a very competitive 4/131. Vic lead from the front with 3 overs 1/12, Emily Armstrong and Sarah Ferris also taking a wicket. Kelly Armstrong fell early, but Vic and Hannah Armstrong put together a strong partnership. Hannah batting through for 59* from 61, Vic falling for 20. The total proving too much however and the Golds finished on 4/98, Prospect bowling tightly and making it tough for the girls.
The B Browns played the first game of a double header at beautiful Bice oval against Southern Districts. In fairness it was a beautiful day. Chloe Frick won the toss again and batted. A steady stream of early wickets from our top order was concerning, although the run rate was steady. 4/39 and 5/55 was concerning but Shaina Altman stepped up along with Tif Thackeray. Shaina was exceptional and scored 15 from 18 balls and the 2 girls got us up to a total of 88. Tif also making 15. Emily Jones was slapped for an early 4 but exacted revenge off the last ball of the first over. Tight bowling and fielding kept the pressure on Southern and at 5/40 they were feeling confident. A late flurry however brought the game to life and a tight over from Sophie Johnson was needed to finish off the game, which she duely delivered. Emily 2/13, Sophie Roberts 2/10 (5 wides!) and Chloe 1/4 were the wicket takers. Southern finishing on 5/81. 2 in a row for the Browns after a drought of nearly a year.
The A Grade girls had been keen observers of the game as many of them arrived early to show theri support. Something i know was appreciated by the B Grade Girls. It was great to see an early warm up and we were ready to go as soon as the toss was made. it was also FANTASTIC to see that the playing tops had arrived. To say the girls looked 100% better on the field was an understatement. Especially having Beth Lowe not wearing her playing top from the under 12's. Then we played like it! Bridget got us away again and thanks to some strange bowling options from Southern we got away to a quick start. Popey missed one early after getting her bat caught in the crease, but Sarah Lowe and Bridget punished the Southern bowlers. Both failed to make a really big score but WInnie and Eliza Doddridge picked up where they left off. Winnie playing her best knock for us, SO FAR, and with Eliza batting superbly and hitting cleanly we were able to get to 4/151 from our 20. Much to Wisey's delight as she predicted a score over 140. Bridget 42 from 29 balls, Slowe 24 from 24, Winnie 25 from 29 and Eliza 31* from 24 lead the way. An even contribution, selfless batting and aggresive running being pivotal. Tahlia McGrath came out swinging early and stayed for a good time but a very short time with Jamo picking her up in the 3rd over. From that point Southern played for a draw. Our girls bowled bowled tight lines, a huge improvement from last week, and kept the pressure on in the field throughout, giving away very little. After 20 overs Southern finished on 6/70 chasing our score. Strange tactics. Jamo 1/12, Popey 2/6 in 4 overs with 5 wides, Winnie 1/9 and Shae 2/9 taking wickets. A great win with contributions from many players. This gives us 2 wins from 2 in the 20/20 comp, currently the only undefeated side. A big day on the 29th as we play a double header V Sturt and West Torrens. A chance to really set up the season. This week against Southern again inthe 50 Over comp. A win badly needed as we sit outside the 4 at the moment. Maybe Jak will stop talking long enough this week to let me get a word in!
Kevin F 0417813924

Under 16 Whites vs Tea Tree Gully

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Nov 162014

Under 16 Whites vs Tea Tree Gully

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

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

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

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

Day 2.

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

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


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

An excellent performance to get the season back on track.

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

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

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

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

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


Grahame Spence- team manager

Gary Slack  

Bonnetts Saddleworld

U16 Red, Round 3 vs TTG, Day 2

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Nov 162014
World renowned, 7th generation tightrope walker Nick Walenda recently walked between two skyscrapers in Chicago. No tether. No safety net. Blindfolded. You might say no room for error.

Well our 16 Reds walked a tightrope on Saturday. They had to attack the stumps and take 8 wickets. They also had to defend the paltry target of just 85 runs. Against the top team, coming off an outright last week. No safety net. No room for error. 

If you were looking for an analogy for this game, some classics would spring to mind… Colditz, Alcatraz, Stalag Luft III which inspired The Great Escape featuring Steve McQueen. We had dug a tunnel for ourselves, but it went nowhere near the fence.

But in the spirit of those Hollywood blockbusters, plot twists and turns can make even the most futile situation seem possible. All we had to do was take a breath, dig deep and believe! The old adage that reality is stranger than fiction would be surely tested by the end of the day.

The first hour tested everyone’s patience with the target being whittled to just 49. The scales of possibility were rusted in their favour, but the seeds of greatness are sown in such adversity and James de Preez and James Ingram seized their opportunity and turned the tide with 3 for 4. The game was back in the balance at 5 for 59.

Cricket needs good leadership for the team to function effectively. With Harrison Rahaley and James Cleggett, our two appointed leaders for the season seconded to 1st Eleven and Senior duties respectively, Hamish Porter felt like a comfortable pair of shoes as he was parachuted into the captaincy for this week. And he did an outstanding job under the difficult circumstances we found ourselves in.

Excellent tight bowling, good rotations and well placed fielders were playing their part in a game that was now a 50-50 bet.

6 for 65 saw the odds slightly in our favour, but as all good punters know, a streak can finish just as quickly as it starts. Ashley Eckermann and John Bliss had consolidated our chance with nagging line and length. This was now becoming an epic. Round for round, blow for blow. Ali v Frazier.

In Chicago, the 40km/h winds were buffeting Nick Walenda as he edged towards the end of the 454 foot cable, 150m above the ground. There was no room for error. Only a 10-second delay in the television broadcast in case he fell.

At 6 for 84, it felt like our feet were slipping from the cable. No tether. No safety net. No room for error.

Hollywood movies have introduced some forgettable quotes. Especially the B-grade ones. In a recent one on Fox Classics the projectile that was slated as a “head remover” didn’t have a patch on the ball that travelled like a bullet at Hamish Porter’s face in the slips. Good thing he has big hands! 7 for 86 and the pendulum had swung again. John Bliss owes him one.

A cracking straight drive boundary, by a tailender no less, another three overs had gone past and defeat was again staring us in the face. 7 for 93. No safety net. No room for error.

Caught sub-fielder Evans, bowled Eckermann, with just a hint of controversy kept our waning spirits alive. Reality is stranger than fiction. It really is. Ricky Dumas’ finger was vertical. The batsman thought “bump”, Ricky clearly thought “chump”. There was no point in a challenge. There was no camera. 8 for 93. 8 for 94. 8 for 95. 8 for 97. And then the script went awry.

Rain had delayed the start of this game against ladder leaders TTG, and ultimately it would play a significant part in the result. The shower that caused a slightly early tea brake turned into a drizzle that would eventually see the game called off almost on the stroke of 5pm.

Had we cheated defeat? or had we been denied one of the great victories? James Ingram’s dad remarked as we walked away from the ground: “We’ll never know”. I thought to myself… do we really want to?

Cricket’s rich chronicle of stories had just been embellished with another intriguing chapter.

Graeme Klemm

Ray Sutton Shield – Round 4 – Kensington v Northern District – 9 Nov 2014

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Nov 162014

Ford Oval hosted the fourth round of the Ray Sutton Shield on a breezy but bright afternoon.

Northern Districts won the toss and batted. They ground out 6 for 91. The pace bowlers Will Warrick, Liam Greber, Will Montgomery, Max Floreani and Luke Pedlar bowled tight lines and lengths and gave them nothing.  Sam Bruce took 3 wickets with his off spin. Jack Packer bowled 5 neat overs of leg spin, and landed them well, taking one wicket.

The Brown fielding was again very solid. The boys gave nothing away. Jack Bear was neat behind the stumps and Will Montgomery threw the stumps down for a run out.

Our batting got underway. We passed the total comfortably with Luke Pedlar making a good 61 retired with some blistering cover drives and Tully Kennett a soild 38 retired.

The rest of the overs were bowled out by Northern Districts under sufferance and Kensington finished with 2 for 190.


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 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

5 Kensington players in State U15 team

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Nov 132014

Congratulations to Rachel Church, Shae Daly, Emily Jones, Taylah Lewis and Sophie Roberts who have been selected in the State U15 team that will compete in Sydney from November 26th to December 2nd

We wish the girls well.


Nov 102014
3 games and yet again one win. This time a win to the B Browns.

The A Grade ventured to Eric Sutton on Saturday to take on the vastly improved Port Adelaide. I have to say in all my years of cricket i have NEVER seen an oval looking as disgraceful as Eric Sutton. And i played in the country for a few years where they didn't water some ovals. HOWEVER it didn't contribute to the fact that for the first time in a long time we were thoroughly outplayed. We welcomed into the team GEORGIA IANNELLA and MATILDA RONAN for their first A Grade games and we hope it is only the first of many. SARAH FRASER and VICTORIA NEALE also came into the side this week with the returning Jamo. We won the toss and batted under threat of some rain at some point (30% according to my phone). The 30% was at Eric Sutton and there was no way the umpire at the bowlers end was coming off. Much to the dismay of the umpire at square leg who was not enjoying getting soaking wet! Good old SACA! 1 umpire yet again on a Saturday. Phil Pope owes me one.
As i said we were outplayed. Batting first we got away to a solid start thanks to some wayward bowling and extras were contributing grandly. Bridget and Popey put on 37 as they got through the first 40 minutes. Popey fell and we lost a steady flow of wickets to be 6/91. Allrounder Jameson and Shae Daly steadied things with a 35 run stand but another cluster of wickets had us all out for 139, with Shae and Georgia making 12 for the last wicket. Bridget's 39 leading the way with Extras 36 close behind. Jamo 19, Shae 16 the only other 2 in double figures. We needed a good start to put pressure on Port but unfortunately we were unable to do so. Port got off to a quick start and applied a lot of pressure to the bowlers and by the time we seperated the opening partnership the score was 129. Jamo getting the only wicket. The girls kept their heads up throughout, but the intensity early was not as we would like. 4 new players into the team makes it difficult, but not impossible. EVERYONE needs to take responsibility to encourage and be upbeat. Special mention to Georgia who was teriffic in the field and covered the ground like she belonged and hunted the ball all day. A disappointing day overall and we now sit 5th on the Premiership table after 3 rounds (of 10).
This week we take on Southern in a 20/20 at BICE Oval on SUNDAY. The game is at 3:10 as the B Browns are playing in a double header. They play at 12:00. Get there early to have a look at the younger girls.
The 2 B Grade sides took on each other at Col Waite Oval on Sunday. ANNE LOK and MEGAN ELLIOT were out for their first games this year and we hope to a lot more of both of them as the season progresses. Captain Emily Armstrong won the toss for the Golds and batted when the Under 11's eventually finished their game about an hour late! Hannah and Kelly got away to a great start and put on 65 before Kelly was a touch slow after a 16th birthday party the night before and was runout. Kelly followed soon after to a teriffic delivery from Emily Jones and the run rate eased slightly due to a great spell from Shaina Altman who bowled 4 overs straight and took 1/18. Jess Murray made a quick 19* from as many balls and the Golds finished on 4/105 after their 20 overs. Shaina, Marg 1/10 and Emily Jones 1/15 the best of the bowlers with Kelly 18 and Hannah 30 along with Jess Murray the leading scorers.
The BROWNS toook the field with Marg and Emily opening the batting and they both batted exceptionally well. Marg making 58* and Emily 32* as they passed the score without the loss of a wicket in the 15th over. Chloe Frick 13* Taylah Lewis 6* and Shaina 1* all getting a hit in the later overs. Marg hitting the first ever 6 for the Browns! Hannah's 4 overs for 18 leading the way for the Gold bowlers. The Browns getting their first win for the 2014 calendar year.
This week The Gold team take on Prospect at Broadview on Sunday and the Browns Southern in a double header at Bice Oval
Kevin 0417813924

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!!)


Round 3, Day 1 U16 red Report

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Nov 092014
At the end of our innings, at least 14 overs shy of what we should have faced, Team Manager Peter Cleggett raised the analogy of troops landing on Omaha Beach at Normandy. They faced what seemed insurmountable odds, but the reality was they just had to find a way to win the battle. Our crack unit of U16 Reds had just lost all but one of our young men to a raging Tea Tree Gully onslaught that saw single figure wickets fall with sickening regularity. The dogged defence of opener Sam Barnett (26), the cool ambition of James du Preez (15) and the single-minded, throw-caution-to-the-wind attack of Adam Clements (44 not out) were the only signs of life left on Ford Oval by the end of our innings.

There was no point over-analysing the wickets, some of them were obvious, others may well turn up in a hangar at Area 51, Nevada. The reality was, this was our beach-head and we had to find a way to win the battle.

With only 104 runs to defend, all out attack, tempered with just a little caution about the boundary line was the plan. Utilise our best weapons first, try and punch a hole through their defences, cause some doubt in their minds. On a day that had been delayed by rain and promised much, nothing less than an early breakthrough would be good enough.

A couple of early boundaries and a life to the Bull’s own Bradman (Fitzner) ran counter to the outstanding efforts of our attack. Captain Rahaley employed the full arsenal with frenetic changes at one end to keep the batsmen guessing while keeping the relentless and sniper straight accuracy of John Bliss on at the other, hurling down grenades. Four overs, 3 maidens, 2 wickets in as many balls and John was etched in stone as the game changer. We had them hopping, the body language of the batsmen was loud and clear, they were feeling the same pressure that they had handed out to us. They still need 82 runs, we only need 8 wickets. Victory is not as far away as it was 12 overs ago.

There are many stories of fighting battles against all odds. This one has the hallmarks of a Steve McQueen classic… The Great Escape. Young men’s reputations will rise and fall on the pressure of these moments. Who’s colours will adorn the flag? The final chapters are still to be written next Saturday and the redoubtable wordsmith Ricky Dumas will no doubt deliver a twist or two by the end.

Graeme Klemm

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.

U16 teams for this weeks game against Tea Tree Gully

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Nov 062014

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

Ray Sutton Shield – Round 3 – Kensington v Port Adelaide – 2 Nov 2014

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Nov 042014

Kensington headed to the Port Adelaide Reserve for Round 3 of the Ray Sutton Shield on a cool windy afternoon.

Skipper Will Montgomery won the toss and batted on a good pitch.

After losing an early wicket Christian Leddicoat and Luke Pedlar consolidated well. Luke scored 15 and Sam Rahaley came in and got underway solidly. Christian was then out a while later for a good 19 off 50.

Christian was replaced by Will Montgomery and Will and Sam then put on an excellent partnership. Will ended up with 44 off 43 balls.

The star of the show was Sam Rahaley who made a powerful 101 and belted the ball to all parts. Well done Sam – a wonderful effort.

The Browns ended with a competitive 5 for 220.

It was the Magpies turn next. They did not really get going however due to a very complete bowling and fielding effort and were bundled out for 31.

Liam Greber took a fantastic 5 for 6 from 6 overs. Will Warwick snared 2 for 13 off 5 very tidy overs. Alex Wakeham, Jack Packer, and Max Floreani all took 1 each – well done boys.

Luke Pedlar and Tully Kennett took a spectacular catch each as well.

Great effort Browns – 3 from 3. Let’s keep up the momentum!