Under 14 Selections vs Sturt

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Jan 302015

Under 14 Whites to play Sturt at Mitcham Primary School 1.30pm start so please arrive by 12.45 ready to warm up. S.Burgess, W Quigley-smith, C Leddicoat, S Nicholls. L Cox, J Holland, M Slack, J Bear, M Monfries, D Hunkin, A Wakeham, L Greber. Team Manager Greg Slack. Congratulations to Jack Holland on his first selection up from the Academy.

Under 14 Reds to play Sturt at Marryatville High. Start 1.30 so please arrive ready to warm up at 12.45. It’s a home game so bring  afternoon tea please. J Konnis, T Kennett, W Montgomery (c), Z Norris, L Pedlar, L Winskill, S Bruce, W McGowan, H Gitsham, W Warrick, M Floreani, A Marshall. Congratulations To Max Floreani on his first Reds selection. Team managers Sam Konnis, Peter Marshall

16 teams vs Sturt

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Jan 292015

16 teams vs Sturt 16 Reds to play Sturt at Ford oval Starting at 1.30, please be there by 12.45 Reds Wessel van Wyke Sam Barnett John Bliss James Cleggett-c Sean McCullum-wk Tom van der Jeugd Adam Clements Oliver Harms Ben Cox Hamish Porter James du Preez Will Loffler Congratulations to Bem Cox and Tom van der Jeugd for their first games in the 16 Reds Batting order to be finalised on the day Please bring afternoon tea Last week the whites afternoon tea was outstanding !!! So Red team the standard has been raised !! Whites to play Sturt at AA Bailey recreation ground Play starts at 1.30 so please be there by 12.45 Jed Spence-wk Sam Carruthers Luke Valente Fred McClure Arham Hashmi Sam Rahaley Jono Connelly Greg Tanti David Hamann Riley Slack Finn Hilberry Lewys Evans Well done to Sam Rahaley and Arham Hashmi promoted to the 16 whites again. Congratulations to Euan Fletcher and Lloyd Pope recalled to the seniors. Well done to Cameron Fatchen on his first senior game. Good luck to all the other players playing first 11 for their school Go the Browns !! Gary Slack Bonnetts Saddleworld

Under 14 White vs East Torrens

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Jan 282015

Captain Christian Leddicoat won the toss and sent the opposition in to bat and with them 2/0 at the end of the second over he looked like a genius ! The excellent bowling and fielding continued by all with Liam Greber picking up 3/14 off 11 overs, Ross Porter 2/8 and country player Max Cunningham 2/17. ET all out for 84 and then we had 14 overs getting to 2/45 at stumps. We only took 7 overs the following week to get the 40 for victory but had lost 5 wickets. We wanted to set a target but allow time to get 10 wickets for an unlikely outright. Then the skipper Christian Leddicoat 69 no off 52 balls and Matt Slack 25 off 27 balls had an excellent partnership putting on 81 in 11 overs allowing us to declare 105 in front with 38 overs to bowl. A super effort by all got us very close with them finishing 8/73. Liam Greber collected 2/10 off 9 overs and Sam Rahaley bowling spin getting 3/28. Sent from my iPhone

Women’s A Grade 2015 T20 Premiers

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Jan 272015

 Firstly a BIG congratulations to our A grade girls for winning the T20 Grand Final against West Torrens on Adelaide Oval yesterday.  It was a great win, and the culmination of a terrific T20 season.   Kevin will send through a detailed report a bit later this week with his weekly review, but well done to the 10 players who took the field yesterday and to the others who played in the minor rounds to ensure we made the final.

And thanks too to all those who came and supported the team.  I know that the girls were really excited to see so many there cheering them along.

 This weekend the A grade will have a break, with disappointingly no games scheduled and a proposed rematch of our washed out 50 over game against Southern cancelled.  The B grade sides take each other on this Sunday on Col Waite so the A grade girls have the opportunity to come and watch that game.


 U18s L to R – Jordan Doecke, Shae Daly and Eliza Doddridge



Cup1Jordan & ShaeWomen's A Grade T20 Premiers

Second Premiership for the club already this seaso

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Jan 272015

Second Premiership for the club already this season! Well done to the super talented women’s A grade 20/20 team who thrashed the might of West Torrens yesterday on Australia Day by 10 wickets ! This backs up the Clubs under 12s who won the clubs first Premiership back in December. Go the Browns !! Gary Slack Bonnetts Saddleworld

Cooper on the mend !

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Jan 272015

Cooper on the mend ! Great news, Cooper Harrod received a good report from the doctor today and will be back around the cricket nets at the Browns in 4 weeks once he has his plaster cast removed from his left arm. Gary Slack Bonnetts Saddleworld


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Jan 272015

Kensington women’s A grade secured their first T20 premiership with a convincing win over West Torrens yesterday.


West Torrens won the toss and elected to bat on a pristine Adelaide Oval.  Some tight bowling from Sarah Jameson (2/14 off 4), Sarah Lowe (0/10 off 4) and Monique Draycott (1/16 off 4) helped restrict Torrens to 6/93 off their 20 overs. 

Close to 5 an over required for the win.  With regular openers Bridget Patterson and Katelyn Pope still in the air from the Scorpions’ National League campaign in Sydney, and illness hampering stand in opener Jakarra Hill, the crucial role was given to youngsters Eliza Doddridge and Jordan Doecke. We needn’t have worried.  Eliza (46*from 43) and Jordy (41* from 41) set about demolishing Torrens’ score and victory was ours at the end of the 14th over.


A well-deserved victory for our girls.


U16 White vs East Torrens.

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Jan 252015

After a great batting effort last week we needed to ensure we took advantage and secure the win. We started well with Oliver Harms and David Hamman opening the bowling and immediately fining the radar as East Torrens moved to 0/10 off 7 overs. With little intent to score or play shots it was obvious we needed to pry the wickets out. David getting the first wicket but we struggled to get more as they inched along . Once we finally got a break through wickets fell regularly and the bowling was tight and straight. All bowlers had good periods and as our ground fielding got better and we started to hold our chances we worked through them to bowl East Torrens out for 124 off 62 overs. The bowlers were excellent with wickets to David Hamman 3/21 , Skipper Hamish Porter 2/17, and singles to Ben Cox 1/16 off 9 overs Jonno Connelly 1/13, Wessel Van Wyk 1/0 and Greg Tanti 1/20 off 9 overs who bowled really well in his first game of the season after injury. Lewys Evans 0/12 off 8 providing his best stint this season in a controlled spell .The real pick of the bowlers although not getting a wicket was Oliver Harms 0/8 off 8 very quick and impressive overs. We even managed to get Rory Illman an over in his last game for the U 16s for 0/4. Riley Slack 0/6 completing our dominant bowling display. Man of the match Oliver Harms with his 47 last week in the clutch situation and his excellent bowling this week. We had a little 6 over stint at the end finishing 0/42 with Rory Illman 30* ( five 4s and one 6)and Jed Spence 12 * Good luck to Rory as he takes on his Rugby committments. Well done to all now giving us a good hold on top spot with 2 games to go and a forfeit win Vs Port Adelaide second to last round. Grahame Spence Sent from my iPad ______________________________________________________________________ This email has been scanned by the Symantec Email Security.cloud service. For more information please visit http://www.symanteccloud.com ______________________________________________________________________

Women’s A grade through to T20 Grand Final

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Jan 252015

The women’s A grade side secured their place in tomorrow’s Australia Day T20 Grand Final on Adelaide Oval with a 30 run victory against Sturt earlier this afternoon.

The match, to be played against West Torrens, will start at 930 am and is to be followed by the men’s T20 final between Glenelg and Tea Tree Gully.

The team hopes to turn the table on Torrens who defeated us in the final last season and would appreciate any support.   Parking is available in the Northern Car Park, and gates will be open from 830 am.


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Jan 252015

Kensington Women A Grade into the 20/20 Grand Final at Adelaide tomorrow, Monday 26th after defeating Sturt at Price Memorial today. Game starts 9:30 AM. Come along , watch some great cricket and support the Girls! GO KENSI!

Round 8, U16 Red report

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Jan 252015

It was back to Roma Mitchell high school and a very low cut outfield for East Torrens to start the run chase to make 174 to win.  The Kensington boys gave East Torrens a master class in containment bowling, excellent opening spells by all of the bowlers completely shutdown scoring opportunities and East Torrens were slowly but surely digging themselves into a deep hole.  After 20 overs, they were 0/27 before Adam Clements started his spell, in his second over he cleaned bowled one of the openers followed by snatching the other opener in his third over caught behind by Sean McCullum, they were now 2/32 with two new batsmen to the crease.


The bowling and fielding tightened as East Torrens knew they had to do something to arrest the slow run rate, Harrison Rahaley in his second over picked up the third wicket thanks to Lloyd’s catch, followed by Lloyd picking up his first wicket, caught behind by Sean.  Their middle order tried to hit out, but we began holding key catches, namely Sam Barnett running backwards at mid on taking a high catch followed by James Cleggett snatching a rocket in short mid wicket.  The safe hands of James Ingram gave Cameron Fatchen his first wicket in his first game of the season, East Torrens were 7/109 after 56 overs and bewildered by the Kensington attack.  Sean McCullum disposed of two more wickets with fast glove stumpings, one off Lloyd’s bowling and the other standing up to the stumps giving James Cleggett his first wicket in U16’s.


We had a bit of commotion in the end with the Umpire finishing the game and pulling stumps when we still had two overs to go, they re set the pitch and requiring 30 runs from two overs, Adam came back on and claimed the last wicket with a regulation catch by Loffy.  They were all out for 146.  The bowling figures were impressive, two wides and two no balls for the innings, all bowlers were very economical, 20 maiden overs bowled in the session, best figures Adam 3/20/9.5 and Lloyd 3/29/13.  With impressive keeping all day, two catches, two stumpings and a valuable 35 runs last week, man of the match Sean McCullum. 

Peter Cleggett     

Under 14 Reds vs East Torrens

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Jan 242015

The Under 14 Reds took on East Torrens at Little Memorial Oval Rostrevor College. A beautiful ground and turf wicket set up the opportunity for a good game but a lost toss saw us in the field. Easts started brightly and it took us 13 overs to get the breakthrough courtesy of Will Montgomery. A couple more wickets saw them fall to 3 for 58 but then a couple of good partnerships from their batters saw them get to 143 and we were struggling to get wickets or slow the run rate. But chip in Tully, Monty and Angas for 3 bonus run outs and the wheel turned back our way. Will McGowan came back and bowled really well to pick up a couple and we had them all out for 174 in the last over of the day. Will McGowan finished with 2 as did Sam Bruce. One each to Hamish Gitsham, Will Montgomery and Luke Pedlar. Too many runs for our liking but certainly gettable if we bat well!

Angas Marshall and Tully Kennett opened the batting this week with instructions to be there at drinks – with enough runs to form a solid base. At drinks we were none for 34 with both batters looking really good and the opening bowlers rested. We lost our first – Tully, at 63 in the 20th over as the boys started the scoring acceleration but then Will Montgomery and Angas set about systematically taking the bowlers apart. They put on 179 for the 2nd wicket and batted superbly – taking no risks and running very well between wickets. Both boys showed great shot selection, punishing the bad balls and neither gave the bowlers a sniff of success. A highlight was Angas’ use of his feet against the spinners, dancing down the track to drive or sitting back deep into his crease to pull or cut. Will was eventually out for an excellent 56 with the score on 242 and the game well and truly ours. Angas had reached his highest score and maiden century finishing on a wonderful 158 not out and for good measure Tom Van Der Jeugd smashed 34 off 21 to complete the day. A wonderful batting performance by our boys – 2 for 279 and a really good win.

Man of the Match Angas Marshall


Junior Brown Sweep

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Jan 242015

Junior Brown Sweep Congratulations to the 4 junior teams at the Browns who smashed our eastern rivals East Torrens in all 4 grades. Special mention to under 14 Red batsman Angas Marshall who scored a career high 158 not out, an outstanding achievement. Gary Slack Bonnetts Saddleworld


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Jan 232015
Hi All,

A quick wrap of the results from the last 2 weeks.

A GRADE 20/20 : Sunday Jan 11th V Sthn Districts. WASHED OUT

Sunday Jan 18th V West Torrens.
Kensington allout 75 (Bridget Patterson 31/30 balls, Sarah Lowe 15/31) LOST to West Torrens 2/76 (Winnie Duraisingam 1/6, Monique Draycott 1/19)


Kensington allout 62 (Rachel Church 16, Emily Jones 13, Tiff Thackeray 9*) LOST to Northern 6/197 (Rachel Church 2/8, Chloe Frick 2/26, Marg Hay 2/27)

Sunday Jan 18th V WEST TORRENS
Kensington allout 64 ( Rachel Church 26*, Amy Kaesler 7) LOST to West Torrens 4/136 ( Amy White1/11, Rachel Church 1/11, Tif Thackeray 1/14, Emily Jones 1/19)

Kensington allout 51 (Kelly Armstrong 17, Jessica Judge 9) LOST to Port Adelaide 4/61 (Kelly Armstrong 1/14, Hannah Armstrong 2/4)

Sunday Jan 18th V STURT
Kensington 6/226 (Teena Leicester 110, Kelly Armstrong 52, Lauren Semmens 17) DEFEATED Sturt 92 (Taylah Lewis 4/5, Lauren Semmens 1/2, Jess Murray 1/17, Sophie Johnson 1/17, Kelly Armstrong 1/20)

CONGRATULATIONS to Teena Leicester in her first game in her return to Kensington crashing 110 off 82 balls. A Fantastic innings setting up a great win against arch enemy Sturt, who were finished off by a great bowling performance from Taylah Lewis with 4/5 from 3.2 Overs. Well done to the Gold Girls who currently have the only victory for 2015! Lets change that significantly this week!

Kevin F


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Jan 232015
Hi All,

Firstly the forfeit. Kensington Gold have gone on their winning way as Northern Districts have forfeited their game this week. All unnamed players do not need to turn up to The Paddocks. If possible try to get along and watch the A Grade at Price Memorial from 12:15 until 2:45, or the B Browns at Col Waite from 1 until 6.

CONGRATULATIONS to our super Scorpions Girls after they have defeated Queensland to progress to the final against NSW on Sunday. A Fantastic effort.

This MONDAY 26th we are hopeful of having our A Grade girls into the 20/20 final at Adelaide Oval. The game begins at 9:30 on Monday. A solid effort on Sunday will see the girls in the final. We will pass on the news as soon as we know. If we make it, we'd love everyone to get along to Adelaide oval and watch some great cricket.


J. Hill(C), E. Doddridge, S. Lowe, W. Duraisingam, S.J. Jameson, M. Draycott, J. Doecke, A. Wiseman, S. Daly, V. Neale


R. Church, E. Jones, S. Fraser, T. Thackeray, C. Frick (C), S. Roberts, A. Kaesler, S. Altman, S. Walton, M. Edwards, A. White, E. McNaught


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U16 Reds report, round 8 day 1, vs East Torrens

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Jan 182015
Our first time to the new grounds of East Torrens at Roma Mitchell
School, a very rich green outfield and what looked to be a green hard
pitch.  We won the toss and elected to bat.

A slow start against a good opening bowling partnership limited the
run scoring and with the loss of two early wickets we were 2/14 after
10 overs.  Sam Barnett (who opened) proceeded to push on with the
innings but we were struggling at 2 runs an over.  Another couple of
wickets and we were 4/54 after 30 overs.

Sam and Sean kept pushing quick singles either side of the tea break
with Sam (36) finally falling victim of a direct hit runout, we were
5/77.  This brought Cameron Fatchen to the middle for his first game
of the season following a broken ankle from football last year.
Cameron did’nt take long to settle in, first ball 6 straight back over
the bowlers head.  He continued to rip apart the bowling attack from
both ends, at times giving he and Sean a few extended rest breaks
whilst the east Torrens boys followed Burke & Wills into the outback
looking for the ball.  It was a brilliant and much needed injection of
power hitting, (33) from 24 balls including 4 x 6’s before being

Sean took on the roll to keep the runs ticking over, crafting a well
played (33) before edging it to ex Kensington wicket keeper Jack Hill,
we were 7/149 after 53 overs.  A few more quick wickets looking for
runs as the end of the innings closed in left Lloyd Pope and James
Ingram at the crease set about adding another 20 valuable runs to the
score, Lloyd (12*) and James (5), we were all out for 173 in the 66th
over.  Considering our top order collapse the middle and tail all
contributed to posting a respectable total to defend on a slow scoring

A nervous East Torrens had to face two overs late in the day, which
they survived without loss of wicket.  Next week they will have to
face up to our strong bowling attack.

Peter Cleggett

U16 Whites match report Rd 8

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Jan 182015

Well after what had seemed an eternity cricket was finally back on the agenda. Perfect weather and a great looking deck although a little green and 2 paced. Captain Hamish Porter got us off to a good start winning the toss and batting. Openers Jed Spence and Connor O’Brien got off to a very cautious start due to some tight bowling and found it tough as the ball didn’t come on and the lush outfield not offering much assistance. We lost Connor and at 1/5 off 6 overs not a great start. First gamer for the Whites Wessel van Wyk joined Jed and they slowly went about getting the innings back on track. An excellent 78 run partnership with good batting saw us to 83 before we lost Jed for 26 after a patient and tidy innings. Wessel went a few balls later for an great innings of 51 featuring some good power shots and was looking very ominous and an impressive first ever 50 for Kensington. We went to some what of a free fall as we lost 4 for 31 and at 7/117 we looked like 140 might be it. We talked about partnerships winning games and what happened next highlighted this point. Jonno Connelly and Oliver Harms joined together and proceeded in firstly rebuilding then accelerating our innings. A 70 run partnership took us to 187 before Oliver was out for 47 an innings of great power hitting but with nearly all genuine cricket shots as he took some bowlers to the sword and was well supported with a steady innings from Jonno who departed for 27 after another small partnership with David Hamman who also played some great shots to finally get us to 233 with David remaining 25* with Riley Slack assisting with a fast and furious 15 run final partnership Riley also not out. Result 9/233 and giving the bowlers a good target to work with. As said before the value of being able to settle after wickets fall and reestablish ourselves with some excellent partnerships was very important as was batting out the full 70 overs. Good effort and now we need to back up next week with a disciplined and aggressive bowling and fielding effort. Grahame Spence ______________________________________________________________________ This email has been scanned by the Symantec Email Security.cloud service. For more information please visit http://www.symanteccloud.com ______________________________________________________________________

Cooper Harrod

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Jan 172015

Spare a thought for talented under 16 player Cooper Harrod who broke his arm today in action for the LOAs against Grange. Falling awkwardly in the field Cooper has unfortunately a buckle fracture in his left arm. Lucky it is not his bowling arm. Best wishes for a speedie recovery from all the team. PS the mighty Browns beat the power of Grange !! Gary Slack Bonnetts Saddleworld

Under 14 Teams 17th and 24th January

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Jan 152015

Under 14 Reds vs East Torrens at Little Memorial Oval, Rostrevor College (this is s turf wicket so bring spikes if you have them) Please be there at 12.45 for a 1.30 start.


A.Marshall (c), T. Kennett, W. Montgomery, T. Van der Jeudg, J. Konnis, Z. Norris, L. Pedlar, W. Warwick, L. Winskill (wk), W. McGowan, S. Bruce, H. Gitsham,  Team managers Sam Konnis and Peter Marshall.


Under 14 Whites vs East Torrens at Langman Reserve. Please be there by 12.45 for a 1.30 start. Remember afternoon tea please.


A Wakeham, M. Burgess, J. Read, M. Slack (wk), C. Leddicoat (c), C. Bear, S. Rahaley, L. Greber, D. Hunkin, M. Cunningham, R. Porter, J. Packer. Team Manager Greg Slack.

16 teams vs East Torrens

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Jan 152015

16 teams vs East Torrens 16 Reds to play East Torrens at Roma Mitchell secondary college Starting at 1.30, please be there by 12.45 Reds Euan Fletcher Sam Barnett Sean McCullum-wk James Cleggett-vc Harrison Rahaley-capt John Bliss Cameron Fatchen Lloyd Pope Adam Clements James Ingram Ashley Eckermann Will Loffler Batting order to be finalised on the day Whites to play East Torrens at Marryatville High Play starts at 1.30 so please be there by 12.45 Please bring off afternoon tea Jed Spence Connor OBrien-wk Wessel van Wyke Rory Illman Jono Connelly Hamish Porter-capt Greg Tanti Ben Cox Oliver Harms David Hamann Riley Slack Lewys Evans Gary Slack Bonnetts Saddleworld

Please note that the Kensington vs Adelaide u16 Wh

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Jan 102015

Please note that the Kensington vs Adelaide u16 Whites game on Ford Oval has been abandoned. Players and officials do not need to attend. Anthony Competitions Coordinator Gary Slack Bonnetts Saddleworld


Jan 092015

JORDAN Doecke’s pace bowling has caught the attention of Australian women’s coach and former tearaway Cathryn Fitzpatrick.

The only issue is Doecke, 17, is the No. 1 wicketkeeper for Kensington District Cricket Club and the state under-18s.

This summer Fitzpatrick, who was once the world’s fastest female bowler, attended a training session during which SA under-18 officials clocked Doecke’s bowling at 109 km/h.

State under-18 coach Greg Quinn says that speed is at least 10 km/h quicker than most females the same age can bowl and enthuses Fitzpatrick.

“It’s a real interesting one,” Quinn says.

“We’ve known that she’s been a capable bowler but she’s been a really good wicketkeeper. There’s an opportunity for her to bowl in this carnival and see where it takes her.”

Doecke, who made her Agrade debut on her 13th birthday, has been keeping for about four years.

She snared five wickets from 19 overs for Kensington during the 2012/13 season while in the team as a middle-order batsman.

The previous summer she took 10 scalps, including 5/14 against Sturt, from 25.3 overs.

She became the Browns’ first-choice keeper last season, taking the gloves from Eloise Sheridan.

“I didn’t realise I’m quite a scary bowler to face,” Doecke says.

“When they got the speed gun out I thought ‘maybe I am a bit quicker than thought I was’.”

At this stage Doecke, whose long-term goal is to play for the SA Scorpions, plans to remain behind the stumps.

“I’ve invested so much time into (wicketkeeper) training … and have improved a lot over the years and don’t really want to give it up. But if Greg Quinn was happy, I’d definitely put my hand up to bowl during the tournament.”

The championships start in Ballarat on January 14.

U16 teams vs Adelaide at Saratoga Oval,Immanuel co

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

Gary Slack  

Bonnetts Saddleworld