A Personal Video Message From Gilly To Our 2015 Kensi Premiers!

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Mar 312015

Special thanks to Adam Gilchrist who took time out to record this special message of congratulations to our 2015 Kensi Premiers…


Or watch directly on Youtube if you prefer at https://youtu.be/3Ew3N5dOO7s

Thanks Gilly!


Thank you from Eastern Suburbs u11 Green

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Mar 302015

The players from the Eastern Suburbs u11 Green team would like to thank you and the Kensington Cricket Club for letting them use Col. Waite Oval as their “home ground” on Sunday mornings. 


The team has had a fantastic season playing at Col. Waite and the boys were very fortunate to play on such a great pitch and oval.


The boys have had a great season – they are currently playing in the Grand Final of the NEJCA u11 Red Division and last week they won the u11 T20 Comp.


Thank you once again it has been greatly appreciated.




Layton Waters

Coach u11 Green




Under 14 Reds Grand Final

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Mar 302015

Kensy Under 14 Reds had played an excellent brand of cricket all season and we went into the Grand Final against Sturt with confidence and a positive attitude. We knew if we played to our ability we would be able to hold the Sturt team at bay. Skipper Will Montgomery won the toss and we elected to bat on Colonel Waite reserve, knowing it would be an excellent batting wicket and that in any final runs on the board are what counts. We started cautiously against some very tight bowling. After 5 overs we were 10 without loss and whilst hard work, we were battling on! Tully went first, caught behind to one which may have been a bump ball, then Monty got a beauty. Angas and Jack started to steady then a direct hit on a second run saw Angas short by not much and suddenly we were 3 for. Our batting had been solid all season but the Sturt boys were giving us nothing and sadly wickets continued to fall. At tea we were 7 down and then all out shortly after…….and with only 53 on the board! Our bowlers had bowled well all year and with our fielding being the best in the competition we thought we could make something of the game. We bowled really well but their openers knew they just had to survive – only 54 to get. We needed a breakthrough and when they set off for an easy single to cover things looked normal – until Will Mcgowan executed the best piece of fielding I have seen at junior level. He sprinted 20 metres, picked up at full speed and released a bullet throw from 35 metres which sent 2 stumps flying and found the batter out of his ground by centimetres! From that point their next batter took the game away. He had decided a few risks would bring big reward and it did just that – some big hits off good bowling landed safely and they had progressed to 40 odd with the game slipping away. Monty made changes and 3 late wickets came our way but at stumps they had passed our score – by one run – 4/55!

Sunday saw a tough ask – bowl them out quickly, make some quick runs – the bowl them out again! To their credit our boys gave it a shake – we bowled really well with Hamish, Sam Bruce and Jack Konnis beating the bat and creating opportunities….but it wasn’t our day….4 dropped catches cost us dearly and after 20 overs had gone there was no chance we could get a positive result so the game was called. We had been beaten by a better team on the day. BUT, this is a wonderful group of boys who deserved to be in the final. They have represented the club with distinction and are a credit to themselves and are worthy representatives of Kensington Cricket Club.

Under 14 Whites Grand Final – Day 2

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Mar 302015
The second day of our grand final was a run chase of 173 runs from 60 overs. Our form leading up to the final had been outstanding and we knew if we batted the full 60 overs we would win the premiership.
Our brief to all the batsmen was take no risks and just acculmulate singles and put a premium on your wicket. Openers Liam Greber and Jack Bear got off to a cautious start before Liam was bowled by a jaffa with the score on 17. Two runs later Jack was out and this left our two run machines batting together Sam Rahaley and Christian Leddicoat the captain. They made batting look easy until Sam misjudged a ball and was caught 3/29 not what we were looking for. Sam Nicholls strode to the crease and also looked completely at ease before chasing a wide delivery 4/40. Jack Read raced out to the crease but was quickly back skying a loose delivery to a fieldsmen 5/50 and things were looking terrible but the positive was that we had 40 overs still to bat and 5 wickets in hand and that all of them could bat.
The Northern Districts coach was getting louder and louder and continued to walk in front of us smiling after every wicket and their players and their supporters were cheering and yelling after every ball, it was like being at the MCG playing against Collingwood.
Enter Matt Slack to team up with Christian Leddicoat and try and establish a partnership, his brief was defend defend defend and let Christian accumulate the runs, easier said than done as we have encouraged the boys all season to try and score off every ball. The next 15 overs changed the momentum of the game completely as these 2 boys against the 11 Northern Districts boys, stood up brilliantly, running superbly between the wickets and accumulating 42 runs off these 15 overs without taking or giving a chance. Matt faced 49 balls for his 13 runs and Christian had faced 70 balls for 36 runs but this did not matter as their partnership had changed the game completely. Sadly Matt was out with the score on 92, a super innings under immense pressure.
Darcy Hunkin strode to the crease with a similar brief, defend and give the strike to Christian. We still had 25 overs to get the remaining 81 runs and i knew that overs would not be the issue, wickets would be now.
The next 10 overs Christian and Darcy batted exactly like the previous 15 overs and singles and the odd 2 kept the score board ticking beautifully. With 17 overs to go we needed 54 runs and suddenly Christian took complete control of the game and his power hitting and stroke play was incredible to watch. The field was set to stop the singles but Christian continued to find the gaps and boundaries started to come every over.
With 10 overs to go we needed 20 for an unbelievable victory but Christian needed only 2 smashing the ball to the boundary repeatably and we reached our target with 8 overs to spare.
Christian our captain finished 96 not out from 125 balls giving him an incredible 474 runs @ 67.71 for the season
 and Darcy 15 not out from 48 balls backing up from his 5/19 the day before.
The Northern Districts players, coaches and supporters were totally stunned by what had just happened over the last 2 hours, where we chased down the 173 runs after being 5/51 and the game appeared to be lost, but these 3 determined young men stole victory from Northern Districts by adding 122 in 32 amazing overs.
We continued to tell the boys don’t give up, but fight and be mentally strong to the finish, that little things make a huge difference in grand finals and they did. The Northern Districts President was the MC at the presentations and said that he was impressed by the Kensington boys cricket ability, but super impressed by their mental strength and determination.
This grand final was an absolute classic and the premiership was a fitting reward for the tremendous team of young men we have at Kensington who played this game and many throughout the season showing  incredible maturity beyond their years.

U16 white GF vs TTG

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Mar 302015

In what came down to the toughest game of the year we won the toss and on a good Ford oval deck batted Saturday. After a disastrous start at 2/7 including a first over run out we went about getting the innings back on track. A 46 run partnership with Jed Spence and Luke Valente saw us consolidate before losing Luke for a well made 31. with the score on 71 we also lost our other rock in Jed for a patient 32 and at 4/71 things looked a little bleak for a over 150 score. Skipper Jonno Connelly and new # 6 Oliver Harms took us to 115 before Jonno was out for 15 after looking very solid. Oliver hit his way to 32 and an excellent innings from Ben Cox of 35 saw us edge towards a competitive score . Ashley Eckermann made 15 and we finished at 180 all out. Sunday after giving TTG 4 overs Saturday we set about tying down the batsman whilst chasing wickets. The TTG batsman were resolute and patient so after finally breaking through at 16 we bowled well with little success . They batted and batted and in the end took all the time they needed to inch towards the score. Our bowlers and fielders toiled manfully without success so it wasn’t to be our day. Of the bowlers Ashley Eckermann a great effort with out reward 0/10 off 10 Oliver Harms 0/22 off11 Greg Tanti 0/14 off 9 and Jonno 1/30 ( our only wicket taker) the pick of the bowlers. Man of the match Jed Spence for his 32 well batted and keeping as a fill in in several games this year Well done to all the boys who played through the Whites team this year ( 23 in total)with 3 batsman in the competition top 20 and 5 bowlers also top 20. We are proud of the great effort to get to the Grand final and were very close to the ultimate prize. Well done. Thanks to all the parents who helped during the year in many roles your help very appreciated. Also big thanks to Gary Slack for his coordination , coaching and great support and advice to the boys. 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 ______________________________________________________________________

Kensington U16 Reds 2015 Premiers – Tribute/Appreciation Video

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Mar 302015

Click the title link to view this post and watch a short video tribute to the players, opposition, management, parents and all those involved in this record breaking 2016 U16 Reds Premiership win… The video shows the medal presentation, brief speaches and the presentation of the U16 Red Premiership Cup.


Alternatively, you can watch the video directly on Youtube at http://youtu.be/kQGbRUXkK8A

Congratulations to all involved.

Go Kensi, Go Browns.

Congratulations to the Premiership winning 16 Red

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Mar 292015

Congratulations to the Premiership winning 16 Red and 14 white teams.

A brilliant performance by our talented young players who really had to fight hard for victory today which makes the success even sweeter.

In the 16 Reds Euan Fletcher with 53 and Sean McCullum with 31 not out were the stars with the bat whilst super reliable Adam Clements was the star with the ball with 3/11 off 12 overs.


For the 14 Whites, Darcy Hunkin was brilliant with the ball with 5/12 and then 15 not out with the bat in an outstanding partnership with captain Christian Leddicoat of 80 runs to lead the side to victory. Christian dominated with 96 not out.

The 16 whites tried their best but were unable to keep the TTG team from overhauling the 180 target with 3 overs to go and our 14 reds had a tough battle with Sturt who were just too strong.

So 2 out of 4 for our junior teams and combine that with the Premiership winning under 12 tea before Christmas makes it 3 out of 5.


Great performance by the talented juniors at our club, the future looks bright !! Gary Slack Bonnetts Saddleworld


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U14 Whites Premiers 2015 – Photo

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Under 14 Whites Grand Final Day 1

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Mar 292015

For the second week in a row we lost the toss and were sent = into the field first on a perfect batting track.


Liam Greber and Darcy Hunkin bowled magnificently and after 12 overs Northern Districts were 1/12 and after 17 overs were only 1/17 thanks to continued line and length bowling by Max Monfries and Ross Porter.

Their number three batsmen came with a huge reputation and was living up to it and when a ball went through the hands of one of our best fielders on the boundary for six,  things were looking bleak. Max Monfries was undeterred and continued  his immaculate line and length bowling and was soon rewarded bowling  their gun batsman for 22.


A seventy run partnership over 25 overs kept the game evenly poised  and after 45 overs with 15 to bowl Northern Districts were 2/110 with plenty of batting still to come.


Darcy Hunkin came back on to bowl his first spell of 6 overs  yielded 1/5, the next 6 overs getting a further 4 wickets for only 14 runs – sensational bowling. Liam Greber who had climbed off  the sick bed to play bowled equally as well but with out luck  finishing his 12 overs 0/17. Max Monfries cleaned up most of the tail finishing with 3/43 off his 12 overs and bowled extremely well and keeper Matt Slack didn’t miss a thing behind the stumps. Our spinners Will and Jack who have bowled magnificently all season continued this today but with out luck.


At the end of 60 overs, we had Northern Districts 9/172 = thanks to an outstanding bowling and fielding effort by all,  presenting us with a competitive run chase tomorrow which we know if we bat the overs the premiership will be ours 🙂

U16 Red GF day 1

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Mar 282015
West Torrens went to tea at 3/58 thanks to an impressive first session of bowling and fielding by the reds. 
The home side had to hit out after tea and clawed their way back into the game, all out for 169 in
the final over. 
All of the bowlers were amongst the wickets, Will 1/34, Lloyd 1/30, James Du Preez 1/11, Harrison 1/25, Hamish 1/20,
John 2/23 and Adam 3/11 off 12 overs including six maidens.  Chasing 170 in 70 overs to win the premiership.

Under 16 Grand Final red and white teams

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Mar 272015

Under 16 Grand Final red and white teams

Congratulations to all the 35 member squad for making such a great contribution to the Kensington cricket club this season and helping both our teams make the Grand Finals. Selection has been really tough with extra players available for the final due to school cricket committments being completed so a few players have missed out on the GF but still are a very important part of the teams and overall squad.

What an exciting time for our talented young cricketers The REDS take on West Torrens at Henley GM oval starting at 1.30 so be there by 12.45 please.

Hamish Porter Wessel van Wyke Harrison Rahaley-co captain James Cleggett-co captain Euan Fletcher Tom van der Jeugd Sean McCullum-wk Will Loffler James DuPreez Adam Clements Lloyd Pope John Bliss 13th man is Lewys Evans

The WHITES take on TTG at Ford oval starting at 1.30 so be there by 12.45 Yes bring afternoon tea

Fred McClure Arham Hashmi Jed Spence-wk Luke Valente Jono Connelly- captain Oliver Harms Ben Cox Ashley Eckermann Greg Tanti Riley Slack David Hamann Cooper Harrod 13th man Finn Hillberry

The games are Saturday and Sunday this week for the Grand final and there will be a presentation at the club Sunday night from 6pm for food and then the presentations from 7pm

Good luck to the 8 Kensington teams in Grand finals this weekend Go the Browns, thrive on the challenge and the opportunity!

Also congratulations to Arham Hashmi who has been elevated from the under 14s for the semi final.

Good luck to all the players.

Grand final under 14 red and white teams

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Mar 272015

Grand final under 14 red and white teams REDS to play Sturt at Col Waite oval starting at 1.30. Please be there by 12.45 and bring afternoon tea which should be delivered to the clubrooms. Sam Bruce Hamish Gitsham Tully Kennett Jack Konnis Angas Marshall Will MCGowan Will Montgomery Zac Norris Luke Pedlar Will Warrick Liam Winskill Max Floreani WHITES to play Northern Districts at Salisbury oval starting at 1.30 so please be there by 12.45 Jack Bear Ross Porter Liam Greber Darcy Hunkin Christian Leddicoat Max Monfries Sam Nicholls Jack Packer Will Quigley-Smith Sam Rahaley Matthew Slack Jack Read Good luck to all the players, have fun ! Gary Slack Bonnetts Saddleworld


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Mar 262015
Hi All,

Last selection night and training for the year. 2 Grand Finals this weekend which is a great achievement, but we need to make it a terrific achievement and come home with 2 wins.

The A Grade are up against Northern Districts at Park 25 #1 on SATURDAY. Game Starts at 11:50AM with players needing to be ready to warm up by 11:00am. Get there early and keep it calm and relaxed and easy going. It should be a great contest between the top2 teams and we are confident of coming out on top. Congratulations to:

Bridget Patterson (VC), Eliza Doddridge, Sarah Lowe (C), Katelyn Pope, Jordan Doecke, Amy Wiseman, Monique Draycott, Shae Daly, Kelly Armstrong, Hannah Armstrong, Emily Jones, Emily Armstrong

A big challenge, but premierships are tough to come by and as a sporting person there is not much better than sharing it with your teammates. I encourage friends, family and supporters to come along and support the girls. There will be some great cricket played.

AND THEN, after we recover from Saturday we can get along Sunday to watch the B Browns take on Adelaide University at Park 12 #2
Game Starts at 1:00pm. Players to get there as near to 12:00 Noon as possible. Again to find a new ground for us and get relaxed and enjoy the day. Since the 3rd game of the year the girls have played really well and thoroughly deserve to be here after beating the top side last week by playing good team cricket. Congratulations to:

Sarah Fraser, Rachel Church, Tif Thackeray, Marg Hay, Sophie Roberts, Chloe Frick (C), Sarah Ferris, Amy Kaesler, Stacey Walton, Amy White, Ella McNaught, Eva Harford

Good Luck To All The Girls.

CONGRATULATIONS to Bridget Patterson who finished 3rd in the Karen Rolton Medal as the best player in the Women's A Grade Competition. Well deserved and an accolade that she can aspire to in the years ahead. ALSO Kelly Armstrong who finished 2nd in the B Grade Medal in a close fought affair. Kelly has had an outstanding year and could top it off by playing in a Premiership with her 2 sisters this weekend.
Jake Brown the A Grade Men's Captain won his second consecutive Bradman Medal this year which is a magnificent effort. Congratulations to him on a very well deserved award.
For those of you who weren't watching ABC 3 at 10am on Tuesday, the link below will take you to the program BTN. From about the 20min mark there is a story on girls in cricket featuring quite a few of our Kensi Girls.
Lets have a great weekend and if you can spare some time get along and support the girls on Saturday and Sunday

Kevin F

Saca award winners

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Mar 252015

Saca award winners Congratulations to super captain Jake Brown winning back to back Bradman medals tonight at Adelaide oval and also to vice captain Elliot Opie who finished 3rd in the award Both players made the Saca team of the year. Congratulations to Bridget Patterson who came 3rd in the women’s best player award Gary Slack Bonnetts Saddleworld

U16 White day 2

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Mar 232015

We arrived back to Ford oval for day 2 and our sights set on completing the job to secure a grand final berth. To ensure we were not to get in front of ourselves the plan had 3 parts. 1st get the runs to secure the first innings 2nd bat till tea with minimum loss of wickets and 3rd ensure get some benefit and practise from batting till close of play . After bowling Prospect out for 113 we required 44 more runs after the excellent day 1 heroics of Arham Hashmi with the bat ably supported by Fred McClure. Fred and Jed Spence set about ensuring we didn’t get bogged down and went about the last part of the run chase in exactly the right fashion. Good turning of the strike , excellent running and solid defence where needed. Shot selection and execution was very good and we got to within 10 runs before Fred fell for 19 but the manner by which he played his role had more value than that. Skipper Jonno joined Jed and away we went with some great shots all around the field including a shot of the day lift over 3rd man for 4 by Jed off a head high ball. Both players looked very set but we lost Jed at 167 for an excellent innings of 54. Jonno followed at 176 for a well played 34 but the job was well and truly done. At tea we agreed with the Pirates to bat in till 5pm to get some valuable batting time for the team. Unfortunately it didn’t go exactly to plan as we lost 6 for 25 to be bowled out for 201 in what was the only dampener on a great performance. A grand final spot secured with a job to do next week. We are very proud of the entire squad who have played through the Whites this year and if we maintain our focus and play to our structure and strengths will get a reward. Well done to all. Man of the match a difficult one but with 5/15 Greg Tanti who set us up last week a fitting winner. 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 ______________________________________________________________________

Under 14 White Semi Final

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Mar 232015

Set  a  tricky  total  of  160  off  60  overs  we  decided  to  tackle  the  run  chase positively  and  get  them  by  the  40  overs  mark.
Liam  Greber  and  Jack  Bear  got  off  to  the  perfect  start with  super  running between  the  wickets  with  lots  of  singles  and  the  score  was  52  when  Liam  was dismissed  for  16  in  the  18th  over. Sam  Rahaley  came  to  the  crease  and immediately  took  control  hitting  their  spinner  who  looked  the  most likely  to  get  a  wicket  out  of  the  attack  in  a  super  array  of  power  shots  to  and  over  the boundary.
Sam  and  Jack  both  batted  beautifully  putting  on  90  runs  in  12  overs  to completely  take the  game  away  from  Adelaide. Sam  was  finally  out  for  an outstanding  56  off  38  balls  and  this  left  18  runs  to  win  off  20  overs.
Jack  Bear  finished  unbeaten  on  a  season  best  53  and  Christian  Leddicoat  16 not out  off  5  balls  in  one  over , reaching our  target in  32  overs  to  take  us in  to  next  weeks  Grand  Final.
An  extremely  mature  performance  by  all  players  over  both  Saturdays.

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