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
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.
Coach u11 Green
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.
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 ______________________________________________________________________
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 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
U16 Reds Premiers 2015 – Photo
U14 Whites Premiers 2015 – Photo
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 🙂
the final over.
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
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 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
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.