4 Kensington players have been selected in the South Australian team that will compete in the National Championships. Kelly Armstrong, Rachel Church, Shae Daly and Eliza Doddridge will travel to Canberra to compete from January 13th. Sophie Roberts remains in contention for the CA Invitational XI that will also participate in the championships. We wish them all well.
Congratulations to David Grant selected in the Australian U19 team for the second year in a row. An outstanding performance by David heading to Dubai for a 10 day pre tournament in Dubai in early January followed by the U19 World Cup An early Christmas present for David,good luck from all of the Kensington family Gary Slack Bonnetts Saddleworld
Congratulations to Kensington U17 players:
- Adam Clements
- Ashley Eckermann
- John Bliss
- Lloyd Pope
- Sean McCullum
selected for the Country Black Team.
Special congratulations to Sean McCullum for receiving both the Batting & Keeping Trophies and the MVP during the recent U16 Country Carnival.
“Players for the country teams were selected based on their performances at the carnival last year and at the recently completed SACA U16 Country Cup. Throughout the week of the U16 Country Cup, SACA Talent Coordinator, Luke Williams, and the rest of his team were closely monitoring and evaluating players’ performances and results. Furthermore, they will continue to do so throughout the fortnight of the U17 Shield as well, as they look to state selections for the SACA U19 squad in the 2016-17 season.
The SACA Under 17 Shield will be played from Monday, 4 to Thursday, 14 January 2016 across Adelaide. Teams will play seven One-Day (50-overs) matches and then one Grand Final on the last day of the event. The competition will consist of 16 teams – 12 Premier Club teams, a SACA U15 team, a team from SAMCA and the two country representative teams.
The SACA would like to congratulate all the above players on their well deserved selection into these two country teams. “
The seniors finish off 2015 with a one day game against West Torrens in all grades.
Edit – please note that A, B, C and D Grade have been cancelled. The round will likely be replayed on a Sunday in the new year
The LOA’s will be cancelled if the weather forecast on Saturday morning is 40 degrees or above (currently predicting 44).
LOA vs Grange at Grange Oval No 2 (corner Military Rd and Trimmer Pde, Grange), Sat Dec 19, 1:00pm start
Team – Andrew Faulkner (c/wk), Ryan Sparrow, Tom Evans, John Palmer, Abraham Tomich, Wessel Van Wyk, Jack McGowan, Tom MacKenzie, James Dawson, Daniel Subramaniam and Nehal Dhami
As the first days play was cancelled due to hot weather the game became a one dayer and the weather gods smiled upon us with perfect conditions for both spectator and player alike. Tea Tree Gully won the toss and decided to bowl, an interesting decision considering the conditions. Tully Kennett and Harry Edmonds opened the batting for Kensington and it soon became clear why Tea Tree made the decision they did with our batsmen being held to none for 16 after 12 overs. By the drinks break we had lost 2 wickets and only made 44 runs.
After the break Harry Edmonds and Arham Hashmi went out with clear directions from Team manager Sam Konnis to not be silly but to lift the run rate, which they did very well piling on a further 116 runs off the last 20 to give us a total of 2/160 at tea.
Our bowlers then took to the field. Will McGowan and Darcy Hunkin opened for Kensington with Will McGowan taking his first wicket of the 2nd ball of the game. Darcy Hunkin then struck with a well executed clean bowled and Kensington had them 2/16 after 8 overs. The Kensington bowling order once again showed why they are so strong with great performances all round. Will McGowan added another 2 notches to his belt making his tally 3 for the day. But the bowling performance of the day went to Darcy Hunkin who ended up with 4 wickets, 2 beautifully clean bowled and the last 2 coming off from bowling around the wicket which would make his coach very happy. Bowling figures Will McGowan 3/18 off 8, Lachie Parker1/15 off 6, Darcy Hunkin 4/13 off 7, Fred McClure 1/23 off 8.
Our fielding again was exceptional with brilliant catches taken by Fred McClure, Jack Konnis and Max Monfries. Will McGowan took part in a great run out and Zac Norris gave a text book display on fielding showing flawless backing up skills and quick, accurate fielding from the boundary.
final score Kensington had them all out for 106 off 36 overs.A very professional display, well done team.
Man of the Match – Darcy Hunkin.
Afternoon Tea award goes to the Kensington parents!!! The spread was fantastic thank you all, you did a great job. To all the families, have a happy and safe festive season, see you after the long break.
State Sales Manager SA/NT
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Travelling to TTG for a highly anticipated top of the table clash we won the toss and batted first aiming for 200 runs off our 40 overs. At the half way mark we were in all sorts of trouble 6/62 with Christian Leddicoat already out for 32. Lachie Cox 47 and Liam Greber 27 restored some pride and we managed to get to 144, well short of what we needed. We had to bowl and field well, however we started badly, bowling poorly, fielding poorly and dropping 5 crucial catches. We would have still won the game if we held them but dropped catches lose matches. Liam Greber backed up his batting with a superb bowling effort 3/28 and was our only bowling highlight. It was the first game these boys have lost since round 1 last season and they are still top of the table so will put it down to the long drive out there and look forward to next week 🙂 Sent from my iPhone
U16s Game 5 vs TTG With all the first 11 players back available for the under 16s as well as the seniors it has made it really tough for selection and with the LOAs team being packed full of seniors it means we can only get 2 players in the turf team. Unfortunately it means four of our squad will not get a game this week which is not ideal especially considering we missed last week but they will play next Saturday. The Reds take on TTG at Memorial oval Game starts at 1pm so please be there by 12.15 The RED team is Angas Marshall Jed Spence Sean McCullum Will Montgomery Tom van der Jeugd Nic Wilson-wk James DuPreez Greg Tanti Adam Clements- captain Ashley Eckermann Hamish Gitsham Sam Bruce We welcome Hamish Gitsham for his first game for the club for the season. The WHITES take on TTG at Marryatville High School from 1pm so please be there by 12.15 It is a home game so please bring lots of afternoon tea. The team is Harry Edmonds Connor O’Brien-wk Tully Kennett Arham Hashmi Darcy Hunkin Jack Konnis Riley Slack William Warrick- captain Fred McClure Will McGowan Lachie Parker Zac Norris Welcome to Connor O’Brien for his first game of the season for the club. Missing this week is Will Quigley-Smith Liam NIchol Corey White William Cowling. All players missing this week will play next Saturday In the Turf team this week is Liam Winskill- keeper for the turf Max Monfries- opening bowler in the turf The game is at Ford oval and starts at 1pm so please be there by 12.30 Euan Fletcher is in the seniors. There is a presentation evening for the juniors back at the club Saturday night so it would be great if we can get everyone back there. Have fun, go the Browns !! Gary Slack Bonnetts Saddleworld
Reds J Bear, J Read, C Leddicoat (c), S Rahaley, L Cox, L Pedlar, M Slack (w/k), L Greber (v/c), J Packer, P Unerkov, S Warrick, B Belperio At Golden Grove High School, 1 Adey Place, Golden Grove 1 pm start try to be there by 12.30 please. Whites C Bear, H Chow (w/k), J Sims, S Kumra, W Rice (c), M George, T Barnett, H Rice, C Hoberg, S Musster, J Bilsborow, F March At Langman Reserve 1pm start be there by 12.30 please. Manager Norm Bear Injured/away J Woods, S Burgess, M Floreani
Thankyou Des Kelly Even though it was really hot today, great club man Des Kelly was down at the club cleaning the windows inside and out. They look superb, thanks Des we are all very appreciative. Gary Slack Bonnetts Saddleworld
A great week or so for some Kensi girls. First Up a HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to these 3 Superstars!
A part of a history making victory, denying NSW 11 wins in a row. The first win by SA in 20 Years. Bridget Starring with a terrific knock at the top of the order. 3 Great Kensington Girls that we all should be very proud of….
South Australian Scorpions 7/264 (Bridget 74) DEFEATED NSW Blues 210
John Comley One of the great Kensington parents John Comley has unfortunately lost his battle with cancer last week at the young age of only 50 and today there was an outstanding service to highlight and celebrate his life. John was such a friendly bubbly person,always smiling and he loved life to the fullest. Our thoughts and best wishes go to his wife Sandy and children Jonson and Shenae. Jonson played junior cricket at Kensington starting with the under 13s and progressing through to the under 16s. Every one that knew John will have great memories and lots of smiles,he enriched all of our lives. Gary Slack Bonnetts Saddleworld
Reds J Bear, L Pedlar, C Leddicoat (c), S Rahaley, J Read, L Cox, M Slack (w/k), L Greber (v/c), J Packer, P Unerkov, S Warrick, B Belperio At Golden Grove High School 1 Adey Place Golden Grove starts at 1.30 please be there by 1pm Whites J Sims, H Chow, S Kumra, C Bear, W Rice (c), M George, T Barnett, H Rice, J Woods, C Hoberg, F March, J Bilsborow Manager Norm Bear At Langman Reserve starts at 1.30 please be there by 1pm. Injured/ away / rostered off M Floreani, S Burgess, S Musster At this stage the game will start on this Saturday but is dependent on a decision from Saca regarding the temperature. Please check website again at 6pm Friday night.