Kensington to be well represented at Under 18 Championships

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Dec 292015

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.

David Grant in Aust U19 team

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Dec 222015

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

Country Black Bank SA Shield Team – 5 U17 Players selected

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Dec 212015

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. “

Senior teams vs West Torrens

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Dec 182015

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

U16 Whites VS TTG

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Dec 152015


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.


Under 14 Whites

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Dec 142015
The great weather continues up at sunny Langman Reserve.
Our new captain Will Rice went into the toss licking his lips with the thought of batting first, this was not to be and we found ourselves fielding. Not to worry we have a full team of bowlers and it is a case of who to throw the ball too rather then assuming our regular openers would have to do the job.
Today it was Henry rice and Josh Sims who stepped up to the plate, between them we had Tea Tree Gully in all sorts of trouble at 6/21 after 12 overs. Henry finished with 3/14 and Josh with 2/15. With a couple of run outs, at drinks TTG had crawled to 7/43 after 20 overs. We let a couple of catches go in the next period and a reasonable 50 partnership ensued before we finished them off late in the innings to be all out for 96 runs.
Our reply was a little slow with some tight bowling from the openers to have us 1/24 off 14 overs with Harrison getting stumped for 7 of some good spin bowling. Wickets kept tumbling and with Charlie Bear the other opener out for a solid 31 we were 4/59 after 26 overs. This team has amazing depth in both bowling and batting and with a good partnership from Mitchell George and Tom Barnett saw us pass their score with 5 wickets in hand and this included some big hits from both batsmen!!
A mini colapse in the end losing 3 wickets for 0 gave us the finishing score of all out for 124 runs. In essence the game was already won due to the earlier hard work. Overall we had our best fielding game of the year and it is evident that the extra work at training is paying off, also of note is that 7 clean bowled is an excellent display of bowling line and length.
Next week sees a top of the table clash at our closest interstate rivals down at Southern(weather permitting), they are playing some excellent cricket and have kept most teams to under 100 runs.
A big test of this White’s team character!!

U 16 Red report. Rd 5 vs TTG

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Dec 132015

After a heat affected first day we resumed round 5 as a 1 day match. TTG are are good side so a challenge was expected .Skipper Adam Clements won the toss and although what appeared a reasonable deck but with a challenging outfield with its slow longer grass we batted.
We again got our  good opening period with Jed Spence and Angas Marshall seeing off a tricky start and some unusual bowling actions to proceed to 54 before we lost Jed for 13 . Angas followed at 68 for  a hard working 37 runs.
We soon had some real issues as the runs were hard to come by due to some very tight bowling and at 6 for 100 after 34 overs we looked like our best might be defending around 120 runs.
What happened in the last 6 overs was an explosion as James DuPreez and Tom Van Der jeugd first getting some valuable runs. Tom with 15 off 22 and James with 25 off 30 balls  . The skipper obviously not happy with this decided a lead from the front assault was required…….. Bang ….44 runs from 15 balls with 4 fours and 3 sixes  leaving the opposition bowlers licking their wounds after some good early figures. We finished at 8/169 and knew we could defend it.
Our bowlers took up the challenge and quickly flexed their collective muscles as we proceeded to take wickets regularly and snuffed out any chance TTG had of taking control. Excellent efforts from James Du Preez after his first over was a little untidy to take 5/20 hitting the pegs 3 times with a great exhibition of swing bowling. Hamish Gitsham in his first game this season grabbed 2/23 , Sam Bruce 2/22, and good support from Riley Slack 0/8 , Adam 0/25 and Greg Tanti 0/13 again we showed we have many players stepping up when needed not allowing opposition to target any 1 player in our consistent team performances. Of note was also another good keeping effort from Nic Wilson. TTG 9/127
Well done with the boys seeing off one of the seasons possible challengers in another strong performance. This leaves us at 4-1 with hopefully 1 game before the Xmas break to put us in a strong position after the first half of the season.
Our Mantra of Attitude, Effort and Intent truly on display .





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Under 14 Reds vs TTG

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Dec 132015

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 ūüôā Sent from my iPhone

U16s Game 5 vs TTG

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Dec 102015

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

Under 14 teams vs TTG one day games

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Dec 102015

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

A Grade Women make it 4 from 4

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Dec 082015
Hi All,
The A Grade girls made it 4 from 4 in the 50 Over Comp on the weekend with a terrific win against the reigning 50 Over champs Northern Districts. The game was reduced to 40 overs per side and started at 10am to try and avoid some of the heat. I can pretty much guarantee that didn't work! It was at Salisbury and it was very very hot!!! Slowe did the usual thing and lost the toss, so without any thought Northern's had a bat on a grassy yet crumbly pitch. We almost got off to the perfect start when we had an extremely close LBW turned down off Slowe's first ball. From there we didn't get many chances but the girls were bowling really well and scoring was very slow. Northern's had less than 10 from the first 8 overs and the pressure was building. We felt drinks after 10 overs was appropriate but the umpires decided to have a 5 minute discussion about whether we should, so we brought them out anyway. Wisey came on for Slowe and decided the run rate needed a boost so bowled 2 full tosses on the legs for a couple of boundaries, but the surprise tactic worked as Kelly Armstrong picked up their best batter (Teagan Mcgrath according to the Premier Grade write up) from the other end, bowling her around her legs. Wise and Kelly then bowled excellent spells in the heat and wickets started to fall as runs were increasingly hard to get. Kelly bowled her 8 taking 3/18, and Wise 8 Overs 1/23. They set things up for the quite unwell Monique (or Melissa, also according to SACA write-up) who produced a spell of 5.1 Overs 2 Maidens 5/4! A fantastic spell of bowling with variations in pace and flight making it tough for the Northern girls. The highlight being a terrific stumping from our other unwell player Jordy. Popey picked up a late wicket and we happily bowled them out for 88 after 34.1 overs. Monique 5/4, Kelly 3/18, Popey 1/17, Wise 1/23 were the wicket takers. Slowe bowled well and even swapped ends for a change in luck but had an even plumber LBW turned down, despite Bridget's best appealing efforts. 23 Extra's however!
Bridget and Eliza jumped out the blocks when we went into bat and had 30 from the first 6. Eliza fell to a good one cutting back through the gate and then Slowe  was followed by Bridget to have us 3/53. So much for the pep talk at drinks to Bridget as she fell next ball. Her innings however set up the game and her rapid 29 was just the thing when chasing a small total. Popey was feeling the heat and called for a drink but the umpire said you have to at least face one ball before you can get one. Jordy joined Popey and took up from where Bridget left off and played an aggressive but controlled innings to finish on 31* from 30 balls. Popey being smart at the other end picking up the singles and after 17.4 overs we were home 3 down. Bridget 29, Jordy 31* doing the damage with the bat.
Wishing Popey all the best as she has been given a chance to go to New Zealand to play some Under 21 Cricket with the Wellington Blaze for a couple of weeks. A tremendous opportunity and one that I know she is excited about. We wish her all the best.
ALSO good luck to Bridget and the rest of the Strikers girls as they get their campaign underway this weekend in the Big Bash. We won't see a lot of Bridget at the Browns until late January but looking forward to seeing her making plenty of runs on TV and also on Adelaide oval on New Years Eve. The Strikers play this weekend in Tasmania on Saturday and Sunday, with the first home game being on NYE.
Lots of good news stories, but can I ask that you also keep Stacey Walton in your thoughts. Stacy plays B Grade with the Browns and is having a battle with cancer. The doctors are feeling very positive but Stacey will be out of action for a significant portion of the rest of this year as she recovers from an operation next week. Get well soon Stacey and we look forward to having you back.
Kevin F

Thankyou Des Kelly

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Dec 042015

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

Congratulations To Kensi Girls

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Dec 032015
Hi All,

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

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The Under 15 Girls have just returned from their carnival where they finished 5th, defeating Western Australia in the final playoff game. Rachel Church, Sophie Roberts, Sarah Ferris, Georgia Iannella all competed and certainly didn't let the team down. The highlight coming in the last game when Sophie Roberts had the stunning figures of 5 Overs 4 Maidens 6 Wickets 1 Run…. Yes that's right 6 for 1! A new best innings bowling record for the Championship and also setting a new SA¬†record for highest bowling aggregate of 13 wickets for the Championship. Sophie gets the opportunity to trial for the Cricket Australia XI¬†that will play in the U18 Female Championship in January after making the team of the carnival. Brilliant effort Sophie!

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Teams will follow soon, just sorting out a few kinks!


John Comley

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Dec 032015

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

Under 14 teams vs TTG – 2 day game

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Dec 032015

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.