Like our white team we were challenged with playing the second team and needing to win to finish Minor Premiers 🙂 We bowled first and Sturt batted extremely well getting to 80 in the 25th over before we got our first wicket thanks to Liam Greber whose 21st wicket for the season saw him win the competition bowling trophy 🙂 It was then 139 and the 36th over before we got the next and they then smashed 41 off the last 4 overs to finish 2/180 off 40 overs. The Sturt camp were extremely confident and loud but I explained to our boys that we were not playing primary school average cricket and that 181 was achievable if we played with intent, played our natural game and never give up. Peter Unerkov and Sam Burgess got us off to the perfect start before Sam was out in the 8th over with the score on 28. Christian Leddicoat arrived at the crease like a man on a mission and quickly took control. He played magnificent shots to all parts of the ground on his way to 116no off 60 balls ! His hundred came off 52 balls as he smashed 18 x 4 and 4 x 6. A masterclass innings which saw him finish on 587 runs this season to win the competition batting trophy. Peter Unerkov played the perfect role down the other end getting 28 and then Sam Rahaley with a solid 18. We won by 11 overs and 5 wickets a tremendous win against the second best opposition. The umpires and Sturt people were stunned having never seen a performance like that before and all of us Kensington people simply smiled 🙂 Congratulations guys Minor Premiers 🙂
Challenged with needing to win to finish Minor Premiers and playing the second team our boys stood tall 🙂 Batting first Campbell Watts and Max Floreani got us off to an excellent start 0/33 off ten overs. Campbell was then out for 19 and young Samuel Warrick came in and took the game away from Sturt smashing 68 off 59 balls ! Max Floreani batted well for 46 and Will Rice crunched 38 off 30 to finish 5/194 off 40 overs. Sturt was always under pressure being 3/24 then 6/88 thanks to excellent fielding including 3 run outs. Ben Belperio 2/20 and Will Rice 2/36 were best with the ball. Well done guys Minor Premiers 🙂
We entered the last minor round game versus Sturt with the opposition needing to win to contest finals. Greeted by a perfect day and a slowish pitch and even slower outfield we won the toss and decided to bat. Things didn’t start well with us losing opener Angas Marshall in the second over and then we struck some trouble losing Arham Hashmi , elevated to 3 and soon a runout for Jack Konnis had us at 3/15. Debutant U16 red player Luke Pedlar joined Jed Spence and we needed to consolidate. Luke looked well at home at this level playing some great shots before being caught for 12 At 4/34 we were in some trouble as Nick Wilson came to the wicket and he and Jed had a 51 run partnership before losing Jed to a well batted 42. Adam Clements made a swift 13 off 9 including a big 6 and then Nick and Liam Winskill played some entertaining cricket as we got to a competitive 6/129 Nick 34* and Liam 13* As has been the case most games this season we grabbed a early wicket with Riley Slack bowling the opener and we had them 1/3. it took a while to get the next wicket as they went slow and cautiously as we pushed the run rate up with some tight bowling but couldn’t get the breakthrough. Enter Jack Konnis who bowled very well to get the other opener and this opened the floodgates to grab some wickets.They pushed towards the target and we needed the No 3 who looked dangerous , and again Jack stepped up to produce a sensational 35 metre direct hit runout. We eventually finished our 40 overs with Sturt 9/124 and 6 runs short. Well done again as we found a way to get across the line . Bowling honours to Riley with 3/19 ,Adam 2/24 , Jack 2/31, Darcy Hunkin 1/14 Sam Bruce 0/19 and Arham 0/10 Man of the match Jack Konnis. We now play a home semi final vs West Torrens as a 2 day game. Well done to the team for an excellent performance and all of the players who helped to get us here. We also managed to get the Bowling and Batting #1 honours for the minor round for the whole competition ,Adam Clements with 30 wickets and economy of 2.58 and Jed Spence 435 runs at 48.33 well done lads outstanding seasons. . ______________________________________________________________________ This email has been scanned by the Symantec Email Security.cloud service. For more information please visit www.symanteccloud.com ______________________________________________________________________
The last minor round of the season and the Whites needed a win to secure a home final. Asked to bowl by the Sturt captain this soon became a real problem for them as we stampeded through their top order to have them at an amazing 7/17 off 19 overs. Clever seamers Will McGowan, Skipper Will Warrick,Lachie Parker and Max Monfires all enjoyed the wicket party that also included a great runout. Fred McClure took catch of the season in the gully, yes it was that good ! At the drinks break, we emphasised a continued effort to finish the job. Unfortunately the Sturt batsmen batted a lot better and managed to bat the next 20 overs for the loss of 2 more wickets to finish at 9/67. Leg spinners Fred McClure and Will Quigley-Smith chipped in with a wicket each. Quite an amazing bowling and fielding performance by our talented cricketers. Small totals can be dangerous to chase but not this time. Tully Kennett and Liam Nichol had an outstanding opening partnership of 59 in 18 overs before Liam departed for 24. Left handed Fred McClure joined Tully to push the total to 95 in the 28th over before Tully fell for 38. Fred hit a fluent 23 and Corey White chipped in with 15 not out when we finished at 4/122 after 35 overs. A really good performance by the Whites in readiness for Semi Finals next week. Man of the match was Fred McClure for his runs,amazing catch and a wicket. Gary Slack Bonnetts Saddleworld
Reds at Mitcham Primary School 1pm start please be there 12.15. P Unerkov, M Slack (wk), S Burgess, C Leddicoat (c), S Rahaley, J Bear, J Read, L Greber (vc), M George, J Sims, H Rice, J Packer Whites at Langman Reserve 1pm start please be there 12.15. M Floreani, C Watts (wk), S Warrick, C Bear, W Rice (c), S Kumra, C Hoberg, T Barnett, F March, B Belperio (vc), J Bilsborow, S Musster. Manager Tim Rice
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CONGRATULATIONS to the Kensi Girls on going Back to Back in the 20/20 Competition. After many years of getting there and not quite getting over the line, the last 2 years have been a just reward for a lot of hard work from a talented group. 4 new faces in the 10 this year with Bridget, Popey, Hannah and Kelly coming in to the side. Slowe lost the toss and for the 6th time we found ourselves in the field for the Grand Final. After a horror first 7 balls, the girls turned it around and from that point were extremely dominant over the Sturt team. Slowe and Popey got wickets in the 2nd and 3rd Overs and from there the team tightened the screws. Good field placings, excellent fielding and awareness along with a terrific enthusiasm for the whole innings wore Sturt down and we dismissed them for 77. Sturt had beaten us twice during the year, our only 20/20 losses. Shae and Wisey kept the pressure on and with the Sturt crowd yelling encouragement to their players they decided to take a risky overthrow and Bridget and Jordy gladly accepted the present and Sturt fell from 4/66 to their final total of 77. Shae picked up 2 very important wickets and yet again Monique, back from injury, showed how tough she is to play and in 2.5 overs took 3/6 to have Sturt bowled out in 18.5 overs. We struggled to chase a small total earlier in the year, but the determination of this group to succeed was going to prove too strong. Bridget fell early and was followed soon after by last years dominant player in Eliza and we were 2/9. Hannah was not going to be able to bat due a knee injury suffered when desperately diving to save a ball earlier, but the girls felt comfortable, or as comfortable as Wisey can get at a cricket game. Slowe and Jordy set about restoring things and despite a couple of heart in the mouth moments, raced the score along to 57, 21 more needed. They then fell in consecutive deliveries to get the tension up and gave the weird Sturt supporters a chance to say even more odd things, but Popey and Kelly were having none of that and they raced us past the score in 15.2 overs, to spark some big celebrations. Follow the link for the Scorecard.
Congratulations to talented young batsman William Montgomery who has been selected in the state U15 cricket team touring Brisbane in the National Australian Championships. First game today and Will top scored with 37 for the SA team to win over the NT team. Gary Slack Bonnetts Saddleworld
Chasing 134 for victory we started poorly and were 3/32 in the 10th over. Sam Warrick and Sam Rahaley steadied the team batting very well before Sam Warrick was out for a well made 23, then Sam Rahaley copped an excellent delivery and was out for a very good 32. At 5/90 we needed calm heads and Jack Bear 41no with help from Matt Slack and Liam Greber saw us safely home declaring 10 in front. We had 13 overs to bowl and grabbed 3 wickets and could have had 6 if we had held out catches. A solid win with Mitchell George 4/10 in the first innings our Man of the Match 🙂 Sent from my iPhone
Having won the game on the first day we batted on declaring 90 runs in front and only losing 3 wickets thanks to an outstanding 51 no from Caleb Hoberg. Leaving 45 overs to get 10 wickets an achievable target with a side full of bowlers. However ET batted very well with the openers putting on 79 for the opening partnership. We managed 6 wickets at stumps two each to Will Rice and James Woods and once again tidy bowling from Jake Bilsborow 1/14 off 8 and Ben Belperio 1/13 off 6. A comprehensive win with Ben Belperio’s 5/19 in the first innings the Man of Match 🙂 Sent from my iPhone
Last week our team compiled a competitive 179 against the team sitting right next to us on the ladder so to say the game was important is an understatement. The plan was to bowl full and keep it really tight to put the Torrens batsmen under pressure from the start. 1/0 in the 2nd over courtesy of some outstanding fielding from Will Cowling in the covers to runout the opener with a brilliant throw to where keeper Corey White was already at the stumps to get the bails off. A few overs later Will Cowling was in the action again with a super catch low down at cover and Torrens were 2/12. The pressure in the field was superb and this translated in to another runout soon after, you guessed it, that man again Will Cowling in the covers together with Corey White at the stumps. Luke Pedlar was introduced in to the attack and torrens suddenly were 5/38 with 2 wickets to Luke. Fred McClure got involved in the wickets with a well flight end leg spinner to lure a well taken catch to Will Quigley-Smith at mid on. Captain Will Warrick bought back opener Will McGowan in to the attack and suddenly 2 more wickets had fallen. Leg spinners Will Cowling and Will Quigley- Smith then chipped in with a wicket each to finish the East Torrens innings at 70. All 6 bowlers contributed with a wicket for a comprehensive victory. With 28 overs still to be bowled, our team wanted to bowl again and at the end of the day had the Torrens team 2/71. A great effort from the team, well done. Mano of the Match was Luke Pedlar for his 54 runs, 3 wickets for 18 when bowling as well as 2 catches. Gary Slack Bonnetts Saddleworld
Having set East Torrens 230 to win we set about the second half of our game plan to achieve a win. Skipper Adam Clements although a little banged up got us off to a great start with a wicket in the first over . Riley Slack took the new ball from the other end and took little time in putting his influence on the game getting the next 3 wickets bowling 2 and another courtesy of a great catch to Jack Konnis. Two run outs from Adam Clements showing his great arm as the visitors got into all sorts of trouble trying to up the run rate but simply throwing away wickets. The wickets continued to fall at regular intervals and only a very good innings from the # 4 kept them going , unfortunately we dropped him on 58 with the batsman then going to to make 104. We eventually wrapped it up with East Torrens all out 173 after 58 overs. Standout bowling performances from Riley 4/52 , Sam Bruce , 2/29 , Max Monfries 1/17, Adam 1/30, Darcy Hunkin a miserly 0/9 off 8 overs and Jack Konnis and Jed Spence combining with some wily leg spin to with 0/30 off 10 overs between them. Jack also taking 2 ripper catches in slips. Job well done and consolidating top spot and a home Semi Final with 1 week to go before then.There were some excellent performances with Man of the Match going to Jed Spence for his fantastic 94 run innings on week one . ( yes the author did cop some comment for not mentioning this last week) from various quarters. Great job boys. . ______________________________________________________________________ This email has been scanned by the Symantec Email Security.cloud service. For more information please visit www.symanteccloud.com ______________________________________________________________________
The 1st Grade girls get a chance to add to our history on Sunday with a Grand Final Appearance in the 20/20 final at Adelaide Oval. Our 6th Final in the last 7 years, and an opportunity to even up the ledger a bit as it currently sits 1 win 5 losses!. It's also a chance for Bridget and Popey who were away with the Scorpions last year and missed the opportunity to be an active part of the winning team. Also to Hannah and Kelly Armstrong who are in the team this year and looking for their first Kensi flag.
Congratulations to the following girls, good luck play well, do your best and we will come out on top:
Sarah Lowe (C), Bridget Patterson, Amy Wiseman, Katelyn Pope, Shae Daly, Hannah Armstrong, Kelly Armstrong, Eliza Doddridge, Monique Draycott, Jordan Doecke
Get down to watch the girls. Game starts at 10:50, players please try to be there an hour before so we can get settled in and also get in a solid warm up to be ready to go.
Players have free parking tickets for the day, for supporters I'm sorry but if you want to park in the Northern Car Park there is a $13 charge for the day. Would love to see as many there as possible, hopefully a few of the male players can also get along and watch some seriously talented cricketers.
1 Win from 3 last week with the A Grade chasing down a challenging target on the beautiful Parkinson Oval.
The A Grade took on tough opponent West Torrens last Sunday. Torrens always dangerous when Lauren Ebsary lines up. Torrens won the toss and decided to have a bat. Popey and Slowe got the girls away to a wonderful start with 2 early wickets. 2/8 quickly became 3/135 as yet again Lauren went on a run scoring rampage. The watchful Ang Treloar at the other end spent most of her innings becoming acquainted with Jordan, even being friendly enough to discuss rule interpretations so that they were all on the same page. I'm sure Jordan came away much wiser and certainly much happier than Ang. She who laughs last! After the 3rd wicket a steady stream of wickets kept our girls up and firing and when the last wicket fell for 193 after only 40 overs, there a large sense of relief and optimism that the target was very gettable on a good pitch and fast ground. Amy Wiseman had started the ball rolling back in our direction and then Eliza Doddridge, her best A Grade figures, and Shae Daly, with the vital wicket of Lauren, kept the foot on the throat of Torrens to dismiss them well short of what they felt they should have made. Popey 1/44 with too many wides (we fixed that at training this week though), Slowe 1/16, Shae 2/33, Wisey 2/39 and Eliza's excellent 4/20 took the wickets. Torrens 10/193. Eliza and Bridget opened up and got us away to the perfect start with a brilliant opening partnership of 123. Eliza having an excellent double, falling just short of another 50. Bridget carried on despite another wicket and opened her shoulders really putting Torrens to the sword. With the win in sight only 16 runs away Bridget chipped one to midwicket and fell agonisingly short of another hundred. Popey had a brief stay and Torrens perked up a bit, but Jordan and Kelly put paid to that in rapid fashion and we cruised past 4 wickets down after only 41 overs. Bridget 95, Eliza 46 the best of the batters with Jordan 10* and Kelly 9* making sure there was no crazy collapse. KENSINGTON 4/194 DEFEATED WEST TORRENS 193
The win keeping the A Grade on top of the table, and with the other results of the weekend ensuring Sturt and Southern Districts cannot make the finals we can prepare for some March action. Doesn't quite have the same ring as September action, but i personally think it's better.
ANOTHER REMINDER THAT THE 1ST GRADE FINALS ARE ON SATURDAYS.
The B Browns had a day to forget. It took me back a few years, but hopefully it was just a glitch. 6 players were missing from the previous week and we came up against a strong, old, determined and decidedly unfriendly Prospect. To see "Mature" Women celebrating like they have won a Grand Final after bringing back an opening bowler to bowl against a first game 11 year old was, to say the least, annoying. Anyway, they were the better team quite comfortably on the day and we finished a distant 2nd. Actually i think we were so far back we may have come 3rd! Hopefully a few good games to finish will see the Browns make the finals and if Karma can have a say we may come up against them again. We did win the toss, so that was kinda nice, and then we struggled. A steady avalanche of wickets meant we were in the field after only 19 Overs. Chloe top scored with 13 and did her best to take the fight to the opposition, Cassidy Perkins did an outstanding job facing 26 balls for her 5 and she and first gamer Tya Gonsalves (16 balls in 22 minutes) put on the equal highest partnership for the last wicket. Tya and Cassidy were excellent in keeping Prospect at bay. However, it was a long shot to think 33 would be challenging! A wicket first ball to Chloe gave us hope, and another to Emily Jones with the score on 29 had us needing only 8 more wickets for 3 to steal an unlikely victory. They declared a 100 runs later on 2/129! Chloe 1/16 from 6, Emily 1/25 the wicket takers, with Ursula Gully's 1 over for 5 an excellent effort amongst the carnage. This meant we had to survive 36 overs to avoid an outright, a target that prove just too much as we fell 4.1 overs short. Umpire Ricky was doing his best to annoy everyone, and to his credit, he succeeded. Warning the girls that he would not allow our girls to time waste when they were batting! And that was a highlight of his day. Sarah Fraser, in an innings that South Africa would have been proud of, did her best chewing up 69 balls. Chloe 27 and Emily 24 (balls that is) tried hard, as did ALL THE GIRLS but young players Amelie Green (11) and Cassidy Perkins (14) deserve special mention trying to hold off an attack that had fielders surrounding the bat and doing their best to block out the sunlight. A special mention to Francesca Queale also who took the gloves and showed plenty of promise. Even better considering she missed the email during the week and only found out Sunday at the game. There was no hesitation however, she was super keen and it showed. Really proud of our girls and know they will bounce back this week in performance. Their effort could not be questioned! The scores do not do the girls justice.
B Golds took on the 20/20 Premiers West Torrens at Ford Oval. Emily won the toss and had a bat. Jamo made her now customary 13 without difficulty before popping 1 up in the air, and Georgia followed soon after to have the girls 2/22. Amy K and Sez Fez then put on 36 before Emily A and Sez put on another 32. Sarah batting beautifully and looking in command of the situation. 2 more quick wickets had the girls 6/98 before Maeve stuck with Sarah for another 15. 3 more very quick wickets ended the Golds innings on 113, a little disappointing after being only 3 down as they entered the 90's and only batting for 29 overs. Sarah Ferris the last one out for a wonderful 48, her highest score for the Browns and yet another one for the weekend falling just short of a milestone. The strong West Torrens batting line up was goign to be a challenge, but the Golds have a very good attack also. At 2/24 and wickets to Amy K and Jamo the girls felt they were in with a chance. wickets to Matilda Ronan, Sarah and Georgia had Torrens 5/81 and the game was tight. Lauren Semmens and Emily A bowled some tight overs, and despite a late wicket to Jamo, the Torrens captain was able to guide them home 6 down. Jamo 2/20, Amy 1/20, Sarah 1/11, Matilda1/11 and Georgia 1/5 the wicket takers. 32 extra's again hurting.
KENSINGTON GOLD 113 LOST TO WEST TORRENS 6/114
ET batted first and got off to a steady start with no early break throughs until Sam Burgess bowling very fast grabbed 2 wickets in 5 balls to leave them 2/26 in the 11th over. Runs flowed with little joy and at tea they were 4/87 off 30 overs a little disappointing from us. After tea the intent was back and Mitchell George smashed them getting 4/10 off 7 overs getting the 4 wickets in 7 balls !!! Peter Unerkov bowled his usual immaculate line and length for 2/8 off 8 overs and Samuel Warrick 1/7 off 5 overs the best with the ball. All out 133 a terrific fight back 🙂 With 3 overs to face Peter Unerkov and Samuel Warrick saw us safely to stumps at 0/12. Sent from my iPhone
Bowling first against a young ET team Ben Belperio torn them apart getting 5/19 off 11 overs, Will Rice 2/6 off 10 overs, James Woods 2/11 and Jake Bilsborow 1/4 to have ET 10/52. With 18 overs to bat Max Floreani got us off to the perfect batting beautifully for 44 to have us 2/85 at stumps , a win already 🙂
Perfect conditions and a good deck was a welcome sight at Ford Oval day 1. We needed the coin tossing gods in our favour and thankfully that’s what we got . Batting first with again some new faces and changed line up but looking to set the opposition a decent target.
As has been the case often this season openers Angas Marshall and Jed Spence got us off to a solid start before we lost Angas for 12 in a run out mix up to be 1/23 . Soon we were 2/41 with Harry Edmonds departing before a solid little 30 run partnership got us to 71 before Will Montgomery was out after a promising start for 10 .
Jack Konnis one of our last match hero,s again showed very good cricket intelligence and stroke play to form a 66 run partnership with Jed before again some confusion led to another run out , Jack out for 25.
At 158 we then lost Jed with the original early target of 230-250 now looked a little ambitious. Several quick wickets fell including, Arham Hasmi for 22 and at 6/186 we still had some work to do. Some good work at the end with a 9th wicket 35 run partnership from Liam Winskill 24* and 11 from Riley Slack saw us finish 10/ 229 runs which in context looks a good score and something to bowl at next week.
Well done to the guys as again we managed to work through some tough periods and get a few partnerships to post the score.
Next week set for our bowlers and field to finish the job.
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Captain Will Warrick won the toss and decided to bat on a well grassed pitch at Roma Mitchell Secondary School. Tully Kennett and Liam Nichol started cautiously before Liam got a howler from one of the green shirts to be out LBW. Fred McClure followed soon after to a beauty from the East Torrens left arm swing bowler and we were suddenly in real trouble at 2/18 in the 18th over. Enter young gun Luke Pedlar who took control of the situation and together with Tully built a 51 run partnership to get us back on track. Tully departed in the 29th over for a well made 24 and we had 69 on the scoreboard. A few quick wickets followed with Zac Norris and Jack Read both getting top edges but the constant was Luke Pedlar who looked at ease with the Torrens attack. Luke and Corey White built a steady partnership before a bad mix up with the running between wickets left Luke well short of his crease for an outstanding innings of 54 from only 84 balls faced. At 6/121 in the 46th over we had to dig deep to bat the overs and get to the team target of 180. Small partnerships well crafted with a very determined Corey White being the main partner steadily headed the total to 166 for 9 down when Corey was out for 32 in the last over. Will Cowling headed out to face the last 5 balls and along with Will Quigley-Smith added another 15 runs for a team total of 9/179 to accomplish the team target. A really gutsy determined innings from Will Quigley-Smith helped the team add 38 runs for the last 2 wickets. Overall, team target reached, job well done. Gary Slack Bonnetts Saddleworld
Reds P Unerkov, M Slack (w/k), S Burgess, C Leddicoat (c), J Bear, S Rahaley, L Greber (vc), M George, H Rice, J Sims, J Packer, S Warrick at Marryatville 1.30 start, please be there by 12.45. Whites F March, M Floreani, C Hoberg, C Bear, W Rice (c), S Kumra, S Musster, T Barnett, H Chow (wk), J Bilsborow , B Belperio (vc), J Woods At Rostrevor College, Little Memorial Oval, Cnr Glen Stuart and Morialta roads. 1.30 start please be there by 12.45 Manager Tim Rice
2 wins again last weekend. A comfortable win, a close fought and exciting win and a disappointing loss. (aren't they all?)
Another weekend of personal bests to go with the previous weekend. Good signs as we rapidly get close to finals.
The B Golds had a great win against Adelaide Uni. Significant because we had not previously beaten Uni and both teams have now triumphed over them in the last month. The intrepid B Grade Golds, still looking for their first win in the 40-over competition, ventured into the City on Sunday to take on University at their number two oval. On a lovely warm Sunday afternoon, both teams discussed and planned National FeBLUary Day – a day where cricket clubs and associations across Australia “turned blue” to create awareness of depression and anxiety. This involved a team talk before the match, wrist bands for all players to wear and a special cap. The umpires (strangely looking similar and both called Ted) also had a medal to award at the end of the match for the player they felt best represented what the day was about.
Bolstered by the return of skipper Emily Armstrong, back from a small sojourn in the A’s, the Gold’s were feeling positive before the match. Unfortunately, Em failed in her first task of the day, calling incorrectly at the toss. University unsurprisingly chose to bat.Early wickets again proved difficult to get, with Uni putting on an opening partnership of 31 in 11 overs before the skipper struck with an LBW to remove the opposition captain. Steady wickets fell throughout
the innings, and despite a partnership of 45 for the sixth wicket, University never got away from our bowlers. Good analyses all the way down the book for our bowlers, exceptionally pleasing was that only 8 bowling extras were given up across the full innings – a vast improvement over the past few games and something to maintain for the final games of the season. Special mention to Sarah-Jane (Jamo) Jameson, who bowled 7.5 overs for the innings. At 1/17, Jamo was having a pretty good day with ball. In the last 13 balls however, her figures turned out to be exceptional, taking 4 wickets for no runs to finish with 5/17. The skipper also had a good day with the ball, bowling at good pace to finish with 1/8 from 6 overs. It was also great to see the younger ones having a bowl, with Ayisha Saleh taking 1/7 from 1 over. Congratulations to Olivia Mulvany (2 overs, 1/9) on her first wicket for the club. Georgia Iannella, who kept for the first 20 overs, then swapped the gloves with Matilda Ronin, and then bowled 4 overs, 1/8. Good hustle in the field restricted the runs from University and at the innings change, Kensington were quietly confident of a win. Jamo and Georgia then opened up the batting. Jamo looked good early, smashing an early boundary before picking out point for no addition to the score and bringing Sarah Ferris to the crease. At the other end, Georgia was batting time, working singles behind point. University bowled very tightly from the northern end, with their opener Jo Hedges beginning with an outstanding spell of 6 overs, 5 maidens, 1/1. Sarah looked good for 14, but was bowled trying to ship one though midwicket, leaving Kensington 2/22 from 7 overs. Three successive ducks followed (Emily, Matilda and Jess) to leave Kensington reeling at 5/35 after 14. Enter the vice-captain Lauren at 7, who batted for just under an hour with the still-undefeated Georgia, making 27 from a 66 run partnership, before being bowled by the final delivery of the University opening bowler’s spell. With the score on 101 and 26 still left to win, Sam Tammita in her first game for the Golds was out LBW for 0. Maeve Edwards and 9 batted well with Georgia for 6* to close out the game for Kensington. Well batted to Georgia, who carried her bat through the innings, batting 2 hours 21 minutes, 114 balls for a sterling 47* and was comfortably the best score across both teams and was the difference with the bat. For keeping for 20 overs, batting beautifully and bowling 4 tidy overs the umpires awarded Georgia the FeBLUary medal for on field performance. Well done Georgia and well done to the Gold’s who played a great game of cricket to beat a pretty good University side. With four rounds to go before the semi’s, next week sees the Gold’s taking on West Torrens at home on Ford Oval. A good result from this match has generated some momentum and the week on week improvement augers well for the remaining games. UNIVERSITY ALL OUT 126 DEFEATED BY KENSINGTON GOLD 7/128
The first 3 best ever's occurred here with Georgia making her personal best of 47* and Jamo taking her first 5 wicket haul for the club as well as Olivia Mulvany 1/9. Awesome stuff.
THE BROWNS took on Northern Districts Blue who decided to "transfer"their best Blue player over to the Orange team, leaving them a little short on experience. Chloe lost the toss and the girls were sent in on a very good looking Col Waite pitch. The girls were feeling confident but after Tif flew out of the blocks with 2 early boundaries, we were soon 3/14 after 3.1 overs. Sarah Fraser and Churchy dug in and played solid risk free cricket for a few overs before they got their eyes in and started to open up. A good lesson for the team and for our other teams also. The 18th over being significant as we took 25 from it! With a bit of help from the bowler who was having trouble getting it below head height. Sarah Fraser fell of the last ball of the 19th over and we were 4/93. From there Churchy and Chloe took it to Northern and from the next 21 overs put on a superb undefeated partnership of 145. The last over arrived with Chloe on 46 and Churchy on either 92 or 96, depending on which scorebook you looked at! A single each from the first 2 balls was followed by a 4 to Chloe. 1 milestone. 5 wides helped no-one except the score, but a 3 from the following ball had Churchy on strike with 2 balls to follow. A cracking boundary was followed by a bottom edge 1 and we were worried that she came up short. A delighted / disappointed phone call to Mum was first point of call, but we were soon to find out that Andrew Fraser's scoring was on the ball and Churchy was indeed 101*! YAH!!!! We suggested she ring Mum back, but the reply was, "bugger that, i'm ringing Jack!" (her brother who had made 101* himself just before Christmas). AHHH sibling rivalry. 4/238 from 40. Churchy 101*, Chloe 54*, Sarah 19.
Northern needed a solid start and got it in the form of no early wickets, but it was a slow start with the bowlers bowling a good line and Northern getting to the 13th over before losing their first wicket, LBW to Sarah Fraser. 1/33. A slow but steady flow of wickets and runs then followed for the next 28 overs. Shaina Altman bowled 4 excellent overs, 2/6 with 6 wides! Francesca impressed again with 1/13 and Cassidy Perkins bowled beautifully and took 2/7 from her 4 overs, her hard work in the nets paying off and showing dividends. Amelie Green also took her first wicket, 1/5 from 4 overs. Sarah got the ball rolling and took 1/8 from her 4 overs.
KENSINGTON BROWN 4/238 DEFEATED NORTHERN DISTRICTS BLUE 7/100
Some more personal bests. Cassidy Perkins 2/7, Shaina Altman 2/6, Amelie Green 1/5, Chloe Frick, her first 50 with 54*; but trumping them all this week was the first 100 for Rachel Church with a wonderful 101* and the deserved winner of the Febluary Medal.
THE A GRADE took on NORTHERN DISTRICTS at the home of cricket, PARKINSON. Well our home anyway. Slowey won the toss and from that point we played generous cricket. Every time we started to get on top and establishing our innings we found a way to lose a wicket. Both openers run out, hitting catches off full tosses, very generous! Bridget started well and moved effortlessly to 27 before coming up short in a run, Jordy hit the ball sweetly and raced to 33 before picking the wrong ball and top edging a catch to the willing Northern fielders. Hannah Armstrong and Shae Daly put together a solid partnership with sensible batting before Hannah fell for a well compiled 24. The last 2 wickets fell and we were gone for 133 from only 41 overs. Bridget 27, Jordy 33, Hannah 24 and Shae 13* the best with the bat. Not all doom and gloom however and 133 can be very competitive with a few early wickets. The Kensi girls bowled well and kept the pressure on but the wickets weren't falling. (only 8 wides this week. Excellent!) 1/37 was ok and another quick one and we'd be in it. Hannah Perry fell for 12 which is great; except that she and Tegan put on 87! A couple of missed catches, nothing easy but half chances we need to take, as well as missed run out opportunities again slowing our charge. Too many run outs being missed by our girls. Not making huge mistakes, but being extra alert, ready and on their toes in the field will present us with a lot more wickets. Tegan McPharlin batted on (and on) and won the Febluary Medal for her 92*, sorry 100*. Northern making 3/145 from 40 Overs and way too good for us this time. We still hold top spot in the 50 Over comp, but it's now a bit tighter and we need to quickly get back to our winning ways to stay there. Shae Daly with the pick of the figures with 2/22 from 10 Overs. Another excellent spell, and her first decent bowl back from her shoulder injury. Amy Wiseman also continued her good form with 1/20 from 8.
KENSINGTON ALL OUT 133 DEFEATED BY NORTHERN DISTRICTS 3/145
3 FROM 3 THIS WEEK!
The games against East Torrens at any level are always very competitive and I’m sure this will be no exception so close to finals. The Reds take on East Torrens at Ford oval from 1.30 in a two day game, 70 overs per side.Please be there by 12.45. It is a home game so please bring afternoon tea. REDS Angas Marshall Jed Spence-wk Harry Edmonds Will Montgomery Jack Konnis Arham Hashmi Liam Winskill Adam Clements- captain Darcy Hunkin Riley Slack Sam Bruce Max Monfries The WHITES take on East Torrens at Roma Mitchell Secondary College from 1.30 so please be there by 12.45 The team is Tully Kennett Liam Nichol Fred McClure Luke Pedlar Jack Read Corey White-wk Zac Norris Will McGowan William Warrick-captain William Cowling William Quigley-Smith LachieParker Missing this week is Hamish Gitsham-school Greg Tanti-school Oliver Harms-school Nick Wilson-school James DuPreez- injured Connor OBrien- school Tom Van der Jeugd- school Euan Fletcher,Sean McCullum and Ashley Eckermann are in the seniors. Have fun, go the Browns !! Gary Slack Bonnetts Saddleworld
We resumed Round 9 as a 1 day game at Ford oval. Having lost the toss we bowled in a challenging game against the second placed side. Our rejigged line up including some well deserved promoted U16 white players, Max Monfries and Jack Konnis.
Adelaide got off to a solid start and were going along at a clip due to some off target bowling and we appeared to be in some trouble. As has been the case for most games this year we have a great sense of how to claw our way back in to game and by the 20 over mark had pulled back the run rate to a more respectful 4 runs per over. Dropped catches and a couple of missed run outs showing we still have a way to go in getting our out cricket to the highest level.
Our ability to get back in the game was evident and achieved with some very good bowling from Riley Slack 3/35 off 8 over’s Max on debut impressive with 2/24 off 8 over’s, Sam Bruce1/26 off 8 over’s , Adam Clements 2/34 off 7 over’s and Darcy Hunkin 0/26 off 8 over’s.
Worthy of mention also was the performance from fill in Keeper Jed Spence doing a good job behind the stumps with a sharp catch off Riley and excellent stumping off Sam Bruce whilst conceding only 4 byes ( quite remarkable given the umpires were very lenient and poor on extreme wide delivery’s)
Adelaide 9/156 off 40 over’s. We set about the chase requiring 4 an over but struck trouble in the second over with Jed run out without scoring and our other opener Angas Marshall out for 15 with us at 2/21 which soon became 5/64 , the game looked a long way from a win. First gamer Jack Konnis and skipper Adam Clements then showed why we are a top side as they played intelligent and positive cricket to set about correcting the ship. Jack working the ball beautifully and Adam combining some deft touch with power hitting.
As they slowly got the run rate and target down and started to pressure the field with excellent running between wickets Adelaide slowly unravelled as we sustained our pressure. We achieved the win with an over to go and privileged to see an excellent rescue mission from the 2 batsman before Jack was out for 48 but the game well in control. Adam feasted in the final over’s including 21 off the last to be 72* off 59 balls with 7 fours and 3 sixes with Sam Bruce 2*. We finished 7/178 for a good win and consolidating top spot on the ladder.
As discussed after the game we twice looked in trouble both with the ball and bat but Attitude , Effort and Intent of this group is what sets them apart and out outright refusal to give up but also play with mature cricket intelligence well and truly on display.
Well done guys .
Man of the Match – Adam Clements
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Needing a win to regain top spot on the table we batted first and got off to an excellent start 1/38 in the 10th over when Matt Slack was out for 15, Captain Christian Leddicoat continued his outstanding season racing to 35 (nearly 500 runs ) before he was out with the score at 68 off 20 overs an outstanding run rate against the best bowling attack we have faced this season. We then had a shocking 4 overs losing 5/5 !!!! Our bowlers steadied the ship and we scrambled to 126 off our 40 overs, no where near enough runs against a quality team. We needed a great start and in the fifth over they were 2/14 both bowled by Liam Greber. The Adelaide boys batted well and at the half way mark they were 3/63, we were fielding and bowling very well. Peter Unerkov 6 overs 1/13 and then Henry Rice 2/14 off 6 overs kept us in the game. With 13 overs to go they needed 38 runs with 5 wickets in hand, with 8 overs to go they needed 17 with 4 wickets in hand, a wicket to Henry Rice then Josh Sims and suddenly they needed 8 with 4 overs and only 2 wickets. Captain Christian Leddicoat bought himself on to bowl and the field was so close to the batsmen it was an amazing picture. 4 balls later the game was over both wickets to Christian and a sensational win by 5 runs. Amazing effort by a tremendous bunch of boys who never gave up showing fantastic Kensington spirit, a season defining win, well done guys 🙂
Our top of the table Whites team complete with some new faces up from the Under 14s were keen to have a crack at the Talented Adelaide team. Their weather was great and skipper Will Warrick won the toss and we decided to have a bat on an interesting pitch that was full of grass and had a bigger slope than Ford oval. The batting started very cautiously and when the first wicket fell in the 8th over we had 15 on the board. Wickets fell consistently and runs continued too hard to obtain for the Browns team. Fred McClure top scored with 17 and Will Warrick was the only other batsmen to get double figures with 10. Unfortunately quality batsman Liam Winskill was unable to bat due to a thigh strain and Zac Norris strained a hamstring whilst batting which meant we were unable to use Zac as a bowler. We struggled to get the total towards 72 in the 33rd over, unfortunately not being able to bat out the 40 overs which was to prove costly later in the day. We had the runs on the board and the team were excited at the challenge of bowling the Adelaide team out for under our total The innings started superbly with super talented opening bowler Will McGowan getting a breakthrough in the first over to have the Adelaide team 1/0. Jack Read celebrating his birthday leaped off the ground at covers and dived to take an amazing one handed catch. The team were pumped !! Next over skipper Will Warrick had Adelaide 2/0 with youngster Luke Pedlar taking a great catch at 2nd slip. Will McGowan broke through again in the 7th over courtesy of a brilliant catch by top scorer Fred McClure in the gully to have the opposition at 3/7. Tight bowling continued and leg spinner Fred McClure was introduced with immediate impact with a wicket in his 2nd over. Luke Pedlar took a wicket in his third over to have the Adelaide team at 5/32 and when Fred took a catch off his own bowling they were 6/42 and we were in with a strong chance. Tight bowling continued and unfortunately some half chances that we didn’t quite take and the next wicket fell at the total of 71. A miracle was still being hoped for. Unfortunately it wasn’t to be and the miracle don’t happen. Will Cowling took 2/14 off his 2 overs and Will Quigley-Smith a wicket off his 2 overs to finish the innings in 31 overs. Will McGowan lead the way with 3/18,Will Warrick 1/9, Luke Pedlar 1/15,Fred McClure 2/29. A great effort by keeper Liam Winskill keeping even though he had a thigh strain. A brave effort by the team but defending 72 was always going to be a challenge. A great learning day for our young team. Man of the match was Fred McClure top scoring with 17 runs,taking 2 wickets as well as 2 catches. Special thanks to Stacey Pedlar for another great effort doing all the scoring for us. Stacey brings Luke up from the country each Saturday driving 4 hours, scores all afternoon and then drives home again. A brilliant effort and so appreciated by me and all the team. Gary Slack Bonnetts Saddleworld