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
Teams this week:
1st Grade take on Sturt at AA Bailey Recreation Ground. Start Time 11:50 AM. Warm Ups to begin from 11:00.
Sarah Lowe (C), Bridget Patterson. Amy Wiseman, Shae Daly, Kelly Armstrong, Eliza Doddridge, Jordan Doecke, Katelyn Pope, Monique Draycott, Emily Jones, Georgia Iannella
2nd Grade Browns take on ladder leader West Torrens at Henley High School. Start Time 1:00 PM, Warm Ups to begin from 12:15
Chloe Frick (C), Sophie Roberts, Marg Hay, Shaina Altman, Sarah Fraser, Tif Thackeray, Amy White, Amelie Green, Ursula Gully, Cassidy Perkins, Francesca Queale
2nd Grade Golds take on Sturt at FORD Oval from 1:00 PM. Warm Ups from 12:15
Emily Armstrong (C), Lauren Semmens, Amy Kaesler, Sarah Ferris, Jessica Murray, Matilda Ronan, Maeve Edwards, Olivia Mulvany, Ayisha Salah, Sam Tammita, Tya Gonsalves.
PLEASE let me know if i have missed anyone this week. We have 11 per side in the 2 2nd Grade teams, but we are able to play 12 if we want.
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