U16 Whites Premiership

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Mar 212016

What an event, the grand final of a junior SACA game and the first GF for a lot of our players. Yes lots of excitement but our team was very professional and focussed. Skipper Will Warrick won the toss and decided that runs on the board were the best way to play in a final. Even though the pitch was green and the sky grey, we were going to bat. Tully Kennett and Harry Edmonds were both back in the shed with the score at only 14 in the 11th over. Not the ideal start but enter Arham Hashmi. In the semi final he was dynamic and explosive, guess what, he did it again in the Grand Final. He stroked 53 off 57 balls to change the game in our favour with 3 massive sixes. Liam Nichol had played the perfect partnering role to Arham but both were dismissed by the 27th over and the score 78. Momentum back to the Browns! Liam Winskill and Fred McClure batted superbly for a 51 run partnership in only 61 minutes to take us to 129 in the 46th over. Both batsmen out for valuable knocks of 25. Darcy Hunkin stroked a quick 15 off 23 balls and combining with the lower order the team rallied and we finished with 179. The target was 180 so job done !! We had 5 overs at the Adelaide openers before stumps but could not make the breakthrough. Day 2 and the breakthroughs soon came courtesy of some super bowling from our dynamic duo in Will McGowan and Will Warrick. After 15 overs, the Adelaide team were 2/21 and under pressure. Max Monfries and Darcy Hunkin bowled superbly not allowing the batting team any easy runs and after 32 overs they were 4/48. Crafty leg spinner Fred McClure entered the attack and bowled 10 overs unchanged for 1/18 and left handed Darcy Hunkin was hooping the ball in to the right hand batsmen from around the wicket for 2/13 off his 10 overs. Will Cowling,another clever leg spinner in our attack had the Adelaide batsmen baffled not knowing which way the ball was spinning to bring season best figures to the GF with 3/26. Adelaide all out for 97 with a comprehensive victory to the Kensington team. An outstanding performance for the squad with only one narrow loss for the whole season earlier in the year. The whole team contributed for the finals series and thoroughly deserved the Premiership. Arham Hashmi clearly the man of the series with 2 outstanding match winning innings. Well done Browns !! Gary Slack Bonnetts Saddleworld

Under 14 Red Grand Final Day Two

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Mar 212016

Grand Finals are won and lost by intent, attitude and team focus and our boys have heaps of all three !Chasing 151 to win off 60 overs was always going to be a comfortable chase for the quality of team that we have, however finals can complicate things πŸ™‚ The opening two Sturt bowlers were quality and dangerous and had been the best for them all season. Our plan was to have our first three batsmen take them effectively out of the game by batting the first 12 overs and only being 1 down. Mission successful πŸ™‚ 1/17 after 12 overs and this would then allow our stroke makers to come in and take control of the game. Matt Slack and Sam Burgess played their role superbly before Matt was out in the 14th over and this bought the skipper Christian Leddicoat to the crease determined to win back to back premierships off his own bat. Sam Burgess and Christian batted superbly taking the score to 77 before Sam was out for an excellent 29. Sam Rahaley strode to the crease and with Christian they completely smashed Sturt mentally and physically ! The ball was hit to all parts of the ground and over the boundary and when they had 4/5 on the boundary the boys just picked up singles, magnificent to watch if you were in the Kensington camp , batting maturity beyond their years :)Christian departed for a superb 64 with us only needing 23 off 19 overs with 6 wickets in hand πŸ™‚ Sam and Jack Read cruised to the line for another belting of Sturt after beating them by 5 wickets only 3 weeks ago. Sam Rahaley hitting the winning runs with his third massive six ! The banter and confidence from Sturt leading up to this game put a smile on our faces and the banter continued all game long however they were very quiet when we shook their hands and thanked them for the game and we still had smiles on our faces but they did not πŸ™‚ Kensington boys do their talking with the bat and ball ! As I said at the start Premierships are won by teams and what a team we had ! , backing up from winning the Under 14 White Premiership last season. Congratulations boys you have created some history at Kensington as this has not been done before ! A few highlights to finish on , Christian Leddicoat 658 runs @ 65.8 Competition Batting Trophy Liam Greber 25 wickets @ 9.72 Competition Bowling Trophy Under 14 Red Premiers πŸ™‚ Plus many sensational and selfless performances throughout out the season by every player to win us another premiership πŸ™‚ well done boys the club is very proud of all of you πŸ™‚

U16 Reds Day 2 GF vs TTG

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Mar 212016

After a dramatic day 1 where we put ourselves in a precarious position with lack of runs we arrived day 2 needing 6 wickets for not many runs. What ensued next was unbelievable. Skipper Adam Clements started the story with a wicket suddenly 5/38 , 6/43 , 7/50 , 8/62 , 9/63 and very much game on. We battled to grab the final wicket as they edged towards the 78 run target.

Unfortunately no fairytale end as we had a few mishaps in the field and they fell over the line all out 78……… It was an amazing effort with some unbelievable bowling from Adam 5/30 off 16 over’s , Ashley Eckermann  3/17 off 14 , James DuPreez 1/9 off 10 and Riley Slack 1/4 . We also saw some amazing catches with Luke Pedlar pulling off another screamer and Keeper Nic Wilson also taking a great catch.

We decided having gone so close to have a crack , set a target and attempt a miracle. 10 over’s saw us thump 76 with a swashbuckling 46 off 23 from Ashley combining with Jed Spence for a 45 run partnership in some excellent 20/20 style cricket with big hits, deft shots and manic running between wickets.

With 28 over’s to try bowl them out we had unfortunately spent our petrol tickets as TTG passed the score for an outright victory finishing  3/76 with Adam again taking wickets 2/27 for 7 for the match and James 1/20 . We also again had 2 great catches  from Jack Konnis and Jed.


An unbelievable game full of what ifs etc…..


To the players we are very proud of how you played so well all season and played to the very last minute . It was  great to see the players evolve and improve during the year with some outstanding performances. Well, done to the skipper Adam Clements for an unbelievable season taking 39 wickets @2.64 economy to top the U16 Red competition along with 174 runs also  and to Jed Spence also top of the competition with 546 runs @46 for the Reds and  707 runs @44 to top the clubs batting . We also had Angas Marshall and James DuPreez having excellent seasons.

Of note is the fact Kensington topped the competition in 5 out of 8, batting and bowling awards in U16 and U14s whilst winning the U16 whites and U14 Reds premierships , well done to those boys and coaches.

Lastly thankyou to Gary Slack for his unwavering commitment to the players and teams and to all the helpers , Parents and especially Peter Marshall for his outstanding support and input.


Good luck for the future to all players.




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U16 Red GF day 1 vs TTG

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Mar 202016

Day 1 at Col Waite lost toss and sent in to bat. All season we have prided ourselves on our batting but day one we had a shocker . All out for 77 Jed Spence 26 , Ashley Eckermann 17 , James DuPreez 13 only players in double figures. Our poor display had TTG up and about. We needed something special to push the game to a 2 innings match. Enter skipper Adam Clements taking 3 wickets including 1 with one of the best catches ever seen from Luke Pedlar and Ashley chipping in for 1. Game on with TTG at 4/37 and an early wicket today will make it interesting. Our resolve is strong and we need to find a way to get back in the game but far from over knowing these young men. Go Browns . ______________________________________________________________________ This email has been scanned by the Symantec Email Security.cloud service. For more information please visit www.symanteccloud.com ______________________________________________________________________

Under 14 Reds Grand Final day 1

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Mar 192016

Losing the toss and bowling first Sam Warrick got us off to the perfect start snicking up to keeper Matt Slack their best batsman in the 4th over. 7 overs later their other star was out bowled by Liam Greber 2/17 off 11 overs. It took 17 overs to get the next and at the drinks break they were 3/118 off 44 overs, tough going but to the boys credit they were hanging in there. The bag of lollies came out with the drinks and wow luv that sugar hit ! 7/32 off the next 15 overs a great finish giving us a target of 150 tomorrow off 60 overs. Sam Warrick 2/16 off 12, Mitchell George 2/19 off 10, Henry Rice 2/27 off 11 and Liam Greber 1/24 off 12 were our best with the ball, bowling an amazing line and length all day. Matt Slack kept superbly and our catching and fielding was excellent. Good job done today and hope to finish it off tomorrow πŸ™‚

Grand Final U16 Reds vs Tea Tree Gully

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Mar 182016

Another great week on the track by the squad and with some extra players available, once again selection has been really challenging. Unfortunately there is a few players that will miss this game but have been outstanding members of the team for the year and will be part of the teams for this weekend.

The Reds take on TTG at Col Waite this Saturday and Sunday in a 2 game starting at 1.30
Please be there by 12.45
It is a home game so please ensure we have a great afternoon tea.

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Angas Marshall
Jed Spence
Sean McCullum
Will Montgomery
Jack Konnis
Luke Pedlar 
Ashley Eckermann
Adam Clements- captain
Nic Wilson-wk
James Du Preez
Riley Slack
Sam Bruce
Subs are Tom van der Jeugd and Lachie Parker
The WHITES take on Adelaide at Marryatville High School from 1.30 on Saturday and Sunday so please be there by 12.45
It is a home game so please bring afternoon tea worthy of a Grand Final and it would be great to have a volunteer or two for the scorebook please.
The team is 
Tully Kennett
Liam Nichol
Harry Edmonds
Arham Hashmi
Liam Winskill
Fred McClure
Corey White-wk
Darcy Hunkin
William Warrick-captain 
William McGowan
Max Monfries
William Cowling
Subs are Zac Norris and William Quigley-Smith
Good luck to all the players, have fun, enjoy the experience.
Look forward to seeing you there.
Have fun, go the Browns !!

Gary Slack  

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Senior grand final teams

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Mar 182016

C Grade vs Adelaide at Parkinson Oval, Sat Mar 19 and Sun Mar 20, 1:00pm start
Team – Charlie Holmes, Michael Sullivan (c), Ty Wundenberg, Hugh Cranendonk, Harvey Box, Nick Palmer, Brayden Frost, Eddy Greeves, Hiran Lecamwasam, Michael Cappelluti, Seb Porter and Euan Fletcher/Lochlan Roberts (12th/13th man)

The C’s will be looking to go one better than 2014-15 where we fell short in the grand final. We survived a tense finish in the semi final against East Torrens and come up against Adelaide who hung on to defeat University by 7 runs in their semi.

Our match against Adelaide in the minor round was a beauty. We posted 204 thanks largely to 99 from skipper Michael Sullivan with support from Ty Wundenberg (23). Eddy Greeves took 5/21 from his 10 overs to swing the match our way then late wickets to Seb Porter and James Risby saw us run out winners by just 18 runs.

LOA’s vs University at Ford Oval, Sat Mar 19, 12:30pm start
Team – Nathan Woods, John Palmer, Ryan Sparrow, David Palmer, Nathan Bassett, Tom Evans, Abraham Tomich, Andrew Rumbelow, Alex Buckby, Andrew Faulkner (c/wk), David Hammann and Jack McGowan (12th)

The LOA’s host Adelaide University at Ford Oval which is a re-match of the 2012-13 grand final, also held at Ford Oval. Kensington were premiers on that occasion. You can relive the memories of that game below!

From March 2013: The LOA’s are premiers again after a tense 11 run win over Adelaide University at Ford Oval. We had to bat first on a rain-affected pitch that was offering the bowlers plenty of assistance. We battled hard for our runs with a few scores in the teens and a handy last wicket partnership between Jason Murphy and Geoff Black propelling us to 116 all out.

We needed to keep things tight but former Brown David Prosser launched Rob Muir over long off for six with the second ball of the innings. Muiry hit back later in the over, snaring the other opener caught behind. Prosser belted Murph for another six next over and it was looking like Uni were targeting an early finish. Skipper Andrew Faulkner introduced spin in the 4th over and it had the desired effect, Andrew Watson luring Prosser down the pitch for Ron to pull off a sharp stumping.

Nathan Adcock strode to the crease having coming off two ducks against Kensington this year. He got a few runs but copped a brute of a ball from Muiry, with Ron taking a brilliant diving catch behind the stumps. The score was 3/30 and it was game on. Muiry hit the pegs to give himself a third wicket in his spell and another from Watson had them 5/45. The next wicket was hard to get but Nathan Bassett finally induced an edge to give Faulky his fourth dismissal of the innings – 6/70 at the 20 over drinks break.

It was all set up for a tight finish and Muiry tipped the scales our way, returning for a second spell and trapping the set left hander in front. The runs dried up as Uni crawled towards the target. Watto also returned for a second spell and a skied slog threatened to fall between three fielders. Bass took responsibility and held on to a gem, smacking his head on the ground in the process. The score was 8/98 after 34 overs.

With Bassett still groggy, Faulky played his joker – the wily medium pace of ‘finisher’ John Palmer. A huge crowd had developed over the course of the afternoon so the stage was set. JP snuck an inswinger onto the foot of the Uni No 10 and the team launched into a huge lbw appeal. The umpire had a sense of theatre and after a prolonged delay raised the finger. No 11 Nick Roberts then limped to the crease with a runner. The Kensi boys were having none of it, adamant that a runner was not allowed. A long argument ensued, with the high lawyer:player ratio playing a key role. Geoff Black went scurrying to his car to fetch the rules where he had an up to date copy of the rules ready to go with the relevant passages already highlighted. The runner was sent packing.

Roberts launched a boundary over mid on which meant they needed just 12 to win from 20 balls. Next ball he hit a low catch to cover, where Anwar Newkirk took the catch – his only contribution for the day after his golden duck. The Browns were winners by 11 runs – their third premiership in a row!

1ST Grade Grand Final Team

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Mar 172016
Hi All,

CONGRATULATIONS again to the 1St Grade Girls for making it to the Grand Final. A chance to get the Double this year for the first time ever and etch a little piece of history. Game starts at 11:50 at Park 25#1 with players needing to be there by 11:00 to get organised and ready to go.

Congratulations to the following players:

Sarah Lowe (C), Bridget Patterson (VC), Katelyn Pope, Jordan Doecke, Amy Wiseman, Shae Daly, Eliza Doddridge, Hannah Armstrong, Kelly Armstrong, Emily Jones, Rachel Church, Monique Draycott:
Georgia Iannella is 13th and reserve.

All the best for a great game. It would be great to see supporters there cheering the girls on. The 2 strongest teams this year have made the final and it should be a cracking high quality game. Thanks to Sarah Ferris who was there last week, hoping to see more of the 2ND Grade players this week.

After the game, win / lose or draw we will be going back to the club at Parkinson for pizza and celebrations for another great year of cricket from so many of the girls.

See You Saturday

Kevin F

Under 14 Red Grand Final Team

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Mar 172016

Congratulations to the following players who will represent Kensington this Saturday and Sunday from 1.30 at Little Memorial Oval at Rostrevor College vs Sturt. Peter Unerkov, Matt Slack (w/k), Sam Burgess, Christian Leddicoat (c), Sam Rahaley, Jack Read, Liam Greber (v/c), Samuel Warrick, Mitchell George, Henry Rice, Jack Packer and Josh Sims, Tom Barnett 13th man Please bring afternoon tea and be at the ground by 12.30 πŸ™‚

1st Grade Women into the Grand Final

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Mar 132016
Hi All,

A wonderful win for our 1st Grade Women on the weekend in the Semi-Final V West Torrens. We lost the toss and Torrens put us in on a pitch that certainly had some life after a wet later half of the week. Jake Brown had done a wonderful job getting the pitch ready with all the rain and when i went to see it on Friday night i was surprised at how good it looked. There was still plenty of life however but Bridget and Eliza made it look easier than it was as they rattled on 49 in the first 10 overs. From that point however things really tightened up. Eliza (15) fell and very quickly we also lost Bridget (29) and we were 2/56. Slowe and Jordy set about rebuilding and batted sensibly. Jordy crashed a catch back to the bowler who in self preservation deflected it away from her body only to see the ball ricochet into the stumps with the unlucky and in-form Slowe (17) watching on from a metre out. 3/76. Jordy (9) and Popey (6) fell and we were stumbling at 5/94. The Armstrong's put on 14 before Hannah (5) unluckily was caught behind. I think the Torrens keeper only cleanly gloved 3 balls all day. Churchy (3) joined Kelly (20) and they put on 20 before both fell in quick succession, 8/128. Shae and Monique (7) put their heads down and ground out 13 more before Em Jones (1*),hitting the ball hard but to fielders, and Shae (11) gathered another 13 for the last wicket. A lot of little partnerships after the solid opening stand, and on a slowish wicket that had a bit of movement we got up to 154. Not a huge total, but defend-able and was the culmination of a lot of hard work, heads down and determination from all the team. "Every run is sacred" if i can paraphrase a line from Monty Python.

The new ball didn't work for us either and the Torrens openers looked solid despite some good bowling from us. They also got up near 50 before a wicket fell, although they took 17 overs. A brilliant piece of work from Shae at mid wicket had Ang Treloar run-out and she was quickly followed by Torrens #3 to a very poor shot from Monique's bowling and she was well caught by Sarah Lowe, demonstrating her unique sliding style at Mid-Off. Popey and Slowe had opened up well and Monique kept the pressure on from ball 1. Shae was getting a lot of turn and was being well supported in the field by Eliza whose clean hands behind square were stopping anything that came to her. Eliza replaced Shae and bowled a very good spell, a lot of to Lauren Ebsary who she was keeping quiet. A well hit straight drive from Lauren and quick reactions from Eliza saw a carbon copy run out of Slowe's and we caught a break. 3/74 and the game was tight. This quickly became 5/83 as Monique gladly accepted a caught and bowled after some wonderful flight, and then forcing a top edge to backward square where Emily Jones gladly took the catch.Β  Monique finished her excellent spell of 10 straight (3/33) and gladly came off for a rest, which brought Slowe back. The Big Wicket of Lauren followed soon after and Slowe was rewarded for some very good bowling.6/91. Kelly replaced Eliza and her first wicket was courtesy of one of the best catches you could hope to see. Shae running back full speed towards the boundary, the ball coming over her left shoulder and at full stretch it stuck like glue in her hands, 7/101. 8/110 as Kelly picked up another wicket after 2 big fours and the girls were feeling on top. HOWEVER Torrens have been a great team for a long time and they were going away. They scrapped and fought, picking up the singles and things had turned against us. 3 or 4 possible run-outs were missed and the game was getting very tight. 8/140, 5 overs and 15 to win, became 10 to win from 3 overs. Shae pitched one perfectly, drew the batter out of her crease and Jordy gleefully accepted the invitation. 17 balls 10 runs and 1 wicket. A single off the last ball meant 9 from 2. Hit and run from the first ballΒ  and another run-out missed. don't test Bridget twice however and the next ball saw the throw hit Jordy's gloves next to the stumps and the game was done. Victory by 7 and a place in the Grand Final. Monique (3/33) the best with the ball, and her flight was and change of pace was unsettling all the Torrens players. Kelly (2/12), Slowe (1/23) and Shae (1/30) the other wicket takers. Eliza 21 from 6 bowled very well early, and Popey 23 from 8.2 held her nerve late to keep it tight. A wonderful team win where every player on the team contributed to the victory.

TRAINING THIS WEEK: With the Bradman & Karen Rolton dinner and medal presentations on Wednesday Night we will be unable to train as per usual. Thanks to BJ we are able to train on Tuesday night. We should have nets despite the long weekend. We will train from 4:45. I will endeavour to be there a bit earlier so if some one would like throwdowns or a bit extra we can get that done.

Kevin F

16 Whites semi final report

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Mar 132016

Congratulations to the semi final winning Whites team after a demolition of East Torrens. Our target was bat for 40 overs but then bowl EAst Torrens out before our 40 overs were up. Job completed to perfection. The pitch was green and we lost the toss. East Torrens were trying to unsettle us by sending us in to bat but that is what we wanted to do anyway. Openers Liam Nichol and Tully Kennnett weathered the early overs with a steady partnership that ended at 39 in the 19th over. Slower than we wanted as a team but at least we had a base to launch from and plenty of wickets in hand to set a total. Tully was gone for a well made 20, Luke Pedlar got a ball that kept low that got through his defence and we were suddenly 2/45 in the 20th. Enter Arham Hashmi !!! 52 balls later he departed for 68 tins complimented with 8 fours and a massive six. Given a chance on 7, Arham took full advantage to smash the Torrens attack. Liam left for 28 in the 30th over and then a series of small partnerships worked with Arham to get us up to 168 at the end of our 40 overs. We wanted 180 but batting the 40 overs was important. The next part of the challenge was to bowl the Torrens team out under 40 overs. Competition leading wicket taker Will McGowan started in the perfect fashion having 2 wickets in his first 2 overs. Torrens were 2 for 5 after 3 overs but they had two really good batsmen at the crease so the job still needed lots of focus. Torrens put a solid partnership together to progress to 44 in the 18th over before one of the catches of the century took place. Luke Pedlar threw himself sideways and upwards to the left to snare an absolute ripper in the slips off Lachie Parker to have the Torrens captain on his way.. This opened the flood gates with Torrens losing their last 8 wickets for only 13 runs. All bowlers chipped in with wickets in a brilliant all round performance. Arham Hashmi and Will McGowan were amazing in the field with great run outs. Will McGowan led the attack again with 3 for 12 and Max Monfries finished the innings with 2 for 4 to bowl them out inside 32 overs. Another comprehensive performance from the Kensington team. Man of the match was Arham Hashmi for his brilliant 68 and great run out. Gary Slack Bonnetts Saddleworld

U 16 Red Semi final vs West Torrens

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Mar 132016

After a false start in day one the Semi final vs West Torrens became a 40 over each 1 dayer. Winning the toss skipper Adam Clements decided to bat on what look a useful pitch for the bowlers and with very humid conditions presented an opportunity to get early wickets. With a strengthened side due to some quality inclusions we set about our bowling. We were very unimpressive as we struggled and the 2 openers batted very well quickly taking advantage of wayward bowling and some below par fielding. At 5 an over we looked like chasing 220-240 and couldn’t buy a wicket. Spinner Sam Bruce came into the attack and did 2 things slowed the run rate and took our first wicket ,1/85 but still with some work to do. we didn’t get our next wicket till the 30th over and again looked like a large target was looming. Our last 10 overs managed to get the run rate down and we took useful and regular wickets to have them finish at 7/183. Wickets shared with Adam 2/25 , James DuPreez 3/24 , Sam Bruce 1/25 bowling well and getting the wickets whilst keeping the brakes on the run rate. A good effort given the start they got and testament to the bowlers to claw their way back and never give up. At a little over 4 an over required we set about the chase with a grand final berth on offer. We lost an early wicket with Angus Marshall being caught off a ripper catch behind the wicket and not the start we wanted. Sean McCullum joined Jed Spence and they proceeded to reset the innings . The bowling was tight as we then slowly increased our run rate after a slow start. The pair adding an excellent 98 before Sean departed for a well made 41 and we had a little bounce in our step with Jed batting well and we had options to come for our batting. Tom VanderJeugd cam in and hit some quick runs and departed at 125. We then had some little cameos form batsman as we needed a run a ball . Jed was out at 135 for an excellent 74 and again it tightened. It came down to 14 off 2 overs with Will Montgomery and Jack Konnis in the drivers seats. What ensued next makes our need for a club defibrillator a must as nails were down to the quick and a large crowd had gathered for the finale as it came down to some hurry scurry from Jack and Will as they knocked it around till we needed 3 to tie or 4 to win off the last ball. We have often said its about having a moment that makes a difference and Jack by his own admission hadn’t had a good day with the ball then launched a full toss to the boundary and for an amazing win. Jack and Will showing cool heads and great game sense for the situation finishing 14 and 13* respectively. 7/185 at the end. Well done to these extraordinary young men who never gave in and played the game to the last second to earn a grand final spot. Man of the match Jed Spence . ______________________________________________________________________ This email has been scanned by the Symantec Email Security.cloud service. For more information please visit www.symanteccloud.com ______________________________________________________________________

Under 14 Reds Semi-final

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Mar 122016

Losing the toss we bowled first and we bowled and fielded magnificently ! After 12 overs Northern Districts were 6/26 πŸ™‚ Liam Greber 6 overs 3/5 lead the way ! Two of the Northern boys took the long handle and hit 50 runs quickly before we grabbed 3 quick wickets 9/76. The tail wagged and they got to 100 all out. Henry Rice 2/11 off 6 was superb and wickets to Mitchell George, Sam Warrick, Peter Unerkov and Jack Packer rounded off a great team effort. Sam Rahaley took 3 brilliant catches and the whole team fielded superbly ! We started very well with great intent but a few loose shots saw us 4/40 in the 8th over πŸ™‚ Sam Rahaley batted with maturity beyond his years and Jack Read took us to 69 off 20 overs. Liam Greber came in and with Sam got the runs in a canter in the next 7 overs. A comprehensive win by 5 wickets and 13 overs puts us in to the grand final next week. An outstanding team effort by all today πŸ™‚