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Oct 312016

Kensington U14 Reds v’s East Torrens – Round 1 Match Report


After losing the toss 14 Reds were made to bowl in very windy conditions (40-50km winds) at Rostrevor.

ET’s batted solidly and Kensi struggled a little with left / right combination and windy conditions. Three dropped / missed catches in Slips / Wk. and after 35 overs ET’s were 3/118 from 35 overs and not looking good.

However after Tea Kensi made a remarkable recovery taking 7/44 and ET’s were all out in last over of the day for 162. Sims 3/26 with Warrick, Musster and Bilsborow all 2 each.

Turned up the next week and confronted by a pitch softer, greener, longer and slower than week prior. After a slow and watchful start Kensi lost 6-24 in the 15th over and the game looked over and out. However a long and strong partnership between Sims and Musster raised some hope with some assistance from Cunningham. In the end all bowled out for 88.

Man of Match – Sims 28 runs, 3/26 and few catches

Senior Results – Round 2 vs Sturt

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Oct 312016

The A Grade chased some leather on Day 1 with Sturt racking up a huge total of 8/408 from 98 overs. We didn’t take a wicket in the first session and on a flat pitch were fighting an uphill battle after that. Scott Aufderheide fought hard during three spells and was rewarded with 4 wickets. Lloyd Pope toiled through 29 overs and improved strongly after copping some stick early. He finished with three wickets and could have had a couple more.

James Seward receives his first A Grade cap from Gavin Jarman

Sturt declared overnight and we set about the run chase on Day 2. John Dalton breezed his way to 29 in quick time before edging a cut shot. Fellow opener Henry Dall and Adam Hose took us safely to 1/89 at lunch. We felt that a solid first session would give us a strong foundation to have a crack at the target. After lunch Adam Hose took control and put together a brilliant century. He had been sick all week and was struggling for energy but held it together in professional style. He also wore a jumper the whole innings on the 30 degree day, hoping to sweat out the fever. Not sure about the medical science behind this but it seemed to work! At the other end Henry Dall compiled his first A Grade half century in just his second match. It was a composed innings from the young left hander against an attack that has troubled us in the past.

Henry was dismissed in the last over before tea for 73 which left us 2/222 with 32 overs to make 187 runs in the final session. Hose and Dall had put on 182 for the 2nd wicket. Unfortunately we lost Alex Ross straight after tea but Hose and Jake Brown put together a good partnership to give us hope. Just as he reached 150, Hose was adjudged lbw and was on his way. It was a brilliant innings and Adam looks to be a class player. The run rate required ballooned out to 8 per over but Brown was continuing to find the boundary on his way to 48. When Browny fell lbw we were 6/329 and with time running out, decided to shut up shop. James Seward (36*) and Daniel Burns (3*) steered us to 6/355 at the close. So a drawn game but a valiant run chase.

The B Grade completely dominated Day 1 at Parkinson Oval. Skipper Liam Scanlon chose to bowl first and at 0/44 was perhaps wondering whether that was the wisest decision. Enter Hiran Lecamwasam… three quick wickets turned the game. Our spinners Eddy Greeves and Hugh Cranendonk took over after that, taking three wickets each as Sturt were skittled for 122. A run-a-ball 45 from Sam Williams and 39* from opener MIchael Sullivan saw us reach 3/96 at stumps and in sight of victory.

Day 2 the plan was to build up a lead in the first session then try to bowl them out again. Sully and Hugh got us safely to the target three wickets down before Hugh cut loose. He hit three sixes including one onto the clubhouse roof on his way to 67. Simon Schwerdt blasted 48 off just 36 balls as we extended our lead. Things were going well until we collapsed at the end of the first session, losing 4/14. We had to settle for a lead of 101 before declaring at lunch.

David Brown lifted hopes with a wicket first ball but a second wicket partnership of 73 and several costly missed chances stymied any thoughts of an outright win. Play was eventually called off with Sturt 4/160 in their second innings.

The C Grade battled hard on a wet pitch last week to make 212. Skipper Michael Davies played an excellent innings of 79 at the top of the order in what was his first game captaining a senior team at the club. Michael is the grandson of club legend David Parkinson who had sadly passed away just before the game. It was an excellent innings in what was an emotional week. The going was slow early before Dylan Mosey blasted 44 in the final hour to help us reach 212 from our 80 overs.

Conditions were more challenging for the bowlers this week. Ashley Eckermann took an early wicket before Harvey Box chipped in with two – 3/48. Wickets were harder to come by after that as their skipper Benno Schlicker played a good innings. A double breakthrough to leggie Tom MacKenzie and Eckermann saw Sturt fall to 5/92 but Schlicker was still there.

The next partnership of 84 runs threatened to take the game away from us. At 5/176 Sturt looked home but T-Mac grabbed two wickets in an over (both the set batters) and Ash grabbed his 3rd shortly after to make it 8/186. Sturt still required 27 runs. Unfortunately we couldn’t take any more wickets. It was an excellent game of cricket but we came up just short.

Batting coach Gary Wright getting ready to head on as sub-fielder in the C’s. He tweaked his calf chasing the first ball he was out there but soldiered on in the gully

The D Grade had a one day game after being washed out last week. We fielded first and had Sturt in all sorts at 5/36. Adam Clements bowled a lethal opening spell taking 3 wickets. We couldn’t cash in on that start though and Sturt managed to put together 9/172 from their 50 overs. Adam came back to take a couple more wickets finishing with 5/44.

A few of our batters got starts and at 3/109 we were looking well placed. Unfortunately no one was able to go on with it and the wickets started tumbling. At 3/109 we lost Brayden Frost for 36 and that soon became 8/130. Some fight from John Bliss (10) and James Risby (14*) wasn’t enough to get us home and we fell 9 runs short. So another good game of cricket but again with us on the wrong side of the ledger.

The LOA’s had to scramble to get a full team together but managed to get 11 on the park. We were playing the International Cricketer’s Club SA at Adelaide High School. Batting first we managed to make 5/181 on the back of half centuries to Ryan Sparrow and Scott Bassett. The other team demanded that Abraham Tomich be removed from umpiring after just one delivery.

Rob Muir was back after a two year absence and bowled well despite a plumb lbw being turned down early. Tomich managed to pick up four 4 wickets with bowling described by skipper Andrew Faulkner as “toilet” and we ran out winners by 50 runs. Three from three for the LOA’s.

Finally a bit of decent weather around and the practice wickets have been belters! Great job Jake Brown and new No 2 Scott Aufderheide

U16 Reds V Sturt – Round 2

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Oct 302016
Is there any better rivalry in junior premier cricket than Kensington V Sturt? I’m not sure there is. With more changes again this week to the team due to school & senior cricket selections, Jack Konnis took over the captaincy and lead from the front. His efforts in the field were inspiring. His leadership lifted the team.
Winning the toss on a magic looking Ford Oval we were always going to bat first. The emphasis at training this week from Greg, was ” intent” . We must show more intent with the bat and wow what a turn around. A new look opening partnership of Jack Konnis and Arham Hashmi got us off to a flyer before Jack copped an awful LBW decision. That brought the in form Harry Edmonds to the crease. Between Harry and Arham developed one of the better U16 partnerships you will ever see. Their 95 run second wicket partnership was magic to watch. Arham eventually fell on 79 at a run a ball, while Harry batted through injury and cramp to see out the innings with a majestic 56*. Both Harry and Arham played incredibly mature innings. Both boys were sheer class at the crease.
With the batting start we had the team talked of setting a target of 200 . It is always difficult to come in late and start hitting out but Liam Nichol showed how it is done. His 25*off 16 balls was majestic to watch and his efforts helped ensure we reached 3/205.

With 200 on the board you have to always expect to win. With a cameo appearance from Kensington big quick Hamish Gitsham , Hamish had Sturt’s top order in tatters at 2/2 from his first over of the innings. Cricket is a funny game at times and yet again we were left to struggle through the middle overs. Sturt’s  third wicket partnership of 100+ rattled our field and we searched for answers. The talk in the field stopped and some questions were asked of our Attack .As always the ever reliable Will McGowan broke through taking both the big wickets in quick time to ensure Sturt would never seriously challenge our 205. Sturt’s lower order continued to swing the bat in hope and some very tight overs from Darcy Hunkin (1/26) and Arham Hashmi (1/5) who both put the ball on the spot ensured victory was ours. This was a well deserved victory for the Browns. This win came on the back of a really strong training session last Wednesday, let’s keep the intensity up at training.
Kensington 3/205 DF Sturt 7/180
Man of the match : Arham Hashmi 79, 1/5

Vale David Parkinson

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Oct 282016

This afternoon we say goodbye to one of the great people from the Kensington Cricket Club in David Parkinson, known to all as DH.

His achievements have been extraordinary in business ,on the sporting field and as a volunteer across a wide range of roles at the Kensington Club. David’s most recent role has been as patron of our club.

An enormous supporter of the Browns and he loved to watch the cricket from the clubrooms at Parkinson oval. David ‘s three sons in Sam, Paul and Tom all played at the Kensington club as well.

David’s name is all over the honour and achievement boards in the club with life membership and batting awards. He has been a pioneer in the sporting industry and a remarkable part of the history of the Kensington Cricket Club.

The Kensington community sends their warmest regards and best wishes to all of David’s family, we will all miss DH.         

Under 16 Teams vs Sturt – One day game – 29th October 2016

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Oct 282016



Hashmi. Konnis (captain), Edmonds, Rahaley, Nichol, Pedlar, Greber, Winskill (w/k) , Gitsham, Bruce, Hunkin, McGown

Manager Scott Greber

Game at Ford Oval, 1pm start be there 12.15 please and bring afternoon tea.




Unerkov, Floreani, Burgess ( captain ), Lucas, H Rice, W Rice, George, Chow (w/k), Monfries, Hoberg, Quigley-Smith, Read

Manager David Burgess

Gae at AA Bailey Reserve, 1pm start be ther 12.15 please.

FW: Under 14 and Ray Sutton Shield teams

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Oct 262016




Please find below the U/14 Red, U/14 White and Ray Sutton Shield teams for this weekend. Matches are one day games (40 overs per side). Players who are rostered off will be in for the following U/14 game, which is a two day match.


Under 14 Red

Under 14 White

Ray Sutton Shield

Sat Oct 29

Sat Oct 29

Sun Oct 30

vs Sturt

vs Sturt

vs Northern Districts

Marryatville High School

Mitcham Primary School

Parkinson Oval







Campbell Watts (wk 1)

Hamish Towers

Charlie McKay

Charlie McKay

Adam Goddard (wk)

Archie Walters

Charlie Bear

Lachlan Gitsham

Charlie Bear (vc)

Jack Tapfield

Cormac Dwyer

Max Kelly (wk)

Max Kelly (wk 2)

Alex Burgess (c)

Noah Leydon

Josh Sims (c)

Ishaan Oak

Jack Harding

Noah Leydon

Alexander Smith

Sam Warrick (c)

Solomon Musster

Frank Packer

Hamish Towers

Archie Walters

Anik Warnakulasuriya

Max Cunningham

Jamie Taylor

Jasper Thomas

Frank Packer

Sam Warrick

Seb McVann

Ishaan Oak

Jake Bilsborow

Jasper Polglase

Jasper Thomas





Rostered Off



Max Cunningham



Beau Wells



Hugo O’Leary



Aiden McArthur



Felix Packer



Oscar Lawrance



Players should aim to be at the ground and ready to begin the warm up 30 minutes prior to the game starting.