Ray Sutton Shield Grand Final

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Nov 212016

On Sunday Kensington took on Sturt in the Ray Sutton Shield grand final. Both teams were undefeated after the minor round matches and were greeted by a hot day at SACA’s Railways Oval.

Kensington skipper Sam Warrick did the right thing, winning the toss and electing to bat first. Charlie McKay made a statement with a four from the first ball of the game but after another nice drive to the fence was dismissed shortly after for 9. Sturt’s opening bowlers were displaying good pace and accuracy and it was slow going early on. We lost another wicket and were 2/29 after 12 overs.

Opener Hamish Towers was joined by Noah Leydon and the pair slowly worked their way into what would turn out to be an important partnership. The first 7 overs together yielded only 19 runs but they played themselves in and got through Sturt’s pace attack. Once settled they began to strike the ball well and started to pinch quick singles at will. They peeled off 50 runs in the next 8 overs as the Browns took control of the game.

Noah was eventually out for an excellent 39 and enjoyed a 71 run partnership with Hamish. The stage was now set for big-hitting Sam Warrick to cash in on their hard work. Sam got off the mark with a single then went 6-1-4-4-4 as the innings exploded. A huge six down the ground was a highlight, as was another 4-4-4 patch as fielders were being spread far and wide. Sam finished with 54 runs from just 28 balls.

Hamish had played the anchor role, batting almost the whole way through the innings and giving the strike to his batting partners. He was out in the 39th over for 36, an excellent effort in the hot conditions. Frank Packer whacked a couple of boundaries in the final over and we finished with 6/179 from our 40 overs.

Sturt started with a bang and were flying along at a run a ball however we managed to pick up two important early wickets to Seb McVann and Sam Warrick. The runs continued to flow though and Sturt had reached 2/75 from just 15 overs when our spinners turned the game back our way. Archie Walters induced a false shot with a well-flighted leg break which was well held by Jasper Thomas at mid off. In Archie’s next over Jack Harding took a sharp catch at mid wicket. Offie Max Cunningham struck next, Sam Warrick taking a diving catch at cover. Sturt were 5/92 and the Browns were on top.

With two new batters at the crease we were able to dry up the runs and lift the required run rate. Jasper Thomas bowled a tidy spell and was rewarded with a wicket – 6/116. Sturt needed 64 from the final 11 overs. Frank Packer, Seb McVann and Ishaan Oak all chipped in with tight overs and we finished with quicks Jack Harding and Sam Warrick bowling the final few overs in tandem.

Sturt were still in with a chance though, needing 33 runs off 5 overs. Jack Harding dropped one short and it was pulled hard and high out to the square leg boundary. Charlie McKay was looking into the sun and only inches inside the boundary line but held onto a great catch.

From there Sam and Jack finished off the final stages with Sturt’s task getting tougher each over. We ended up winning the game by 7 runs. It was a terrific contest that went the distance and it was a fairly exhausted team that walked off the ground afterwards. The players held it together in hot conditions, with particular mention to wicket keeper Charlie Bear who was sick all weekend but toughed it out.

Well done to all players who took part in the competition. Thank you to all parents who helped with scoring, afternoon teas, drinks and supporting the team throughout the 6 weeks.


Team – Sam Warrick and Charlie Bear (co-captains), Max Cunningham, Jack Harding, Max Kelly, Noah Leydon, Charlie McKay, Seb McVann, Ishaan Oak, Frank Packer, Jasper Thomas, Hamish Towers and Archie Walters


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Nov 212016
Hi All,

Wishing the very best of luck to our Under 18 Girls who are about to set off for the national carnival in sunny Tasmania.Congratulations to Eliza Doddridge, Shae Daly, Kelly Armstrong, Sarah Ferris, Sophie Roberts and Rachel Church. It is fantastic to have 6 reps in the team from Kensington and we know that they will do themselves proud. Good Luck to all and go well.

Kensington Women's Cricket😀

U16 Reds V West Torrens – round 4

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Nov 202016

Four games into the season and to date a total of 22 players have taken the field in the U16 reds. For this game we welcomed back some cricket firepower in Arham Hashmi, James Du Preez, and Christian Leddicoat from the seniors. West Torrens are a really good team that haven’t been able to win to date. We weren’t planning to be their first season scalp.

The team decision was to bowl first and although we lost the toss, West Torrens decision to bat gave us our choice on a classic warm afternoon just made for cricket. First over and James Du Preez struck with a magic first up delivery. From the other end Caleb Hoberg found rhythm and took a wicket thanks to a very sharp catch to Henry Rice at square leg.
All the bowlers did there job. In fact the ten wickets were shared amongst 6 bowlers. Darcy Hunkin continued his good form from the previous game taking 2/10 and taking his season tally to 12 wickets. Will Quigley Smith (2/19) took valuable middle order wickets and Caleb Hoberg finished with impressive figures of 2/4. James Du Preez was intimidating at times and finished with 2/16. 
The talk in the field was impressive and team work equally impressive. Special mention to Liam Nicol who was superb behind the stumps after being given a working over by our pace bowlers. His stumping to Will Quigley Smith was effortless.
West Torrens all out 70.

With a batting line up that went all the way down to 11, there weren’t to many worries from the sidelines chasing 70 to win. A very solid opening partnership between Arham and Peter Unerkov laid the batting foundation before Peter was out on the team score of 34. Christian Leddicoat joined  Arham at the crease and the two power hitters got us to 70 in the 15th over. Looking to push on we faltered losing some quick wickets and were suddenly 4/96. Arham Hashmi fell for 45 when he looked like a 100 was his for the day. We again lost some cheap middle order wickets and were 6/120 when the in form Henry Rice joined James Du Preez at the crease. The pair put on a brilliant 79 for the 7th wicket. Both players combined classic stroke play with the occasional power shot. James eventually fell on 59 off 63 deliveries and showed what a quality cricketer he is. Henry Rice finished on an outstanding 40* off 40 balls. With only 3x boundaries in his innings he has proven how easy it is to build a score  without always having to find the boundary. This was a classy effort. Our aim was for 200, and we made 206! Great effort. A big thank you to everyone on great team spirit and a positive attitude.
Overall Kensington reds remain in the top 4 – well done to everyone on a really good team effort. Enjoy the test match and the week off.

Kensington 8/206 DF West Torrens 70
Man of the match : James Du Preez 59, 2/16

Under 16 teams vs West Torrens 19th November

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Nov 182016



Hashmi, Unerkov, Leddicoat, Konnis (Capt) , Du Preez, Pedlar, Nichol (w/k), Greber, H Rice, Hunkin, Hoberg, Quigley-Smith


Manager Scott Greber


Game starts at 1pm at Marryatville High School please be there by 12.15 if possible, bring afternoon tea.




Winskill (w/k), Floreani, Burgess ( Capt), Lucas, Read, W Rice, George, Chow, Belperio, Monfries, March


Manager David Burgess


Game starts at 1pm at Gleneagles Reserve Ailsa Avenue Findon please be there by 12.15 if possible.

Women’s Teams This Week

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Nov 172016
Hi All,

A bit of a messy week with some bizarre programing in the 2nd Grade, particularly for the Browns. After wash outs last week the girls are looking forward to getting out and playing in some nice weather.

!st Grade this week come up against Sturt at the home of cricket, Parkinson Oval. Great for the girls to get out on our main oval. It's a 50 Over game starting at 11:50, which means that players need to be ready to warm up by 11:00. Afternoon tea is needed this week, Sarah will, I'm sure, be sending out a list letting people know what to bring.

Sarah Lowe (C), Bridget Patterson, Katelyn Pope, Jordan Doecke, Shae Daly, Eliza Doddridge, Kelly Armstrong, Sophie Roberts, Sarah Ferris, Rachel Church, Sarah J Jameson

2nd Grade this week are playing double headers again, which i think is a great idea, but this week i'm not so certain it's been sorted out properly. ANYWAY, we do what we do. Game 1 this week starts at 11:00. Please remember to be organised with food and drinks this week as it is spread over a long period of time and there is no afternoon tea. Lauren may want to organise something for the Golds however as both their games are at Col Waite.

With the early start we do have some players who are still unsure about availability, please let me know if we have missed anyone and if you haven't let me know about availability please do so asap.

2nd Grade Golds V Northern Districts Blue at 11:00 at Col Waite, then 3:10 V Northern Orange.

Lauren Semmens (C), Jess Murray, Amy Kaesler, Olivia Mulvany, Ayisha Salah, Rebecca Drew (game 1 ?), Cassidy Perkins, Georgia Iannella, Maeve Edwards (Game 2)

2nd Grade Browns V West Torrens at Henley High at 11:00. Please be there early and ready to warm up. David Jones to manage game 1, but PLEASE can someone offer their help to score / manage / organise this week as i am unavailable. David is also not available for the whole of the 2nd Game. It can't be done by just 1 person.Game 2 is against PORT ADELAIDE at Eric Sutton which means piling into the cars and heading for the Port.(or Rosewater at least)

Emily Jones (C) (Game 1), Rebecca Cummings (VC) (C game 2), Bridee Tonkin, Sophi-Rose Green, Amelie Green, Ursula Gully, Samantha Tammitta, Jill Lamont, Tya Gonsalves

Messy I'm sorry, but it's the best we can do.

Again please let me know asap about availability and if you haven't been playing but feel like a game, players are always welcome.


Kevin, Ditts and Andy

Under 14 Whites vs Port Adelaide

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Nov 132016

It’s good to finally get a win, even if it is against another undermanned team. Knowing this we set about with a goal of only playing positive cricket with the objective of running hard and hitting hard without risk. This worked well only losing 3 wickets out of a total of 460 with one being a runout.  Numerous 50 plus retirements littered the scorecard but a special mention goes to Frank Packer who hit one of the biggest sixes in Under 14’s you will see.

                Our bowling was disciplined and with only 6 opposition batsmen turning up the second week it was a race against the weather to dismiss Port for 11 and 17 to secure outright points with Ishaan Oak and Seb McVann being standouts (sorry Reds you can’t have them). A commendation goes to all the boys from the Port coach who appreciated the spirit in which it was played and the positive encouragement that was shown to the Port boys by our team.


Kensington Under 14 Whites  460 (60 overs )   Felix Packer 75 ret ,   Alex Burgess 66


Port Adelaide  11            Ishaan Oak 2/1     Seb McVann 2/4

                And    17            Oscar Lawrence  2/4   Hamish Towers 2/3