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.

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

U16 Reds V Port Adelaide – Round 3

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Nov 132016

Three games into the season and the Reds welcomed seven new players on Reds debut. The challenge sometimes in games you expect to win is that your work rate isn’t as high and there is an expectation that victory will just happen. That couldn’t be further from the truth in this game.

We talked of the potential for outright victory if we worked hard enough and achieved it in convincing style. Winning the toss Jack Konnis sent Port into bat and Caleb Hoberg got us off to a great start. He took two early wickets bowling great line and length and Port were 2/13. His second wicket saw a screaming catch taken overhead by Luke Pedlar at second slip. This lifted the team and set a really great tone. Every team needs a leader with the bat and also with ball. Darcy Hunkin has assumed the leadership role of the bowling attack and not to be outdone took two quick wickets. Max Floreani was very tight and was rewarded with a wicket and wild thing Sam Burgess when he wasn’t scaring the batsmen chipped in also. The last three wickets fell in 9 deliveries. Darcy got his third finishing with great figures of 3/11 of 9.5 overs. Will Quigley Smith took the last two to finish with 2/8. The team work and talk was impressive and seven of the nine wickets were bowled or LBW highlighting our bowling accuracy.

Chasing 63 runs with 41 overs left in the day we lost an early wicket and were 1/10. Luke Pedlar joined Peter Unerkov at the crease and the pair made batting look easy. When Luke fell to a full toss a mini collapse followed . Losing 4/13 and sitting at a team score of 5/48, suddenly runs were hard to find. Henry Rice joined Sam Burgess at the crease and the pair put on a very impressive  51* for the sixth wicket. As we limped past 63, suddenly the runs opened up and Henry Rice took full advantage. He finished on an impressive 32* off 25 deliveries and was well supported by Sam Burgess 17*(30) who did very well to bat through some trying overs when wickets were falling around him.

The declaration came with 5/99 on the board and that left us with 6 overs for the day. We wanted one wicket, two would be nice. Caleb Hoberg strolled in and first ball a wicket. With ball in hand for the last over of the day Darcy got our second wicket. Port 2/19 at stumps day one. It’s a nice feeling going home day one with the points already in the bag but we still had a job to do day two.
With rain hanging around and a shower just before play, getting the outright wasn’t going to be easy. Darcy took a wicket in the first over of the day. From there it was the Darcy Hunkin show. He finished with 6/14 off 8 magic overs. His match figures were 9/25. He was a finger tip away from having 10 wickets. Great support from Will Quigley Smith who took a great diving catch and got the vital last wicket as rain began to fall again. I was really impressed with our fielding. We caught literally everything that came at us and the game was over before the first drinks break. 
KENSINGTON 5/99 dec DF Port Adelaide 63, 31
Man of the Match : Darcy Hunkin – 3/11, 6/14. Brilliant 

Defibrillator at the club

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Nov 042016

Well done to the committee who have organised a defibrillator at the club. Lets hope we never have to use it, but it is there just in case anyone needs it.

Mary Read once again organised this and there will be a First Aid night to demonstrate how to use it in the near future.

In the meantime, I noticed there are instructions to follow.


Twenty20 Double Header vs Southern District

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Nov 042016

On Sunday Kensington’s A Grade women’s and men’s teams will be playing Twenty20 matches vs Southern District at Bice Oval.

Women’s A Grade vs Southern District at Bice Oval, Sunday November 6, 10:30am start
Team – Sarah Lowe (c), Bridget Patterson, Katelyn Pope, Jordan Doecke, Eliza Doddridge, Shae Daly, Amy Wiseman, Sarah Jameson and Kelly Armstrong

Men’s A Grade vs Southern District at Bice Oval, Sunday November 6, 2:10pm start
Squad of 13 – Elliot Opie (c), Jake Brown, Daniel Burns, Hugh Cranendonk, John Dalton, Lucas Froude, David Grant, Adam Hose, Hiran Lecamwasam, Lloyd Pope, Alex Ross, Simon Schwerdt and James Seward. Final team will be named after Saturday’s play.

For the men’s team this is the first game of a four round competition. The women’s competition runs for most of the season. Kensington has one win, one loss and a washout from our three games so far and sit in 4th place on the table.

If you’re in the Christies Beach area on Sunday please pop by for a look.

KDCC Under 16 Red vs Port Adelaide at Eric Sutton Oval 1.30 start

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Nov 042016

Peter Unerkov, Jack Konnis (Captain), Liam Nichol, Luke Pedlar, Sam Burgess, Henry Rice, Liam Winskill, Darcy Hunkin,

Max Floreani, Mitchell George, Caleb Hoberg, Will Quigley-Smith


Please aim to be there by 1pm –  Manager Scott Greber



Teams This Week

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Nov 032016
Hi All,

Teams this week:

With all players on deck this a long selection meeting between myself, Andy Mulvany Ditts and Jane took place after training. After a few different permutations we came up with the following teams. It as a good position to be in to have competition for spots and while there may be some players who consider themselves unlucky to not be in the 1ST Team on a particular week there are and will be many opportunities over the course of this year. Strong performances from those in the 2ND Grade, in particular Sarah Ferris 18, 43* and 52 with the bat and 2/3, 1/16 and 1/9 with the ball, Georgia Iannella 12* and 52* for the Golds and Chloe Frick 47 and 25 and Rebecca Cummings 1/5 and 4/1 to go with a score of 16 in game 2 will keep pressure on those in the 1ST Grade.

1ST Grade 20/20 v Southern Districts at BICE OVAL. Game Starts at 10:30 AM. YES 10:30 AM. The game is a double header with the Men playing immediately after our game, so a day of some excellent cricket awaits. Please endeavor to be at the ground by 9:30. Warm Ups and preparation for games is vital and it is an area that we need to improve on. We warm up together as a group and we get there on time.

Sarah Lowe (C), Bridget Patterson, Katelyn Pope, Jordan Doecke, Eliza Doddridge, Shae Daly, Amy Wiseman, S.J. Jameson (she is leaving home Friday), Kelly Armstrong


2ND Grade Golds 40 Over game V Glenelg at Adelaide High School. Game starts at 1:00 PM. Please be at the ground by 12:00. Glenelg are the Home team so we assume that they will be bringing the afternoon tea.

Lauren Semmens (C), Jess Murray, Hannah Armstrong, Sarah Ferris, Olivia Mulvany, Ayisha Salah, Matilda Ronan, Tya Gonsalves, Amy Kaesler, Sophie Roberts

2ND Grade Browns 40 Over Game v Northern Districts Blue at Col Waite. Game starts at 1:00 PM. Please be at the ground by 12:00. We are the home team this week so we are supplying afternoon tea. Chloe will send out a list for people to bring.

Chloe Frick (C), Emily Jones, Rachel Church, Rebecca Cummings, Bridee Tonkin, Cassidy Perkins, Francesca Queale, Samantha Tammitta, Jill Lamont, Amelie Green, Sophi-Rose Green (work permitting i hear?), Ursula Gully

We have had a late change with the Golds so there may be some shuffling yet. As always, if i have forgotten anyone please let me know. If anyone is affected by changes we will obviously contact you directly.

Good Luck to all this week. Lets get 3 wins.

Kevin, Ditts and Andy

Results Last Week

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Nov 032016
Hi All,

Overall another successful weekend for the club although still not yet perfect.

3 Wins out of the 4 games with the 1ST Grade splitting the weekends double header 20 / 20's and the 2 2ND Grade teams both coming away with victories from their 20 / 20 games.

1ST Grade (Websters Lawyers are now sponsors of Women's cricket) took on Sturt on a VERY blustery and a times wet Sunday at Park 25#1. Unfortunately Sturt had failed to collect the key for the changerooms so the day started with a bit of frustration. Game 1 continued that way with the Kensi girls getting Sturt to 6/62 but letting things slip somewhat as they found their way to 115. Shae Daly 2/10 from her 4 overs continued her great form and shows her continual development, Kelly Armstrong 2/12 and Rebecca Cummings with her debut 1ST Grade wickets taking 2/27.  Our batting never got going unfortunately and we fell comfortably short on 6/78. Apologies for not a lot of detail as My Cricket is having some issues at the moment.

KENSINGTON 6/78 LOST TO Sturt 6/115

Game 2 was better for us as we took on and defeated the perennially tough West Torrens. Batting first we made our way to 5/128 to set up a competitive target. In difficult, cold, wet and VERY windy conditions we kept West Torrens to 6/120 to run out winners by 8 runs. Again details are not available so i do apologise for that, but i will rectify that when they are available.

KENSINGTON 5/128 DEFEATED West Torrens 6/120

Again we had extra's difficulties with 22 in game 1 and 23 in Game 2. Giving the opposition 1 run (plus) every over to begin with is fraught with danger and something we need to improve on.

2ND Grade Browns took on Glenelg at Col Waite Oval. Cold wet and windy when we arrived and many phone calls were coming my way from the hills dwellers to see if the game was on. Which it was! We won the toss and had a bat, losing an early wicket despite this weeks umpire deciding that the front foot no-ball was going to get a good run. A 41 run 2ND wicket partnership steadied the ship for the team with Bridee Tonkin falling for 15 after some solid strikes. Emily Jones and Sophi-Rose Green added 22 more but a couple of quick wickets set us back. Emily (36) got out to possibly the worst ball she has ever faced in in cricket as she went to strike a 2nd bouncing ball that was about to miss the pitch on the leg side and somehow managed to flick her back leg and deflect the ball onto the stumps. The end of an otherwise excellent innings. Struggling at 6/73 Sam Tammitta and Cassidy Perkins put together a valuable 19. Ursula Gully and Cassidy made another 4 to have us 7/96 from our 20. Under Par but very competitive. Chloe Frick took a wicket in the 1st over to get off to a good start, but Glenelg dug in. Bridee also took an early one but from there we struggled for wickets despite bowling well and fielding solidly. Amelie Green bowled 2 very good overs in the middle of the innings, almost running as far as S.J. Jameson in her run up. For those of you who don't know, that is a LONG way! Frankie Queale was doing an excellent job as our stand in wicketkeeper and impressing all with her efforts. Jill Latimer in her 1st game for Kensi also bowled an excellent spell of off spin in the middle of Glenelgs Innings to lift the run rate. Emily Jones started the last over with Glenelg still 2 down and needing 12 for victory. a wide 1st ball that was beautifully fielded by Ursula on the boundary made it interesting, but Emily followed up with consecutive wickets to set us up for a win.


After a first round wash out and one from two last weekend in the double-header, the Golds headed out west to do battle against Port Adelaide at the “picturesque” E P Nazer Reserve in Semaphore South.

We were not sure what to expect, as Port Adelaide had not made it onto the park so far this season. Happily they were able to field a side and despite the Crowded House weather[1], we managed to get through the scheduled forty overs without interruption.

We had a few announcements to make at the start of play; one sad and two happy, which is probably okay for balance. Unfortunately, Sarah Fraser has elected to leave Kensington and chase her cricket dreams with Sturt. We also announced Jess Murray’s appointment as the Vice-Captain, a well-deserved and very popular move. We also advised (for those that didn’t already know) that Sarah Ferris has been successful in being selected for the State U18 team and will be off to Hobart in a few weeks for the carnival.

We also welcomed Tya Gonsalves for her first game for the Golds!

So onto cricket….

Port Adelaide won the toss and elected to bowl, which puzzled pretty much everyone involved in the game, with the possible exception of the Port Adelaide captain. This turned out to be the highlight of the day for Port, as Kensi took early control of the game and never looked like losing from that point.

The week before we’d posted a good start but lost momentum. The instructions to the opening bats, Georgia Iannella and Sarah Ferris, was to work for each other and rotate the strike. We were looking to go at 4+ an over early on and to accelerate later in the innings. It went perfectly to plan, with the Gold’s starting a 4 an over and accelerating to finish at better than 6 an over. Aggressive running created quick singles and turned normal singles into twos. The audible frustration of the Port fielders was testament to the effectiveness of both batters. This was all done on a ground which was tough to score on, with only five boundaries in the innings. When Sarah hits a full blooded pull stroke and it pulls up 3 metres short of the boundary, you know you have to work for your runs.

Congratulations to Georgia Ianella, with her first 50 for the club finishing 52* from 56 balls and to Sarah Ferris, 52 from 53 balls, also her first 50 for the club; absolutely super batting by both girls. A special mention to Emily (Cookie) Armstrong, who returned to Gold’s after the shortest retirement in cricket history. Cookie finished unbeaten on 5 from 11 balls.

With 122 on the board on a slow ground, the Gold’s were pretty confident heading out for the bowling innings. As a group we spoke about the unacceptably high number of bowling extras in last week’s loss to West Torrens. Make them beat us off the bat was the call. Skipper Lauren Semmens also reminded the Gold’s to keep the energy up and to work hard for the full session – something all the girls did.

Great opening spell from Jess Murray, revelling in the extra responsibility, delivering 4 overs, 1/12, with no bowling extras! Sarah Ferris at the other end her normal miserly self, bowling 4 overs, 1/9, again with no bowling extras. The skipper brought herself on first change and despite bowling a couple of wides, finished with the super figures of 3 overs, 3/11. Matilda Ronin, bowling her twirling off spin contributed a great spell of 3 overs, 1/4.

With Port at 6/26 after 9 overs and the game won, Lauren took the opportunity to give the young girls a bowl, with Maeve Edwards (2 overs 0/10), Olivia Mulvany (1 over, 0/7), Ayisha Saleh (1 over, 0/4) and Tya Gonsalves (2 overs 0/9) all getting in the game.

Port finished well short at 6/72. A great win to the Golds. Playing this sort of cricket, we should see this group win more games than they lose this season.

Finally, a massive thanks to the two scorers who shared the game between them. Mary White for the first innings and the team manager of the year[2], Nat Edwards, for the second half.

KENSINGTON GOLD 1/122 DEFEATED Port Adelaide 6/72


Kevin and Andy

[1] Four Seasons in One Day, from the album Woodface, 1991

[2] Well, not officially. But I think so.