Under 12 Statewide Cup Premiers

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Dec 232016

Kensington has won the 2016-17 Under 12 Statewide Cup after an 85 run win over Country Black in the grand final yesterday.

The team had recorded strong wins over Southern District, Sturt, Port Adelaide, East Torrens and Tea Tree Gully during the minor round and finished top of the table. We faced Country Black in the grand final who had also won their five minor round matches. The grand final (40 over game) was played at SACA’s Railways Oval.

We lost the toss and were sent into bat. Sam Vartuli got us away to a great start, hitting the first ball of the match for four. Sam struck a couple more boundaries before being dismissed for 13. The Country Black bowlers kept things tight early and we had to fight hard for our runs. Jack Matchett battled valiantly for his 11 runs but when he was dismissed in the 15th over we were 5/35 and in some trouble.

Seb McVann was joined by skipper Archie Walters and the pair put together an important partnership of 34 runs to get us back on track. Seb was unfortunately run out via a direct hit and we lost a couple more wickets straight away to find ourselves 8/79. There were still 13 overs to bat but we were in danger of being bowled out. Archie was still there on 30 not out but needed a partner.

Youngest team member Jim Kelly came to the crease and hit some nice shots as he and Archie put on 15 for the 9th wicket. Another run out broke the partnership and brought No 11 Morgan Young to the crease. We were 9/94 with 8 overs to bat. Archie and Morgan batted superbly for the last wicket, running aggressively between the wickets and putting away the loose balls. Archie brought up his fifty in the 39th over while Morgan finished with 10 not out. They put on 38 runs for the last wicket which meant we finished with 132. A good recovery from 5/35!

Our bowlers had done the job all week and vice captain Ishaan Oak got us away to the perfect start with a wicket in the first over. Ishaan and Henry Nitschke kept things tight and Ishaan was rewarded with another couple of wickets in his fourth over. Country Black were 3/16 after 8 overs.

Seb McVann came on first change and was soon into the action with a caught and bowled. Theo Harper followed that up by hitting the stumps twice in two balls. Seb grabbed a second in the next over and Country Black were 7/24 with the game effectively over.

The batters tried to scramble a bye soon after but Archie Walters ran around from first slip, picked up the ball and threw down the stumps for a run out. Liam Overall speared a quick yorker into the stumps to make it 9/44. The last wicket featured a dropped catch and a running mix up with Jack Matchett hitting the stumps with a pin point throw to end the game. Country Black were all out for 47.

Well done to all the players and thank you to all the mums and dads who helped with scoring.

Cormac Dwyer finished 3rd in the Player of the Championship voting – a fair effort given that he only played two of the four days after going on holidays for Days 3 and 4!

Skipper Archie Walters played a great innings in the grand final. He came to the crease at 5/35 and batted through the rest of the innings, eventually the last one out (run out) for 52 in the final over.

Seb McVann won the competition bowling award. Seb took the most wickets for the tournament, recording the amazing figures of 20 overs, 5 maidens, 12 wickets for 26 runs.

The Under 12 Statewide Cup has been running for seven seasons and Kensington has won the premiership on three occasions (2010/11, 2014/15 and 2016/17). It’s interesting to note that three players from our 2010/11 Under 12 Statewide Cup winning team have already played A Grade cricket – Lucas Froude, Cameron Fatchen, Henry Dall.

A pretty good start to the season for Kensington’s junior teams with two premiership shields locked away by Christmas.

U16 Whites match report

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Dec 202016

 After losing the toss, the 16 Whites batted first at Ford Oval. Some very good bowling from Glenelg saw 3 wickets fall early on, and our innings needed some rebuilding. Sam Lucas and Jack Read (17) steadied the ship with a 30 run partnership, and then Max Floreani (11) joined Lucas to add another 27 runs before he was bowled by one that kept low. At 5/69 in the 24th over, another solid partnership was required and Sam Lucas and Will Rice duly delivered. They kept the scoreboard ticking over with some good running between the wickets and put away any bad balls from the Glenelg bowlers. Rice was eventually out for 24 while trying to lift the run rate, before Sam Lucas was run out for a well-made 37. Some late hitting from Ben Belperio (13 not out) and Will Cowling (5 not out) took the final score to 7/140 from our 40 overs, which was a good effort after being 3/13.

 Quick wickets would make this a difficult chase, but despite excellent opening spells from Max Monfries and Max Floreani, we couldn’t get the breakthroughs we were looking for. Mitch George and Ben Belperio continued to keep things tight, and at drinks Glenelg were 0/48 after 20 overs. Jack Konnis snared the first wicket thanks to a good running catch by Mitch George at deepish midwicket, but from there the 2 Glenelg batsmen stepped it up, and at 1/97 in the 29th over things were starting to get a little worrying. A superb piece of fielding from Jack Read created a run out, then Konnis took a caught & bowled next ball. 2 quick wickets to Will Cowling and another to Konnis reduced Glenelg to 6/107 and the match was evenly poised. Some lusty blows reduced the run chase down to Glenelg needing 16 runs to win off 5 overs, with 4 wickets in hand.

 Ben Belperio came back into the attack and immediately took a wicket – 13 runs required off 4 overs, with 3 wickets remaining. Max Monfries and Belperio bowled well, but couldn’t get another wicket. The chase was down to 6 run needed off the last 2 overs, with still 3 wickets in hand. Glenelg were definitely in the box seat, but Monfries bowled a superb 39th over and only conceded 1 run. This left the last over in the hands of Ben Belperio – a wicket off the 1st ball was followed by 3 singles. 2 balls left, 2 runs to win, 2 wickets remaining. Belperio then took another wicket, leaving Glenelg with 2 runs to win off the last ball. Their number 11 swung and missed, the batsmen took off for the tying run and Liam Nichol coolly ran up and removed the bails to complete the run out and secure a nail biting victory. Wickets were shared between Ben Belperio 3/22 (8 overs), Jack Konnis 3/41 (8 overs) and Will Cowling 2/28 (6 overs), but there were also important spells from Max Monfries (0/9 from 8 overs) and Max Floreani (0/16 from 6 overs). The fielding was very sharp in the last 20 overs, and played a big part in the win. Overall, this was a fantastic effort from the whole team in a pressure situation!

U16 Reds V Glenelg – Round 6

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Dec 192016
The second place browns took on the 4th place Glenelg at Adelaide High School. This was anticipated to be a cracking game featuring a number of talented cricketers on both sides. For this game we welcomed back a number of first XI school players and selection was extremely difficult in attempting to accommodate everyone.

For this game, our regular soccer match for warm up was taken to a new level with the addition of former Adelaide United premiership star Bruce Djite who addressed the boys at the start of the day and then had a ” kick” with the boys as well. Needless to say Glenelg were in awe of our star attraction.

Back to cricket and Glenelg won the toss and sent us in. All reports gave the impression it was a high scoring track and Glenelg’s success has been on the back of strong early batting. I asked the boys to consider a winning target and again we set ourselves reaching 200. Peter Unerkov and Tom Van der Juegd put on a very healthy 46 for the first wicket and laid the platform for our strong middle order to keep the scoring going.

At times our run rate ebbed between around 3 to 4.5 runs an over. With the loss of a couple of quick wickets, Angus Marshall joined Peter at the crease and the pair got the scoring going again. Angus made a solid 23 before being dismissed. Our middle order stumbled and we lost 4/17 at a crucial time of the game. Peter Unerkov played the perfect opening batsmen role making 67 (103 balls) before getting out. His development in recent matches has been a joy to watch and he continues to grow in confidence each week. Hamish Gitsham was elevated up the order and joined Luke Pedlar at the crease. This combination took the game away from Glenelg. Their running between wickets was professional like and anything loose was punished. The pair put on 65 for the seventh wicket and helped ensure we would make 200. Hamish finished an outstanding 42* (37 balls) and Luke a masterful 32 (28 balls) Luke’s last two innings have been real ” team” scores and now looks at home controlling our middle order. Glenelgs fielding struggled with missed fields and over throws as Hamish and Luke applied more and more pressure. This was quality cricket.
Kensington 8/202

I’ve never personally seen a game with Hamish Gitsham in it where he doesn’t take at least two weeks so the expectation was high that he would provide the early break through. When Will Warrick took a great catch at second slip to dismiss the dangerous Isaac Higgins for a duck , it started a rout that Glenelg couldn’t halt. Hamish finished with the ever impressive figures of 4/13 and was well backed up by the ever reliable Darcy Hunkin (1/12). When Liam Greber dismissed the strong Harry Chandler, Glenelg had lost the last of their recognised top order. Lachie Parker (2/2) and Will McGowan (2/9) were way to strong for the Glenelg lower order finishing the match out in only 22 overs. No one could have predicted this outcome and not in 22 overs.  I have to applaud this outfit on a number of key attributes. Firstly our running between wickets was at the highest standard I’ve seen in junior cricket. Secondly catching… Will Warrick, Darcy Hunkin and of course Tom VDJ all took outstanding catches behind the stumps. Thirdly, our bowling. We simply bowled straight. This was a clinical display and some of these boys are now taking their game to a higher level. It’s not only impressive to watch, but a privilege as well.

Kensington 8/202 DF
Glenelg 44
Man of Match : Hamish Gitsham 42*, 4/13. Special mention:  Peter Unerkov (67)


Senior results vs TTG

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Dec 182016

The Browns have finished 2016 on a high, winning all four grades against Tea Tree Gully.

The Gullies have been one of the strongest grade clubs in recent times, winning the last three club championships. They have not lost all four grades in a round since November 2012.

We now have a two week break before resuming against Southern District on January 7th and 8th.

A Grade – at Parkinson Oval, Jake Brown lost the toss (again) but we were surprisingly sent into bat on a flat, white wicket. We lost a wicket in the first over but Adam Hose quickly took charge, crunching 37 runs from just 32 balls including 8 fours. John Dalton then combined with skipper Jake Brown for a 92 run partnership to set up the innings. Dalts went on to make an excellent 54, his fifth half century of the season. John is striking the ball well and it feels like a big ton is not far away.

James Seward played a bright cameo (23 off 24 balls) and then experienced duo Brown and Simon Schwerdt wound the clock back, putting on 62 runs in just 8 overs . Browny was unfortunately run out in the last over for 98 but the Browns racked up a healthy 8/261 from our 50 overs.

TTG came out aggressively but Elliot Opie picked up two key wickets early, cart-wheeling Tim Evans’ off stump and then removing their skipper Matt Weaver. The second wicket was courtesy of a diving one handed catch to Simon Schwerdt at short fine leg. When that catch stuck you had a feeling it was our day.

The run rate was still healthy but we picked up another wicket through Jake Brown, with Tim Davey well caught by James Seward up to the stumps. Unfortunately Browny tweaked his quad after that and was out for the game.

At 3/122 at the 25 over mark the Gullies were well placed to have a crack at the target. Vice captain Elliot Opie took over the reins and the other bowlers rallied in the absence of their skipper. Hugh Cranendonk bowled an excellent spell and was rewarded with a wicket. Hiran Lecamwasam nagged away and was proving difficult to score off. Then Lloyd Pope chimed in with 3 quick wickets to effectively end the contest. David Grant grabbed one himself and Hiran took a couple as TTG lost their last 6 wickets for just 27 runs. All out for 179.

The win means that Kensington finishes on top of the one day ladder and will host Port Adelaide in the quarter final on Sunday January 29.

Not a bad place to watch the cricket

A couple of errant warm up deliveries from Elliot Opie ended up in the creek

At Pertaringa Oval the B Grade were looking to put the disappointment of last week’s loss behind them against the 1st placed Tea Tree Gully team. We lost the toss and were sent into bat. Openers Liam Scanlon and Michael Sullivan negotiated a tricky opening spell, putting on 36 for the first wicket.

Several batters made starts but a steady stream of wickets frustrated our attempts to build a big total. Will Montgomery and Michael Davies put on an important partnership of 48 for the 5th wicket and then Eddie Steele blasted 23 from just 16 balls. The wickets continued to tumble though and we were 9/171 with 4 overs to go. Cameron Fatchen then started launching them all around the ground, including 20 off the final over. We made 75 from the final 10 overs and pushed our score up to 9/206.

Our bowlers then destroyed the TTG line up. Cameron Fatchen took 3 wickets in his opening spell, Ash Eckermann grabbed a couple and Scott Aufderheide chipped in with 2. Our fielders caught everything and we also picked up 3 run outs in a pretty complete display. TTG were all out for just 74.

The C Grade fielded first at Colonel Waite Oval. Wickets were hard to come by and a few catches went down but we managed to keep on top of the run rate. We lost a couple of balls in the duck pond as they threatened to get on top of us but Eddy Greeves slowed things down with 2 wickets. Adam Clements changed his pace well at the death and was rewarded with a couple of wickets. Tea Tree Gully finished with 6/210 from their 50 overs.

Our reply started poorly and we fell to 3/30 before Alex Chapman was joined by Ty Wundenberg. The pair batted beautifully, ran well between wickets and pounced on anything loose. Chappy went on to make 85 but there was still work to be done. Sean McCullum came in and struck a fluent 29. He and Ty knocked off the remaining runs. We got over the line 5 wickets down with 4 overs to spare. Ty finished with 75 not out. It was an important win as the C’s have missed out on points due to two washouts.

Interested onlooker at the C Grade

At Bulkana Oval the D Grade batted first and found the going tough. We fell to 7/71 but a crucial 50 run partnership between Curtis Montgomery (46) and John Bliss (23*) for the 8th wicket pushed us up to a semi-competitive score. We finished all out for 135.

Our bowlers needed to be on the money right from the start and they delivered – three early wickets in his opening spell to John Bliss and two to James Duncan saw TTG slump to 5/26. We had to work harder after that but eventually ground them down, all bowlers chipping in as they were rolled for 76. James Duncan finished with four.

At Cabra West the LOA’s were playing MSCC. The pitch (above) was a little ‘rustic’ and MSCC did well to make 160 batting first. In reply Ryan Sparrow got to 36 quickly before getting fired lbw and Alex Buckby made 38 but it wasn’t enough as we were bowled out for 142, 18 runs short.

Under 16 Teams vs Glenelg – One Day Game 17th December

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Dec 162016



Unerkov. Van der Jeugd (w/k), Leddicoat, Marshall ©, Edmonds, Parker, Pedlar, Greber, Hunkin, Warrick, Gitsham, McGown


Played at Adealide Boys High ( oval 1 ), Corner Glover and West Terrace Adelaide.


Manager Scott Greber , please be there 11.50




Konnis ©, George, Nichol, Lucas, Read, Floreani, W Rice, Belperio, Monfires, Cowling, March


Playet at Ford Oval, please bring afternoon tea


Manager Tim Rice, please be there 12.15



Kensi’s Lloyd Pope – Official Record, First Bowler To Achieve U17 & U19 Double

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Dec 162016

Congratulations to Kensington’s (CA XI) wrist spinner Lloyd Pope (17 yo) who yesterday won the leading wicket taker award for the U19 National Championships held over the past fortnight in Adelaide (with 21 wickets @16.3 including 6/21 off 5.5 v SA and 6/29 off 9 v QLD), backing up his winning of the equivalent leading wicket taker award for the U17 National Championships in Oct (SA U17s) where he took 18 wickets. This is officially the first time that any Australian bowler has won this award for both the U17 & U19 National Championships in the same year.

Lloyd’s notables this season so far include:

  • U17 National Championships (SA) – 18 wickets. Leading Wicket Taker
  • U17 National Championships (SA) – 2nd Most Valuable Player of Tournament
  • U17 National Championships (SA) – Team Of The Championships, selection
  • U19 National Championships (CA XI) – 21 wickets. Leading Wicket Taker
  • U19 National Championships (CA XI) – 3rd (equal) Most Valuable Player of Tournament
  • U19 National Championships (CA XI) – Team Of The Championships, selection
  • U19 National Championships (CA XI) – Ricky Ponting XII U17 T20 (Team to play SCG BBL curtain raiser on Dec 27 against Adam Gilchrist’s XII U19 T20 Team)
  • Cricket Australia Gold Pathway

Lloyd Interviewed – for video click HERE

Cricket Australia’s Pathway has offered Lloyd some wonderful opportunities to “value add” onto his recent success including meeting Shane Warne during the recent Adelaide Test Match and doing a 30 minute session with Shane on the Adelaide Oval prior to play, being selected to play at the SCG on Dec 27 and being invited to attend the CA Pathway Camp in Jan in Brisbane.

Lloyd has also taken 14 wickets for Kensington so far this season in various A Grade formats. Congratulations Lloyd from the Club on your season’s achievements to date!


(Lloyd receives U19s Leading Wicket Taker Award from Ryan Harris)






gregg-chappell-announces-u19-team-of-the-championships(Greg Chappell Announces The Team Of The Championships https://youtu.be/zBAj_LugoQg )




gregg-chappell-announces-u17-t20-ricky-ponting-xiii(Greg Chappell Announces The Ricking Ponting XIII U17 T20 Team)


Kensington Under 17 Squad

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Dec 162016

Thank you to all players who attended selection trials over the last two weeks.

Due to some availability issues, we will be picking slightly different squads for Week 1 and Week 2 of the competition.

Week 1 and Week 2 – Adam Clements, Henry Dall, Ashley Eckermann, Cameron Fatchen, Euan Fletcher, Lucas Froude, Oliver Harms, Sean McCullum, Jed Spence and Greg Tanti
Week 1 only – Hamish Gitsham, Will Montgomery and Lloyd Pope
Week 2 only – Arham Hashmi, Christian Leddicoat, Luke Pedlar and Sam Rahaley

Match Program

Week 1
Monday January 9 vs Prospect at Prospect Oval
Tuesday January 10 vs Port Adelaide at Port Reserve
Wednesday January 11 vs Northern Districts at Parkinson Oval
Thursday January 12 vs Tea Tree Gully at Pertaringa Oval

Week 2
Monday January 16 vs East Torrens at Parkinson Oval
Tuesday January 17 – semi finals
Wednesday January 18 – grand final

The team will not have a separate training session but all Adelaide-based players are encouraged to attend senior training on Thursday January 5.

The team will be coached by senior players Jordan Leiman and Michael Sullivan.

Under 14 Teams vs Glenelg

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Dec 152016

This week the juniors take on Glenelg in a one day game

Under 14 Reds vs Glenelg at Bowker Street Oval, Sat Dec 17, 1:00pm start
Team – Charlie McKay, Campbell Watts (c/wk), Noah Leydon, Josh Sims, Sam Warrick, Charlie Bear, Jack Tapfield, Alex Burgess, Jamie Taylor, Jake Bilsborow, Max Cunningham and Jasper Polglase

Well done to Jasper Polglase who will play his first game for the Reds.

Under 14 Whites vs Glenelg at Marryatville High School, Sat Dec 17, 1:00pm start
Team – Adam Goddard (WK 2), Archie Walters, Hamish Towers, Max Kelly, Frank Packer, Ishaan Oak, Beau Wells (WK 1), Alexander Smith, Anik Warnakulasuriya (c), Oscar Lawrance, Cormac Dwyer and Jasper Thomas

There will be presentations back at the club after the game

Senior teams vs Tea Tree Gully

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Dec 152016

Saturday is a one dayer for all grades as we finish off 2016. We take on Tea Tree Gully in the West End Premier Grade Competition.

A Grade vs Tea Tree Gully at Parkinson Oval, Sat Dec 17, 11:00am start
Team – John Dalton, Henry Dall, Adam Hose, Jake Brown (c), James Seward (wk), Simon Schwerdt, Hugh Cranendonk, Elliot Opie, David Grant, Lloyd Pope and Hiran Lecamwasam

B Grade vs Tea Tree Gully at Pertaringa Oval, Sat Dec 17, 11:00am start
Team – Michael Sullivan, Liam Scanlon (c), Sam Williams, Charlie Holmes, Will Montgomery, Michael Davies, Eddie Steele (wk), Daniel Burns, Cameron Fatchen, Scott Aufderheide and Ashley Eckermann

C Grade vs Tea Tree Gully at Col Waite Oval, Sat Dec 17, 11:00am start
Team – Alex Chapman, Euan Fletcher, Harrison Rahaley, Michael Cotsios, Ty Wundenberg, Dylan Mosey, Sean McCullum (wk), Jamie Panelli (c), Eddy Greeves, Michael Cappelluti and Adam Clements

D Grade vs Tea Tree Gully at Bulkana Oval, Sat Dec 17, 11:00am start
Team – Arham Hashmi, James Duncan, Sam Rahaley, Brayden Frost (wk), Curtis Montgomery, Jordan Leiman (c), Steve Tanti, John Bliss, Tom MacKenzie, Daniel Subramaniam and James Risby

LOA vs MCCC at Cabra West, Sat Dec 17, 1:00pm start
Team – Ryan Sparrow (c), Charlie Avent, Corey White (wk), Alex Buckby, Hamish Porter and Nick Holmes + five

Saturday is a huge day for the club with all senior teams, all junior teams plus our women’s A Grade team all playing. There will be ‘Christmas’ presentations back at the club after the game.

1ST Grade This Week

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Dec 152016
Hi All,

With both 2nd grade teams not able to make the Grand Final, the 1st Grade stand alone this week. A tough weekend last week as both 2nd Grade teams battled a lack of numbers. Both had only 7 for the 1st game with the 2nd game no better. Unfortunately the lack of numbers told with the Browns losing in the 19th Over against Northern with only 7 players. Interestingly only a month ago we loaned Northern's fielders when they were short in the 40 Over game. No reciprocation last week.

1ST Grade V Southern Districts at Park 25 #3 on SATURDAY 17TH DECEMBER. Game starts at 11:50. Ready for warm ups by 11:00. Southern Districts are the home team.

Amy Wiseman (C), Jordan Doecke, Rachel Church, Kelly Armstrong, Hannah Armstrong, Eliza Doddridge, Sarah J Jameson, Emily Jones, Shae Daly, Sophi-Rose Green, Maeve Edwards

CONGRATULATIONS to Maeve Edwards and Sophi-Rose Green on their 1st Grade debuts this week. We wish you both well. Good Luck

Ditts, Andy and Kevin

U16 Reds V Northern Districts – Round 5

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Dec 132016

For the Kensington U16 Reds round 5 match we took on Northern Districts at home at Marryatville. With the 16 whites winning on forfeit it was going to be difficult to get everyone a game for 2 weeks. With a team plan to bowl first, we were surprised to be sent into bat by Northerns’. Nevertheless every good team must have a plan B and yet again we were committed in our aim of making 250+ with the bat. A couple of early wickets saw Christian Leddicoat come to the crease and he looked his usual commanding self.  With the fall of the third wicket he was joined by Henry Rice and the pair proceeded to take the game away from Northern’s bowlers. Whilst Christian’s efforts fluctuated between elegant and brutal, Henry looked unflappable at the other end. There are some similarities here to Mark Waugh when it comes to Henry. At times he makes it look way to easy. Since his debut in the reds in round 3 he is averaging an “ok “ 146.00 with the bat!! He can field, and bowl as well – a true all-rounder. Henry went on to compile a masterful 74 from 92 deliveries. Christian, after a brief time out with heat stress resumed his innings on 48 and didn’t take long to put another 50 on his books. He was eventually out for 57. 

Luke Pedlar showed class with a well-constructed 33 and good support from Peter Unerkov with a developing 22. Liam Greber and Sam Burgess smashed 19 runs off the last over to hit our target of 250. 8/254 dec .  Kensie had a few overs at Northern’s on day 1 and almost had one wicket, but it wasn’t to be. Northern’s 0/13 at stumps.

Day 2:

At 10am on the morning of  day 2, I received word that we had lost Sam Burgess to a broken hand. A good story but only Sam’s to tell! One bowler down, a few overs in and we lost another with young Caleb Hoberg injuring his back. Never fear, two fast bowlers down and still the team rallied together. This gave opportunity for other boys to get valuable overs. Whilst the usual suspects performed as normal, Peter Unerkov got his first bowl in the reds and was  excellent with 1/9 from 6 overs. Will Quigley Smith was on a hat trick and finished with impressive figures of 2/12 and joining him was the reliable Liam Greber with 2/18 off 11 overs back to full condition. But the main man was Christian Leddicoat with 3/7 off 4 overs. He got his length right and Northern’s middle order couldn’t cope. A really great all round performance. Northern’s all out 88

They say catches win matches, but they do more than that.  The really good ones lifts a team and the energy of the group. Darcy Hunkin fielding at first slip took a true genuine “screamer” to dismiss Northern’s dangerous Deakin Davis. The batsman couldn’t believe Hunkin had grabbed it and didn’t walk at first but was politely told OUT.


Down 2 bowlers, everyone a little weary and time against us it was a team decision to give a couple of boys another bat. Liam Nicol found confidence with a nicely made 16* AND Tom Van Der Juegd looked great until he skied one and was out. Kensington 1/28 declared


In reply we were able to take 3x Northern wickets, with weary legs, Northerns 3/67.

I’m most impressed with the spirit in the team and we stay 2nd on the ladder –massive game this weekend against the dangerous Glenelg. This is a game which will show where we really stand in the competition.

Kensington 8/254 dec & 1/28 dec DF

Northern Districts 88 & 3/67

Man of the match: Leddicoat 57 & 3/7 + Henry Rice 74 & 1/9


Senior results vs Glenelg

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Dec 122016

Just six measly runs separated us from a Brownwash this weekend with wins to the A’s, C’s, D’s and LOA’s. At Parkinson Oval the B’s went down in a tight one despite some late heroics from Daniel Burns.

On Friday afternoon the A Grade team hopped in the family truckster for the 4.5 hour road trip to Mt Gambier.

We were playing at East Gambier Cricket Club and headed there not quite knowing what to expect. We needn’t have worried as the pitch was superb and the outfield extremely well grassed.

Skipper Jake Brown won the toss and had no hesitation in batting first despite the grey, overcast conditions. We lost Dalts for 15 but James Seward (75) and Adam Hose (74) put on 133 for the 2nd wicket to give us the ideal foundation. The pair rotated the strike well and began targeting the short boundary as the innings wore on. Adam launched one huge six into the neighbouring houses which had SACA coordinator Jack Campion scrambling for the box of spares. James ran interestingly between the wickets and his full-length dives into the crease left scorch marks on the pitch.

We had a flat spot when both were dismissed, scoring just 27 runs from the 31st to the 39th over but with wickets in hand Jake Brown (63*) and Hugh Cranendonk (36) cut loose, blasting 83 runs from the final 10 overs. We finished with a healthy 5/280 however Glenelg have a quality batting line up and we still needed to bowl well.

The bowling innings started perfectly with David Grant hitting the pegs in the first over – Tom Plant gone for a duck. Granty then knocked over in-form Englishman George Hankins and Elliot Opie followed this up by cartwheeling Ben Bullimore’s off stump. The Bays were 3/37 and in trouble, however Alex Carey was still in and looking in ominous touch. He cruised to 60 and Glenelg’s score went past 100 when Scott Aufderheide was introduced into the attack. His first ball was a short loosener that Carey only succeeded in bunting straight to a gleeful Jake Brown at cover. A bonus wicket if ever there was one!

A few lbw shouts were turned down and Glenelg fought back through a 79 run stand between Danny Irvine and Nathan Schollar. They were 4 down needing 101 runs from the final 13 overs when Hiran Lecamwasam struck, James Seward holding onto a good catch up to the stumps. After that the wickets tumbled as the run rate required rose. Elliot Opie hit the pegs, debutant Charlie Holmes picked up a run out and then Opes trapped dangerman Irvine in front for 82. Wickets to Jake Brown and David Grant – both to catches behind the wicket – finished things off, Glenelg all out for 225. James Seward had had a good day – 75 runs and 3 catches. Certainly a better day than his old man who picked up an $800 speeding fine on the way down.

Charlie Holmes celebrated his first A Grade game with a win while during the day Elliot Opie took his 200th A Grade wicket

A good win and thanks to the East Gambier Cricket Club for their hospitality!

Back at Parkinson Oval the B Grade lost the toss and fielded first. The Seahorses burst out of the blocks and were 0/40 in just the 6th over before Michael Cappelluti struck. The run rate slowed and youngster Ash Eckermann was introduced into the attack, taking a wicket in his first over! He followed this up with a very tidy spell finishing with 10 overs 3/20. Glenelg were 4/93 at the 25 over mark and the Browns had worked their way back into it.

Michael Sullivan made it 5/121 but then a 50 run stand from just 9 overs pushed Glenelg up towards a defendable total. At 5/171 with 7 overs to go it looked like Glenelg would post 200+ but wickets to Cappa, Fatch (2) and Burnsy plus a run out to Liam Scanlon saw them lose their last 5 wickets for just 17 runs. All out 188.

We lost a couple of wickets in the first 10 overs and were 2/28. From this point our innings never really got going. Scans (27), Sam Williams (17), Michael Davies (17) and Sean McCullum (15) all got set but were unable to go on with it. We were 7/114 after 40 overs leaving us with 75 runs to win from the final 9 overs. Daniel Burns and Eddy Greeves didn’t give up and had a crack at the total. The runs started to flow and suddenly we were a silly chance.

Eddy got run out in the final over leaving Burnsy with 18 runs to tie from the last three deliveries. He went six… six… out 🙁 So near, yet so far! Burnsy made 45 while Eddy made 29.

At Camden Oval the C Grade batted first. We lost a couple of early wickets but Harrison Rahaley (32) and Michael Cotsios (69) steered us towards a good score. Eddie Steele struck 30 in quick time but the wickets continued to tumble and we were all out for 199.

Steve Tanti picked up his first C Grade wicket and then Adam Clements took 4 wickets in a row to reduce the Bays to 6/95. Adam swung the ball beautifully in what was his first bowl in C Grade after the wash out last round. A couple of wickets each to Jamie Panelli and Tom MacKenzie finished things off – Glenelg all out for 150.





Thanks to Athina Tanti for these photos from the C Grade game

A Colonel Waite Oval the D Grade batted first. James Cleggett and Arham Hashmi put on 37 for the opening partnership but then we fell to 4/59 and were in a spot of bother. It didn’t last long as keepers Brayden Frost and Ned Young combined for a brutal 197 run partnership. BJ went on to make his first ever century and finished with 123. Needles unfortunately fell for 98. We finished with 8/318 from our 50 overs.

It was always going to be too many, particularly with opening bowlers John Bliss and Hamish Gitsham both on hat-tricks early on. Glenelg were 4/25. James Cleggett came on and took 3 wickets as the Bays were dismissed for 72.

The LOA’s had a rare home game and enjoyed every minute of it. Nathan Woods smashed 131 opening the batting while Ryan Sparrow put together a classy 88. Nathan Bassett finished things off with 43 as we tallied up 4/290 from our 40 overs. In reply Para Hills batted out their full 40 overs for 9/111. James Risby took 2 wickets while Ryano made it a pretty good day with 4/14.

Senior teams vs Glenelg

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Dec 082016

This week the Browns take on the Bays in the battle for the Glenelg-Kensington Cup.

The A Grade head down to Mt Gambier for Country Round. There are also matches this weekend in Waikerie, Port Augusta and Moonta as the West End Premier Grade competition spreads far and wide.

A Grade vs Glenelg at Scott Park, Sat Dec 10th, 11:30am start
Team – John Dalton, James Seward (wk), Adam Hose, Jake Brown (c), Simon Schwerdt, Hugh Cranendonk, Elliot Opie, Charlie Holmes, David Grant, Scott Aufderheide and Hiran Lecamwasam

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Making his A Grade debut this week is Charlie Holmes, who becomes our sixth first gamer of the season. Charlie has played a Sunday one dayer and several Twenty20 matches but this is his first A Grade match in the Saturday competition.

B Grade vs Glenelg at Parkinson Oval, Sat Dec 10th, 11:00am start
Team – Michael Sullivan, Will Montgomery, Liam Scanlon (c), Sam Williams, Michael Davies, Sean McCullum (wk), Daniel Burns, Cameron Fatchen, Eddy Greeves, Ashley Eckermann and Michael Cappelluti

Well done to Ash Eckermann who will be making his B Grade debut. Ash has started the season well in the C’s.

C Grade vs Glenelg at Camden Oval, Sat Dec 10th, 11:00am start
Team – Alex Chapman, Dylan Mosey, Harrison Rahaley, Michael Cotsios, Ty Wundenberg, Eddie Steele (wk), Jamie Panelli (c), Steve Tanti, Tom MacKenzie, Adam Clements and Lochlan Roberts

Steve Tanti has finished 1st XI duties with St Ignatius and will make his C Grade debut.

D Grade vs Glenelg at Colonel Waite Oval, Sat Dec 10th, 11:00am start
Team – James Cleggett, Arham Hashmi, James Duncan, Sam Rahaley, Ned Young, Brayden Frost (wk), Jordan Leiman (c), John Bliss, Hamish Porter, Daniel Subramaniam and Hamish Gitsham

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Welcome to Hamish Gitsham who is making his senior debut.

LOA vs Para Hills at Ford Oval, Sat Dec 10th, 1:00pm
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Senior results vs Northern Districts

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Dec 062016

It was looking like rain would be the winner on Sunday afternoon but fortunately the clouds parted after lunch allowing the Browns to pick up three important wins and a draw.

The A Grade had a tough day on Saturday with the Jets’ youngsters Tyson Bray and Chris Graser blasting us all around the ground in the first session with some great shots and a few streaky edges. They were 0/77 after just 16 overs before we got a double break-through – wickets to Jake Brown and Elliot Opie, both courtesy of sharp gully catches to Henry Dall. Those two catches brings the total gully catches at Parkinson Oval over the last decade to three.

After lunch we tightened things up and bowled much better. A second wicket to Opes was followed by a brilliant one-handed catch by Jake Brown in the slips. Soon after, debutant Hugh Cranendonk picked up his first A Grade wicket to make it 5/159. We had recovered well and it looked as though we could dismiss the Jets for around 200.

Hugh Cranendonk received his first A Grade cap from former player, Peter Henderson

Steve Marks had other ideas. He smashed a brilliant 73 from just 69 balls, putting on 64 with Alain Hewett and 46 with Cameron Williams. The Browns’ bowlers toiled away with Hiran Lecamwasam taking 3 and Cranners finishing with 2. The Jets’ total of 304 was an imposing one and we had 8 overs to bat that night. Openers John Dalton and Henry Dall did the right thing, making it to stumps unscathed and with 29 runs on the board.

It rained from 8:30am until about 1:30pm on the Sunday and a washout was on the cards. Once the rain finally stopped we peeled back the covers which fortunately revealed a bone-dry pitch. So play started at 2:15pm and we had 60 overs to make 276 runs.

Openers John Dalton (57) and Henry Dall (29) got us away to the perfect start with a 100 run stand. The pair were dismissed within a few runs of each other and at 2/108 Adam Hose and Alex Ross came together. The pair looked untroubled as the partnership started to flourish.

Once they hit their stride the runs flowed. At one stage Rossy hit three balls onto the clubhouse roof on his way to a brilliant 109 not out. Adam also struck a couple of sixes and finished 84 not out. It was an unbroken 200 run stand from the pair and we reached the target with 8 overs to spare. It was an important win as the weather meant that three other games over the weekend finished in draws. Brilliant batting from both Alex and Adam which pushes the Browns into 3rd place on the ladder.



At Salisbury Oval the B Grade endured an unusual first day, including the sight screen ‘not working’ for the first hour (in which we lost three wickets) until it suddenly was working having had no repairs made and was rolled into place for the rest of the game.

Our early trouble of 3/19 became 4/41 when skipper Liam Scanlon was dismissed for 21. Charlie Holmes (29) and Michael Davies (56) came together for a crucial partnership that stemmed the flow of wickets. Youngster Sean McCullum came to the crease at 5/79 and he and Michael put on 42 runs for the 6th wicket as we tried to scrape together a defendable total.

Michael was unfortunately run out off the bowler’s fingertips after a gritty half century while Cameron Fatchen put together an important 22. Finally we were dismissed for 168 which was perhaps worth a few more given the slow outfield (we only hit 8 fours in our innings).

Fatch struck early in the Jets’ innings and Cappa followed up with a wicket, courtesy of a brilliant leg side stumping from Sean McCullum. The Jets were 2/46 at stumps. The Browns had lost opening bowler David Brown to a hamstring injury in his first over.

Rain delayed the start of Day 2 but finally things cleared and we started at 2:30 (good omen!)

Michael Cappelluti got us away to the perfect start on Day 2, getting rid of Trent Pascoe second ball of the day – Michael Sullivan holding onto a good catch at mid wicket. Cameron Fatchen picked up another one run later, Trent Burge caught by Sam Williams in slips to make it 4/47.

Nothing much happened for the next 10 overs as the Jets dug in and the Browns kept it tight. Finally Cappa struck with a hard-earned lbw decision. He switched ends and grabbed another to make it 6/71 and we were right in the game. Leggie Eddy Greeves struck next, drawing a lofted drive to Scans at mid off. Next over Cappa grabbed his 5th wicket to a diving screamer from Scanlon at mid off again and the Jets were 8/73.

They steadied until tea and were 8/102, needing 67 more runs to win. After the tea break Cameron Fatchen went bang-bang, hitting the pegs twice in three balls to finish the contest. The Jets were all out for 113 handing Kensington an excellent 55 run win.

At Colonel Waite Oval the C Grade had good day, belting 334 runs batting first. Openers Dylan Mosey (46) and first gamer Harrison Rahaley (45) put on 91 for the first wicket which laid the foundation. Ty Wundenberg came in and struck a classy 56 wile Euan Fletcher batted some time for an excellent 81. Tom MacKenzie put the finishing touches on with a quickfire 34 not out. Unfortunately the rain on Day 2 meant we didn’t get to defend this score so had to settle for a draw.

At the Paddocks the D Grade also piled on the runs. Openers Arham Hashmi (43) and John Bliss (35) got us out of the blocks quickly whilst youngster Sam Rahaley made a fluent 77. Jordan Leiman (30) and Alex Buckby (46) kept things ticking and the back-end of the innings was spearheaded by James du Preez’ brutal 105 not out. We finished with 8/405 from our 80 overs.

There was plenty of rain on Day 2 but the well-grassed square recovered well and was ok for play at 2:45pm. Credit to our enthusiastic opposition for being keen to play, despite the large total to chase. Our bowlers got the job done with James Risby (4), Daniel Subramaniam (3), Alex Buckby (2) and Lewis Young (1) the wicket takers. The Jets were all out for 56.

On Saturday the LOA’s took on arch rivals University at the beautiful Park 10 ground. We lost the toss and bowled first with Steve Tanti bowling with plenty of venom for 4 wickets. Uni were dimissed for just 121. We made light work of the chase, getting home 3 wickets down with 15 overs to spare.

So a good weekend overall and now we look forward to the two one day games before Christmas.

U16 Reds V Northern Districts RD 5 Progress Score

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Dec 042016
The U16 reds took on Northerns at home at Marryatville looking to  improve our two day batting form to stay in the top 4! Northerns won the toss and sent us in to bat. The team aim was for a score of 250+ and we made our target. Well done 

Kensington 8/254 declared:
Henry Rice         74 (92)
Christian Leddicoat 55 (68)
Luke Pedlar.       33 (63)
Peter Unerkov    22 (41)
Liam Greber.       13* (12)
Northerns 0/13 ( 7 overs)

Kensi’s Lloyd Pope and Son Of Steve Waugh amongst 54 AustralianU14-U17 Juniors Off To CA Rookie Camp

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Dec 032016

Kensi’s Lloyd Pope is one of four South Australia 14-17 year olds invited to attend CA’s Gold Rookie Pathway Camp in January.


Good luck to Lloyd who will also represent CA this fortnight at the U19 National Championships currently underway here in Adelaide.





Under 16 Red vs Norther Districts 2 day game

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Dec 022016



J Konnis ©, P Unerkov, C Leddicoat, L Nichol, H Rice, L Pedlar, T van der Jeugd (w/k), D Hunkin,

L Greber, S Burgess, C Hoberg, W Quigley-Smith

Manager Scott Greber

Played at Marryatville High School 1.30 start please be there by 12.45 and bring afternoon tea.


White – unfortunately no game as Northern Districts  have forfeited.