Women’s Teams This Week

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Jan 272017
Hi All,

Late email this week. Apologies for that as we were waiting on fitness tests and replies re availability. Still waiting on a couple but this is where we are at as it stands.

1ST GRADE 20/20 V STURT AT COL WAITE OVAL.  Please note that there has been a change in venue from the original programming. 1st Grade needing to win their remaining 2 games to make the final. Still sitting in 4th position after last weeks games but with games against Sturt and Port Adelaide left who both currently sit above us on the ladder we are in with a very good chance of getting in to defend our title and make it 3 in a row. A proud recent history in this competition as we have made 6 of the last 7 Grand Finals on Adelaide Oval


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

Game time is 12:00. Warm Ups from 11:00

2ND GRADE BROWNS V West Torrens at GLENEAGLES RESERVE Ailsa Avenue, Findon. Again a change of Grounds. These changes were due to the Mens 1st Grade Teams getting home ground advantage for the West End One Day Cup.

Game time is 1:00 pm. Warm Ups from 12:00

Chloe F (C), Emily J, Amy W. Sam T, Jill L, Amelie G, Ursula G, Frankie Q, Tya G,

2ND GRADE GOLDS V Northern Blues at SALISBURY Oval. Don't get on the wrong side of the railway line! Game Time 1:00 pm, warm ups from 12:00.

Lauren S (C), Jess M (VC), Maeve E, Sez F, Ayisha S, Cassidy P, Jacqui M, Amy K, Olivia M,

Both sides a touch shy at this stage. Hoping that will change over the next 36 hours. AGAIN if you are able to fill in for a week or you have been inadvertently left out, PLEASE let me know asap. The ladder for the 2nd Grade is:


Good Luck to all this week

Kevin, Andy and Ditts

Under 16 Reds vs Southern Districts – 2 day game

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Jan 272017



Unerkov, Van de Jeugd ( w/c ) 1st week only, Leddicoat, Marshall ( C ), H Rice, Edmonds,

Konnis, W Warrick, Hunkin, McGown, Greber, Cowling


Manager Scott Greber


Game starts at 1.30 at corner Galloway Road and Marine Drive O’Sullivans Beach  ground no 1

please aim to get there 12.45.


I believe this is hard wicket so please bring rubber sole shoes as well.





Winskill (w/k), Floreani, Burgess ( C ), Nichol (v/c),  Lucas , Read, George, W Rice, Monfries, Belperio,

March, Hoberg.

Chow 13th man – will play second Saturday as one player moving from Whites to Reds after

the first Saturday due to State commitments in seniors.



Manager Tim Rice


Game starts at 1.30 at Marryatville High School , please bring afternoon tea and aim to be

there by 12.45.

Senior teams vs Prospect

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Jan 262017

Please note that these teams are subject to change as we get updates on our SACA players. Any changes from what is published below will be communicated directly to the players affected.

Four games to go for the 2016-17 minor round with the premiership tables getting very interesting as teams jostle for position. We take on the Prospect Pirates in the SACA Grades this fortnight in a Saturday-Saturday two day match. The 4th placed LOA’s take on 1st placed Unley at home.

Then on Sunday the A’s front up for a one day quarter final against Port Adelaide. The game is at home so please come along for a look!

A huge weekend of cricket ahead and plenty of sunshine on the horizon!

A Grade vs Prospect at Prospect Oval, Sat Jan 28 and Sat Feb 4, 11:00am start
Team – John Dalton, Henry Dall, Adam Hose, Alex Ross Week 1/Simon Schwerdt Week 2, Jake Brown (c), James Seward (wk), Hugh Cranendonk, Elliot Opie, Cameron Fatchen, Hiran Lecamwasam and Lloyd Pope

B Grade vs Prospect at Parkinson Oval, Sat Jan 28 and Sat Feb 4, 11:30am start
Team – Michael Sullivan, Eddie Steele, Liam Scanlon (vc), Simon Schwerdt (c) Week 1/Michael Davies Week 2, Sam Williams, Lucas Froude (wk), Charlie Holmes, Nick Palmer, Scott Aufderheide, Ashley Eckermann and Michael Cappelluti

C Grade vs Prospect at Broadview Oval, Sat Jan 28 and Sat Feb 4, 1:00pm start
Team – Alex Chapman, Arham Hashmi, Michael Davies (c) Week 1/Jed Spence Week 2, Will Montgomery Week 1/James Cleggett Week 2, Euan Fletcher, Ty Wundenberg, Sean McCullum (wk), Oliver Harms, Steve Tanti, Eddy Greeves (vc) and Greg Tanti

D Grade vs Prospect at Colonel Waite Oval, Sat Jan 28 and Sat Feb 4, 1:00pm start
Team – Jed Spence Week 1/Tom Van Der Jeugd Week 2, John Bliss, James Duncan, Luke Pedlar, Brayden Frost (wk), Jordan Leiman (c), James du Preez, Alex Buckby, Tom MacKenzie, Daniel Subramaniam and Lochlan Roberts

Welcome to Luke Pedlar who will make his senior debut. Luke hails from Kingston in our country zone and is in the State U/15 squad.

LOA vs Unley at Ford Oval, Sat Jan 28, 1:00pm start
Team – Andrew Faulkner (c/wk), Ryan Sparrow, Andrew Rumbelow, Nathan Bassett, Tim Dansie, Tom Evans, Charlie Avent. Corey White, James Risby, Hamish Porter and Lewis Young

A Grade one day quarter final vs Port Adelaide, Parkinson Oval, Sun Jan 29, 11:00am start
Team – TBA

State Representatives

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Jan 242017

Congratulations to Tya Gonsalves and Bella Smith who have continued Kensington’s run of state representation this season. Tya has just returned from the SAPSASA carnival in Canberra and Bella is currently in Canberra for the Under 15 Championships. Kensington once again has had representatives in every state team fielded this season.

U 16 Reds V Tea Tree Gully Round 8 Report

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Jan 232017
The 16 Reds continued their great form with a brilliant outright victory over Tea Tree Gully at Marryatville High School.

Winning the toss and electing to bowl on what appeared to be a juicy pitch proved the right call as the Kensington quicks tore through the TTG top order. At 4/2, it’s difficult to recover and our bowling kept applying the pressure. As of this game we were 1st in the comp for wickets taken, and 1st for least runs against us. Those stats tell the story of an accurate bowling attack. It has been backed up by crazy good catching. Strike bowler Darcy Hunkin has lead the comp for bowling and continues to do so. His late swinging accurate bowling is of a superior class. I think Mitchell Starc would be impressed.
With Darcy Hunkin 4/10 on fire, being backed up by Will McGowan 3/12 and Liam Greber 2/5, TTG showed little resistance. TTG all out 54
Special mention to the catch of the season to Henry Rice. He was left winded but wasn’t letting go of a screamer and Liam Greber took a rocket catch at mid off.
Peter Unerkov and Tom Van der Juegd got us of to a solid start with the bat yet again putting on a solid 62 for the opening partnership. Passing the gullies score without loss meant our batsmen could play freely and Tom Van der Juegd made the most. His 69 (79 balls) was class. He hit 6x fours and 4x sixes in a very entertaining innings. Stumps: Kensington 2/103
Day 2:  The teams decision was to bat on and make sure TTG could not challenge us again. We set ourselves a score of 150 to declare in quick time.
Luke Pedlar (18) and Sam Burgess (21) made sure we reached our target quickly. Sam at a run a ball played a real team innings. Kensington 6/149 declared
TTG came out with a much better performance with the bat and whilst their mode was defensive, they gave us very little on a deck that was becoming lifeless compared to the week before. Wickets were hard to come by. Darcy Hunkin got the big break through but it wasn’t until Liam Greber took the second wicket on the stroke of tea that the team believed an outright may still be possible. A change of ends for Darcy making great use of a slight breeze and his raging swing bowling turned the game. He was simply too good for the defensive TTG batsmen. All bowled and LBW , Darcy put a master class. He finished with 5/13 and match figures of 9/ 23. His second 9x wicket match of the season. Darcy couldn’t do it alone. Liam Greber 2/9 off 10 overs included 6x maidens and spinner Will Cowling 2/28 provided great support but yet again catching proved crucial. Two classics to Angas Marshall in close on the leg were diving, scooping catches that were of great importance. At 2/47, Gullies lost 8/30 and Kensington had their second outright of the season. A massive game against Southerns this week will test us and show our real form. I challenge all boys to give 110% at training this week and prepare extra well for this match. Good luck.
Kensington 6/149 dec DF
Tea Tree Gully 54 & 77
Man of match : Darcy Hunkin 9/23 match figures
3: Darcy Hunkin – 9/23 match
2: Tom Van der Juegd – 69(79)
1: Liam Greber 4/14 match  & Will McGowan 4/ 22 match

Under 17 Grand Final

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Jan 202017

Minor Round

Rnd 1 – In the first game we had Prospect 7/45 after our pace bowlers tore through them. They steadied after that and posted 124. It was a slow outfield so took some time to chase down. We got there 4 down in 37 overs. Euan Fletcher made 51.

Rnd 2 – We relished the chance to bat first, making 9/268 from our 50 overs against Port Adelaide. Half centuries to Henry Dall, Will Montgomery and Jed Spence. Five wickets to Adam Clements saw Port dismissed for 59.

Rnd 3 – We batted first again and posted 7/296 vs Northern Districts. Henry Dall made a ton while Will Montgomery made 70. Three wickets each for Ash Eckermann and Jed Spence, all out 120.

Rnd 4 – Batted first at Tea Tree Gully and 1/48 became 5/63. In trouble for the only time in the competition. The batters rallied – Henry Dall (58) and Sean McCullum (31) stopped the rot then Cameron Fatchen (81 off 54) and Ash Eckermann (35 off 29) cashed in. Final score 271. Three wickets to Euan Fletcher – all out 101.

Fielding vs Tea Tree Gully

Rnd 5 – Dead rubber for us but East Torrens needed a win to make the semi finals. Cameron Fatchen made a mess of their top order with 4 wickets. All out 109. Gave some of the younger players a hit and Christian Leddicoat finished 43 not out. Got there 4 wickets down after 19 overs.

Semi Final – cancelled due to heat

Grand Final vs Adelaide at Railways Oval
We qualified top of our group as did Adelaide who were undefeated in their pool. These two teams had met last season in the grand final at the same venue, with Kensington victorious in a tight, low-scoring tussle. Adelaide have a strong team with several state junior squad members.

We lost the toss and fielded first. Cameron Fatchen got us away to the perfect start with a wicket in the first over, Euan Fletcher holding onto a nice catch at slip. After that Adelaide started to look good. Opener Alex Roe was solid and Cameron Bullard began finding the boundary. The score was 1/55 when the game changed.

Greg Tanti removed the dangerous Bullard caught down the leg side at which point drinks were taken. Greg had up a full head of steam and was charging in, bowling very quick. After drinks he rapped the next batsman on the pads – out lbw. Due to the drinks break Greg didn’t realise he was on a hat-trick – probably a good thing. Next ball was seriously fast and crashed into the base of middle stump. Their skipper and State U/19 player Josh Pengelley was out and Greg was told by team mate Ash Eckermann that he’d taken a hat-trick.

Ash Eckermann hit the stumps again next over and Greg followed that up with his 4th. Suddenly Adelaide were 6/59 and we were in complete control.

Adelaide dug in after that, Roe (26) and James Patton (33) batting well to get the score to 85 before Ash struck again. The tail continued to fight and they had reached 7/109 when Greg was in the game once more, this time with a run out. Greg returned for a second spell and grabbed his 5th before Fatch finished things off. All out 137.

Josh Pengelley bowled a quick opening spell but openers Arham Hashmi and Henry Dall managed to find the boundary at times as we scooted to 0/20 after three overs. Their pair put on 41 runs for the 1st wicket before Arham was out, lbw for 15 after not picking a wrong ‘un from Jimmy Kain.

Lucas Froude joined Henry Dall in the middle and the pair put on a calm and measured partnership of 98 runs as we cruised to the target without further loss. It was quality batting from the pair of them and they ensured Adelaide never had a sniff of victory. Henry finished with 58 not out while Lucas was on 44 when the winning runs were scored – via a wide…

So an emphatic victory and a terrific fortnight of cricket from the Kensington team. Back-to-back premierships in this competition.

Special mention to a few players who unfortunately missed out on the grand final. Lloyd Pope missed the whole tournament due to Cricket Australia commitments. Will Montgomery and Hamish Gitsham missed week two due to a school cricket tour. Leading wicket taker Adam Clements unfortunately injured his back playing for Langhorne Creek on Sunday.

Well done to captain Henry Dall and vice captains Lucas Froude and Cameron Fatchen for leading the team well. Great job to coaches Jordan Leiman and Michael Sullivan for steering the ship. Also thanks to all the parents who helped out with scoring during the two weeks and to Athina Tanti for taking some photos of the grand final.

It’s the third junior premiership for the season so far with the Ray Sutton Shield and Under 12 Statewide Cup flags already locked away.

About to head out into the field

Greg Tanti bowling rockets

Adelaide all out 137

Arham Hashmi opening the batting

Henry Dall finished 58 not out

Henry put on 98 runs for the 2nd wicket with Lucas Froude (44*)


Cameron Fatchen, Adam Clements and Henry Dall all made the Team of the Year

Kensington wins Under 17 Shield for 2nd year in row today by 9 wickets and 20 overs !

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Jan 182017

Adelaide were dismissed for 138 with Greg Tanti 5/46 , Cameron Fatchen 2/14 and Ashley Eckermann 2/26

destroying the Adelaide batting attack after they got to 55 with out loss then lost 5 wickets for 4 runs.

Our fielding and catching was fantastic for the whole carnival.


In reply we made the runs with  only the  loss of Arham Hashmi for 15, with Lucas Froude 44 no and Henry Dall

58 no in 30 overs, with 20 overs to spare.


A brilliant couple of weeks by this squad, undefeated and superbly coached by Michael Sullivan and Jordan Leiman.


That gives Kensington 3 out of 3 Grand Final wins so far this season with the juniors J


Ray Sutton, U12 Shield, U17 Shield

U16 Reds Round 8 Progress Score V TTG

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Jan 162017
The U16 Reds have secured first innings points on day one of their two day game V Tea Tree Gully. On a beautiful Marryatville oval, The decision was to bowl if we won the toss and the decision went our way. Weather was superb.

A few overs later and TTG were 4/2 and the decision justified. TTG all out 54
Will McGowan took 3/12, Darcy Hunkin 4/10 and Liam Greber 2/5 were simply too good. Darcy Hunkin now has 19 wickets for the season and leads the Reds competition- well deserved.
A spectacular catch to Henry Rice left him struggling to breathe however he was never going to let go of the catch of the season. 
Kensington 2/103: ( stumps)

Tom Van der Juegd played his best innings of the season with a magic 69 from 79 deliveries. His innings included 4x sixes & 6x fours and his presence at the crease was intimidating. This was an innings built on the back of a strong training session mid week. Only a throw from the boundary to run him out was going to dismiss him. Great support from Peter Unerkov who played an important team role.
Angas Marshall 7*
Harry Edmonds 16*
Special mention to Sam Lucas, Liam Nichol & Jack Read from the whites who spent most of the day in support of the reds, much appreciated!! 

Under 16 teams vs TTG 14/21st January 2017

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Jan 132017



Unerkov, Van der Jeugd, (w/c), Marshall ( c ), H Rice, Pedlar, Edmunds, Burgess, Hunkin, McGown,

Greber, Cowling, Gitsham


Manager Scott Greber – Marryatville High School 1.30 start please bring afternoon tea and be there 12.45.




Konnis ( C ), Winskill ( w/k ) , Nichol, Lucas, Read, George, Floreani, W Rice, Monfries, Hoberg, March, Belperio


Manager Tim Rice – Memorial Oval Memorial Drive, Tea tree Gully 1.30 start please be there at 12.45.



Senior teams vs West Torrens

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Jan 132017

The first Saturday-Saturday two day game since November

A Grade vs West Torrens at Parkinson Oval, Sat Jan 14 and Sat Jan 21, 11:00am start
Team – John Dalton, Henry Dall, Adam Hose, Jake Brown (c), James Seward (wk), Simon Schwerdt, Hugh Cranendonk, Elliot Opie, David Grant, Hiran Lecamwasam and Lloyd Pope

B Grade vs West Torrens at Henley Oval, Sat Jan 14 and Sat Jan 21, 11:30am start
Team – Michael Sullivan, Alex Chapman, Liam Scanlon (c), Sam Williams, Lucas Froude (wk), Eddie Steele, Daniel Burns, Cameron Fatchen, Scott Aufderheide, Ash Eckermann and Michael Cappelluti

C Grade vs West Torrens at Colonel Waite Oval, Sat Jan 14 and Sat Jan 21, 1:00pm start
Team – Michael Davies (c), James Cleggett, Michael Cotsios/Will Montgomery, Euan Fletcher, Ty Wundenberg, Sean McCullum (wk), Steve Tanti, Tom MacKenzie, Oliver Harms, Adam Clements and Greg Tanti

Welcome to Oliver Harms who will play his first senior game. Oli has been playing for Pembroke 1st XI and has also been doing well in Kensington’s U/17 team this week.

D Grade vs West Torrens at Henley High School, Sat Jan 14 and Sat Jan 21, 1:00pm start
Team – Jed Spence, Dylan Mosey/Alex Buckby, Christian Leddicoat, Sam Rahaley, Brayden Frost (wk), Jordan Leiman (c), John Bliss, Hamish Porter, Daniel Subramaniam, James Risby and Lochlan Roberts

LOA Grade vs University at Park 10 #1, Sat Jan 14, 1:00pm start
Team – Andrew Faulkner (c/wk), Ryan Sparrow, Nathan Woods, Abraham Tomich, Tom Evans, Nathan Bassett, Scott Bassett, Alex Buckby, Lewis Young, Charlie Avent and Corey White

Good luck to all teams! There will be presentations back at the club on Saturday January 21 for all senior and junior teams.

Senior Results – Round 8

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Jan 122017

Kensington started 2017 with a bang, earning the maximum points available against Southern District.

The A Grade had to field first in extremely hot conditions at Bice Oval. Elliot Opie removed the dangerous Josh Barrett early with Henry Dall taking a nice catch in the gully. Southern Districts took charge after that with a good partnership taking the score to 80 in sight of lunch. A double break-through from Lloyd Pope changed the complexion of the match with the Stingrays 3/97 at lunch.

After the break David Grant cleaned up the set opener and we were in charge. Elliot Opie came down breeze for a second spell and picked up three more wickets with the Stingrays falling to 7/129. A frustrating partnership then ensued with Tom Joraslafsky batting well and getting them to tea at 7/174. After the break our quicks finished things off quickly. Two to Grant and another to Opie (his fifth) keeping the home side to 180.

Openers Henry Dall and John Dalton batted through a tricky 27 over period before stumps, getting us to 0/73 at the close. Dalts had already brought up his half century by this stage and was batting with real fluency. We lost Henry for 19 early on Day 2 but a 55 run partnership between Dalts an Adam Hose (27) took us close to victory. John went on to make his second A Grade century, finishing 110 not out while Jake Brown finished with 17 not out. We declared at 2/182 with plenty of overs left.

Southern District batted again searching for quick runs, needing to secure an outright win to keep their season alive. Grant and Opie both took early wickets while Hugh Cranendonk picked up two left handers with some sharp turn. Hiran Lecamwasam grabbed a couple himself and Daniel Burns took one as we managed to keep the brakes on their scoring. The Stingrays only managed 7/119 from their 30 overs. That left us 27 overs to make 118 for an outright win, a task John Dalton (64*) and Jake Brown (52*) made light work of. So a good start for the A’s which has secured 2nd position on the ladder.

Bice Oval

The B Grade won the toss and batted at Parkinson Oval.

We lost a couple of wickets early but Will Montgomery and Sam Williams took us safely through to lunch, Will unfortunately out in the last over for 23. We were 3/66 with the pitch getting flatter. Sam Williams and Lucas Froude put on 150 for the 4th wicket as we took control of the game. It was Lucas’ first game back after 6 weeks out with a broken finger. He looked a little scratchy but toughed it out for his 69 runs. Sam went on to make 117 – a brilliant effort. At 4/216 we had a good launching pad and the next part of the innings saw some fireworks. Eddie Steele blasted 5 sixes in his 61 (52 balls), Daniel Burns whacked 24 in quick time then curator Scott Aufderheide cashed in on a weary attack with a quickfire 26. We declared at 9/363 giving us 10 overs to bowl that night.

That tricky session became a nightmare for Southern Districts, with Cameron Fatchen taking 3 wickets in an over as they limped to 3/9 at stumps. The next day was no better for them as Scott Aufderheide went on a wicket-taking rampage, taking 6 in a row as the Stingrays slumped to 9/28. Ash Eckermann finished it off – all out 35.

Skipper Liam Scanlon asked them to follow on and Fatch rubbed salt into the wound picking up a wicket with the first ball of the innings. He grabbed another soon after to have the score 2/11 but the Stingrays dug in after that and showed some fight.

Michael Cappelluti and Ash Eckermann had been starved of overs but came on and picked up wickets to have the Stingrays 4/44. They got to tea though at 4/80 and looked as though they could hold on for a draw. Cameron Fatchen had other idea – 4/85 became all out 98 in 6 overs of carnage. Fatch took 6 wickets in his spell giving him figures of 7/17 for the innings and 10/31 for the game. We won outright by an innings and 230 runs.

The C Grade match was cancelled Saturday and turned into a one dayer on the Sunday. We batted first and it was tough going on a slow outfield. Dylan Mosey (57) and new skipper Michael Cotsios (27) put on 69 for the second wicket but after that we lost steady wickets. Euan Fletcher batted well for 24 and Ty Wundenberg (36*) steered us through the back end of the innings. We finished with 8/194 from our 50 overs.

Adam Clements ripped the heart out of their batting with 3 wickets in his opening spell while opening partner and debutant John Bliss grabbed his first to make it 4/17. Steve Tanti came on and picked up their skipper soon after and was then on a hat-trick. A run out to James Cleggett, two wickets in and over to Greg Tanti and a 3rd to Steve saw the Stingrays all out for 43.

Christies Beach High School East No. 1

At Colonel Waite Oval we had the only close game of the round. The D Grade batted first. Opener Jed Spence (26) was playing his first game of the season after recovering from a knee injury. He put on 81 for the opening stand with Arham Hashmi (56) but once the partnership was broken we lost our way. Brayden Frost hit a quickfire 30 but we lost wickets regularly and were dismissed for 176 in the 41st over.

At 2/75 the Stingrays were in the box seat but a brilliant spell from leggie Daniel Subramaniam (4/24) saw them fall to 6/88/ Fellow leggie Hamish Porter grabbed one after that to make it 7/91. They continued to play their shots before quicks Charlie Avent, Jordan Leiman and James Risby came back to finish things off. All out for 153 handing us a 23 run win.

Senior teams vs Southern District

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Jan 052017

This weekend we ring in the new year with a Saturday-Sunday game for all grades. We take on reigning A Grade premiers Southern Districts with the A/C’s away and the B/D’s at home.

A Grade vs Southern District at Bice Oval, Sat Jan 7th and Sun Jan 8th, 11:00am start
Team – John Dalton, Henry Dall, Adam Hose, Jake Brown (c), James Seward (wk), Simon Schwerdt, Hugh Cranendonk, Elliot Opie, David Grant, Hiran Lecamwasam and Lloyd Pope.

B Grade vs Southern District at Parkinson Oval, Sat Jan 7th and Sun Jan 8th, 11:30am start
Team – Michael Sullivan, Will Montgomery, Liam Scanlon (c), Sam Williams, Lucas Froude (wk), Eddie Steele, Daniel Burns, Cameron Fatchen, Ashley Eckermann, Scott Aufderheide and Michael Cappelluti.

C Grade vs Southern District at Christies Beach High School, Sat Jan 7th and Sun Jan 8th, 1:00pm start
Team – Dylan Mosey, Alex Chapman (c), Michael Cotsios, Euan Fletcher, Ty Wundenberg, Sean McCullum (wk), Steve Tanti, Tom MacKenzie, John Bliss, Adam Clements and Greg Tanti.

Well done to John Bliss who is making his C Grade debut. Blissy is averaging 30 with the bat and 12 with the ball after a solid start to the season in the D’s.

D Grade vs Southern District at Colonel Waite Oval, Sat Jan 7th and Sun Jan 8th, 1:00pm start
Team – Arham Hashmi, Jed Spence, James Cleggett, Sam Rahaley, Christian Leddicoat, Brayden Frost (wk), Jordan Leiman (c), Charlie Avent, Daniel Subramaniam, Hamish Porter and James Risby.

The D’s welcome Jed Spence for his first game of the season. Jed unfortunately injured himself playing in his football grand final for Payneham back in September but is back for the second half of the season.

The LOA’s have one more week off and resume on Saturday January 14th.

Under 14 teams vs Adelaide

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Jan 052017

Here are the Under 14 teams for this weekend.

Under 14 Reds vs Adelaide at Immanuel College, Saturday January 7th, 1:00-6:00pm
Charlie Bear, Jake Bilsborow, Max Cunningham, Jack Harding, Noah Leydon, Charlie McKay, Solomon Musster, Joshua Sims, Jack Tapfield, Jamie Taylor, Sam Warrick and Campbell Watts

Under 14 Whites vs Adelaide at Marryatville High School, Saturday January 7th, 1:00-6:00pm
Lachlan Gitsham, Oscar Lawrance, Jack Matchett, Aidan McArthur, Seb McVann, Max Nicholls, Ishaan Oak, Alex Robertson, Alex Smith, Hamish Towers, Sam Vartuli and Beau Wells

Rostered Off/Away: Alex Burgess, Cormac Dwyer, Adam Goddard, Max Kelly, Hugo O’Leary, Felix Packer, Frank Packer, Jasper Polglase, Jasper Thomas, Archie Walters and Anik Warnakulasuriya

Please be at the ground ready to start the warm up at 12:30pm. The Whites need to bring afternoon tea as the home team.

New players
Welcome to Jack Harding who will play his first Under 14 Red game. Jack comes from Kingston in our country zone. Also welcome to Jack Matchett, Max Nicholls, Sam Vartuli and Alex Robertson who all have come up from the Kensington Academy and will play in the U14 Whites.

Congratulations to Jack Tapfield (Reds) and Alex Smith (Whites) who will skipper the next three matches.

Hot weather
The forecast at the moment is for 39 degrees on Saturday. SACA will make a decision on Friday afternoon whether the games go ahead or get cancelled. I will send their decision out as soon as I hear and this will also be posted on Kensington’s website and Facebook page.

If the game goes ahead please make sure players are stocked up with drinks, floppy hats, sunscreen etc.

We will continue to train on Wednesday mornings during the school holidays from 8:30-10:30am.

Representative Cricket

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Jan 022017

Quite a few Kensington players will be in action during January.

Alex Ross and Daniel Worrall are representing the Brisbane Heat and Melbourne Stars respectively in the Big Bash League while Lloyd Pope will play for a Cricket Australia XI in a trial game against Pakistan on Tuesday January 10 – streamed live on cricket.com.au

The State SAPSASA (12 years and under) cricket teams will be heading off to Canberra for the national championships from January 6-13. Kensington has four players participating with Tya Gonsalves playing in the girls team and Archie Walters, Max Kelly and Jasper Thomas in the boys. You can follow all the scores at www.nationalchamps.com.au

Closer to home we have had Joshua Sims and Sam Rahaley chosen in the Eastern Edge team for the Redbacks League U/14 competition. The competition is played from January 16-19 and scores are available on MyCricket (search for Redbacks League).

This week is the SAMCA Cup which is a competition involving the four local junior cricket associations. Representing North Eastern Junior Cricket Association we have Ryan Percival, Luke Szabo, Tom Hodgkinson and Seb Rice in the U/11 team and Alex Smith and Morgan Young in the U/13 team. Next week we have Caleb Hoberg in the Adelaide Turf U/15 North East team. Scores are available at samca.sa.cricket.com.au.

Good luck to all players!