U/14 teams vs Woodville

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Feb 242017

It’s the last minor round game of the year for the juniors this week. We take on Woodville in a two day match.

Under 14 Reds vs Woodville at Haslam Oval, Sat Feb 25 and Sat Mar 4, 1:30pm start
Team – Charlie Bear, Alex Burgess, Max Cunningham, Adam Goddard, Jack Harding, Max Kelly, Solomon Musster, Jasper Polglase, Jack Tapfield (c), Jamie Taylor, Archie Walters and Campbell Watts

Under 14 Whites vs Woodville at St Michaels College junior campus, Sat Feb 25 and Sat Mar 4, 1:30pm start
Team – Cormac Dwyer, Lachlan Gitsham, Oscar Lawrance, Noah Leydon, Aidan McArthur, Seb McVann, Hugo O’Leary, Frank Packer, Alex Smith, Hamish Towers (c), Anik Warnakulasuriya and Beau Wells

There will be presentations back at the club after the second day of the match.

Senior teams vs University

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Feb 242017

This week the Browns take on the Uni Blacks in a two day match. It’s getting towards the business end of the season – Round 12 (out of 13 rounds) of the West End Premier Cricket competition.

A Grade vs University at Uni Oval #1, Sat Feb 25 and Sat Mar 4, 11:00am start
Team* – John Dalton, Henry Dall, Jake Brown (c), Alex Ross, James Seward, Simon Schwerdt, Hugh Cranendonk, Elliot Opie, David Grant, Cameron Fatchen and Lloyd Pope

*Pending final selection of the Redbacks team

B Grade vs University at Parkinson Oval, Sat Feb 25 and Sat Mar 4, 11:00am start
Team – Alex Chapman, Liam Scanlon (c), Sam Williams, Eddie Steele (wk), Michael Davies, Michael Sullivan, Nick Palmer, Daniel Burns, Scott Aufderheide, Ash Eckermann and Michael Cappelluti

C Grade vs University at Uni Oval #2, Sat Feb 25 and Sat Mar 4, 1:00pm start
Team – Jed Spence, Dylan Mosey, Euan Fletcher, Ty Wundenberg, Michael Cotsios, Luke Pedlar, Sean McCullum (wk), David Brown, Steve Tanti, Eddy Greeves and James du Preez

Well done to Luke Pedlar who will make his C Grade debut after making 55 in the D’s last week.

D Grade vs University at Col Waite Oval, Sat Feb 25 and Sat Mar 4, 1:00pm start
Team – John Bliss, Jordan Leiman (c), James Duncan, Brayden Frost (wk), Curtis Montgomery, Alex Buckby, Tom MacKenzie, Daniel Subramaniam, Lochlan Roberts, Adam Clements and James Risby

LOA vs Unley at Unley High School, Sat Feb 25, 1:00pm start
Team – Andrew Faulkner (c/wk), Ryan Sparrow, John Palmer, Scott Bassett, Jamie Panelli, Charlie Avent, Nathan Woods, Abraham Tomich, Tim Dansie, Corey White and Nick Holmes

Senior results vs Adelaide

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Feb 242017

We went within a whisker of an Atomic Brownwash on the weekend with all juniors teams, all girls teams and all senior teams winning… apart from a 10 run loss in the A’s following a collapse of 6/25. So near, yet so far!

The A Grade lost the toss and bowled at Parkinson Oval. We had some success early with a wicket to Elliot Opie and two to Daniel Worrall but from 3/21 Adelaide recovered to reach 4/136. Wickets were tough to come by in the afternoon period and there were a string of partnerships. Adelaide finished their innings all out 299. Worrall took 4 wickets and Lloyd Pope toiled hard for 3. We were 0/25 at stumps.

On Day 2 openers Henry Dall (20) and John Dalton took us safely to 62 before a horror five balls saw us lose 3/1 and stumble into trouble. Skipper Jake Brown (30) and Dalts put on 66 for the 4th wicket to steady the run chase and then keeper James Seward, suffering from a bout of malaria, continued the good work following the loss of Brown.

Seward and Dalton batted beautifully and put together what seemed at the time as a match winning partnership of 135 runs. Dalts went onto make a sparkling century, his 3rd for the club since Christmas. We had reach 4/264 and needed 36 runs for victory when the second new ball was taken. Seward was caught behind for 61 and the wheels fell off. Wickets tumbled and some panic set in. During the carnage Dalton was trapped lbw for a brilliant 149 – an innings that deserved to be part of a victory but unfortunately this wasn’t to be. We lost 6/25 and were all out for 289, just 10 runs short. A disappointing loss and one that has tightened the premiership table considerably. We still sit in 2nd place but don’t quite have the buffer we once did.

At Glandore Oval the B Grade also bowled first on an extremely hot day. Our bowlers worked hard with everyone chipping in as Adelaide were dismissed for 160. Hiran Lecamwasam and Michael Cappelluti picked up a couple each before lunch with Eddie Steele snaring a great leg side stumping off Cappa. After lunch Daniel Burns and Nick Palmer finished off the middle and lower order with 3 wickets each.

Our batters looked in control however gifted Adelaide some wickets with a catch down leg side, a run out and a skied half-tracker leaving us 3/78 at stumps. Day 2 started with another run out (…) before Eddie Steele (53*) and Michael Davies (35*) calmly and maturely steered us to the target without further loss. It was a strong win that leaves the A’s on top of the table. With plenty of time left in the day we split the remaining overs and had a crack at an outright.

Adelaide launched us everywhere in their 2nd innings, making 7/181 from just 22 overs. That left us 20 overs to make 180, a task that proved beyond us. We had a crack though and finished 5/146 at the close of play.

At Colonel Waite Oval the C Grade batted first and got away to a solid start thanks to openers Jed Spence and David Brown. Approaching tea we looked to be in a good position at 2/104 with Euan Fletcher (45) and Ty Wundenberg (22) looking in control. From that point on the innings was a disaster. We lost Ty just on tea and Euan the first ball after tea and crashed to be all out for 176. On an extremely small ground and flat pitch it didn’t look like enough. Ash Eckermann had us finish the day on a high though, grabbing two wickets just before stumps with Adelaide 2/16.

Ash got us started again on Day 2 picking up a wicket with his ‘knuckle ball’ and Steve Tanti grabbed another to make it 4/41. Two wickets in an over to Eddy Greeves saw the Buffalos slump to 6/76 approaching tea. There was a partnership of 43 after that and at 6/119 Adelaide looked set to give the target a shake. A run out changed things – Ash firing one back over the stumps to Sean who gleefully whipped off the bails. Euan Fletcher hung onto a screamer at long off running back with the flight after that before skipper Eddy Greeves snapped up his 3rd. The last wicket went to Ash – his 5th for the innings after a nice catch by Jed Spence at slip. So a hard-fought 35 run win to the C’s.

Some more great shots from Athina Tanti:

At Park 23 the D Grade batted first. We were 2/20 before a 70 runs stand between James Duncan (23) and Luke Pedlar (55) steered us to a good position before a mini-collapse had us 5/93. skipper Jordan Leiman and the hard-hitting Tom MacKenzie then put together a partnership of 65 to put us on top again. T-Mac followed up his 70 from last game with an even better 97 this game. He hit 9 fours and 6 sixes and faced only 47 balls for his 97 runs. He was dismissed three runs short of his century… caught on the boundary! We finished with a healthy 235 and this was made to look even better when Adam Clements picked up two wickets just on stumps. Adelaide 2/20.

Lochy Roberts picked one up early to make it 3/21. We had to fight a bit harder for wickets after that but spinners T-Mac and Daniel Subramaniam took 1 each and Lochy a 2nd to make it 6/81. If we were hoping for an early finish, Adelaide had other ideas. They put on 77 for the 7th wicket and reached 6/158. Adam Clements returned to the attack and a skied ball to fine leg was juggled and caught by James Duncan to break the partnership. Adam grabbed his 4th straight away, followed by a run out and a 2nd wicket to T-Mac which saw Adelaide all out 184. An important win to the D’s though outrights in other games saw them slip out of the 4.

The LOA’s played Para Hills at Adelaide High School. We batted first and 60’s to Ryan Sparrow and Scott Bassett helped us reach 7/209 from our 40 overs. Nick Holmes then carved through their top order taking 6/38. Charlie Avent chipped in with 2 and they were all out for 66.

Women’s Results and TEAMS this week

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Feb 232017
Hi All,

A super productive few days as far as results go. 4 games over 3 days and 4 wins.
The 1st Grade kicked it off on Sunday with a comprehensive win over Port Adelaide. Bowling first a dominant display saw us bowl Port out for 44 in 25 overs. Jamo 2/12 and Kelly 2/8 were excellent, but paled when compared to figures of 9 Overs, 5 Maidens 5 for 6. A superb display from Slowe as she lead from the front. She then came out and clubbed an unbeaten 23 from 18 balls in 13 minutes to get us pass the score 1 down in 7.4 overs.

The girls backed it up again on Tuesday in the final 20/20 game against Northern Districts. Losing the toss and batting was a bonus and the team racked up 131 in the 20 overs. An early wicket didn't deter the team as Eliza 25, Slowe 27, Jordy 37*, and Kelly 22 all combined in true team fashion. Northern's had been struggling of late with the bat and this game was no exception. A top score of 8 was never going to get the job done and they fell for 39 in the 16th Over. What that means now is we need Sturt to knock off Port next Tuesday or for Sturt to have an absolute horror game to make the final. Fingers Crossed, but we have given ourselves the best chance possible.

The GOLDS also took on Port Adelaide and came away with a much needed win. A solid bowling effort led by Sophie Roberts in her comeback game from injury (7overs 1 Maiden 2 for 9) and a brilliant follow up from last week for Maeve Edwards (7 overs 2 for 10) kept Port to 112 (42 extra's?????). A solid start was the key and Roberts 24, and Edwards 26 (highest score for Kensi),  again came through. Cassidy Perkins 17, Georgia Iannella 16* and Jacqui Manning 11* ensured that there would be no problems. 29 Overs and 3 down.

The BROWNS were even more desperate for a win after being bowled out for 25 chasing 70 last week. G;enelg batted first and took 8 from Amelie Greens first over. To then finish up with 7 overs 1 Maiden 4 for 22 was outstanding. Skipper Bridee Tonkin 2/11 from 7 and Tya Gonsalves 3/6 from 6 Overs were also excellent. In particular Tya who has been a bit low on bowling confidence. 66 for Glenelg. Bridee came out firing for 28 to get some momentum, but 2 late wickets of Melow 14, and Sam had hearts beating fast. Tya once again held firm to be not out on 7 and Ursula Gully 1* did a fantastic job to hold up her end to ensure we got over the line.

Considering both 2nd Grade teams had 9 players it was a fantastic job. Welcome to Melow Lin who played her first gaem for the club after tryin so many times but being denied by weather, and to Kerryn Ness who put her hand up to come and play. Many thanks Sam Tammitta

THIS WEEK: The 1st Grade play round 8 after playing round 9 last week??????? Yes that is correct.

1st Team V Sturt at Price Memorial Oval. 11:50 Start, warm ups FROM 11:00

Sarah Lowe (C), Bridget Patterson, Katelyn Pope, Shae Daly, Eliza Doddridge, Georgia Iannella, Kelly Armstrong, Hannah Armstrong, S.J. Jameson, Sarah Ferris, Rachel Church

2nd Grade GOLDS V West Torrens at FORD OVAL. 1:00 pm start. Be there by 12:00 please. AFTERNOON TEA REQUIRED, Lauren will send out what to bring.

Lauren Williams (C) Jacquie Manning, Tya Gonsalves, Sophie RobertsAyisha Salah, Maeve Edwards, Jessica MURRAY, Olivia Mulvany, Cassidy Perkins, Amy Kaesler, Matilda Ronan

2nd Grade BROWNS V Southern Districts at BICE (We always get that game!) 1:00 pm start. Be there by 12:00 please

Chloe Frick (C), Emily Jones, Melow Lin, Sophi-Rose Green, Amelie Green, Bridee Tonkin, Sam Tammitta, Ursula Gully, Nikki Moyle, Francesca Queale, Jill Latimer

Please let me know if i have missed anyone.

ALSO i would personally like to thank MICHAEL QUEALE who looked after the Browns last week after i had to leave at 1:35. He scored / managed / did drinks / tidied up and packed up. I cannot thank him enough and for that matter all who help each week. I don't know if everyone realises just how much needs to be done, so any help is always greatly appreciated. Even the 2 young fellas, Sam and Kerryn's boys who kept the scoreboard up to date.

AAAAANNNNNDDDD last thing: We will be doing something on Sunday 12th of March, the last minor round game, when we're all at home. We will give out some vouchers that night for exceptional performances, and also have a mini break-up ahead of the official club presentation night. Please keep the date free.


Kevin, Andy and Ditts


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Feb 202017
Hi all,

The 1st Grade team take on Northern Districts tomorrow (Tuesday) Night in the final minor round 20/20 game. We are still in with a chance to make the final and defend our 20/20 crown, but firstly we need to win and to hope another result is favourable. A really good win and we are in with a very big chance of qualifying.
Sarah Lowe (C), Bridget Patterson, Katelyn Pope, Jordan Doecke, Eliza Doddridge, Rachel Church, Kelly Armstrong, Sarah Ferris, S.J. Jameson, Shae Daly (Depending on fitness)
Good Luck to everyone. 
The game is at Park 25#1 from 5:20. Players to be there asap, preferably 4:30 and ready to go. NEVER pass up the opportunity to play on Adelaide Oval. If you have some time, please come down and have a look.
Ditts and Kevin

U16 Reds V Prospect Round 10 Result

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Feb 192017
After winning the toss Captain Jack Konnis elected to bat on a hot, humid day at Ford Oval. Across town our rivals were struggling with other first day batting teams out for 93, 75, 71 & 68. At 6/61 it looked like we were going to also be a casualty of the batting day one failures too.

A really hard fought innings from Peter Unerkov (30) helped steady the ship and when joined by Jack Konnis looked like resurrecting our innings. When Peter fell, it triggered another small collapse. Enter Jack Read. He & Jack Konnis put on a great 77 run 7th wicket partnership that saved our game. Jack Read continued to back himself with his shots under pressure and was out on 46. With the score of 7/138, we hoped to make 180+ and with Jack Konnis now lifting the scoring we desperately needed someone to support him from the other end. Darcy Hunkin made a galant 13* out of an unbroken partnership of 82 with Jack Konnis but had front row seats to an epic innings at the other end. Jack Konnis made an inspirational 117* to lift his team to 7/220 dec. This was a hard fought innings that highlighted incredible strength and will power. Congrats to Jack on taking out the Blue Medal- well deserved .

Day two was the complete opposite, cold and windy which is always great for fielding, but not always for bowling. Our bowlers struggled for direction and consistency both with and into the wind. Ben Belperio on debut got a crucial break through in his first over. However Prospect had their two best batsmen at the crease and they continued to build. Liam Greber took a massive wicket caught & bowled and suddenly the game became winnable. Cooper McKenzie for Prospect raced past 50 and was heading for 100 quickly. After a match saving innings with the bat, Jack Read got the big wicket caught & bowled. McKenzie out for 71! Suddenly another wicket fell to Will Warrick and at 4x down we were back in the game.
Prospect still had plenty of overs and plenty of wickets to win the game. Liam Greber came back on and found line and length and more importantly accuracy. He took 3x quick wickets and the game was ours. Liam finished with best figures of 4/36 off 13 overs. Max Floreani took the two final wickets again both bowled showing great accuracy and finishing with incredible figures of 2/3.

For the most percentage of this game, Prospect were probably the better team. Both with bat and ball. For me, winning games when your not at your best on the park shows incredible character and attitude. More importantly we must continue to have “belief”!This was our closest match of the year and Prospect are a quality team. Jack Konnis, Jack Read & Liam Greber put in great performances and had good support from Peter Unerkov, Will Warrick & Darcy Hunkin & Ben Belperio. Next week we play probably the most consistent team in the comp, Woodville . We are now guaranteed a home semi final and sit top of the table for this week. Without a doubt our batting needs to improve if we are going to make a difference in finals. Seeing Reds debutants Jack Read & Ben Belperio make the most of their opportunities highlights to all boys that when opportunities are given , to take them & make the most whether it be with bat or ball. Remember no training Wednesday due to Australia 20/20 match.

Kensington 7/220 dec
Prospect 179
Man of match : 
3- Jack Konnis – 117*
2- Liam Greber – 4/36
2- Jack Read – 46 / crucial wicket

Women’s Teams This Week

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Feb 162017
Hi All,

After eventually getting to have a game of cricket we unfortunately came away with 2 big losses. The 1st Grade had a bowl first and was on the receiving end of a Lauren Ebsary 100 (again) as she took to our bowlers. To compound our woes Shae Daly suffered an injury when struck by the ball  in the field, concussed, and needing to be taken away in an ambulance. Thankfully the injury wasn't as serious as feared, but it was a very nasty blow and could have been much worse. Concussion is never something to be taken lightly and the right precautions were taken for sake of Shae's health. Kelly Armstrong with 1/23 from her 10 overs and then a classy 59 the standout performer for the day. West Torrens 264 defeated Kensi 119.

The Browns took on Prospect at Broadview and had a terrific day in the field rolling Prospect for 70. Sophi-Rose Green taking a career best 5/16 and Jill Latimer taking one of the best 1 handed diving catches i have ever seen. However that was the end of our highlights. 15.4 overs later we were bowled out for 25! OUCH

HOWEVER the sun came up the next day and we have a chance to redeem ourselves.

1ST GRADE take on Port Adelaide at PORT ADELAIDE RESERVE. Game time is 11:50 with players needing to be there and READY to warm up by 11:00. They promise to have a pitch

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

2ND GRADE GOLDS also travel to Port Adelaide at EP NAZER RESERVE. Game time 1:00 pm, Warm Ups 12:00

Lauren Semmens(C), Jess Murray, Georgia Iannella, Maeve Edwards, Ayisha Salah, Cassidy Perkins, Olivia Mulvany, Jacqui Manning, Tya Gonsalves, Marg Hay

2ND GRADE BROWNS take on Glenelg at this stage on Parkinson Oval. Game time 1:00 pm, Warm Ups 12:00. Afternoon tea will be needed please as we are the home team

Emily Jones(C), Lin Mellow, Bridee Tonkin, Amelie Green, Sophi-Rose Green, Frakie Queale, Sam Tammitta, Ursula Gully, Nikki Moyle, Sophie Roberts

As is the case each week, there may be some late changes. If that is the case we will obviously be in touch directly. If you are not named and wanting a game, please let us know. Good luck to all,

Kevin, Ditts and Andy

U16 Reds V Prospect Progress Score

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Feb 132017

After 4x venue changes mid week, the 16 Reds finally got to play on Ford Oval on a hot & humid day. With the team unsure whether to bat or bowl, captain Jack Konnis was left with the ultimate task and decided to bat. The loss of early wickets hurt and we struggled to build partnerships. With good batting depth some fine performances were displayed. Peter Unerkov (30) looked to have all the luck with some near chances until he was incredibly run out. Jack Konnis dug in at the other end and I begged him to be there at the end. From a target of 230+ we suddenly hoped to limp past 150. Enter Jack Read. His first game in the Reds saw the debutant refuse to be bogged down and he played all his shots. Suddenly the scoring opened up and 150 was reached. Jack went on to make a remarkable 46 in tough conditions just when we needed someone to step up. At the other end one of the finest innings you will ever see was taking place. A young man with an outstanding attitude and relaxed demeanour played an inspirational innings that brought a tear to the eye. His 117* was pure class. There wasn’t a chance given all day and the captain played his heart out. He was well supported by Darcy Hunkin late in the day who ensured Jack reached his milestone. Now our bowlers must deliver on day 2.

Kensington : 7/220 dec : Konnis 117*, Read 46, Unerkov 30, Hunkin 13*
Prospect : 0/4

U16 Kensington Teams Round 10

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Feb 102017
U16 Reds V Prospect : Ford Oval. 2 Day game: Team: Floreani, Unerkov, Nicol, Konnis ( C), Rice, Burgess, Greber, Read, Hunkin, Hoberg, Warrick.W, Belperio

Manager: Scott Greber 0414885271

This game has been moved to our home. Please remember to bring afternoon tea. Game starts at 1:30pm. Please be at ground at 12:40pm. Please be on time. If you are running late please contact Scott. The temperature has dropped a little to 34c. Please bring at least two large bottles of water as conditions will still be very hot & humid. Welcome Jack Read & Ben Belperio to their first games in the Reds. Victory will ensure a home semi- final. 
U16 Whites V Prospect : Prospect have forfeited. It is with great disappointment to inform all players that Prospect have forfeited. Greg went to great lengths to get a game on and unfortunately Prospect could not get a full team on the park. The only good news is the forfeit ensures we remain top of the table and guaranteed a finals berth. 
Good luck to all players this weekend.

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Changes to U/14 Teams

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Feb 102017

Hi everyone,

Incredibly sorry about this but we have some major changes to our U/14 teams for tomorrow.

We originally had five of our U/14 players picked in the U/16 Whites this round however have just found out that Prospect are FORFEITING their U/16 Whites tomorrow. This means that those five players will return to the U/14 teams and I have had to do selection again.

Sadly that means that several players who were picked to play this round now do not have a match. I do apologise for this but unfortunately it is out of our control.

Please disregard the email and website post that went out earlier in the week. The teams for this round are as follows:

Under 14 Reds vs Prospect at Wandana Primary School, Sat Feb 11 and Sat Feb 18, 1:30-5:30pm
Team – Archie Walters, Campbell Watts, Charlie Bear, Charlie McKay, Jack Harding, Jack Tapfield (capt), Jake Bilsborow, Jamie Taylor, Joshua Sims, Max Kelly, Sam Warrick and Solomon Musster

Under 14 Whites vs Prospect at Marryatville High School, Sat Feb 11 and Sat Feb 18, 1:30-5:30pm
Team – Adam Goddard, Alex Burgess, Beau Wells, Cormac Dwyer, Felix Packer, Frank Packer, Hamish Towers (capt), Hugo O’Leary, Jasper Thomas, Lachlan Gitsham, Oscar Lawrance and Seb McVann

Players who are missing this game will definitely get to play in the final minor round match of the season. There will also be a match against a Kensington Academy team across two Monday nights later this term that these players will be given first option to play.

Apologies again for the messing around.

Good luck tomorrow.

Women’s Teams This Week

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Feb 102017
Hi All,

With the weather in command and Port Adelaide not wanting to prepare a pitch, the 1st Grade girls made a useless trip to Port Adelaide last night. As it turned out no games were played and the matches have been rescheduled for Wednesday the 15th of Feb. (next week). All games at Park 25. We are on Park 25#1.

The 1st Grade this Sunday will come up against West Torrens at Parkinson Oval. Game time 11:50 start which means that players need to be dressed and ready to warm up by 11:00. Get there and be ready to go. A home game so afternoon tea is required. New Captain this week so Popey get the afternoon tea bringers sorted. If you don't have all emails let me know and i can forward them on.

Katelyn Pope (C), Jordan Doecke, Shae Daly, Eliza Doddridge, Kelly Armstrong, Rachel Church, S.J.Jameson, Sarah Ferris, Chloe Frick, Amy Kaesler, Georgia Iannella

2nd Grade Browns take on Prospect at BROADVIEW Oval. For those who checked the program this game has been moved from the original ground. Game will start at 1:00 pm. Please arrive by 12:00 for warm ups. Browns in need of a win after a less than glorious time since Christmas. Only 1 game out of the 4 at this stage.

Emily Jones (C), Mellow Lin, Sophi-Rose Green, Amelie Green, Bridee Tonkin, Ursula Gully, Sam Tammitta, Jill Latimer, Frankie Queale, Tya Gonsalves, Jacqui Manning

Let me know if you have been missed.

2nd Grade Golds have the bye this week. If you have some time get down to either Parkinson or Broadview and support your team mates.

Good Luck to all this week, lets hope we can get some cricket played!!!!!

Kevin, Ditts and Andy

Senior teams vs Adelaide

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Feb 092017

This round the Browns take on Adelaide Cricket Club in Round 11 of the SACA Premier Cricket Competition.

We are heading towards the business end of the season and with premiership tables growing increasingly crowded wins are at a premium.

A Grade vs Adelaide at Parkinson Oval, Sat Feb 11 and Sat Feb 18, 11:00am start
Team* – Henry Dall, John Dalton, Adam Hose, Alex Ross, Jake Brown (c), James Seward (wk), Hugh Cranendonk, Daniel Worrall, Elliot Opie, Cameron Fatchen and Lloyd Pope

*We will need to wait before finalising this team as David Grant and Elliot Opie have both been chosen in the Redbacks squad of 13 for the Shield match with Victoria starting Friday. The final XI will be confirmed tomorrow morning.

B Grade vs Adelaide at Glandore Oval, Sat Feb 11 and Sat Feb 18, 11:00am start
Team – Alex Chapman, Liam Scanlon, Sam Williams, Simon Schwerdt (c), Eddie Steele (wk), Michael Davies, Nick Palmer, Daniel Burns, Hiran Lecamwasam, Scott Aufderheide and Michael Cappelluti

C Grade vs Adelaide at Colonel Waite Oval, Sat Feb 11 and Sat Feb 18, 1:00pm start
Team – Jed Spence, David Brown, Euan Fletcher, Ty Wundenberg, Michael Cotsios, Brayden Frost, Sean McCullum (wk), Steve Tanti, James du Preez, Eddy Greeves (c) and Ash Eckermann

Well done to Jed Spence who will make his C Grade debut.

D Grade vs Adelaide at Park 23, Sat Feb 11 and Sat Feb 18, 1:00pm start
Team – John Bliss, Corey White (wk), James Duncan, Luke Pedlar, Alex Buckby, Jordan Leiman (c), Tom MacKenzie, Daniel Subramaniam, Lochlan Roberts, Adam Clements and James Risby

Well done to Corey White and James Risby who have earned promotions after some good performances with the LOA’s.

LOA Grade vs Grange at Grange Oval No 2, Sat Feb 11, 1:00pm start
Team – Andrew Faulkner (c/wk), Ryan Sparrow, Nathan Woods, Charlie Avent, Scott Bassett, Nathan Bassett, Tom Evans, Barry Steele, Nick Holmes, Lewis Young and Abraham Tomich

Good luck to all teams and we will see everyone back at the club for presentations on Feb 18.

Under 14 teams Feb 11 and Feb 18 vs Prospect

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Feb 072017

Please find below the Under 14 teams for our two day matches against Prospect starting this week.

Under 14 Reds vs Prospect at Wandana Primary School, Sat Feb 11 and Sat Feb 18, 1:30-5:30pm
Team – Jack Tapfield (c), Charlie Bear, Alex Burgess, Cormac Dwyer, Jack Harding, Max Kelly, Noah Leydon, Felix Packer, Jasper Polglase, Jamie Taylor, Archie Walters, Campbell Watts.

Well done to Cormac Dwyer who is playing his first game for the U14 Reds after making 44 in the Whites last week.

Under 14 Whites vs Prospect at Marryatville High School, Sat Feb 11 and Sat Feb 18, 1:30-5:30pm
Team – Hamish Towers (c), Lachlan Gitsham, Adam Goddard, Oscar Lawrance, Aiden McArthur, Seb McVann, Ishaan Oak, Hugo O’Leary, Frank Packer, Jasper Thomas, Anik Warnakulasuriya, Beau Wells.

Well done to Hamish Towers who has been appointed as the U14 White captain for their last two matches.

Congratulations as well to five of our Under 14 cricketers who have been promoted to the Under 16 Whites team this round – Sam Warrick, Joshua Sims, Jake Bilsborow, Charlie McKay and Solomon Musster. The U16 Whites are playing against Prospect at Ford Oval.

Senior results vs Prospect

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Feb 052017

The A Grade team won the toss and batted first at Prospect Oval. We found the going tough in the first session with the pitch a little up-and-down and the outfield extremely slow. John Dalton (30) and Adam Hose (32) looked set but we lost both just before lunch and were 3/83 at the break. The next session was a disaster as the run rate slowed to a crawl and the wickets tumbled. We lost 7/41 in 26 overs after lunch and were bundled out for just 124.

Some wise heads in the change room knew the wicket had been a little difficult and did say, “wait until both have batted” but even they wouldn’t have foreseen what was to come. Sam Miller struck a couple of nice drives then smoked one to mid off where Hiran Lecamwasam took a good catch. Cameron Fatchen grabbed another soon after and then Hiran Lecamwasam took one just on drinks to have the Pirates 3/35. From there they cruised to 3/61 and we looked gone.

Cameron Fatchen then returned to the bowling crease and struck a double blow, both lbw with the ball starting to stay low. Elliot Opie was steaming in from the other end and hit off peg to make it 6/65. Suddenly we were only three wickets from victory as one of their batters had suffered a nasty finger dislocation while trying to take a catch off an Adam Hose straight drive.

Elliot grabbed two more quickly and then Fatch hit the pegs for his 5th wicket. Amazingly Prospect were all out for 73 and we had won by 51 runs. It was Cameron’s first five-wicket haul in the A Grade and incredibly his 46th wicket across all competitions for the club this season.

Day 2 saw us push for an outright win. Our batters had missed out the last three innings so we were hoping they could spend some valuable time in the middle. Henry Dall (24) and John Dalton put on 92 for the first wicket as we went about setting a target. Adam Hose came in and hit 37 in quick time while John effortlessly cruised to an unbeaten century. It was John’s 2nd century of the season and 3rd A Grade ton altogether. He now has over 600 runs for the season, and is sitting second on the competition aggregate. We declared at 1/166, meaning Prospect had 51 overs to make 218. We needed to take 10 wickets.

After two overs this was looking likely with Prospect reeling at 3/0. Daniel Worrall had picked up two in his first over and Cameron Fatchen got one next over. The Pirates dug in after that before a brilliant leg side stumping from James Seward off Hiran saw the score 4/25. Daniel Worrall came back into the attack and hit the stumps to make it 5/49 and an outright was on the cards. Unfortunately the rain came after that and we were forced from the field. We returned briefly but with a wet ball couldn’t take any more wickets and play was called off.

Cameron Fatchen and Daniel Worrall warming up

The crack on a good length that claimed a few victims on Day 1

Henry Dall and John Dalton about to head out for the second innings

Team effort to get the covers off. Even Buck got involved!

Warm ups before the game

At Parkinson Oval the B Grade lost the toss and fielded first. An early run out and a wicket to Scott Aufderheide had the score 2/4 but Prospect dominated after that. A third wicket partnership of 162 set up the game and our bowlers struggled to make inroads as the wicket flattened out.

Michael Cappelluti came back for a second spell and turned the game, taking two wickets before tea and then two wickets straight after. 2/166 had become 6/170 and we were back in it. Cappa grabbed his 5th and it was 7/179. The last three wickets took a bit longer, Nick Palmer eventually picking up all three as the Pirates finished with 219. Simon Schwerdt elevated himself to opener in a desperate search for a hit and finished 10* – we were 0/13 at stumps.

Day 2 started poorly with an early wicket but Elliot Opie (30) and Sam Williams (26) took us without further trouble to 1/66. Then the carnage started… Sam Williams holed out to deep backward square and Opes edged to gully in the last over before lunch. After lunch Liam Scanlon and Lucas Froude came and went quickly and suddenly 1/66 had become 5/86. It was a long way back but Eddie Steele and Charlie Holmes pushed the score over 100 as we tried to regain our footing.

It wasn’t to be. That partnership was broken and the last four wickets fell over in disappointing fashion, including a couple of run outs. All out 125 so a 94 run loss. The B’s have had an excellent season and remain top of the ladder so I’m sure will put this result behind them.

At Broadview Oval in the C Grade we batted first and had to work hard on a difficult wicket and exceptionally slow outfield. Only two fours were hit for the entire day so runs were at a premium!

It was slow going in the first session and we were 3/56 after 37 overs at tea. Michael Davies battled for his 29 then after tea we had a string of handy partnerships as we tried to build a defendable total. Sean McCullum was excellent with 32 and had support from Euan Fletcher (17), Steve Tanti (10), Oliver Harms (18) and Eddy Greeves (12*) as we finished with 167.

On Day 2 the start was delayed due to some drizzling rain but when play started out bowlers took charge. Oliver Harms and Greg Tanti both took wickets in their opening spell and change bowlers Steve Tanti and James Cleggett also picked up one each when they came on. Prospect were 4/27 and we were in the box seat. Cleggs grabbed a second and then Eddy Greeves picked up one courtesy of a Sean McCullum stumping. Greg Tanti came back and trapped their No 7 lbw with the last ball before tea to make it 7/56 from 32 overs.

During the tea break their skipper tried to broker a deal to put outright points on the table which we accepted. It meant that they would declare at 7/56 giving us first innings points. We would then set them a target. We batted for 9 overs with Alex Chapman blasting 31 runs in quick time. Our 9 overs yielded 3/63 and we declared there. That left Prospect 37 overs to make 175 and for us to take 10 wickets.

We started well and had them 4/35 when the rain came and unfortunately washed out play. Greg Tanti and Oliver Harms took 2 wickets each. Unfortunately we lose both of them back to school cricket now but both have been impressive through the school holidays. So an important win for the C’s which lifts us into second position.

Alex Chapman and Michael Davies running between wickets

Alex Chapman cut shot

One-handed swipe from Chappy!

Euan Fletcher and Alex Chapman

James Cleggett bowling

Wicket to James Cleggett!

Oliver Harms bowling

Caught Steve Tanti, Bowled Greg Tanti

At Colonel Waite Oval the D Grade batted first on a very flat wicket. Prospect are undefeated on top in the D’s and had a good attack.

Jed Spence (21) and John Bliss put on 25 for the first wicket but once that partnership was broken the wickets fell steadily. We limped to 7/66 and were in danger of being bowled out for under a hundred. James du Preez and Tom MacKenzie had other ideas, putting on a brilliant 108 for the 8th wicket. James brought up his 50 before being dismissed for the first time this season. He now has a senior batting average of 254… not bad for an Under 16! T-Mac went on to make 72 which included four large sixes. Their partnership saved our bacon but more was to follow.

Nos 10 and 11 Daniel Subramaniam and Lochlan Roberts came together with the score 9/182 and put on an amazing 60 for the last wicket. Daniel contributed 3* playing the Josh Hazelwood role while Lochy Roberts took on the Marcus Stoinos role, blasting the ball all over the ground on his way to 53 (his first half century for the club). Our total of 242 looked unlikely a couple of hours before. We had a couple of overs to bowl before stumps and Lochy continued his golden day, picking up two wickets as Prospect slumped to 2/2 at the close of Day 1.

On Day 2 we bowled on a pitch that had been freshened by some light drizzle. James du Preez took 3 wickets in his opening spell to reduce Prospect to 5/20. Tom MacKenzie then picked up two wickets in two balls, the second courtesy of a sharp stumping to Brayden Frost (the hat-trick ball was a full toss that was hacked away). John Bliss picked up a wicket and the last two wickets went to Daniel Subramaniam, both from Frost stumpings. All out 85 so a strong win in the end. We made them follow on and the score was 2/73 when the rain ended play.

So an important win for the D’s in what is an extremely tight premiership race. We are sitting 3rd but the 4th, 5th and 6th ranked teams are all within a game of us.

At Marion Oval the LOA’s fielded first. They finished with 192 with our spinners the pick of the bowlers – Ryan Sparrow 4 wickets, Hamish Porter 2 wickets. We cruised to 1/100 from 17 overs with Nathan Woods and Tom Evans in fine form before rain stopped play. The match finished in a draw.

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Hi All,

We live in hope of a changed weather forecast for Sunday. At least it has dropped from 45mm of rain to 20mm. A further reduction and we'll be set to go. 
The first Grade return to 50 over cricket this week with the last minor round game of the 20/20 competition on next WEDNESDAY! Despite a loss last week there is still a chance for the 1st Grade to make the Final due to other results. Defeating Port Adelaide will put us in with a chance.
THIS SUNDAY all 3 teams are at home at Kensington which is fantastic. If you get an opportunity to wnder over and support the other teams PLEASE DO. It is easy to get caught up in one team and not recognise the other players from our club. WE ARE ALL KENSINGTON PLAYERS AND SUPPORTERS AND WORKERS. We need to support each other AND the club as a whole. After the games it would be wonderful to have players and supporters come up to the clubrooms for a chat and a drink to celebrate what we have and to work on making us better and stronger.
Myself and Chloe went to a session last night run by the SACA on "A Sport for All". it was interesting to hear from the SACA plus the other clubs. There are things we do well but there is still a lot that we can do to get better. It needs to come from everyone though. Committee (Club and Women's), Coaches, Administrators, Players and parents and supporters. More to come later.
1ST GRADE THIS WEEK: Kensington V Northern Districts at PARKINSON. 11:50 Start. BE ON THE GROUND FOR WARM UP BY 11:00 AT LATEST. Afternoon tea required. Slowey will send out a list with what she would like players to bring.
S. Lowe (C), K.Pope, J.Doecke, S.Daly, E.Doddridge, R.Church, S.Ferris, C.Fiebig, H.Armstrong, K.Armstrong, S.J.Jameson
2ND GRADE BROWNS V Sturt at FORD OVAL. 1:00pm start. Warm Ups from 12:00. Afternoon tea required. Chloe will send out a list of suggestions.
C.Frick (C), E.Jones (VC), Mellow Lin, Sophi-Rose Green, A.Green, B.Tonkin, F.Queale, U.Gully, S.Tammitta, J.Latimer, N.Moyle
2ND GRADE GOLDS V Southern Districts at Col Waite Oval . 1:00pm start. Warm Ups from 12:00. Afternoon tea required. Lauren will send out a list of suggestions.
L.Semmens (C), J.Murray (VC), A.Kaesler, M.Edwards, O.Mulvany, A.Salah, M.Ronan, G.Iannella, T.Gonsalves, J.Manning
If players have been named that are unavailable please let us know asap. If you are available but have not been named, once again please let us know. As i said the weather forecast is not ideal, but it is also changing. Please check your messages and emails if there is any doubt on Sunday because we will pass on information as soon as we receive it.
Good Luck. Lets get a game, get some wins and have some fun.
Kevin, Andy and Ditts